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Brewed by Highland
Style: Mild Ale
Orkney, Scotland
Serve in English pint

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RATINGS: 91   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.26   EST. CALORIES: 120   ABV: 4%
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Cask; Regular. Also available bottled.

Appearance: Dark chocolate brown in the glass with a good white head, if held to a light very dark ruby red shines through.
Nose: Soft chocolate malt ‘coffee’ notes are evident with a mere hint of hop.
Taste: All depends on venting, when fresh the chocolate malt is crisp and may have a hint of phenols, when well vented or halfway through a cask, the chocolate is soft & velvety with a perfectly balanced hop and a hint of fruity fermentation esters. Becomes dryer and ever so slightly hoppier as becomes older.
Summary: A fantastic darker ale which has a changing drinking profile, which at all the stages of it’s development in cask should appeal to all who appreciate a quality pint of balanced dark real ale. Find out for yourself it’s well worth a try.


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fonefan (35077) - VestJylland, DENMARK - OCT 15, 2008
UPDATED: MAY 28, 2009 Cask (gravity) @ Great British Beer Festival, GBBF 2008, Earls Court, London, England SW5.
Clear dark brown color with virtually none head. Aroma is moderate malty, roasted, chocolate. Flavor is moderate to light light heavy sweet and light bitter with a average duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is flat. (050808)
6-3-6-3-13
Cask (handpump) @ Halfway House, 24 Fleshmarket Close, Edinburgh, Scotland EH1 1BX.
Clear dark brown color with a small, frothy to creamy, good, mostly lasting, beige head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, roasted, burnt. Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet and bitter with a long to average duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is flat. [20090408]
6-3-7-3-14

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
yespr (31220) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - FEB 4, 2013
50 cL bottle. Pours clear and golden deep amber with a small off white head. Aroma is roasted malty, breadish and caramelish. Toasted and caramelish to breadish. Bitter and dark roasted.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ungstrup (29335) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JAN 17, 2008
Cask at Volunteers Arms, GBBF 2007. A dark brown beer with a thin tan head. The aroma is sweet and very malty with notes of caramel, while the flavor is sweet malty with notes of bread and caramel, leading to a slightly dry and bready finish.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Papsoe (25085) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - FEB 4, 2013
Bottle 50 cl. Courtesy of yespr. Pours brown with a warm orangey hue and a small off-white head. Rustic aroma, quite some yeast and overripe dark fruit and british hops. Medium body, sweet overripe dark fruit and some ashes and roast - ashtray actually. No real bitterness. As said: rustic. 040213

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
oh6gdx (20334) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 8, 2008
Cask. Deep amber, small head. Aroma is roasted malts, some acidic wood and mild caramel malts. Flavour is smoked wet wood, some hops and mild notes of dark fruits,

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
anders37 (16727) - Malmö, SWEDEN - NOV 13, 2011
Cask @ GBBF 2011. Pours a dark brown ruby color with a small off-white head. Has a slightly roasted malty caramel aroma. Roasted malty caramel and chocolate flavor. Has a roasted malty caramel finish.

1.3
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 2/20
madmitch76 (15101) - , Essex, ENGLAND - MAY 5, 2012
6th August 2009
GBBF Cask. Very dark brown beer, clear. Light dry malt. Sulphur! Not much else going on. Just wrong!

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
cgarvieuk (14339) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 1, 2007
UPDATED: NOV 8, 2013 Very deep black in colour, with a smokey roast malt nose, sweet mellow roast with a little chocolate ... touch of blackcurrent....3.6 tkX drunk not rated but score def needs upped 3.9 cask at cloisters dec 11... deep copper red ... thin tan head ... soft sweet malts ... juicy blackcurrant roast ... dark malt fruits ... cask at cloisters may 12... deep red brown ... creamy tan head ...soft sweet deep berry fruity malts ... low carbonation ... light roast ... mellow malts ... deep fruits ...

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
saxo (14044) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - AUG 23, 2012
Bottle. Nice head with good duration. Color is brown. Aroma and taste licorice, roast malt, nuts, caramel and hops.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
harrisoni (13745) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - JUL 21, 2008
Cask gravity at Kent BF 08. Very dark brown/ruby, lasting beige head. Some fruit. Good powdery coffee. Good dark fruits. Blackberry/black currant. Actually I pretty much like it. OK so not really intense, but it’s got decent flavours.


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