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


on tap

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RATINGS: 161   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.52/5   EST. CALORIES: 138   ABV: 4.6%
Cask; Regular

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
KyotoLefty (9403) - 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.

   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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
renffisch (891) - 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

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
witthatsbier (521) - glasgow, SCOTLAND - OCT 9, 2009
malty sweet nose ,rich smokey dry malty flavour with bitter finish ,full bodied

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
trapped (2308) - New York, 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
swoopjones (7020) - 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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DruncanVeasey (8012) - NUNEATON, 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kwik-lime (1706) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 14, 2009
A rich, dark brown, bordering on black. This is a good ale, with a rich taste of roasted malts and hints of nuts, coffee and bitter chocolate. At JDW’s in Bognor Regis.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
thewolf (12134) - Kolding, DENMARK - JUL 30, 2009
Cask @ World’s End, Edinburgh.
Pours deep chestnut with a great, creamy, beige head. Aroma is fat and malty, liqourice, roasted malts, dark chocolate, raisins. Great creamy mouthfeel, low carbonation. Creamy malty sweetness, chocolate, lightly roasted and a fair amount of liqourice. Incredibly balanced beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
anders37 (23355) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JUN 11, 2009
Cask @ National Winter Ales Festival 2009, Manchester. Pours a dark brown almost black color with a small off-white head. Has a strong roasted malty chocolate aroma. Fruity roasted malty chocolate flavor with some hints of caramel. Has a fruity roasted malty chocolate finish.

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