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

bottled
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common

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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
davesarman (159) - Waconia, Minnesota, USA - JUN 28, 2003
My memories of this beer are from sipping it at a pub in Scotland looking out the window at Sterling Castle! What a memory!

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.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Beerbaron42 (46) - Hampshire, ENGLAND - JAN 1, 2014
My favourite! Simply delicious with a fantastic aftertaste and so very drinkable. None other can compare! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Steve Banfield (3) - ENGLAND - APR 27, 2001 does not count
Probably one the world’s best beers when at it’s best & well kept in the cask. Lovely colour, and a cracking taste.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Sigmund (5101) - Tau, NORWAY - MAR 21, 2002
UPDATED: AUG 28, 2007 Suberb dark ale - nearly a stout, but has a more complex and delicate aroma and flavour. Very well balanced. As close to ’perfect’ as you possibly can get. This rating is based on cask in Scotland.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
reiverat (3) - USA - NOV 7, 2006 does not count
Had this in Fort Williams at a pub that was listed as Scotish Pub of the year, forget the name. Spent 9 days in Scotland and Ireland and this was the best beer I ran across, better than Guinness at the Storehouse or Davy Byrnes.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
sic1314 (3277) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - AUG 19, 2012
Dark a possessed of a tight medium head, aroma of chocolate and vinous malty notes. Medium to heavy creamy mouthfeel, sweetish chocolate and malt lingering.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
McWorta (587) - LUXEMBOURG - OCT 12, 2012
Dark brown and dark rubin red colour. An average tan head. On the nose aromas of roasted malts supported by aromas of wet rock and mud develop. Full body, an oily texture developping some medium sweet bitterness. Beautifully balanced beer! On the finish it lasts longer than in the bottle, same in dryness and lasting but mouthwatering too! Orkney island is light and shadow and this is in this beer. Good stuff!

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
PieMan70 (25) - - OCT 27, 2012
not actually a stout but a heavy dark beer, just about impenetrably black. very tasty but hard going

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Jonte (1413) - Gothenburg, SWEDEN - MAR 1, 2008
UPDATED: JUN 22, 2008 Cask at World´s End, Edinburgh. Dark brown/black color with a small pale brown head. Aroma: Roasted/burned malt, coffee, licorice and berries. Flavor: Roasted/burned malt, coffee, licorice, dark fruit, smoke, chocolate and some citrus/sourish notes. A very good and quite complex ale.


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