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

bottled
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RATINGS: 530   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.32   EST. CALORIES: 120   ABV: 4%
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A black stout which is brimming over with roast malt flavours, balanced with a complex hop blend. Really smooth with roasted aftertaste.


3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
lesifflebiere (1348) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 6, 2014
Un stout épais, peu mousseux, riche et huileux ; en nez, du chocolat au lait, un peu de café, un peu de noisettes. Plus aqueux que prévu en bouche, on se prend à regretter assez vite ce défaut parce que les saveurs sont tout à fait justes, et délicieuses. Certains malts qui ressortent ne sont pas dans le registre du torréfié, une originalité tout à son honneur. Malgré tout, et malgré le fait que ses qualités surpassent sans peine ses défauts, on déplore qu’elle manque de caractère dans ses malts, point névralgique de ce style.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
martjoobolut (934) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JUN 4, 2014
0,5L bottle, BB 01.2016. Pours black with tan head. The head stays for some time. Aroma is roast, dark chocolate and creamy notes. Taste is roast, smoke, slight fruits and some sour notes. Finish is mild roast bitter. Overall: nice for a low ABV brew.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
rodenbach99 (3255) - Longueuil, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 4, 2014
50 cl. Meilleur avant janvier 2016. Une superbe mousse trône au sommet de cette bière brune. Un nez de fruits noirs, vineux. Une drôle de bouche poussiéreuse et vineuse.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
SlovakSniper (3347) - Candiac, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 4, 2014
50 cl. Meilleur avant janvier 2016. Un liquide brun très foncé sur lequel flotte une mousse beige bien dense et crémeuse. Quelques traces s’enroulent autour de mon verre. Au nez, pain grillé, café, légère fumée et réglisse fruitée sont les éléments qui captent mon attention. En bouche, les saveurs de malts rôtis et presque brûlés volent la vedette. C’est dommage que les saveurs soient moins intéressantes que les arômes. Au palais, la minceur du liquide ne me dérange guère. À 4%, personne ne fait de miracle. La texture n’est cependant jamais aqueuse. Le pétillement est tout simplement là. En finale, des notes amères interminables qui proviennent de la torréfaction et du rôti. J’ai déjà bu pire.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mikkopen (873) - Oulu, FINLAND - MAY 30, 2014
500 ml bottle. Black, with a thick tan head. Roasted malty arome with coffee and sweetish chocolate. The flavour is roasted malty, with chocolate and coffee. Some ashy notes and bitter cocoa in the finish. Pretty good.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Holmen2 (1221) - NORWAY - MAY 20, 2014
Ebony. Beige persistent head and lacing. Aroma of roasted malts, coffee and dark chocolate. Finely balanced with hops. Dry, no sweetness. A superb stout at only 4,0 ABV.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
OPIE788 (337) - Ohio, USA - MAY 11, 2014
Bottle. Poured black with a tan head. Kind of a chocolaty licorice aroma. Thin mouth feel. Unsweetened chocolate and a bit of smoke from the malt. Kind of a weak cola taste.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Scopey (7376) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 11, 2014
Bottle at home. It pours black with a small tan head. The nose is roasted malt, cocoa, coffee, aniseed and salted caramel. The taste is bitter, roasty, liquorice, caramel, toasty, coffee and some peppery spice with a dry, bitter finish. Light-medium body and fine, prickly carbonation. Decent, quaffable stout all accords.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Benzai (8910) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - MAY 7, 2014
Bottle shared with Dutchdrebus, Joes and Ansjelaah @ weekly tasting. Pitch black color, small tan head. Aroma is malts, roasted malts, slightly peat, roasted bitter. Taste malts, lightly roasted malts, roasty bitter, slightly buttery, a hint of smoke. Thin texture, average body and carbonation.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ansjelaah (1505) - Westelbeers, NETHERLANDS - MAY 7, 2014
Bottle 0,5l. Dark brown/black color with a beige head. Smells and tastes roasted malts, some chocolat and coffee. Watery but for a 4 percent not bad.


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