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


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RATINGS: 544   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.33   EST. CALORIES: 120   ABV: 4%
Bottle: Filtered.
A black stout which is brimming over with roast malt flavours, balanced with a complex hop blend. Really smooth with roasted aftertaste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
clong83 (285) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 27, 2004
I thought this one was pretty good. Nose was malty, no surprise there. Nice big creamy tan head, and lots of interesting toasty and coffee flavors. Finish had a hint of hops. Nice stout.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jimhilt (2469) - Bow, New Hampshire, USA - OCT 23, 2004
Pours with a five-finger plus (pour very slowly) light brown head that is thick and frothy leaving a ton of lace. Totally black color. Light carbonation and light-medium bodied. Nose is roasted coffee. Starts with a strong roasted coffee flavor and finishes slightly bitter. $3.49 for a 500ml bottle, Liquor Barn Lexington, KY.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Crosling (1864) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - OCT 2, 2004
The appearance on this Stout was the highlight. Poured a deep opaque brown with a creamy light brown head. Fantastic Head Retention with excellent lacing left behind. The usual subtle coffee and chocolate flavors but I noticed some molasses and some roastiness or burntness to the malt as well. Very subtle caramel or toffee type flavor. Canít really pick it up though.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Syd (921) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - OCT 1, 2004
Bottle pours black with a nice tan head and some lace. The aroma is roasty and chocolate. The flavor is lactic, roasted, chocolate, and has a fairly rich palate but at the same time quite seemingly artificially carbonated. Ya know, overall, this is not real bad, but also not real good. Iíve had some good beers this evening, and I really do not want to bias my rating of this, but Iím not real impressed.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
DragonStout (1408) - Pickerington, Ohio, USA - SEP 29, 2004
A nice dark stout with a tan , thin head.It poured well.Looks can be deceiving.The aroma of burntness and chocolate.There was no "pop" with the flavor.It looked great and smelt good, but the taste wasnít there.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Pigfoot (2268) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - SEP 23, 2004
deep. dark color, with crimson highlights, beneath a creamy cocoa-tan head. Aroma is gentle, yet still roasty, emitting warm notes of chocolate and coffee, rich, bittersweet, with espresso tinges, and fairly uplifting, I like it! Warm, rich, smooth satisfying mouthfeel. Just drips over the palate, lolls around the tongue, very silky smooth. Not as thick or full as some stouts, but thatís okay, sometimes. Thoroughly pleasing, with an additional toffeeish sweetness, that really brings a smile. I canít help but like this beer, and Iíd advise you to try it, at least. Doesnít rock any worlds, but damned if it doesnít taste good, and thatís all Iím caring about right about now.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Dalle (1145) - SkÝrping, DENMARK - SEP 23, 2004
Bottle. Black with beige head. Roasted, cappucino, liqourice, metallic, bitter-dry. Ok from a bottle - could imagine it being great from cask...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
dolemike1 (1288) - Jeannette, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 22, 2004
Drinking this and rating it simultaneously. Black with a light tan head, minimal lacing, nice aroma of roasted coffee, flavor is similar, light roasted coffee, hints of chocolate, some and a slight watery, coffee finish. Very nice and enjoyable beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
robertsreality (2460) - Minnesota, USA - SEP 17, 2004
Dark Coloring. Small Sandy Head That Lasts....Aroma of Sweet Malt and Possibly Alcohol...whisky....Flavor of Roasts, Coffee...and Whisky...Mildly Bitter...A Little Thin but Overall a Decent Stout.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
badgerben (4609) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - SEP 9, 2004
Pours a nice, dark black color with a medium head that wears down to a thin lace. Aroma of whisky... possibly Lagavulin. The taste is more whisky and heavily roasted malts. A little tinge of sour as well. Very nice; I would definitely buy this again.

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