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Orkney Dark Island (Bottle)

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Brewed by Orkney (Sinclair Breweries)
Style: Old Ale
Stromness, Scotland

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RATINGS: 673   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.49   EST. CALORIES: 138   ABV: 4.6%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
"The nose on this beer is ripe and fruity with slightly vinous esters, married to interesting hop notes - the colour of a glorious red ruby wine."


3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
johndoughty (4399) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - AUG 22, 2015
Bottle. Dark with a small head. Malty and creamy with subtle chocolate flavours in background.Well bottled and quite impressive.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jookos (3592) - FINLAND - AUG 21, 2015
Bottle. Dark brown blackish, tan head. Dark ripe fruits, sweet malts, chocolate. Feels rather barley winey, old aley judging by the nose. Med light, surprisingly thin body. Bitters, dark fruity sweets, figs, plums, slight bready malts. Quite well flavoured for the abv.

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3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
gueuze (639) - - AUG 16, 2015
Farblich sehr dunkel. Geruch leicht röstig. Im Geschmack leicht säuerlich. Fast wie ein wässriges Stout.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tayeth (507) - North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - AUG 16, 2015
Angenehmes Schokoladenaroma. Geschmack süßlich, aber eher in Richtung Kaffee. Insgesamt ein bisschen wenig Körper, etwas zu wässrig.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
aleksander9 (836) - Oslo, NORWAY - AUG 4, 2015
-From bottle, Scotland is the best!- Black with tan head. Caramelized grapes, chocolate and earth. Vinous, crisp, acidic and floral finish. Overall: Wow!!!

3.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
RobertoJimenez (5) - Miami, Florida, USA - JUL 31, 2015 does not count
Light aroma for a Scottish Ale, fruity & nutty. Pours deep black with a thin tan head that quickly disipated. Aroma is malt, chocolate, dark chocolate, licorice, roasted malts. Medium bodied, moderate carbonation.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
angel77 (1502) - oviedo, SPAIN - JUL 20, 2015
Botella 50 cl de el c. Inglés Oviedo. Tomado en enero 2002. Lote A hasta noviembre 2001. Cuerpo ligero a medio con 4.6 vol fácil de beber. No estuvo mal.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mabuzzer (303) - SCOTLAND - JUN 30, 2015
500ml bottle. Pours deep black with a thin tan head that quickly disipated. Chocolate, coffee and liquorice aroma. Taste is slightly sweet with notes of toffee, liquorice and coffee.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kajser27 (395) - Zagreb, CROATIA - JUN 29, 2015
Black colored, bit of ruby hue, moderate tan creamy head. Aroma is malt, chocolate, dark chocolate, licorice, roasted malts. Taste is moderate sweet toffee, chocolate, milk chocolate, bit dark fruit, roasted malt, dry roasted finish. Roasted acidity present. Medium bodied, moderate carbonation.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
chinchill (3116) - South Carolina, USA - APR 28, 2015
500 ml bottle with a BB date of August 2016 purchased and consumed in Fife, Scotland; served in a Sweetwater pint glass. Flavor has a load of toffee with brown bread. Neither sweet nor bitter. Low carbonation but a fairly durable head. Near full body.


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