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Brewed by Isle of Skye
Style: Bitter
Uig, Scotland
Serve in English pint

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available

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RATINGS: 192   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.96/5   EST. CALORIES: 126   ABV: 4.2%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Cask; Regular. Also available cold filtered in bottles.
Smooth, malty and slightly nutty; lightly fuggles-hopped for aroma. Previously known as Red Cuillin

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4.2
iwantalambic (1478) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - AUG 5, 2002
On Cask in Inverness: wonderful dark ruby colour with a medium frothy head. Smooth and crisp with a malty flavour to start, but the finish reminded me of a barley wine, with several different fruits (plums and berries) Fantastic brew.

4.2
nybol (2459) - DENMARK - JUL 13, 2017
God humlet øl. Den bider lidt i tungen til trods for den lave procent......

3.9
Oakes (19549) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 24, 2008
Hazy dark red-brown. Loose, thin head. The aroma is earthy, slightly caramelly with faint whiskeyish notes. Soft, caramelly body with more speyside whisky accents. Rounded malts and a slightly earthy hoppiness. Creamy body. Nourishing. Nicely done.

3.7
Doppelganger (1389) - Dry County, Arkansas, USA - NOV 25, 2007
Cask, The Isles Inn, Portree. (And a few other pubs around town.) Ruddy copper, very persistent off-white head. Leathery dried fruit aroma, dates, a nice earthy touch. Clean, surprisingly dry leaning malt flavor with a gentle chocolate toasty finish. A beer that seems to be quite variable, even here on Skye. When in top form, this is really very good, but in less than optimal conditions it does go down hill quickly.

3.7
Scopey (16528) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 21, 2011
Cask at Archibald Simpson’s, Aberdeen. It pours red-amber, with a decent white head. The nose is floral (particularly chamomile), sweet red fruit, touch of vinegar and rhubarb. The taste is full of red fruit: strawberry, raspberry, red grape, as well as straw, hay, chamomile, light vinegar and spice, with a fruity finish. Light to medium body, soft carbonation and well balanced. Flavoursome and very drinkable.

3.7
loscovar (871) - Principality of SEALAND, - SEP 1, 2017
Cask at the old inn, near talisker distillery, Scotland. Nice ale, low carbonation, amber colour, pleasant and bitter

3.6
bark (255) - Linköping, SWEDEN - FEB 1, 2005
Bottle. The liquid is clear; the colour is red-brown with a tint of wine-red. The foam is beige, two fingers thick but not very stable.

The (rather mild) smell got notes of brown sugar, tobacco, raisins and a gentle sourishness. It is not as bitter as I had expected, and it reminded me more of an ale from cask than from bottle.

The carbonation is peculiar for fine ales – not to sharp, not stale.

The taste is somewhat roasted with a dry, rather mild body. There is some diacetyl and a hint of salt. The bitterness is rather simple and a bit metallic. The rather short aftertaste is medium bitter with a dry-sour-metallic bitterness and a perfumed touch of brown sugar (although it is not very sweet).

A little unbalanced, but nevertheless a good beer.


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