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

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common

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RATINGS: 630   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."


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2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
beeriodic (61) - Longmont, Colorado, USA - OCT 31, 2005
Looks like CocaCola in the glass. Almost no head. A hint of malt in the nose. Lots of chocolate malt in the flavor. And some black patent, too, because itís a very burnet flavor. Grainy mouthfeel. Like a homebrewed porter.


2
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Itzjerm (1171) - Taft, Tennessee, USA - JUL 27, 2014
Malted vinegar. Carbonation. No head. Acidic is the main flavor. Dark with no nose. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SarkyNorthener (1728) - Walsall (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUL 23, 2014
Bottle thanks to parents in law from trip to Scotland. Black beer with residual head. Aroma is a little chocolate, roasted malts and a little peat. Taste is some coffee, roasted malts, dark fruit and a little licorice. Quite thin bodied and a little too much carbonation. Not a touch on the cask version. Overall decent.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
alexsdad06 (5338) - Ohio, USA - JUL 1, 2014
Bottle from old backlog notes 07. Pours dark brown with reddish highlights and a small off white head. The aroma and flavor have sweet malts, chocolate, dark fruit, some peaty smoke, most of this is on the nose as the flavor is thin and mouthfeel a bit watery.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Luvystypotables (555) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - JUN 24, 2014
Aroma of malt and coffee, ebony colored with a thick tan short lasting head. Taste of coffee, and malt, with a watery feel and a dry palate.

2.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
thirstyrabbit (1076) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JUN 17, 2014
Bottle. Dark brown body with a reddish hue. Medium tall thick head. Very light aroma, mostly resembling other classic old ales. Empty sourish taste with some muted vinous hints and not much else. Itís really like a watered down Old Tom or Old Peculier.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Burgers (279) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 17, 2014
Pours deep brown with no head. Zero carbonation. Medium bodied. Struggled to find anything to get excited about.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Stuu666 (1711) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 15, 2014
Bottle at the Brass Monkey. Pours black, thick, fruity, raisins, dates, chocolate, sweet and dry.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
warhawk91 (299) - Newington, Connecticut, USA - JUN 13, 2014
500 ml bottle. Pour is dark like a porter, nice light tan head. Aroma is roasted malt, sugar, some milk chocolate, a hint of molasses. Taste is sweet caramel, bitter chocolate, a clean lager-like finish. Pretty decent.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Habanero (2490) - Tranbjerg, DENMARK - JUN 9, 2014
Bottled. Pours deep brown with a small, tan head. Aoma oof dark fruit, chocolate and smoke. Sweet flavor that ends up dry with bitter notes. Medium bodied, oily texture and soft carb. A nice Ale indeed.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Marduk (2582) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JUN 9, 2014
500ml bottle. Pitch black color. Medium size, beige head, stays. Sweet, raisins, licorice, chocolate, roast in aroma. Roast, sourish, coffee in taste. Thin and watery. Soft carbonation. Could it be watered down for some reason?


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