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


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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."

ChazyRPh's rating

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ChazyRPh (582) - Chazy, New York, USA - FEB 5, 2011
Minimal aroma, some malts and a hint of chocolate. Dark garnet red pour with a thinnish beige head. Thin mouthfeel, malts, chocolate, tobacco. Nice flavors, good overall beer. I think it is true to style.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
alexsdad06 (5261) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Luvystypotables (532) - 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.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
thirstyrabbit (1065) - 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. It’s really like a watered down Old Tom or Old Peculier.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Burgers (246) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 17, 2014
Pours deep brown with no head. Zero carbonation. Medium bodied. Struggled to find anything to get excited about.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Stuu666 (1440) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 15, 2014
Bottle at the Brass Monkey. Pours black, thick, fruity, raisins, dates, chocolate, sweet and dry.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
warhawk91 (293) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Habanero (2445) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Marduk (2526) - 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?

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
martjoobolut (555) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JUN 5, 2014
0,5L bottle. BB 05.15. Pours very dark ruby almost black with light tan head. The head stays for a moment. Aroma is flowery sweet, dark chocolate and milk chocolate. Taste is roast, fruits, sour notes, and malt. Overall: nice brew, but I would prefer more body.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ianwelby (411) - SCOTLAND - MAY 31, 2014
Near-black beer with a beige head and light malty smell. Flavour is toasty malt, subtle caramel and a touch of fruit. It’s quite full-bodied and finishes with a certain smokiness. Rather drinkable.

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