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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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Cask; Regular


3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Christian (11021) - Odense, DENMARK - AUG 26, 2010
Dark brown with a small and bubbly off-white head. Aroma of chocolate, toffee and some grainy malt. Dry and malty flavour with chocolate and fruit notes.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Theis (13227) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUN 9, 2010
Cask at Football Pub.  Dark brown - offwhite head. Smokey. Fruity. Licorice. Dark malts. High malty. Light thin finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
patrick767 (3524) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - MAY 30, 2010
cask - Pours dark amber with a lasting tan head. It smells of roast malt, caramel, and coffee. The flavor is of sweet caramel malt and dark roast bitterness with some hops. It’s medium bodied and enjoyable.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
KyotoLefty (6145) - Kyoto, JAPAN - MAR 20, 2010
Cask at the World’s End, Edinburgh. Very malty aroma with chocolate, coffee, and caramel. Decently roasted flavor—slightly sour—with chocolate, caramel and a rich, dry, finish. A bit too sour (old?), but nice stuff.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
solifugid (16) - New Paltz, New York, USA - NOV 12, 2009
Had this at a pub on the Royal Mile in Edinburgh. Black in color with little transparency with a thin, lasting, white head and bready aroma. Tastes malty with slight sweetness and notes of bread and raisins with a bitter aftertaste. Thick mouthfeel characteristic of cask ale. Phenomenal beer--definitely getting a pint next time I’m in Scotland.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
renffisch (757) - london, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 12, 2009
pint at raynes park spoons. Darkest brown colour, hardly any head or lace. Sweet dried fruit and wood nose with a hint of banana. Strangely refreshing fruity taste with quite a bitter slightly horseblanket finish. Like

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
witthatsbier (204) - glasgow, SCOTLAND - OCT 9, 2009
malty sweet nose ,rich smokey dry malty flavour with bitter finish ,full bodied

3.3
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
trapped (715) - New York City, TURKEY - SEP 24, 2009
Dark brown body, light amber-brown head, vaniila flavor with a hint of cherry, light on the palate. I liked it.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
swoopjones (5603) - Buffalo, New York, USA - SEP 21, 2009
Cask @ World’s End, Edinburgh. Deep dark maroon amber. White head. Litlle lacing, Roasty, beautful mouthfeel. Best cask of Scotland i had

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DruncanVeasey (7098) - NUNEATON, Top 13, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - SEP 14, 2009
UPDATED: SEP 18, 2009 I reeled into Cov Wetherspoons off the last Brum train around midnight, alone, with no key to my hotel room, bag of Tamworth treasure slung under my arm, 26 beers in 24 hours at 2 festivals under my belt (and I don’t mean sips), expecting and hoping to be disappointed. No such luck. The tattoed young urchin behind the bar (possibly sensing my beeriness) proceeded to serve me a half of this roasty treat with the utmost delicacy, patience, and awareness of how to treat a fine ale, in a city (my hometown) and a pub I associate more with the hurling of barstools through plate glass windows than its connoisseurship of such. RESPECT. And on top of that, the beer was a good one and a (relatively) exotic one, in infuriatingly good nick. Burnt toast barley and jam aroma. Deep ruby appearing pitch, creamy beige halo and Xmas card lace. Smokily silky and burnt, cigar wreathes, cream and ashtray aroma. Really tasty, well-conditioned ale. BLOODY SPOONS.


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