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

bottled
common

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unknown

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RATINGS: 628   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.49   EST. CALORIES: 138   ABV: 4.6%
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"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."


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
SilverfoX (191) - Norfolk, ENGLAND - MAY 24, 2014
bread, smoke, metallic. dark brown body with red at the edges, very bitter, salty, flavours of smokey toast (?) fizzier than i remember nor is it as good as cask.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
Holmen2 (645) - NORWAY - MAY 20, 2014
Ebony. Short, beige head. Aroma of black malt, dark chocolate and slightly sour coffee. Well balanced taste, with decent bitterness in aftertaste.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
dnicolaescu (683) - Chișinău, MOLDOVA - MAY 17, 2014
BOTTLE 50CL from dcmchew. Thanks, Cristian Mihai. Look: mostly black with some red highlights, beige creamy head. Aroma: both dark fruit sweetness and green fruit acidity/freshness, esters, some roast and smokiness even, oily toast. Taste: dark fruit with a distinct but light green apple-like acidic bite, burnt wood, a drop of hop bitterness in the finish. Light body.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beerhunter111 (6776) - Hasborn, GERMANY - MAY 13, 2014
Dunkelbraunes Bier mit ordentlicher Schaumkrone. Geruch röstmalzig, dunkle Früchte, Kaffee, leicht hopfig, so ist auch der Geschmack.

2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
sankara (31) - Pisa, ITALY - MAY 11, 2014
Premetto che, per gusto mio personale, quando oltrepasso la manica difficilmente trovo birre che mi piacciano, ma proprio come stile. Detto questo, quando una birra non è soddisfacente, come in questo caso, riesco a capirlo comunque. Non mi dilungo in variegati commenti tecnici, l’impressione che a me da questa birra è di una simil-stout, allungata con almeno una buona metà di acqua e imbottigliata. ----- I state that, for my personal taste, I find it difficult when I cross the sleeve beers that I like, but just like the style. That said, when a beer is not satisfactory, as in this case, can not understand it anyway. I will not dwell in varied technical comments, the impression to me that this beer is a stout-like, elongated with at least a good half and bottled water. It scarcity his trademark, has poor aroma, poor taste, poor body, etc ... The vote? It can not be that POOR! Fa della scarsità il suo marchio di fabbrica, ha aroma scarso, gusto scarso, corpo scarso, etc... Il voto? Non può essere che SCARSO!

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Grzesiek79 (3113) - Radom, POLAND - MAY 9, 2014
Dobre stare Old Ale. Ciemne bardzo czarne z leciutka gdzie niegdzie poswiata czerwieni. Piwo slodowo palone. Tostowe, sliwkowe. Gozkie wytrawne z lekkim balansem slodyczy. Ale dominuje wytrawnosc i palonosc zdecydowanie. Ciekawe zrownowazone i pelne w smaku piwo. Piana nie za wielka. Piwo niesamowicie smaczne i syte.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ThirstyBird (1455) - Düsseldorf, GERMANY - APR 28, 2014
Pours a very dark brown with a tan head that stays aloft. The smell is dark fruit, roasted malt, molasses, coffee. The taste is a dry slightly bitter brew with the aforementioned notes ending quite dry. Light plus body with fine carbonation structure making it quite gentle going down.

3.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jj0076 (31) - York, North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - APR 26, 2014
Dark coloured Scottish beer. Smooth tasting with a nice malty finish. Bottled but would love to try this on draft!!

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
gripweed57 (592) - Hamilton Square, New Jersey, USA - APR 24, 2014
500 ml bottle. Pours a dark ruby red, brownish color with a small creamy beige head. Aroma is dark malt with notes of cocoa, plums and Worcestershire. Subtle mocha malt flavor. A bit of dried fruit (currants) and mild coffee. Very smooth and silky. Finishes with a light spicy hoppiness.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Russo (1650) - Campinas, BRAZIL - APR 23, 2014
Dark brown color with a nice beige head. Aroma is roasted malt, coffee and notes of chocolate, tobacco and wood. Flavor is the same with smoked notes. Soft to medium carbonation with a medium to full body with a nice and long roasted and smoked malt finish.


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