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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


5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Beerbaron42 (45) - Hampshire, ENGLAND - JAN 1, 2014
My favourite! Simply delicious with a fantastic aftertaste and so very drinkable. None other can compare! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Rob_D_UK (752) - Surrey, ENGLAND - DEC 28, 2013
Pours an opaque black with tiny tanned head. Interesting sour smell. Taste is like sour malt with a slight bitter finish.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Niall73 (1717) - Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 19, 2013
Cask at the falcon, Clapham. Pours a very dark brown with a ruby edge and a tan head. Aroma is coffee, light leather and a little smoke. Medium body, mild carbonation. Licorice, treacle, a little coffee, medium bitterness. Yeah, it's not bad. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
allmyvinyl (3189) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 15, 2013
Cask at Guildford Arms. Pours brown-black with a good tan head, great lacing. Aromas of milk chocolate, burnt toast, roasted malt. Taste brings toffee, and a slight sour note. Good, but more of a stout than anything.

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
OwainTurner (315) - Leicester, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 19, 2013
Dark colour with thick dense head... Leather smell, hint of coffee. Overall rather dull...

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
prawlie (1141) - Berkshire, ENGLAND - AUG 18, 2013
Pint at the Back of Beyond in Reading. Black with a good bubbly head. Lovely rich roast aroma. Chocolate malt, rich light roast, a good blend. Pretty nice, quite subtle. Just slightly lacking body. Tastes nice, but not as good as it smells. To be fair it was possibly served a little too cold.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Armenian5b (5) - - JUL 15, 2013 does not count
Really lovely dark beer fully of malt, chocolate, sweetness. Very smooth and great condition. Could have used a bit more strength and flavour though.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
jjsint (748) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - JUL 8, 2013
UPDATED: MAY 28, 2014 Very dark brown ale. Smoky aroma - almost that of a Rauchbier. Lighter taste than you would expect, very much in keeping with a mild. instead of an old ale. Liquorice predominates. Only letdown is in the palette, which throws a too-bitter curveball into an otherwise balanced mix.

2.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 9/20
mutz (582) - NETHERLANDS - JUL 2, 2013
Tap@ Ben Loyal in Tongue. Zwarte kleur en geen kraag. Ruikt zuur, azijn, wijn. Smaakt ook zurig, vaag hout. Waterig. Als ik de andere recenties hier lees vraag ik me af of ik hetzelfde bier heb gehad..... Het stond toch echt op de tap. Ik vond het bier niet lekker.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Graham77 (233) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - JUN 23, 2013
Cask at the Clydesdale in Lanark (JDW). Not quite as good as the bottled version which I have drank many times before. Surprising but will look out for this again on cask for a definitive answer.


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