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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
mon8 (3) - Papworth Everard, Ca, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - JUN 26, 2011 does not count
Dark and delicious roasted heaven in a glass; coffee, chocolate, nuts, roasty, earthy, woody. This is just perfect.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Blairgus (2590) - California, USA - JUN 16, 2011
16 June 2011, tap at SRAF. black, thin tan lacing. full/med body and slightly fizzy. sweet roasted coffee. not too bitter. oatmeal and toast and dried coffee grounds. sweet enough to not be bitter coffee. nice.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
yespr (30908) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - NOV 21, 2010
From cask at Tennents. Pours dark brown with a dense and creamy tan head. Aroma is roasted malty and slight butterish. Dark malty and slight breadish. Mild liqourice, roasted malt and hops bitter into a dry and bitter finish.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
dynamiteninja (1490) - Richmond, North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - NOV 10, 2010
UPDATED: OCT 30, 2011 Cask. The Pub, Leicester. Thin tan head, black body. Roasty qualities, chocolate, cold coffee, treacle. Harsh bitterness, sweet notes.Gloopy, soft mouthfeel, warming, with a dry finish. 8 5 8 4 15 Cask. The Old White Swan Inn, York. Dark brown body, medium off white head. Caramel, toffee, fruity, roastiness, kola nut, chocolate. Bittersweet. Dry finish. 8 4 7 3 15

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Oakes (12361) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 13, 2010
Chestnut brown; maybe a bit of haze. Chewy, toffee, peanutty - rich, very attractive aroma. Toffee-molasses palate with light raisins and vague toast. Everything has come together really well here.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Leighton (10772) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 6, 2010
Cask at Horniman. Pours cloudy brown with a strong, foamy off-white head. Cocoa and roasted malt aroma. Fairly sweet with a strong hot chocolate character. Medium bodied with fine carbonationM finishes dry and roasty with some dark malt sweetness. Good stuff.

2.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
JohnRMurdoch (3244) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - SEP 25, 2010
UPDATED: SEP 27, 2010 Cask @ Geordie’s Byre, Ayr. Grassy malt aroma. Very dark brown colour. Roasted grassy malt flavour. Acceptable. Was not on handpump so I suspect it is probably better than this rating suggests.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beershine (5218) - The Sunshine State, Florida, USA - SEP 17, 2010
Cask @ The Cumberland. Opaque black-brown with tan head. Rich dry dark malt aromas: the dust of coal, coffee, and cocoa. Soft mouthfeel. Tastes sweeter than it smells while still remaining sophisticated, with totally integrated mellow flavors. The flavors really come together. Not chocolate, not coffee , just deep mild rich solid malty goodness. Sessionable!

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Christian (11055) - 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 (13360) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUN 9, 2010
Cask at Football Pub.  Dark brown - offwhite head. Smokey. Fruity. Licorice. Dark malts. High malty. Light thin finish.


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