tania_nexust (27) - Greater London, - OCT 25, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
[330ml bottle, review sample]
At first I wasnít getting much aroma wise, and only a very gentle hint of the smoke at the end of a mouthful, but as I let the beer warm up a bit, more appeared on the nose, and while still remaining refreshing, a lovely rounded peat and honey finish came out. My only gripe is that for a pale ale, I would like a little more hop character to be evident, just a little bite of bitterness before the sweet & smokey hints take over. But overall the subtleties were an asset in this beer, so if the hops stepped up just a little bit, I think it would be a beer of interesting balances.
Zarkam (379) - Helsinki, FINLAND - FEB 18, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
330ml bottle from Alko in Kotka, label looks matching to the picture, so is the abv and bbd is a year from now so I wonder if itís actually retired. Clear Amber colour, small frothy white mostly lasting head, lacing. Heavy slightly smoky hops with notes of honey and caramel, heavy orangey and slightly herbal hops. Taste is initially slightly sweet and a bit salty, turning into moderate to heavily bitter finish, with an astringent and slightly sour feel. Full body, oily texture, lively carbonation.
A really interesting ale, loved the smoky aspect, good to find a beer from Skye worth drinking as the whiskey certainly is.
Psytron (1288) - Turku, FINLAND - FEB 2, 2014
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Smell of hops, citrus. Amber colour, small white head. Aroma of hops, base, citrus. Very flat carbon. Rather boring.
Tukkis (12) - FINLAND - JAN 25, 2014
2.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Very little foam and a bit fruity smell. Taste is bitterish and a bit sour. Light body with a lingering palate, lively carbonation. Slick texture with bitter finish.
Lonick (781) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 15, 2013
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Its a bit all over the place this beer. Some great stuff going on, it smells great a butterscotch note to it, on the tongue you have a smoky-ness sweet honey and caramel some light summer fruits. But all the flavours kind of work against each other not work together a real pity
Stuartyboy (604) - SCOTLAND - DEC 13, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Guilford arms Edinburgh a light fruity pale some honey and citrus notes ballanced with bitterness of hops gives a nice bitter sweet beer however there is a distinct smokiness underlying giving a complexity to this beer
TBone (12479) - Pori, FINLAND - NOV 20, 2013
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottled 500ml from Alko. Pale, clear amber color, small white head. Nose has light notes of diacetyl and wet smokey wood. Light to medium bodied. Light honeyish hoppyness, light notes of peaty smokeyness. Hints of diacetyl. Some harsh hoppyness in the short finish.
Migmar (245) - Espoo, FINLAND - NOV 2, 2013
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Yellow, very modest head. Citrus and herbs. Earthy and a bit smoky. Light bitterness. Somewhat hard to call this a "unique style", similar to a basic British ale. Quite light and not too interesting.
mjs (4507) - Helsinki, FINLAND - OCT 5, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
(Bottle, 0.33 l, 20131005) The beer poured golden an clear. Its head was medium sized and white. Aroma had sweetness, English hops and a hint of peat at the beginning. Palate was medium bodied with medium carbonation. Flavours were sweetness, grassy hops, mildly peat, malts and bitterness. Aftertaste was hoppy and bitter. A bit harsh and unbalanced brew. Not bad.
cenzu (33) - - SEP 27, 2013
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
a nice refreshing drink, that doesnít overwhelm with itís taste.
still itís a nice beer that leaves you quite satisfied.
-- via beerbasher/winphone
welho (93) - FINLAND - AUG 6, 2013
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
0.33l bottle. Orange brown with white head. Aroma has some grain and something I canít really recognize. Bitterness and some smoke. Not sure about this.