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Orkney Dark Island (Cask)

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

bottled
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Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 146   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.51   EST. CALORIES: 138   ABV: 4.6%
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Cask; Regular


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gunnar (5156) - Sandnes, NORWAY - JUL 25, 2014
Cask at The Ferry Inn, Stromness. Pours almost pitch balck with a small weak tanned head. Aroma of dark, but weak roasted malts, some chocolate. Smooth and ceamy mouthfeel, light roasted malts with a weak sweet lactose note, nice and a good alternative to the bottled version.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
AndySnow (2933) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUL 16, 2014
How: Cask.
Where: Oliver Twist, Stockholm.
Appearance: Dark amber colour with an off-white head.
Aroma: Caramel, roasted malt, chocolate.
Body: A bit thin body with a low, almost flat, carbonation.
Flavour: Roasted malt, caramel, chocolate, coffee.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rarbring (1269) - Linköping, SWEDEN - JUN 24, 2014
Overall: Smoke, sausage, coffee.
Note: Cask at Oliver Twist. Reviewed 2014-06-24.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
mR_fr0g (2515) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - JUN 22, 2014
Cask at archebald simpson Aberdeen. Opaque black / dark red coloured pour with a dense light tan head. Aroma is subdued dark malts with some roast and choc. Flavour is composed of milk choc with dishwater and roast barley. Lingering smooth roast and pepper. Palate is milky with a slightly creamy body. Fairly crude.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Stuu666 (1711) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 15, 2014
Cask at Guildford Arms. Light chocolate, sweet, but not too fruity and too thin.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Holmen2 (689) - NORWAY - MAY 18, 2014
From cask at The Ferry Inn, Stromness. Black. Pale brown very dense and persistent head. Good lacing. Aroma of roasted malt, coffee and dark toffe. Similar taste. Round mothfeel. Balanced by moderate bitterness in aftertaste. High drinkability and served in perfect condition.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
DroolYeast (211) - Odder, DENMARK - MAY 16, 2014
Cask @ Blackfriars, Inverness. Great aroma of roasted malt, chocolate, some dark dried fruit. Very dark brown with small light brown head. Light to moderate bitterness, some taste of sour apples, black malt sweetness. Finish is dry and roasted. Oily texture. Low carbonation.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Godfather50 (48) - SCOTLAND - APR 18, 2014
UPDATED: MAY 1, 2014 Cask, The Old Inn, Gairloch. Maybe I wasn’t in the mood for this dark ale, stout. There was nothing offensive about it, but nothing hoppy or wholesome or distinctive.it reminded me of a kit homebrewed stout I brewed a couple of years ago. I was very pleased with it, but then, It cost me 30p a bottle and was out of a tin. I think I’m not a dark ale fan, that’s the problem.

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Renobob (576) - Besançon, FRANCE - APR 3, 2014
Arômes de malts, café, graines torréfiées. On distingue même une pointe de caramel. Plutôt décevante, corpulence trop faible.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Gary (1336) - Brentford, London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 27, 2014
Cask@ bough market: Licorice Coffee and roast malt palate. Decent but could be richer and fuller.


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