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


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RATINGS: 644   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.48   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."

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
shadey (1911) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - OCT 21, 2003
Nice color, thick flavoring. Nothing terribly special. Maybe I should have a few more and rate it again sometime.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jimhilt (2428) - Bow, New Hampshire, USA - OCT 16, 2003
Pours with a three-fingered very light, brown head that fades slowly and leaves good lace. A nice deep, ruby color. Nose has just a hint of roasted coffee. Starts hoppy/malty and finishes with a hint of malt/hops and just a hint of bitterness. Very good carbonation. $3.99 for 500ml.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
wunderbier (1434) - Tampere, FINLAND - OCT 6, 2003
11.2 oz bottle, pint glass. Tall, foamy, rocky, tan head sits on a deep brown body with redish edges. Enormous, molasses, dark chocolate, black coffee malt; no hops; oak, vanilla, port, maple syrup aromas. The aroma reminds me of DFH Immort Ale. Heavily sweet flavor becomes a moderately sweet, lightly bitter, moderately acidic finish. All the aromas come through in the flavor, but the aftertaste is only chocolate, vanilla, and maple. Medium-heavy body, watery/oily texture, lively carbonation. This beer seems somewhat thin for the flavors it contains. The bottom line is: a great rich, deep, malty, flavorful ale and at 4.6% ABV a nice autumn session beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bu11zeye (11971) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - OCT 5, 2003
(Bottle) Dark brown ale with a tan colored head. Good taste with hints of nuts, carmel, and chocolate.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
jgb9348 (4843) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - OCT 3, 2003
Dark brown colour with a thin off-white head. Very strong smokey smell with hints of tobacco and spices. Medium to Light-bodied; Strong smokey flavour with a bit of maltiness. Aftertaste is fairly bland, a bit of the tobacco and spice characteristics are noticeable. Overall: alright, but not great. I bought this 33 cL bottle at Green's Beverages in Atlanta, Georgia and sampled it on 27-September-2003.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
slushy (28) - Niagara Falls, New York, USA - OCT 1, 2003
UPDATED: OCT 31, 2003 Dark brown color with a tan head, nice lacing down the glass. Slight nutty roasted caramel sweetness and smoke in the nose. Roasted nuts, caramel, smoke, and some chocolate on the tongue. I tasted some sour fruity notes too. Kind of soapy aftertaste. Very easy drinking Scottish Ale here.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Hansen (6878) - Assentoft, DENMARK - OCT 1, 2003
Dark and a fine head. Clearly notes of smoked malts in the aroma, flavor smoked too, chocolade?? A fine example of a smoked beer, but perhaps a bit thin.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
argo0 (11636) - Washington DC, USA - SEP 30, 2003
Clear chestnut body with big rocky tan head. Aroma is caramel, toffee, burnt, light licorice. Taste is caramel, licorice, roasty. Light peat finish. Watery light/medium body.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
haddon90 (1490) - Denver, Colorado, USA - SEP 27, 2003
Deep black pour with a small tan head. Strong maly aroma...burnt caramel taste and smokey too. Not bad, interesting beer to say the least.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
sloth (2529) - Ceciltucky, Co., Maryland, USA - SEP 21, 2003
Small dark tan head. Dark brown/black brew. Medium body. Smokey, malty nose. Smokey, licoricey, burnt lumber flavors, maybe some peat flavors also. Medium sweet finish. Alot of flavor and body for a 4.6% alc strength brew.

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