Brewed by Orkney (Sinclair Breweries)
Style: Bitter
Stromness, Scotland
Serve in English pint


on tap

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RATINGS: 96   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.26/5   EST. CALORIES: 120   ABV: 4%
Cask; Regular.
Was 4.1%
A 5% version is available filtered and bottled. Here.
"A beautifully simple session beer with a stunning balance of hops and malt - a new taste sensation."

tiggmtl's rating

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
tiggmtl (4544) - Vancouver, British Columbia, - SEP 25, 2012
At first the malts come across as strongest in the nose but hops quickly join in. Clear brown body is topped by a strong and lasting off white head tjat coats the sides of the glass with lacing. Pronounced bitterness doesn’t overwhelm the sweet malts and lightly roasty malts that blend wonderfully in the mouth. Medium body with fair to moderate carbonation and wonderful smooth texture in the mouth. This cask is in nice shape! Enjoyed on cask at the Halfway House in Edinburgh in September 2012.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jmgreenuk (6970) - Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - MAY 19, 2016
Cask at the Fieldhouse, Monkspath, Solihull. Poured a clear reddish brown with a big creamy frothy off white head. The aroma is sweet malt, red berry fruit. The flavour is light sweet, light bitter with a rich, smooth, fruity, light spice, hop bitter palate. Medium bodied with soft carbonation.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
MisoW (2954) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - MAY 6, 2016
On tap at kil-der-kin pub, Edinburgh. Pours brown color, beige head. Aroma of malt, some caramel and hops. Taste is bitter, lightly sweet, citrusy hops, caramel, grassy.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
anders37 (21960) - Malmö, SWEDEN - NOV 26, 2015
Cask @ Shakespeares Head (JDW), Holborn WC2. Pours a slightly hazy amber red color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty caramel aroma. Fruity malty caramel flavor with weak hoppy hints. Has a fruity malty caramel finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Cokemonkey11 (381) - - NOV 9, 2015
Pint, old Bell, Edinburgh. Pours hazy Ruby with a medium tan head. Scent is minimal light bitterness. Taste is medium creamy and a little bitter. Finish is clean and dry. A bit watery but nice bitterness. Good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Towey1989 (1519) - Stoke On Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 25, 2015
Cask at The Green Dragon, Leek (JDW) A clear mohagany brown colour with a foamy beige head. Aroma of bready malts, nuts, dark fruits, some toffee and slight earthy hops. Taste is similar of bready malts, toffee, nuts, dark fruits, slight resin and spicy, earthy hops. Medium bodied and soft carbonation. A lasting, nutty, earthy hop bitterness in the finish. An all round good malty, earthy bitter, with a lingering hop bitterness. Nice and sessionable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Don2711 (358) - - JUL 28, 2015
Malty bready caramel and nutty flavour. Mild on palate but definite bite. Strength deceptive. Nice one. Will try again.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerViking (3848) - Brentford, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 21, 2015
Cask at the Ealing JDW, red-brown with a lasting tight off-white foam, and a lightly floral and winey nose. Juicy, lightly tart and red-fruity on the body, with a little toffee and earthy hops.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
SarkyNorthener (3840) - West Bromwich (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUL 13, 2015
Cask@the imperial, walsall. Dark chestnut beer with medium head and exvellent lacing. Aroma of toffee, malts and nuts. Taste is nutty, malts, toffee and some smoke. Medium bodied. Excellent.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
OwainTurner (425) - Leicester, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - JUL 8, 2015
Very nice very smooth ale. Gorgeous lacing. Tad mild on the tayde, but all good. Nice vrw.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
The_Osprey (5487) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 6, 2015
Cask at the Railway Putney. Dark orange, still, clear, small foamy white head. Aroma is bready, pond water. Body is medium, smooth, low carbonation. Taste is watery, bread, toffee, twig, tea and resin, soft bitterness. OK - malty and plain.

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