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Brewed by Orkney (Sinclair Breweries)
Style: Scotch Ale
Stromness, Scotland
Serve in Thistle

bottled
common

on tap
common

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 1515   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.55   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Available filtered in 330ml bottles.
"Named after Thorfin Hausakliuuf, the seventh earl of Orkney, this reddish coloured ale has an intense vinous nose, is rich and satiny in the mouth with a long dry finish and deep rich fruity notes. Described as ’Satiny smooth in the mouth, deceptively light and dangerously drinkable’."


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dalle (1145) - Skørping, DENMARK - OCT 9, 2003
Small beige head - disappears. Dark red-brown. Sweet, smoke, well-balanced by long bitter-dry and little salty finish. Full.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
quantum24 (32) - New York, USA - OCT 9, 2003
dark red/brown quickly fading tan head. malt sweetness, fairly smokey, medium-full bodied. long finish. nice and complex

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bierkoning (10555) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - OCT 5, 2003
Malty, raisinny aroma. Sweet and syrupy flavor with some raisin, alcohol and coughing syrup. Soft, soothing and warming.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
bu11zeye (11971) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - OCT 5, 2003
(Bottle) Amber colored ale with orage highlights and a medium tan head. Descent taste with hints of carmel, smoke, and fruit.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
sloth (2529) - Ceciltucky, Co., Maryland, USA - OCT 5, 2003
Lasting, large tan, rocky head. Clear, ruby color. Malty sweet nose, smokey. Full bodied, sticky. Malty sweet, slight roastiness, some licorice notes. Finish is sweet. Slight astringency.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
PrinceofNessus (236) - Norman, Oklahoma, USA - OCT 4, 2003
Light brown in coloration, light lacing. Thin, light yellow head. The beer smells and tastes of alcohol, and caramel malts. It has a bitter corney aftertaste.

2.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
3fourths (8228) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - OCT 4, 2003
Medium to dark orange. Musty, caramel, plums, and maple. Sour apple and bland/rootten apricots and plums for the flavor. Not a good finish, sour paper and other nasty things.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Falconseye8 (542) - Evans, Colorado, USA - SEP 29, 2003
Very smooth very drinkable. Don't feel my SkullSplitting. Maybe I need to hammer a few more before I render my verdict. I like it I think you will too.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
caesar (5317) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - SEP 20, 2003
Clear dark red color, medium head. Aroma is burned malts, bacon. Sweet roasted malty taste, smoke note indeed. Dry and bitter palate.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
skortila (4619) - Baarn, NETHERLANDS - SEP 19, 2003
Malty, sweet and fruity aroma. Appearance is dark brown/red. Lasting head. Taste is malty and sweet, some fruits and quite strong. Bit sticky


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