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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


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fonefan (35055) - VestJylland, DENMARK - SEP 7, 2007
Cask @ GBBF 2007, London. Black color with a small, fizzy, fair lacing, fully diminishing, light brown head. Aroma is moderate malty, strong coffee, burnt. Flavor is light to moderate sweet and light bitter with a average to short duration. Body is light to medium, texture is watery, carbonation is flat.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
yespr (31178) - 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.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ungstrup (29284) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - AUG 26, 2007
Cask at Bon Accord, Glasgow. A deep red beer with a lazing brown head. The aroma is sweet with notes of dark Danish rye-bread and caramel. The flavor is sweet with notes of caramel and Danish rye-bread, but the body is thin.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
oh6gdx (20313) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 31, 2007
Cask@GBBF2007. Dark rubyish amber colour with small beige head. Aroma is caramel, slight stinging sweetness along with red berries and roasted malts. Flavour is roasted malts, raisins and dark dry fruits. Pleasant and refreshing.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
omhper (19370) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - AUG 30, 2007
Cask at Tennent’s Bar, Glasgow. Very dark brown. Malty and gently roasty. Sweet and medium bodied with oily mouthfeel and notes of wood. Low bitterness.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
anders37 (16691) - 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.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
fiulijn (14529) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 7, 2006
Cask Conditioned at Charlie’s Pub, Copenhagen
Dark color. Soft Mild Ale, with light sourness and some roasted malt. Caramel. Thin mouthfeel.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
cgarvieuk (14279) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 20, 2008
UPDATED: OCT 26, 2011 Cask ... Deep solid black ... Solid head ... Nice roast malt nose ... Smooth sweet chocolate ... no real bitternesss ... lots of sweet roast malts ... some hop in linger ... Good balance... I checked(twice) that this wasnt a rebadge of Dark Island, and was assured it wasnt.
Earlier Rating: 4/9/2007 Total Score: 3.5
Black colour, with a roasted malt nose , deep roast malt flavour thats quite stout like cask at blue blazer .. deep red black ... thin tan head ... soft malty coffee roast ... big licorice ... soft puff candi ... dark roast ... nt great today. 3.4

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
harrisoni (13704) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - JUL 1, 2005
Cask at Doctor Duncan’s Liverpool Dark ruby beer with excellent chocolate and coffee burnt malt aromas. Good grainy mouthfeel with a drying finish with more of the chocolate/coffee flavour. One of the best dark beers to come out of Scotland

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MiP (13598) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - SEP 8, 2008
Cask at GBBF08. Nice roasted aroma, good and creamy. Very dark brown colour. Stable frothy light brown head. Good roasted flavour, dark bread, chocolate. Mild yet flavourful. Like a cask Dunkel.


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