Nkosi (5) - - JUL 25, 2015 does not count
Probably one of the best ales i have ever swallowed. Available now as Skye Black Spar Spean Bridge RickReallyBrew (99) - Franktown, Colorado, USA - OCT 31, 2016
Tastes more like a stout. Tasty brew. Not too strong. Slightly sweet. Very drinkable dark ale macguy (146) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - SEP 24, 2006
Nice toasty nose. The head is tan and disappears quickly. There is some nice lacing. The initial taste is a little sharp changing quickly to bitter with a nice hint of smoke. The finish is very clean. This is a very nice porter. The smoke is very subtile and not, as other have said, anything like the beef jerkey smoke of a rauchbier.
I could drink this beer every day and have a smile on my face. Thanks to my partner in crime for lugging a bottle back in her suitcase from Skye. DTB (51) - South Philly, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 15, 2006
Thanks to Bernie and Tim for hand-carrying this back from Scotland. Thanks Guys!
Looks black at a glance, but when held to the light a glowing dark burgundy is revealed. The head is nothing but thin wisps of pale tan film.
Smells like charcoal, but more closely, it reminds me of a peat fire, much like the smokiness found in Lagavulin Scotch Whiskey. <!-- verifying sip --> Oh yeah. That’s peat. Hiding beneath the smoke, there’s a dark prune. Seriously, this is smoky as hell, but if you think Scotch, that becomes a very nice thing.
The base of this beer is an inconspicuous stout of sorts with some mild roasted barley with hints of dark fruit and chocolate but is immediately followed up and utterly dominated by that terrific peat.
The mouth feel is very light and smooth and it leaves my mouth exceptionally dry. This seems to work well with the smoky nature of this beer.
Honestly, on my first sip, I was a bit put off, but after I started to think of this beer as a sort of Scotch, I really started to like it. I’m also really enjoying the finish. With a Scotch, the smoke fades into the alcohol too much, but with the beer, it’s just you and the peat for quite some time. This one’s original and down right amazing. Grzesiek79 (4296) - Radom, POLAND - JUL 14, 2013
Dobry porter i z kremowa piana. Kolor brazowy. W smaku bardzo lekkie ale nuty tresciwe dominuje miód, sliwka i karmelowy slod. Wytrawny finisz. Ciekawy i tresciwy Porter, troche slodkawy w poczatkowym odbiorze, ale polecam
kaziopiwosz (393) - Warszawa / Wałbrzych, POLAND - OCT 1, 2012
Light bitter taste with an excellent honey nute in palate. White and thin foam stays for 90 seconds. Dark-caramel, somewhat blacky colour. Really good beer, worth trying! witthatsbier (566) - glasgow, SCOTLAND - OCT 20, 2013
Dark brown cask conditioned,heavy grain aroma with slight coffee notes,taste
rich malt with dry bittterness long bitter finish,good body alaskanwarren (286) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 28, 2008
Pours a dark red mahogany with a light tan head. Very minimal lacing. Aroma is toasty, hint of alcohol and plum. No spice or hops. Flavor is warm and toasty. Hop presence is all but absent. Only a hint of spice and citrus. Malt is dominant, with lots of coffee and cola vibes. Light bodied, mild cloying on the finish. Feels appropriate to a light bodied porter like this. Very enjoyable and drinkable porter. Much thanks to Doppelganger for sending this one my way. jimhilt (2610) - Bow, New Hampshire, USA - JUL 8, 2009
Pours a two finger beige head that fades slowly leaving a good lace. Black color, faint highlights. Medium carbonation and Medium bodied. Roasted malt nose. Flavor is roasted malt and caramel with honey in the background. $7.00 for a 500ml bottle from Tully’s Beer & Wine Wells, Me. tombyars (1702) - Saltcoats, SCOTLAND - JAN 31, 2012
First tasted this in Coanes, Johnstone in May 1996. Cask, handpump dispense. Dull black in colour with ruby highlights and a thick creamy off white head. Strong seductive aroma of treacle fudge long in intensity. Thick creamy mouthfeel and good lacing. Dark malt complex gives a rich malt loaf base with bitter chocolate, roast coffee and sweet treacle toffee present although no fruit flavours evident. Slight prickle of dusty hop resins give a very brief aftertaste which fades fast. Finish is malty with dry vinous cask notes and a warming mead like afterglow - full in the mouth. A fantastic porter and my favourite beer in the Isle of Skye portfolio. Highly recommended but really hard to find in Strathclyde.