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

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RATINGS: 152   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.5   EST. CALORIES: 138   ABV: 4.6%
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Cask; Regular


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Stuu666 (2164) - 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 (866) - 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 (214) - 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 (52) - 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 (627) - 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 (1373) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 27, 2014
Cask@ bough market: Licorice Coffee and roast malt palate. Decent but could be richer and fuller.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Osprey87 (1625) - WALES - FEB 14, 2014
Cask at the Southwark Tavern. Black with a small tan head, which doesn’t endure long. Smell is quite potent - roasted barley and smoke. Body is medium to light, carbonation is low, pretty smooth and not foamy. Taste is initially caramel coffee, moving to toffee, roasted barley, vegetable water and stewed banana, lightly bitter resin finish. This initially struck me as a very good beer but the overall impression from a pint is that the flavour is a little weak and the finish becomes a bit off-putting. Decent though.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
marquisalex (167) - Surrey, ENGLAND - FEB 6, 2014
Cask. Inky black, just-visible red tinge when held up to bright light. Close cropped, lasting mid-brown head. Dark chocolate, roasted nuts, toast. Very balanced, round malty flavour. Thick and full, lasting but not properly bitter. Plays like a mild more than an old, but excellent nonetheless.

1.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
olliejobbins (767) - Surrey, ENGLAND - JAN 11, 2014
Hmm this just isn’t my thing. And I had it warm. Aroma and taste both of licorice and star anise. Sour, bitterness not too bad. But really not great

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JorgeLee (1180) - Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 9, 2014
Cask in the Prince Albert W11. Deep black in colour on first glance, ruddy highlights. Deep dark malty but not roasty, sweetish and treacly, a hint of smoke, well balanced with enough hop bitterness to keep it drinkable. Very tasty for the abv.


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