tania_nexust (227) - 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 wasn’t 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.
Stuu666 (3538) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 27, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at home. Pours clear golden, nose is grainy, lemon, taste is light, refreshing and smoky.
allmyvinyl (4223) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 12, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask at the white lady. Pours clear pale gold, thin white head. Light cereal and dusty lemon aromas, more of the same on the taste. Light body, thin finish. Ok.
djoeye (1839) - Tromsø, NORWAY - OCT 26, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Modest off white head, near clear semi dark yellow-golden body, scattered lacings.
Aroma; dark sweet malts, raisins, apricots, grassy hops, candied liquorice, caramels.
Taste; dark sweet smoked malts, tar, prune, ashy hops, leather, liquorice, barbecue notes.
Normal on palate, average to short finish. Overall interesting, but retired? Went up in smoke?
[33cl brown btl 5.0%abv° BBdec2014 B@Alko Fi Kemi 3€ T@höme]
HenrikSoegaard (10775) - Randers, DENMARK - OCT 3, 2014
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle from Finland. Frothy White fair mostly deminishing head. Yellow colour. Light malty and moderate hoppy flowery aroma. Light bitter slightly peeted flavor. Average light bitter finish. Oily palate.
Hansen (6878) - Assentoft, DENMARK - OCT 2, 2014
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Yellow-golden coloured and hazy. Has a white head. Lightly sweet aroma. Flavor starts sweet, then some smoked notes. Creamy texture.
Camons (6306) - Hasselager, DENMARK - SEP 30, 2014
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle @ Johns. Pours dark yellow with a small offwhite head. Aroma of malt, yeast, little sweet fruit. Flavor is malt, yeast, light peat, smoke. Medium body, average carbonation. 300914
Rasmus40 (11891) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - SEP 30, 2014
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle @ Aarhus tasting. Clear yellow with a white head. Aroma is sweet, malty, yeasty, light peaty and light hoppy. Flavor is medium sweet and light bitter. Dry and light bitter finish. 300914
chrisv10 (11372) - DENMARK - SEP 30, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle, 5%. Hazy pale yellow with small white head. Aroma is malt, fruit, hop, little smoke, little meat and yeast. Flavour ismalt, fruit, hop, yeast, little smoke, little meat, medium sweet and a little bitter.
saxo (14158) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - SEP 30, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Medium head with medium duration. Color is golden. Aroma and taste are baking soda, fruits, malt, bread, smoke and hops.
Zarkam (461) - 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 it’s 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.