Brewed by Islay
Style: Spice/Herb/Vegetable
Bridgend, Isle of Islay, Scotland


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RATINGS: 17   MEAN: 3/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.99/5   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
Kildalton Ale is brewed using pale, cara, crystal, and chocolate malts with fuggle and bramling cross hops.The Ale is enhanced with the addition of cinnamon and ginger. This combination of ingredients produces a dark and flavoursome brew with the spices giving a winter twist.

ABV varies from atleast 4.7 - 5.2 %.

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omhper's rating

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
omhper (25723) - Tyresö, - JAN 27, 2013
Bottled, thanks oh6gdx! Very dark brown. Aroma is completely dominated by ginger and cinnamon. Fairly slender bodied with rounded mouthfeel. Flavour of sheer gingersnap dough with ginger, cinnamon and caramel ans components. Citric finish with some perfumy bitterness.

SaintMatty (7522) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - JAN 13, 2017
500ml Bottle - Brown with some orangey tinges. Spicy and fruity aroma with notes of cinnamon, ginger and cloves. The taste is similar and is like a cross between a mince pie and a Christmas cake.

allmyvinyl (10995) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 18, 2016
500ml bottle shared with Ashton McCobb. Pours hazy brown with a thin beige head. Aromas of red fruit, light spice, ginger and cloves. Taste is sweet, cinnamon and cola. Thin finish, can’t get the cola likeness out of my head.

AshtonMcCobb (6897) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 18, 2016
Bottle from Islay Ales. Appearance - dark brown and cloudy wit has thin off white head. Nose - loads of cloves, maybe prunes. Raisins. Taste - major ginger and dried fruit notes. A bit too ginger. Then cola bottle notes. Palate - close to medium bodied with a creamy yet tangy texture and a long dry tangy finish. Overall - interesting and general cola thing going on. A bit thin though and ginger too dominant.

oh6gdx (26485) - Vasa, FINLAND - JUN 13, 2015
Bottled (from AbM, old backlog). Hazy deep ambery brown colour with not that much head. Aroma is spices, some wood, fruity and earthy notes. Flavour is spices, caramel, some mild wood and herbal notes.

Stuu666 (14806) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 16, 2014
Bottle at home. Pours ruby brown, nose is cinnamon, sweet toffee, taste is ginger, cinnamon, sweet, fruity.

StuartC (74) - Lochgilphead, Argyll, SCOTLAND - OCT 8, 2014
Bottle from Fyne Wines, Argyll. Clear, dark brown, no fizz, light-brown head only from pour; Aromas of English Breakfast tea, leather tanneries, root ginger and fragrant sweet jasmine; Sharp saline burst on attack; Massive cacophony of mixed spices - ginger and cinnamon dominate, but carraway seed and nutmeg also noticeable - with gentle hints of soft stewed fruits; Warming aniseed and general earthiness lingers. This is still a very young beer, this being this years’ bottling only released a few weeks ago. There are plenty of flavours present, just without any structure, depth or weight yet. I’ll taste again and re-rate in a few month’s time.

Nilz (523) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - MAY 24, 2014
500ml bottle. From the Brewery pours a ruddy brown ale with a tan head.. Aroma of ginger and spices., the taste had cinnamon with the ginger again with a dry finish. A pleasant winter ale I thought.

mighty_meadow (308) - Kilwinning, SCOTLAND - AUG 17, 2013
500ml bottle conditioned ale. Pours dark brown/black with nice creamy beige head. Aroma of slightly musty ginger. Tastes mainly ginger but with a very sour finish and slightly metallic aftertaste. Looks and smells better than it tastes unfortunately.

KansaiBeerLvrs (5363) - Kyoto, JAPAN - JUL 25, 2013
5.2% part of a Rakuten 12 pack. It is a nice looking beer pouring a very dark brown with a light beige head. The aroma is sweet ginger. The flavor is a zesty sweet giner which was unexpected but nice. Possibly a touch too sweet. I get lemon, ginger, some dark chocolate malt notes(very subtle) but no cinnamon at all. An interesting twist on a dark beer, it reminds me of Ichijoji Brewery’s Black Pearl Grapefruit Stout. Some roast coffee notes in the aftertaste. Not too bad but be warned it is mostly ginger in the flavor profile. After it had warmed up more of the chocolate malts come through and it balances out.

Scopey (15663) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 30, 2013
Bottle from Islay Ales. It pours darkest mahoganny with a medium beige head. The nose is ginger, cinnamon, Xmas pudding, light roast, coffee, faint malt vinegar and aniseed. The taste is sour malt, cola, ginger ale, cinnamon, roasted malt, sherbet, dark fruit and charcoal with a dry, earthy finish. Medium body and moderate carbonation. Interesting... not sure that the light sourness should be there, but drinks quite well at the mo.

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