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


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RATINGS: 154   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.5   EST. CALORIES: 138   ABV: 4.6%
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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DownsouthGav (601) - Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 6, 2007
Coffe aroma, dark burgundy colour, coffee roast malts, no carbonation, small head, surprising hoppiness - experimental, light body.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
oh6gdx (21122) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 31, 2007
Cask@GBBF2007. Dark rubyish amber colour with small beige head. Aroma is caramel, slight stinging sweetness along with red berries and roasted malts. Flavour is roasted malts, raisins and dark dry fruits. Pleasant and refreshing.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
omhper (20174) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - AUG 30, 2007
Cask at Tennent’s Bar, Glasgow. Very dark brown. Malty and gently roasty. Sweet and medium bodied with oily mouthfeel and notes of wood. Low bitterness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rlgk (11693) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 30, 2007
(RBESG 2007, Cask at Tennent’s Bar, Glasgow) Nice dark amber color, offwhite/brownish head. Lovely malty aroma, roasted, some caramel, smoky and salty notes. Malty flavor with licorice and some smoky notes after a while. Me like...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ungstrup (29956) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - AUG 26, 2007
Cask at Bon Accord, Glasgow. A deep red beer with a lazing brown head. The aroma is sweet with notes of dark Danish rye-bread and caramel. The flavor is sweet with notes of caramel and Danish rye-bread, but the body is thin.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
pivnizub (9100) - Bochum, Porúří, GERMANY - AUG 1, 2007
Cask (Grog and Gruel, Fort William): Ruby-black coloured, small and lacing off-white layer; distinctive vinous-fruity nose (dark berries) with a tinge of roasted malt; bitter-sweet flavour with a light acidity, light to medium bodied; roasted malt detectable in the dryish, lingering, fruity-vinous and bitter finish. Nothing to complain......

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
davegore (222) - liverpool, Merseyside, ENGLAND - JUL 19, 2007
Hand pump at the Freshfield, black in colour with an off white head, seriously strong aroma of malt on the nose leads onto coffee and espresso taste, fine stuff, malts dominating too. Finishes ever so slightly dry

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
thebeertourist (4937) - Oslo, NORWAY - APR 4, 2007
On draught at The Guildford Arms, Edinburgh. 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 great little ale it is.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
leaparsons (8399) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - MAR 14, 2007
Cask, Loughborough Fest 07. Black with a beige foam. Aromas are earthy coffee with mellow dark winter fruit and herbal, liquorice notes. Flavours are rich and malty with roast coffee, liqourice and floral notes. Some chocolate with hints of citrus acidicy. Sweet and vinous. Dark berry fruit. Sweet but never cloying. Earthy and herbal on the finish. Excellent.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
RichardGretton (4316) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - MAR 11, 2007
Cask@Loughborough Beer Festival 2007. Dark beer with a lightly malty aroma and a lightly malty and bitter flavour. Overall a nice beer.

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