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


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RATINGS: 516   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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
allmyvinyl (2941) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 9, 2013
500ml bottle at home. Dark brown pour, thick dark brown head which goes very quickly. Aromas of dark chocolate and ash. Taste has more chocolate and coffee bitterness. Rich mouthfeel for the strength. Not bad.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
puboflyons (2077) - Allenstown, New Hampshire, USA - NOV 29, 2013
From the 500 ml. bottle. It pours deep black with a moderate beige-tan head that slowly fades. The aroma is like burnt chocolate and wood. I love that burnt malty aroma. Smoky might be another term for it but "burnt" seems a better description. Thin to medium body. The taste also has a burnt malt flavor with a light bitterness to balance it out. An easy to drink stout.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beerhammaren (998) - FINLAND - NOV 21, 2013
.5l bottle from Lutakko Supermarket Pours Black with nice tan head. Aroma is roasted malts, chocolate and coffee. Flavor is mostly same. Very nice stout for this abv. A bit weak body though...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bax (1107) - Hasselager, Aarhus, DENMARK - NOV 13, 2013
(bottle 13/11-2013) medium light brown head, black color, roasted aroma, slim body, short light roasted taste. BB date Feb 15.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Mankeli (5) - FINLAND - NOV 8, 2013 does not count
Nice roasty flavour. Bitterness is a bit overwhelming masking subtle tastes. Overall good beer and I recommend it to everyone.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Inbreak (1897) - Loddefjord, NORWAY - NOV 4, 2013
UPDATED: FEB 22, 2014 04.11.2013, 0,5l bottle @ home:
Nice brown creamy longlasting head. Aroma is slightly sweet creamy, dark malts, chocolate, vanilla, roasted grain, caramel, grass, coffee. Taste is slightly sour-ish grassy, dark malts, grass, caramel, hay, roasted grain, sour coffee. Medium bitterness, a little thin body. Very nice for beeing only 4%.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
geologyguy (648) - Columbia, South Carolina, USA - OCT 31, 2013
smells like a guinness but taste is much more stout...besides the strong roasted malt flavor off the bat with a bit of bitterness, the finish is watered down. Not as smooth as guinness either...doesn’t stack up

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Borup (5679) - Albertslund, DENMARK - OCT 12, 2013
Sample at DØE 2013. Black with a beige head. Aroma and flavour of dried fruit roasted malt, chocolate, coffee and caramel.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
ClubGonzo (3951) - Bergen, NORWAY - OCT 11, 2013
Bottle from Matkroken Natland, Bergen. Pitch black body, medium creamy light beige head. Nose is mild coffee and peat-ish notes, grains, oats and hints of caramel. Taste is creamy coffee and peat tones, oats and mild grains with hints of licorice and faint metal. Medium creamy body, soft to medium carbonation. Quite enjoyable for a stout of this strength.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
StilleStorm (679) - Stavanger, NORWAY - OCT 4, 2013
Pours black with brown head. Roasted, smokey malt, coffee and chocolate aroma. Taste much the same. A bit watery. Dry short finish.

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