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

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RATINGS: 537   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.


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
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
MrJamesMcEwan (114) - SCOTLAND - APR 15, 2015
* Bottle. Pours deep black, with a chocolate brown coloured head. * Aroma is medium, roasted malt, bitter chocolate, coffee, smoke & faint grass. * Palate is full body, medium carbonation, very fine bubbles. * Taste is bitter, dark roasted malts, slight chocolate, toast & nuts. * Finish is smooth, sweet & then bitter & drys with a hoppy grassy finish. * Bitter dark roasted malts.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Mackeon (116) - - APR 12, 2015
Overbearing taste and smell of roasted malt, a thin mouthfeel and watery aftertaste make this not the best of stouts, though it is worth trying and it certainly looks good in the glass. Label is pretty nice, too.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
shrubber85 (8582) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - JAN 21, 2015
Bottle. Chocolate, roasted barley, and hay aroma. Oil black with small head. Mildly sweet chocolate, malt, and dry bitter ash flavor. Body on the lighter side. Okay but kind of watery.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Zarkam (526) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JAN 17, 2015
500ml bottle from Tallinn, black colour, small frothy mostly lasting brown head, good lacing. Moderately malty very roasty aroma of coffee and chocolate with moderate earthy and resiny hops and some smoke. Taste is very smooth compared to the aroma, slightly sweet at first with moderately bitter finish with moderate roastiness. Medium to full body, oily texture, average carbonation. One of the better stouts I’ve had.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
Patrickctenchi (4538) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - JAN 16, 2015
Nearly clear, with a small tan head. Aroma of chocolate, blackened banana, toffee....and what reminds me of old latex paint. Taste is woody, caramel/chocolate malt...very light, an odd sort of earthy taste to this one..almost milky... Different, but pretty good.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mike_77 (3730) - Breda, NETHERLANDS - JAN 8, 2015
Black with dark cream head. Aroma is a bit grassy with some light smoke and roasted malts. Flavour has a pleasant burnt/roasted malt bitterness and a hint of coffee.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
fiammanghilla (739) - Genova, ITALY - DEC 21, 2014
Bottiglia 50cl, comprata da eataly e bevuta a casa. Nera con schiuma fine e persistente. Corpo leggero, forse un po troppo carbonata. Amara e tostata. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhold

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Leighton (13405) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 7, 2014
Bottle shared at the chriso pre-Christmas tasting 2014 - London. Vintage c. 2004. Pours clear, dark brown with a frothy tan head. The nose holds notes of milk chocolate, toasty toffee, caramel. Light-medium sweet flavor with old wood, cocoa, ash, cardboard, dried berries, dirt. Light bodied with aveage carbonation. Sweet finish with burnt toast, mild cocoa, subtle roast, light cardboard, more berries, burnt caramel. Novel. Has held up reasonably well.

2.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
jbtallguy (145) - NETHERLANDS - DEC 6, 2014
In fles van 0.5liter. Donker van kleur met een goede schuimkop. Chocolade koffie achtige smaak. Aparte nasmaak die ik niet kan omschrijven.

2.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
sbron (241) - NETHERLANDS - DEC 6, 2014
0.5l bottle at home. Dark colour. Brown head. First impression : stout. Coffee. Chocolate. The finish was to dry and little whisky taste. Not my taste.


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