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

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RATINGS: 518   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.32   EST. CALORIES: 120   ABV: 4%
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Bottle: Filtered.
A black stout which is brimming over with roast malt flavours, balanced with a complex hop blend. Really smooth with roasted aftertaste.


Spelt's rating

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Spelt (231) - East Kingston, New Hampshire, USA - JUN 2, 2012
Delicious raisiny aroma. Nice chocolate notes too. Nearly black with red highlights. Short tan head. Flavor brings deep malty sweetness, dark fruits, and again just a hint of chocolate. Very smooth but a little thin in body. Overall a very drinkable stout without the excessive roasty/burnt notes that can at times detract.


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
EyeAmBaldman (235) - Illinois, USA - AUG 3, 2014
Pours black with a one finger tan head. Aroma is of dark fruits and smoke. Taste is sweet at first then a bit of coffee and roasted malt. Low ABV kind of hurts this one. Didn’t get much better when warmer.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jamestulloch (1395) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 3, 2014
Bottle from Judith Glue. Black body with a medium tan head. Excellent lacing. Aroma of creamy milk chocolate and vanilla. Flavour of chocolate, filter coffee and burnt toast. Medium body with a slick, oily mouthfeel. Soft fizz. A smooth, easy drinking Stout.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
taylorderek (26) - - JUL 24, 2014
Dark body with Caramel colour head poured into tulip glass. From fridge: Body and head are both fairly thin with an average carbonation, and a bitter finish. Very faint aroma of beer and mocha. Sweet, dark chocolate flavours battle on the tongue with the more bitter hoppy flavours. (2.5 rating) Chilled: Taste becomes more rounded as the beer warms. Would recommend letting the bottle warm for ten minutes from the fridge before opening to really get the smoky mocha vibe that makes this beer worthwhile. Body becomes smoother and more aromatic. Beer much more balanced and enjoyable. (3.4, used this rating)

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
rarbring (1382) - Linköping, SWEDEN - JUL 19, 2014
Overall: Nice fruitiness, some smoke, sessionable. Small body.
Note: Bottle 500 ml at a De Klomp tasting. Reviewed 2014-07-19.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
thirstyrabbit (1102) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JUL 6, 2014
Bottle. Dark body, medium tall tan head. Aroma has cocoa, light coffee roast and some praline candies. Medium sweet roasty taste with oats and cocoa. Smooth finish with a very light dryness. Nice but I’m more fond of stronger stouts.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
agent_persik (400) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JUN 27, 2014
Black color, small brown head. Aroma of roasted malt, smoke, licorice, coffee, ripe fruits. Taste has roasted malt, bacon, coffee, berries, hops - dry, a bit salty with mild bitter finish. Medium body and soft carbonation. Nice and interesting stout.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Burgers (323) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 19, 2014
Pitch black, medium beige head slowly fades. Aromas roasted malt and traces of smoke and liquorice. Initial taste is sour but eventually quite balanced. Finish is tempered bitter. Little carbonation.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Marduk (2733) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JUN 7, 2014
500ml bottle. Pitch black color. Medium size, thick brown head, stays, Roast, chocolate, sweet, raisins, licorice in aroma. Quite mild aroma. Smoked, roast, slight sourness, touch of rubber in taste. Beautiful long lasting roast in aftertaste. Very soft carbonation. Very enjoyable.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
lesifflebiere (1271) - 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 (731) - 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.


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