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

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RATINGS: 527   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.


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3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bmanLS (134) - Gibsonia, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 19, 2011
Dark black with brown foamy head. Mild carbonation, smokey chocolate flavor. Not bad.


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
UXO (266) - CANADA - OCT 23, 2014
Pours nearly solid black with just a hint of lightening around the margins, two fingers of beige head diminishing gradually to a thin cap, moderate lacing (4/5). Nose is coffee, faint chocolate, dark roast malts, dark fruit, leather, tobacco, faint smoke (8/10). Taste is low sweetness and moderate bitter with some citrus tart, spice, and a hint of smoke (8/10). Medium body, prickly to moderate sustained carbonation, off-dry lingering bitter finish (4/5). Starts out quite well-behaved and pleasant - not too much sweetness, and a nicely bitter bite. The carbonation is too high for it to have a smooth texture, but it certainly prevents any mouth-coating behaviour, and keeps the body relatively light and crisp. It opens up nicely as it warms, with some dark fruit, leather, and tobacco coming out to play. A solid performer, and quite drinkable with its low ABV. (16/20)

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Niall73 (1838) - Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 17, 2014
Pours a dark brown/black with an off white head. Grassy, weedy, licorice aroma. Light dark chocolate, licorice, grassiness, light citrus... A bit messy but OK. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
slowrunner77 (5977) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 17, 2014
"the richness of the body and flavor of this beer totally hides the fact that itís only 4% abv. there is chocolate and some smoke on the nose. the feel is rich and very smooth. the finish smooth as well. my friend got way more smoke than i did out of this beer. i thought it was more like a thin bodied milk stout. sweet and tastes like malted chocolate with a hint of smoke. if this came in 6 packs, iíd be drinkiní it lots!"

3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
outlawskies (962) - - OCT 12, 2014
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3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
tia (949) - Sandston, Virginia, USA - SEP 27, 2014
Bottle. Very dark with tan head that dissipated and light lacing. I get chocolate-cherry, tobacco, light play-doh, and roastiness. Nice dry bitter flavor with some coffee on the finish. Heavy on the carbonation.

3.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
HopTsing (428) - Sandston, Virginia, USA - SEP 27, 2014
From the bottle poured a dark brew with little head. Nice subtle aromas of earthy, roasty malt and a hint of chocolate. Flavor was all the above, a bit dry, with very little hoppyness. .

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rotaman14 (111) - Potsdam, GERMANY - SEP 26, 2014
Bottle from Tesco, Kirkwall. Pours black with a small brown head. Aroma of roasted coffee beans, burnt toast and some vanilla. Taste is dark chocolate, dark coffee. Nice stout!

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
suurjuust (1101) - ESTONIA - SEP 26, 2014
Black beer, medium brown head. Nose is roasty notes, malt, coffee. Flavor is roast, malt, grainy sour notes, coffee. Smoke in the bitter-roasty finish, lingering roast and coffee. A very quaffable stout

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Kauge (182) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - SEP 25, 2014
50 cl bottle from Liviko Alcostore in Tallinn harbour (Ä 3,20), Sept 2014. BB Apr 2016. Pours an extremely dark brown (black in the glass) with a dark tan head that rather quickly drops down, leaving a thin layer and some beautiful lacing. Nose... very distinct Golding hops and roasted malts - to me this is gives off a strange "rubbery British sourness" I cannot seem to get accustomed to. I also get raw cocoa beans. Taste is more roasty with notes of cold coffee and very bitter chocolate. It begins with a medium sweetness, this quickly turns into roasty, more sour than bitter, and finishes with a mellow, roasty (again, rubbery) sourness. Body is light, it has a rather thin but prickly carbonation, palate on the dry side. Maybe Iíll grow to like this sort of stuff when Iím old.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
EyeAmBaldman (270) - 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. Didnít get much better when warmer.


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