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

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RATINGS: 139   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.52   EST. CALORIES: 138   ABV: 4.6%
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Cask; Regular


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
harrisoni (12675) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - JUL 1, 2005
Cask at Doctor Duncanís Liverpool Dark ruby beer with excellent chocolate and coffee burnt malt aromas. Good grainy mouthfeel with a drying finish with more of the chocolate/coffee flavour. One of the best dark beers to come out of Scotland

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
CampbellWilson (533) - SCOTLAND - JUN 17, 2005
Cask at Nevisport, Fort William. Almost black red/brown. Malt dominates in the aroma, with chocolate, caramel and a little smoke. Malty, slightly sour finish. Good stuff.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
GarethYoung (1109) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - APR 29, 2005
UPDATED: AUG 9, 2005 [Draught:wetherspoons] and my 100th rating :D] pours a dark brown colour. nose is malty, strong coffee character, a little dark chocolate and some cherry notes. Body is decent, has a lingering bitter finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Mungo (2472) - Southampton, Hampshire, ENGLAND - FEB 20, 2005
UPDATED: NOV 28, 2006 Nov 06 Cask conditioned @ Humble Plumb, Soton. Ruby coloured. Lovely toasty malts with liquorice and nutty flavours. Nice earthy hop in the finish which adds an additional element to the smooth roasty bitterness. 3.8
Feb 05 Cask conditioned @ JDW, Soton. Port and sherry, oaky berry aromas. Quite sweet with oxidised notes and marzipan. Perhaps a touch syrupy without any roasted flavours to contrast. 3.2

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
maeib (8404) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - FEB 5, 2005
Cask conditioned - handpump - Green Man Stamford. A black beer with a red tint, which was served with a sparkler and came with a massive creamy head reminiscent of nitro pull. It was a good job the glass was oversized. The aroma was a bit non descript and the taste was quite sweet with fruity alcohol and a little chocloate. There was almost a whiskey like quality to it. Iíve had this beer before and recall a more roasted taste which wasnít present today. I enjoyed it, but not as much as Iíd have hoped.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
MrWalker (926) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - SEP 20, 2004
UPDATED: JAN 10, 2005 Cask @ Akkurat, Stockholm
Dark red/black. Minimal aroma. Roasted barley dominates the taste. Too sweet and sticky.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DanielBrown (3629) - Birmingham (via Leicester), West Midlands, ENGLAND - SEP 18, 2004
Gravity at the Birmingham Beer Festival. Delicious, smooth, dark malty beer. Hints of smoke and toast - very good indeed.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
robertsreality (2460) - Minnesota, USA - JUN 24, 2004
Had it at The Phoenix, Inverness. Dark Coloring. A bit of smoke...coffee...chocolate... for the ABV, good strong character...

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
larsniclas (5368) - Billdal, SWEDEN - DEC 21, 2003
Draught at The Rover, Gothenburg Very dark. A yeasty, though thin aroma. Almost a stoutish flavour; burnt and salty. Unfortunately too thin.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
imdownthepub (9672) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 16, 2003
Cask Conditioned at The Portcullis, Stirling. Very dark chestnut colour with thin head. A rich sweet malty mix with fruity and whisky aromas. Mouthcoating richness and a sour grain undernote. A caramel finish.


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