Brewed by Islay
Style: Bitter
Bridgend, Isle of Islay, Scotland
Serve in English pint


on tap

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RATINGS: 51   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.91/5   EST. CALORIES: 111   ABV: 3.7%
Cask; Regular. And bottle conditioned.
Ingredients: Pale, Crystal malts; Goldings, Mount Hood, Styrian Goldings; Water; Yeast.
The beer is named after Loch Finiggan, at the northern end of the Isle of Islay, from where the Lords of the Isles once ruled.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
zimbo (949) - SCOTLAND - JAN 19, 2014
Deep oaky brown with a retaining magnolia head throughout. Gives an air of fruit (apply) with a likewise prickly fruity palate leading to some dark chocolate earthiness at the end. Cleans the palate and displays qualities between a lively yeasty cask all and a lambic. Not sure if thats what the brewery intended. Not bad at all.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Tide (3629) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUN 24, 2013
Bottle from the ferry. Amber color, white head. Bitter taste with citrus, hops, grass and grapefruit. Bitter finish with grapefruit and malts. Decent bitter.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Christopsy (137) - SCOTLAND - JUN 3, 2013
A pretty nice ale. Brown/copper in appearance, light white head. Tastes of brown ale.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Scopey (14012) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 28, 2013
Cask at Lochside bar, Islay. It pours deep amber with a small white head. The nose is earth, wood, faint spice and brown bread. The taste is earth, wood, leather, brown bread, light bitterness and a hint of pithy lemon with a dry finish. Fairly standard bitter, but fine to cleanse the palate between whiskies....

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
mile (3914) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAR 15, 2013
Bottle. Light amber, hazy, small to average and and fully diminishing head. Moderate, malty and lightly sweetish aroma, light caramel and light roasted malt - faint bread, light barnyard and light grassy hoppyness. Body is medium, malty and lightly sweetish flavor, light caramel with light roasted malt, light fruitiness with light grassy hoppyness. Finish is average, malty and dryish, light roasted malt, light grassy - herbal hoppyness. Dryish bitter with some notes of barnyard.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Bart (2938) - Brussels, BELGIUM - MAR 15, 2013
500ml bottle @ Scotland trip. Amber coloured beer with some light carbonation and a small white head. Hoppy light fruity hinted aroma. Medium palate. FInish is bitter hoppy with a longer bitter noted ending. Not bad.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
AshtonMcCobb (6397) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 16, 2012
50cl bottle from Gordon and MacPhail. Pours a honey colour with a nicely proportioned head. The nose has honey and medicinal herbs. The taste has more honey, a grassy, almost metallic dryness follows or dare I say it, seaweed. The palate has a medium body with a tangy middle and although there is good bitterness, the metallic thing is a little too much for me. Overall, Ive had worse, but wont be having another.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Benjii (3049) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 1, 2012
Bottle on the ferry to Islay. Pours a dark golden amber colour with a thin beige head. Aroma of musty yeast, peat, Weetabix and black pepper. Similar flavours with mild carbonation and an oily mouth-feel. Fairly bitter with a dry finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
JohnRMurdoch (4739) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - APR 18, 2012
Bottle from The Scottish Real Ale Shop. Hazy amber brown colour, not much head. Peaty caramel aroma. Flowery metallic peaty flavour. Quite light and refreshing.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
Beersiveknown (5205) - NORTHERN IRELAND - APR 18, 2012
Had on cask @Lochside in Bowmore, Islay Unusual aroma of mace and white pepper off of this one. Pale brown with good head formation. A strange floral spice in the flavour, Im not sure this is how it was supposed to taste. In good condition though.

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