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


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RATINGS: 679   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.49/5   EST. CALORIES: 138   ABV: 4.6%
"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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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sask89 (499) - Regina, Saskatchewan, - FEB 22, 2013
Pours a deep brown colour with a creamy off-white head. Aroma is muted, with a presence of toasted malts and light coffee scents, there is also some slight fruit notes. Taste is a mild sweetness and bitterness. Medium body, soft carbonation and a creamy mouth feel. Really enjoyed this beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Thomas_W1 (114) - Rastatt, GERMANY - NOV 20, 2015
Flasche 0,5l: Schwarz mit kräftiger Trübung und festem mittelporiger Schaum; kräftig würzige Nase mit dunkler malziger Süße, Röstaromen, Kaffee und ansatzweise Holz; Sehr trockener fester Körper mit schwarzem Kaffee, kräftigen Röstaromen und Tanninen

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tekstr1der (218) - New Hampshire, USA - NOV 13, 2015
Mahogany pour with little to no head/retention. Very nice color though. Aroma is just incredible... chocolate-covered cherries. Flavor is malty with some roasted character, but slightly watery. Finish is slightly dry, mostly roast. Not as great as the nose would indicate.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rouhlas (1716) - GREECE - NOV 8, 2015
500ml bottle at the Hoppy Pub, Thessaloniki, courtesy of Constantin. Black color with beige head. Malty aroma, fruity, pear, smoked notes, licorice, light chocolate. Sweet and light bitter taste like aroma. Light to medium oily body with soft carbonation.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
King_Alex_II (790) - SWITZERLAND - NOV 2, 2015
Black color with beige foam. The smell reminds of fruits (dates). The taste is smooth, clear, a little roasty and a tiny bit fruity. Solid aftertaste.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
AbbeyRoade (509) - Missouri, USA - SEP 22, 2015
Quite delicious old ale. Definite thorough malty background but lots of dark fruit flavors to back it up as well. Alcohol flavor present despite low ABV but maltiness holds this back from being too boozy. Almost like a deep dark beer-wine.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MrHangover (3570) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - SEP 3, 2015
Bottle. Pours a dark brown, blackish beer with a minimal amount of beige head on top. Aroma of slight malts, some red ripe fruits and sugars. Flavor is quite full, considering low abv and carbonation levels. Has some malty, fruity sweetness, but also a slight bitter coffee note in the back. Lingers on for a while. Thin mouthfeel, full bodied, decent beer. Resembles more of a decent porter than an old ale in my book though.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
johndoughty (4587) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - AUG 22, 2015
Bottle. Dark with a small head. Malty and creamy with subtle chocolate flavours in background.Well bottled and quite impressive.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jookos (3900) - FINLAND - AUG 21, 2015
Bottle. Dark brown blackish, tan head. Dark ripe fruits, sweet malts, chocolate. Feels rather barley winey, old aley judging by the nose. Med light, surprisingly thin body. Bitters, dark fruity sweets, figs, plums, slight bready malts. Quite well flavoured for the abv.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
gueuze (684) - - AUG 16, 2015
Farblich sehr dunkel. Geruch leicht röstig. Im Geschmack leicht säuerlich. Fast wie ein wässriges Stout.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tayeth (511) - North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - AUG 16, 2015
Angenehmes Schokoladenaroma. Geschmack süßlich, aber eher in Richtung Kaffee. Insgesamt ein bisschen wenig Körper, etwas zu wässrig.

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