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

bottling
unknown

on tap
common

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RATINGS: 157   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.5   EST. CALORIES: 138   ABV: 4.6%
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Cask; Regular


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3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Armenian5b (5) - - JUL 15, 2013
Really lovely dark beer fully of malt, chocolate, sweetness. Very smooth and great condition. Could have used a bit more strength and flavour though.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
teorn88 (3546) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 13, 2015
Cask at JDW WIQ, London. It pours a dark copper color with a medium tan head. Aroma is sweet and lightly boozy, with notes of raisins, honey, dried fruit, vanilla. Taste is sweet, with notes of chocolate, lactose, vanilla, dried fruits, honey. Medium bodied with soft carbonation. Overall, tasty old ale

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Don2711 (196) - - FEB 5, 2015
Lovely chocolate aroma. Good dark appearance with lasting off white head. Lots of malt and toffee flavours. Good strength and great on palate. Will try again and further assess.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
tdtm82 (902) - Essex, ENGLAND - JAN 31, 2015
Cask, Chelmsford JDW. Descent white lacing. Chestnut brown appeaeance which reds out at the base. Cold espresso creme flavour. Caramel. Brown sugar. Very malty. One of the finest for its style. Well made and reliable despite a bit too top heavy on crystal malt. Loads of toffee.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
MissPxx (683) - - DEC 10, 2014
Gorgeous chocolatey aroma. Dark coal like colour. Thin and slightly syrupy. A lingering aftertaste. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
47574xeCD (472) - God’s Country, West Midlands, ENGLAND - OCT 30, 2014
Cask at Kinlochlewe Hotel 21/10/14. Dark beer with tan head, Possibly near end of barrel. chocolate and Malt presence. Would have had a higher rating but suspected been on for a while or end of barrel. Good pub though.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Sledutah (5599) - Utah, USA - AUG 24, 2014
Cask at GBBF
Dark brown with a medium sized beige head, good lacing. Aroma and flavors of roasted malts and chocolate.
Decent

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Beersiveknown (3630) - NORTHERN IRELAND - AUG 23, 2014
Cask@aitchies
dark ruby brown. Grey-tan head cocoa and cigarillo tobacco on the nose. Fairly sweet Dusty cocoa, medium bodied, red Apples, low condition, fruity, brown toast.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DedicatedToFun (3560) - Santa Monica, California, USA - AUG 20, 2014
Tap, dark pour, beige head, nose is toffee, taste is toffee, not a great stout though.

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Benzai (9549) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - AUG 18, 2014
Sampled @ GBBF. Dark brown color, small beige head. Smell and taste malts, a slight sourness, roast. The sourness annoys me, shouldn’t be there I think. Average body and carbonation. Meh.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Alengrin (2879) - BELGIUM - AUG 8, 2014
Scottish ale which, strictly speaking, falls under the old Scottish ’export’ (80/-) category. Light beige head, warm dark chestnut colour. Aroma of caramel malts, dried fruits and an obvious smokiness (peat?). Malty taste with dried fruits, candied dates, some coffee grounds, creamy mouthfeel, subtle smokiness, roasted bitter finish. Great Scottish ale.


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