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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: 633   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.48   EST. CALORIES: 138   ABV: 4.6%
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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."


4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Grzesiek79 (3181) - 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 (1542) - 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 (642) - 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 (1685) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Scopey (6713) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 21, 2014
Bottle at home. It pours darkest brown with a small beige head. The nose is toasty, cocoa, earth, toffee, coffee, dark fruit and vinous notes. The taste is toasty, coffee, caramel, toffee, dark fruits, berry, earth, Riesen chocolate chew and wood with a dry finish. Medium body and fine carbonation. Interesting, good depth a well-balanced. Tasty.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
sir__v (625) - Lille, FRANCE - APR 21, 2014
Bottle bought at Saveur Biere, Lille - FR. Color: dark black beer with some red/brown reflexion, waterly sensation. Small carbonation and heavy brown small head. Smell: raisin, malt, black bread, caramel and sugar with a small sour presence as vinegar. Taste: Waterly sensation, caramel and roasted malt. Aftertaste: malty caramel and woody taste.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
MrJamesMcEwan (35) - SCOTLAND - APR 18, 2014
Pours black with dark brown edges with a frothy tan head. Aroma of malt, roast, chocolate with very faint coffee. Palate heavy but silky. Taste light & bitter, powerfully carbonated. Aftertaste oily.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Swamp_Thing (34) - Florida, USA - APR 2, 2014
Wonderful sweet nose of sour apple and coffee. Well balanced chocolate and complex fruit flavors in the maltiness. Clean sweet finish. A great breakfast beer.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
andrewje41 (387) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - MAR 29, 2014
Bottle pour. Aroma is bread and.coffee. Doughy flavor with a malty finish. Not too bad.


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