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

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unknown

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common

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 158   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.52   EST. CALORIES: 138   ABV: 4.6%
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Cask; Regular


3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
sm89walt (1793) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - OCT 4, 2008
Cask - Wetherspoons, Canterbury. A dark brown coloured beer with a healthy and lasting deep tan head. Aromas are sweet and bready with some red berries mingled amid others such as caramel. Roasted malt flavours give a tobacco-like characteristic in the flavour department along with more dark, fruity flavours. Fairly mild in body, but a winner nevertheless.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MiP (14046) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - SEP 8, 2008
Cask at GBBF08. Nice roasted aroma, good and creamy. Very dark brown colour. Stable frothy light brown head. Good roasted flavour, dark bread, chocolate. Mild yet flavourful. Like a cask Dunkel.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TheGrandMaster (2334) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - AUG 21, 2008
Pint pulled at the Sheep’s Heid some time ago. However, I still remember decent stout, though one that was typically unoffensive. Sure was a good pub.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SaintMatty (5802) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - AUG 10, 2008
Cask (GBBF 2008) - Dark brown, almost black in colour. Roasted aroma with coffee. Caramel and coffee in the taste with some roasted malt. Very nice.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bragesnak (5395) - Aarhus, DENMARK - AUG 3, 2008
Cockney Pub, Aarhus, DK. Cask. Dark brown with small head. Aroma of chocolate and coffee, Flavor of roasted malt with a hint of red berries

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bobinlondon (1260) - Harrow, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 13, 2008
Handpulled cask at the Hamilton Hall (JDW) Liverpool St. during recent international beer fest.Almost black with a big khaki head. Rich chocolate and coffee aroma. Espresso flavours dominate,especially towards the finish,but there is plenty of chocolate and hints of berries as well. Well-carbonated.A greatdark scotish beer.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
wyzzywyz22 (2094) - Wirral, Merseyside, ENGLAND - JUN 3, 2008
Cask, Clachnaharry Inn, Inverness. Black with a thin beige head. Aroma is roasted coffee with some dark brandy sodden fruit and smoky liquorice notes. Flavour is full bodied, rich and malty. Coffee, choclolate and some smoky herbiness evident. Very tasty indeed.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
chimplechamp (601) - Oslo, NORWAY - APR 14, 2008
cask at the worlds end in edinburgh- i had my doubts, i only ordered it because of everything else was greene king. but jesus, this beer was on form. ive had it bottled a few times, and maybe even cask once, but it was nothing special. this time, it poured engine oil nearly opaque, with a guiness look to it. nose was coffee toffee, big toffee, and caramel, some chocolate and oat. it had a grand nose, and a taste to match. what a session ale. and well balanced. i still can’t believe how good it was.

2.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Doppelganger (1388) - Dry County, Arkansas, USA - APR 13, 2008
Cask, Penny Black, Bicester. Sampled with Fin and Traci. Deep black/brown, dense fine tan cap. Aroma is big, rich and lovely: warm toasted caramel, vanilla, chocolate. So nice to sniff, I almost hate to sip. And once I’ve sipped, I kinda wish I hadn’t. Compared to the richness of the aroma, the flavor is pretty dull. A bit of roast, a bit of coffee left on the burner. Thin, kind of acrid. Thoroughly dissappointing, and all the more as the aroma really is a beauty.

3.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Fin (8163) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - APR 13, 2008
Cask at JDW, The Penny Black, Bicester, Oxon 12-04-08 Big vanilla nose and actually I have to check my surroundings to make sure that I’m not in Thorntons as this has tons of fudge and toffee aromas flooding out. This is like that wonderfully promising present under the christmas tree well wrapped and with great promise unfortunatley you unwrap this one only to find that its another jumper from your aunty, ok it looks nice, and will do you well but you’d hoped that it was a new football kit. Its a bit thin but tastes fine, some nice maltiness and cream qualities but after that there’s little else there.


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