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


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RATINGS: 566   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.34/5   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.

Spelt's rating

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Spelt (232) - 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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
hershiser2 (2176) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - OCT 15, 2016
$5.49 500 ml bottle from Market Steer Wine Shop, Downtown. Pours BLACK with a giant, soft brown head. Luscious aroma of smoked peat, chocolates, coffee, earth, wood - this is amazing. Flavor is quote similar, yet not as strong. Smoked peat, light chocolate, coffee grounds. Slightly earthy, slightly woody. It doesn’t check in with that higher alcohol stout, but damn - if it did this would be a masterpiece.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
hauxe (444) - Butzbach, Hesse, GERMANY - MAY 31, 2016
Pours black with a muddy head. The aroma is roasted malt, coffee grounds, and is a touch vinous. It works and is very inviting. Taste is pleasantly bitter and quite dry, with roasted coffee, nuts, and smoke all present. The finish remains bitter, but also takes on a light sourness from the hops. Body is lighter than average for a stout, but I would not describe it as watery. A good stout, particularly if searching for a stout with a lower than average ABV.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Slubgob (310) - West Hartford, USA - MAY 30, 2016
Bottle into wine glass. Black, cream head clings to side of glass. Nose is a bit sweet, i’d’ve guessed aged in bourbon barrels. Very dry stout, chocolate, coffee, and toffee. Slightly bitter finish. Very nice dry stout.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DSG (12189) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - MAY 8, 2016
Bottle sample at a tasting at Dancing Camel. Thanks Max & Stas. Black with a tan head. Aroma of chocolate, dark fruits, a bit of licorice, caramel, nuts, and a smoky hint. Sweetish flavor, with chocolate, nuts, caramel, a bit of dark fruits, mild smokiness, and a bitterish finish. Medium-bodied. A good one.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Pyobon (1314) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - APR 23, 2016
Black with short-lived brown head. Pleasant but subtle aroma - chocolate, coffee, dark malt, something medicinal. Medium body, slightly oily with modest bright carbonation. Taste is dominated by dark roast malt, with notes of burnt sugar. There’s some balancing acidity and some softer sweetness in the background. Pleasant but the taste is a bit harsh and lacks complexity.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
WaddlingPlatypus (128) - Durham, ENGLAND - APR 3, 2016
500ml bottle. Dark brown colour with a chocolate-coloured head. The aroma contains faint hints of chocolate, the burn of brandy, and a touch of iron oil. Smooth flavour of roasted malt with a touch of cream and the scent of grass.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mudfly (67) - - FEB 20, 2016
Bottiglia 500 ml. bellissimo e intenso nero con schiuma cremosa e persistente color caffè. Al naso aroma di malto tostato, caramello e note di liquirizia. In bocca è una favola: morbide note di malto tostato, cioccolato, intensa, morbida e equilibrata. Corpo medio carbonazione bassa. Ottima.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
luttonm (4729) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 28, 2016
Bottle at #x shitty tasting in Belgrade. Quite black with a lovely foamy tan head. vanilla, slightly medicinal, menthol. Buttery body, dry bitter malt finish. Nice enough aroma then underwhelming body. British alright but not fantastic.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
ionutsalex (11) - ROMANIA - JAN 7, 2016
Creamy heavy chocolate taste Caramel roaste After taste just marvelous Best stout for me Like eurovision. 12 points goes to dragonhead

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
markoijelena (2488) - Belgrade, SERBIA - JAN 2, 2016
Bottle 0.5l at the Weird shitty tasting at Beerville Bar Belgrade Serbia.Bottle from the Great British festival.Pour it clear dark color with small white head.Aroma fruity, fresh dark fruits.Taste not so balanced or not so fresh, maybe spoiled a little bit, roasted malt, bittery in the middle.

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