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


on tap

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RATINGS: 1487   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
dnicolaescu (738) - Chișinău, MOLDOVA - JUN 2, 2014
BOTTLE 33CL Look: clear ruby, beige-orange small frothy head with poor retention. Aroma: mostly alcohol and sweet caramel liquor, malt, glue and other spicy aging notes - leather? ripe fruit notes. Taste: sweet with alcohol spice providing the dry balance, quite a bit of warming alcohol, low phenolic bitterness, quite clean - not much fruity notes.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Mjp12 (335) - York, North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAY 28, 2014
Very deep fruity flavours in this, with a sweet malt finish. I’m too much of a hop head to really like this, but I can see why some would love it .

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
lillmuffin (72) - Haugesund, NORWAY - MAY 27, 2014
from bottle to glass. Smells remind me somehow of burnt. basement aromas, caramel, bread, coffee.... roasty. Light Cola colour. Not a big fan of the taste. Grass, Citrus, Vegetables. My first Scotch Ale. Not sure if ill buy so much more of those.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
boozedude (1752) - Des Moines, Iowa, USA - MAY 26, 2014
bottle shared with hakes drive at club wakonda in Norwalk, pours brown with white head,and had a pretty dam incredible smooth flavor and overall taste, normally Im not a fan of this style, but thins is good shiz

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
BigFatOgre (13) - Lincoln, Rhode Island, USA - MAY 23, 2014
Very smooth and light with a sour fruity scent. Light taste that goes down easily.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jsnicholas (119) - Woodinville, Washington, USA - MAY 23, 2014
Bottle: I like Scotch ales, but prefer the ones that are more ale and less scotch. This one has a little too much of the Scotch taste for me. It has a nice one figure head. It also a little syrupy, sweet and sticky..

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Cybion (61) - Norfolk, ENGLAND - MAY 23, 2014
Bottle, 330 ml. Pours deep ruby with a small amount of light tan head. Aroma of bready malts, honey and molasses, with some alcohol. Alcohol is more prevalent in the taste, as is the molasses character as well as some spices. Not really getting many hops although there is bitterness present on the back end. Good overall but the alcohol is a bit too overpowering I think.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
Raesmama (22) - - MAY 20, 2014
I really disliked this beer. This was rumored to be a classic by my crew... I disagreed. Tasted like something died in the bottle. Sorry but true...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Calisky (617) - ALSACE, FRANCE - MAY 10, 2014
Couleur ambrée-sombre, très peu de mousse. Nez doux de caramel, malt et note alcool. Gout leger de caramel un peu grillé, fruits noirs. Texture huileuse. Petite amertume en fin de bouche.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
csaso (1350) - Missouri, USA - APR 29, 2014
Bottle - small foamy head, medium copper color, balanced but strong malty aroma and flavor, mild alcohol notes, mild dark fruit notes - pretty good overall

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