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


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RATINGS: 144   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.52   EST. CALORIES: 138   ABV: 4.6%
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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
SilkTork (5162) - Rochester, Kent, United Kingdom, Kent, ENGLAND - FEB 1, 2006
UPDATED: OCT 4, 2006 Dec, 2004: Village Inn, Arrochar, Scotland. Gentle smokey dark malts with a rub of licorice and port in the finish. [3.6]

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
CamdenD (1059) - Madrid, SPAIN - JAN 31, 2006
Highly enjoyable scottish ale. Smokey and full and dark as it should be. Very drinkable as a session and plenty of malts to keep it substantial, yet the smoke and nice hop outline keep it from sticking to your mouth.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
RoyceH (1196) - Hesperange, LUXEMBOURG - JAN 13, 2006
Nice dark ale with light brown head. Malty with tastes of chocolate and coffee. Smooth with not much of an aftertaste. Rather sweet.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DonMagi (5596) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - NOV 27, 2005
UPDATED: APR 10, 2007 Man the mexican addís another fav of mine of cask as iv rated it already. Aroma is roasted malt with a hint of smokeyness and depth. Taste is similar and full but a little sweetness to balance it out. Great ale porter like stout like just unique ale which is excellent. Rerate: Not as good as it used to be since its now getting brewed in atlas brewery.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Nekronos (3633) - Xalapa, MEXICO - NOV 18, 2005
UPDATED: FEB 12, 2006 Really good ber, not booring and good for having a talk with your friends. MAybe better than the Bottled version. BUt really one of the old clips on cask.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
harrisoni (13198) - 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

   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.

   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.

   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

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
maeib (8574) - 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.

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