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Brewed by Highland
Style: Stout
Orkney, Scotland

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RATINGS: 28   MEAN: 3.59/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.44   EST. CALORIES: 126   ABV: 4.2%
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Cask; Regular.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
fonefan (33333) - VestJylland, DENMARK - APR 7, 2013

Cask (gravity) @ The 18th Reading Beer and Cider Festival 2012, Reading, Berkshire England.

Clear dark black brown colour with a small to average, frothy, fair lacing, mostly diminishing to lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, roasted, burnt, dark roasted, light tar - ash. Flavor is moderate to light heavy sweet and moderate bitter with a long duration, roasted, dark roasted. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft to flat. [20120504]

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
yespr (29687) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - NOV 9, 2012
From cask. Pours clear and golden deepamber with a small tan head. Aroma is roastedmalty, caramelish. Dry breadish and toffee and caramelosh. Bitter, dry hoppy. Dry and crisp hoppy. Ends linger dry hoppy and toffee.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
oh6gdx (20004) - Vasa, FINLAND - JUN 18, 2012
Cask@Reading Beer Festival 2012. Deep ambery brown colour, small beigeish brown head. Aroma is liquorice, toffee, vanilla and some slight spicy notes. Flavour is liquorice, roasted malts, vanilla and some toffeeish notes. Balanced.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
cgarvieuk (13188) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 22, 2010
UPDATED: NOV 7, 2012 cask at bow .... soft fruity toffee malts ... rich dark roast ... light charcoal ... light dark fruit ... decent body if a litte thiner than id like ... long sweet black currant linger ...
Earlier Rating: 2/9/2010 Total Score: 3.5
cask at cloisters ... great looking black with nice tan head ...light roast and hop ...soft chocolate roast ... little toffee ... little thin ... wishy washy finish ... cask at cloister ... dark ... thin tan head ... soft dark roast ... soft mellow chocolat roast ... deep rich fruits ... dark malts ... sublime 4.2

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
harrisoni (12674) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - MAY 3, 2012
Cask conditioned at Reading BF 2012. Its a stout. Its an ok slightly ash tray smoke stout. Quite dry. Quite interesting. Fine.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Oakes (11812) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 11, 2014
Cask, Helgi’s. Near black. Thin head. Aroma is pure chocolate. Soft and sweet, like a very chocolatey dark mild, with only a hint if roasty acidity. Very quaffable.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Scopey (5529) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 28, 2012
Cask at Moorings, Aberdeen. It pours very dark brown, with a medium beige head. The nose is rather soft, roasted malt, toast, charcoal, liquorice and dark chocolate. The taste is roasted malt, coffee, light ash, tar, soft dark fruit, faint liquorice, dark chocolate, earth and some astringency, with a dry, toasty finish. Medium body, soft carbonation and mouth-feel. Well-balanced, flavoursome and rather drinkable.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
olio (5282) - Tampere, FINLAND - OCT 22, 2011
Cask @ Bacchus, Newcastle.
Rated on 20110724.
Pours dark brown colour with small head. Aroma of ashy chocolate, caramel malts and some hoppy fruits. Flavour of caramel malts, chocolate and fruits.
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3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Bullit (3856) - Burgos, SPAIN - APR 10, 2010
Cask @ 3 Judges. Dark ruby red colourm off-white head. Aroma of roasted malts, coffee, smokiness, bacon. Flavour of roasted malts and bitter coffee. Fairly bitter finish. A bit thin.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Nuffield (3637) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - JUL 21, 2012
Prominent roasted notes with a bit bitterness lingering. Reasonably rich (a problem with UK stouts, in my view, is getting a decent palate) but thin enough all the same. Burnt notes threaten to overtake my later sips as it warms. (cask at Scottish Real Ale Festival, Edinburgh, June 2012)


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