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

bottled
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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.


4.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
nuka (1) - ROMANIA - APR 4, 2012 does not count
Dark color with a tan head. Very subtle coffee flavor, delicate enough not to distract from the hop taste. Compliments perfectly a chocolate dessert.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
McWorta (558) - LUXEMBOURG - JUN 23, 2013
Pitch black in colour another light sucker, with a tan brown toast small toast head. Slick in texture and a bit fizzy. Notes of roasted malts and some hops is predominent, nice bitter chocolate and coffee notes. Well balanced beer with a nice long lasting lingering finish which is noticable throughout without being abrasive.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Holmen2 (702) - NORWAY - MAY 20, 2014
Ebony. Beige persistent head and lacing. Aroma of roasted malts, coffee and dark chocolate. Finely balanced with hops. Dry, no sweetness. A superb stout at only 4,0 ABV.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Dougal (130) - Escondido, California, USA - MAR 3, 2003
Gorgeous coffee and peaty aromas. Thick black/brown coloring with a milk chocolate colored head. Roasted coffee flavoring isn't weak at all but is detracted from by a watery quality on the palate. Aftertaste is roasted and peaty like the aroma. You have to like peat flavoring to appreciate this one like you would an Islay scotch.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
TheBeerCollector (633) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - JAN 1, 2004
Pours black with an off white head that lasts quite well. Smooth but thin texture with distinct chocolate flavors. Some nice hop bitterness in the finish.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
awebster (165) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - OCT 30, 2005
This is a good one to drink if you love Stouts. A very good example of the style, bursting with malt flavor, very dark in color with a thick, full body.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
scotty (1047) - SCOTLAND - MAR 28, 2007
A cracker! Typical stout in appearance, good head and nice lines down the glass. Rich roast malt /coffee nose, very smooth palate, perhaps just a touch light, could perhaps do with another % of alcohol to add a bit more body, but never mind it’s lovely and worth seeking out. This came from The Fine Wine Shop on Musselburgh High Street.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mcsquint (93) - , Missouri, USA - OCT 15, 2008
Pours opaque black in color with large, creamy, dark tan head. Head dissipates rather quickly leaving nice lacing all along the glass. Rich chocolate malt aroma with dark roasted coffee notes. Tastes of chocolate with dark roasted coffee. I loved this. Could easily drink more.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
authenticmead (59) - West Coast, Oregon, USA - FEB 7, 2011
Bottle from: mainbrew.com Visual: Pours pitch black with a very creamy and long lasting head. Nose: Roasted malts, slightly smoky, toasted almonds, a touch of British hops. Palate: light to medium body, exceptionally creamy and smooth, earthy peat like smokiness, and slightly tart. Conclusion: Very easy to drink. The smoothest British stout that there is. The fact that it is this smooth for not being on nitro is no small achievement. It is an exceptional session stout; at 4% abv, you can drink a fair amount without becoming a blubbering idiot in no time flat. This is the stout for the Guinness lover. If you love Guinness, you will lust over this beer; it blows Guinness out of the water. This is the best session stout out there, so I highly recommend.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Toomio (179) - Joensuu, FINLAND - DEC 14, 2013
Pullon takia ostettu. Todella tumma ja hapokas. Ei makea, mutta muuten mainio. Kyllä tätä kannattaa ostaa.


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