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Orkney Dark Island (Cask)

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


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RATINGS: 161   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.52/5   EST. CALORIES: 138   ABV: 4.6%
Cask; Regular

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
bartzluke (598) - Oklahoma, USA - DEC 22, 2015
Pint from cask into mug in pub in Scotland. Dark, opaque, brown. Very creamy. Nutty. Light body, smooth. A bit of cocoa powder. Nose is dry, nutty, cocoa. Nice all around.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Martinus (4536) - Baarle-Nassau, NETHERLANDS - NOV 1, 2015
Black colour, white head. Aroma of caramel, light ash, light smoke, cacao, roasted malts. Flavour of chocolate, ash, light sour hint. Finish ash and toffee.
(from draught @ GBBF ’14, London)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sound67 (702) - Offenbach, GERMANY - JUN 5, 2015
[National Winter Ales Festival, Derby, 2015] - Orkney Brewery Dark Island, 4.6%, schwarz, sehr viel Kaffee und Schokolade im Aroma. Im Antrunk weich, schokoladig, kaffeeartig, aber trocken. Mitte Schokolade und gebranntes Malz. IM Abgang Schokomalz kaffeeartig, danach im Nachhall sehr bitter, esspressoartig, anhaltend.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mcberko (14659) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 5, 2015
On tap at The Old Contemptibles, pours a deep dark brown / near black with a small beige head. Nose brings out bready toffee notes, not much else. Flavour is along the same lines, with bready toffee notes and just enough bitterness to back. Soft on the palate and balanced well. Very easy drinking. Solid.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
teorn88 (6730) - Out of the EU, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 13, 2015
Cask at JDW WIQ, London. It pours a dark copper color with a medium tan head. Aroma is sweet and lightly boozy, with notes of raisins, honey, dried fruit, vanilla. Taste is sweet, with notes of chocolate, lactose, vanilla, dried fruits, honey. Medium bodied with soft carbonation. Overall, tasty old ale

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Don2711 (389) - - FEB 5, 2015
Lovely chocolate aroma. Good dark appearance with lasting off white head. Lots of malt and toffee flavours. Good strength and great on palate. Will try again and further assess.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
tdtm82 (1700) - Essex, ENGLAND - JAN 31, 2015
Cask, Chelmsford JDW. Descent white lacing. Chestnut brown appeaeance which reds out at the base. Cold espresso creme flavour. Caramel. Brown sugar. Very malty. One of the finest for its style. Well made and reliable despite a bit too top heavy on crystal malt. Loads of toffee.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
MissPxx (959) - Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 10, 2014
Gorgeous chocolatey aroma. Dark coal like colour. Thin and slightly syrupy. A lingering aftertaste. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
47574xeCD (862) - God’s Country, West Midlands, ENGLAND - OCT 30, 2014
Cask at Kinlochlewe Hotel 21/10/14. Dark beer with tan head, Possibly near end of barrel. chocolate and Malt presence. Would have had a higher rating but suspected been on for a while or end of barrel. Good pub though.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Sledutah (7063) - Utah, USA - AUG 24, 2014
Cask at GBBF
Dark brown with a medium sized beige head, good lacing. Aroma and flavors of roasted malts and chocolate.

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