abad (3) - USA - SEP 9, 2013 does not count
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Smoke aroma. Very peaty low sweeterness. Appearence little foggy. Smells like a whisky but tastes like a beer.
davidm (1979) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - APR 27, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle 500ml from King&Godfree. Great beer, very original, and well balanced. Aromas of caramel, nuts, and smoke. Taste is sweet and bitter, with long length. Palate is velvety, almost creamy, and medium bodied. Dark yellow, with a big frothy head.
Grzesiek79 (3485) - Radom, POLAND - FEB 1, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Ciekawe i intrygujące piwo, kolejny raz ten jeden z najmniejszych browarów w Anglii mnie zaskakuje. Zapach dymiony, torfowy i wędzony. W smaku intensywnie torfowo smakuje, edzony słód także dominuje i przypomina pieczone mięso z grila. Drewniane i spruchniałe nuty zapachowe są powalające, zapach strychu i dymu z ogniska. A to wszystko dzięki torfowi z Whisky. Polecam nie tylko miłośniką szkockiej Whisky.
Leighton (13956) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 21, 2011
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: OCT 22, 2011 Cask at The Jerusalem Tavern, London. Pours clear gold with a fine, white head. Some sharp smoke in the aroma. Great flavor, light to medium sweet with a pronounced smokiness. Lots of minerals and stones, light honey and caramel, faint toast, just a kiss of ham. Light to medium bodied with fine carbonation. Rich smoke in the finish with a strong mineral quality to it. Quite easy and enjoyable to drink. The smoke lingers. Lightly dry. Very solid beer overall.
bierkonijn (22) - amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - NOV 10, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hmm, never knew a scotch ale could be that pale...
Great beer, as I’m a sucker for smoke and peat. Big peaty aroma and taste, with a moderate ABV. Not too many other malt caracters in the way. Just perfect, if it only was unfiltered!
chriso (7482) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 14, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On cask at the Jerusalem Tavern, Clerkenwell on 29 June 2011. Fairly standard gold/amber colour. Can’t say I was expecting anything too extreme as St Peters aren’t really known for that sort of thing but being asked by the barman whether I was sure I wanted a half without having a taster first should have alerted me. This is one smoky beer all right. Big Islay smoked malt character through and through. Sure it’s a bit one-dimensional and not exactly balanced but it’s a dimension I like very much. Not much to enjoy here for those who aren’t lovers of Islay whisky though. Good on St Peters for getting all extreme and experimental.
Scopey (9000) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 1, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at Jerusalem Tavern. It pours clear golden yellow, with a thin foamy white head and soft carbonation. The nose is strong peat, smoke, cheese and manure, very Islay whisky-esque. The taste is hay, grass, earth, smoke, wood, Islay whisky, astringency and some underlying honey sweetness, with a long bitter-dry finish. Very flavoursome and warming. I really liked it, but then again I am an Islay Whisky fan!
Idiosynkrasie (4911) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - JAN 14, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JAN 15, 2012 500ml bottle. Clear golden colour with thin, quickly fading white head. Pronounced whiskey-like peaty smoke aroma, a bit perfumed, in a way fitted and thinner, less malt-generated compared to a typical Bambergian Smoked. Nonetheless a particular and interesting aroma. Body is too light to stand the aroma. The connection between malt and smoke could be rounder, more harmonical, Taste is too watery, both components can’t really find their way together. Not perfect, but still a very good one.
Why is it "Scotch Ale"-categorized? Should be rubricated as "Smoked".
Stuu666 (6476) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 5, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at home. Pours clear golden, nose is peat smoke, wood, caramel, taste is similar, quite dry.
HogTownHarry (6201) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - AUG 31, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
500ml green bottle at The Jerusalem Tavern. Clear amber-gold, bubbly, with a large creamy-foamy lasting beige head, thick coats of lacing. Where is the love for this beer? Solid but light Islay peat and iodine, subtle enough to allow the fresh cereal gain backbone to come through, just a bit of alcohol character. Taste follows, on the sweet side, definite salve and bandaid in there, a touch of sulphur - nice, if a bit mild. Light, chewy and astringent mouthfeel, mild bottle carbonation, with a medium lengthed bitter/peaty lightly acidic finish. I would have no problem drinking 2-3 bottles of this one - for once RESTRAINED peaty/whisky character.