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

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RATINGS: 144   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.52   EST. CALORIES: 138   ABV: 4.6%
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tiggmtl's rating

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tiggmtl (4548) - Vancouver, British Columbia, - SEP 25, 2012
Vinous dark fruits in the nose along withalty sweetness. Dark brown body topped by a tight off white head that recedes to cover. Lightly sour fruit flavour is complemented by sweet and roasty malts. Medium body with low carbonation. Delicious and easy to drink. Enjoyed on cask at the Halfway House in Edinburgh in September 2012.


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rarbring (1241) - Linköping, SWEDEN - JUN 24, 2014
Overall: Smoke, sausage, coffee.
Note: Cask at Oliver Twist. Reviewed 2014-06-24.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
mR_fr0g (2393) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - JUN 22, 2014
Cask at archebald simpson Aberdeen. Opaque black / dark red coloured pour with a dense light tan head. Aroma is subdued dark malts with some roast and choc. Flavour is composed of milk choc with dishwater and roast barley. Lingering smooth roast and pepper. Palate is milky with a slightly creamy body. Fairly crude.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Stuu666 (1400) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 15, 2014
Cask at Guildford Arms. Light chocolate, sweet, but not too fruity and too thin.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Holmen2 (633) - NORWAY - MAY 18, 2014
From cask at The Ferry Inn, Stromness. Black. Pale brown very dense and persistent head. Good lacing. Aroma of roasted malt, coffee and dark toffe. Similar taste. Round mothfeel. Balanced by moderate bitterness in aftertaste. High drinkability and served in perfect condition.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
DroolYeast (210) - Odder, DENMARK - MAY 16, 2014
Cask @ Blackfriars, Inverness. Great aroma of roasted malt, chocolate, some dark dried fruit. Very dark brown with small light brown head. Light to moderate bitterness, some taste of sour apples, black malt sweetness. Finish is dry and roasted. Oily texture. Low carbonation.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Godfather50 (43) - SCOTLAND - APR 18, 2014
UPDATED: MAY 1, 2014 Cask, The Old Inn, Gairloch. Maybe I wasn’t in the mood for this dark ale, stout. There was nothing offensive about it, but nothing hoppy or wholesome or distinctive.it reminded me of a kit homebrewed stout I brewed a couple of years ago. I was very pleased with it, but then, It cost me 30p a bottle and was out of a tin. I think I’m not a dark ale fan, that’s the problem.

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Renobob (564) - Besançon, FRANCE - APR 3, 2014
Arômes de malts, café, graines torréfiées. On distingue même une pointe de caramel. Plutôt décevante, corpulence trop faible.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Gary (1324) - Brentford, London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 27, 2014
Cask@ bough market: Licorice Coffee and roast malt palate. Decent but could be richer and fuller.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Osprey87 (1363) - WALES - FEB 14, 2014
Cask at the Southwark Tavern. Black with a small tan head, which doesn’t endure long. Smell is quite potent - roasted barley and smoke. Body is medium to light, carbonation is low, pretty smooth and not foamy. Taste is initially caramel coffee, moving to toffee, roasted barley, vegetable water and stewed banana, lightly bitter resin finish. This initially struck me as a very good beer but the overall impression from a pint is that the flavour is a little weak and the finish becomes a bit off-putting. Decent though.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
marquisalex (167) - Surrey, ENGLAND - FEB 6, 2014
Cask. Inky black, just-visible red tinge when held up to bright light. Close cropped, lasting mid-brown head. Dark chocolate, roasted nuts, toast. Very balanced, round malty flavour. Thick and full, lasting but not properly bitter. Plays like a mild more than an old, but excellent nonetheless.


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