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


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RATINGS: 1499   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.55   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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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’."

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
sudomorph (600) - Barrie, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 31, 2014
330ml bottle from the end of 2012. Pours a clear caramel with a thin, near white head. Aroma has big notes of sweetness. Caramel and dark fruits with a hint of white chocolate and toffee.Taste is not as sweet as it smells. Balanced with mild, flavour notes of bread, caramel, and a bit of dark fruit. Low-medium body with a medium carbonation. Pretty clean in the mouth with a dry finish. Overall an easy drinking ale. Big sweet nose but with a balanced, almost bitter taste. Caramel and dark fruits.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
adster (341) - HUNGARY - AUG 31, 2014
Már csak frappáns és jellegzetes címkéi miatt is vágyaim tárgya volt, így meglehetősen elégedett voltam, amikor végül sikerült megkaparintanom egyet a skót főzde termékei közül. Felnyitásakor mazsola és vadvirágok aromája szűrődik ki, barley wine-szerű zamatok indulnak útjukra. Kellemes, mandulás ízjegyek kerekednek ki gyümölcsös, likőrszerűen testes alapokon, majd lesz az egész íz-és aromakavalkád egy szertelen, szerethetően követhetetlen impulzusrengeteg, amiben vélhetően azért mindenki talál kedvére való komponenst. Ez az ital egyébiránt egy varázslatos scotch ale, mely leginkább egy erős quadrupel finomított, barley wine jegyekkel beoltott változatának tekinthető, már ami a típusra jellemző ízbeli sajátosságokat illeti.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
daje (2450) - NORWAY - AUG 21, 2014
Bottle at Aye Aye Club, august 19th 2014. Clear amber body with a thich beige head. Aroma of toffee, plum, herbs. Taste is light roasty with a caramel sweetness dominating, alcohol, light fruity, metallic finish with subtle fruit hints and a strong toffee character, notable alcohol aftertaste. Not bad but probably one I wont have again.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rand (1290) - SWITZERLAND - AUG 17, 2014
Bottle 330 ml from Hyperboissons - Doubs (F). Brown garnet beer, ochre head. Heavy aromas of caramel, malt syrupy, roasted, alcohol, butter. The taste is caramelized, intense with dry fruits, fig, shortbread and roasted. Peppery notes, spices, prune, Whisky, hints of peat, earthy bitterness, the whole coated with alcohol. Silky to fat mouth, salty point. Perfect with Stilton and walnuts.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
maxwelldeux (3665) - Everett, Washington, USA - AUG 15, 2014
Draught. Pours a mostly clear dark brown color with a small light tan head on there. Nose is bready and yeasty with just a little bit of caramel coming through. Taste is sweeter and has some candy elements to it. Ok.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
martin00sr (637) - Sřnderborg, DENMARK - AUG 9, 2014
Clear, dark brown. Creamy, offwhite head. Aroma has malt and wood. Flavour is boozy, more wood, dried fruit. Long, boozy finish. Nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bamsen78 (3140) - Sřnderborg, DENMARK - AUG 9, 2014
Bottle. Pours clear copper brown with airy but stable off-white head. clear aroma of malt, barrel, vinous notes and booze in the long nose. Bitter flavour of hops and alcohol, complemented by sweet notes of caramel malt and fruit, and pronounced touches of barrel. Warming alcohol presence. Sweetish and boozy aftertaste. A good one.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
brontebeach (156) - Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 7, 2014
Bottle. Pours dark orange, bubbly off white head that thins quickly. Malty sticky nose, holds promise. On the palate a little thin but balanced. Good complexity in a lightweight trappist style. Its problem is it’s neither quaffable or satisfyingly sippable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
inbirraveritas (1235) - Budapest, HUNGARY - AUG 7, 2014
Bottled, 330 ml. Clear copper colour, medium sized broad pored tan head, which leaves a thin film behind. Intensive smell of molasses, dried fruits and liquor. Malty aroma with molasses, alcohol, toffee and dried fruits, mouthfeel is syrupy and sticky. Long and dry, harsh liquorique and malty finish escorted by earth.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
joejames (128) - Jacobus, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 5, 2014
Bottle to English pint. Pours amber/red, two finger off white head, some lacing. Aroma of smoked wood, plum, caramel, dark malt. Taste is very sweet, big malty flavor, nutty bitterness. Full body, moderate small bubble carbonation, somewhat sticky, scotch like mouth feel. Finishes mostly malty sweet with notes of smoke, wood, ripe dark fruit. Alcohol is apparent. Great malty Scotch ale.

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