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

bottled
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RATINGS: 628   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.49   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."


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fonefan (34222) - VestJylland, DENMARK - APR 5, 2010
Bottle 500ml. @ home.
Clear dark dark red brown color with a large, frothy to creamy, good lacing, fully lasting, beige head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, roasted, chocolate, smoke - peat. Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet and bitter with a average to long duration, peat. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20100228]

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
yespr (30689) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JUL 20, 2008
50 cL bottle. Pours dark brown with a golen amber glare and a light tan head. Light dark fruity aroma and mild malty aroma. Flavour is roasted mild and mild smoked. Smooth and roasted acidic at once. A bit thin bodied. Light smoked note into the finish.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ungstrup (29081) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - SEP 8, 2003
The aroma is slightly smoked. The color is dark red with a light brown head. The flavor is good with strong notes of roasted and smoked malts. A really good beer.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Papsoe (25090) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - OCT 23, 2005
(Bottle 50 cl) Pitch black indeed with only a small head. Very malty character, not only roasted but burned malt - almost peat-like. Very drinkable, but it honestly reminds me more of a porter. 230201

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
joergen (20493) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - OCT 31, 2005
Bottled. Clear brown coloured with a beige head. Fruity aroma with roasted notes. Fruity and roasted flavour with notes of coffee.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
oh6gdx (20217) - Vasa, FINLAND - JAN 23, 2006
Bottled. Dark ruby red colour, mediumsized creamy head. Chocholate, weak roasted malt and flowery sweet aroma. Flavour is caramel and roast with some weak bitterish notes. Chocolate strong in finish and aftertaste. Wellbalanced and pleasant thing from Orkney Brewery.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
omhper (19192) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - JAN 21, 2002
Dark brown soft, malty and toffeish. A very well balanced malt accented ale.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
anders37 (16250) - Malmö, SWEDEN - FEB 7, 2008
Bottle. Pours a dark brown with some ruby hints. Has a roasted malty toffee aroma with some hints of coffee. Sweet malty slightly roasted fruity chocolate flavor with some vinous hints. Has a sweetish rosted malty finish.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
madmitch76 (14304) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JAN 10, 2011
25th January 2008
Oily looking dark beer. Zesty start followed by bags of malt. Some chocolate notes leading to some smokyness.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
cgarvieuk (13933) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 9, 2007
UPDATED: JUN 12, 2007 Black colour ... roasted malt little smokeyness sone ... tiny bit burnt in nose ... lots of cofee especally in initial hit ... touch of fruity malt ... lots of roast malt ... touch burnt.


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