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


on tap

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RATINGS: 1599   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.55/5   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
hockey9930 (244) - - DEC 25, 2015
Reddish brown with one finger of tan head. Too congested to smell much right now. What I can smell seems like dough and toffee. Medium maltiness, barnyard, dough, coriander. Fairly light bodied.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jeremyh70 (1042) - Missouri, USA - DEC 13, 2015
Poured a clear amber color ale with a medium size foamy head with good retention and some light lacing. Aroma consists of deep caramelized malt with lightly sweet undertones and light toffee notes. Taste is also a mix between some caramelized malt notes with some toffee notes and a dry aftertaste. Body is about average with good carbonation.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Moravius (1076) - Berlin, GERMANY - DEC 12, 2015
Flasche (33 cl) vom Bierzwerg. - Dunkles Goldbraun, fast klar. - In der Nase arg schwach: gedämpfte fruchtige Herbe, Toastbrot und ein Anflug von alten Socken. - Antrunk breit karamelmalzig und schwach rosinensüß mit verhalten zitrusfruchtiger Hopfenherbe (Orangeat), Toastbrot, Noten von Früchtebrot und Hustensaft. Mild rezent, schwerer Körper, weich im Mund. Im Abgang schwere, etwas harzige aber wenig aromatische Bittere mit Anklängen an weißen Pfeffer. Leicht muffig-herber Nachgeschmack. - Für einen „Schädelspalter“ unerwartet matt, zwar malzschwer aber recht gedämpft im Aroma. Etwas enttäuschend.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DocJitsu (1654) - Pensacola, Florida, USA - NOV 25, 2015
Pours a dark brown-ruby with a light tan, very well-retaining head. Cherry liqueur and caramel nose. Flavors follow the nose fairly closely with a fade of a medicinal quality.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
tysongillmore (362) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - NOV 21, 2015
Used to love this beer. Now tastes a little fruity and sour. Still nice and strong. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
markoijelena (2140) - Belgrade, SERBIA - NOV 17, 2015
Bottle 0.33l from the festival thanks to Ogi.Taste with cika Boban and cika Alberto left in Vranovo Serbia. 25.09.2015.Pour it clear dark red color with small white head.Aroma tart and plums.Taste of sweet red fruits, some sourish feel, bourbon present.Ok balanced.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mtu71 (364) - Oulu, FINLAND - NOV 13, 2015
Tanned foamy head. Murky brown. Dark chocolate aroma. Malty, bready, filling, strong, caramel, chocolate, dried fruits. Warming, smooth killer.

-- rated with beerbasher/winphone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
degbert (1661) - Austin, Texas, USA - NOV 10, 2015
Bottle, at the CTBCAIPAT-O. (An investigation is underway to try to figure out how this snuck into an IPA tasting.) Pours a deep red-brown with a very lacy, creamy, mixed-grained, tan head. Nose is apple, maple, and brown sugar. On the tongue it’s apple, dark rum, wheat bread, date, and raisin; somewhat boozy, low on carbonation, quite rich, but a little thin on the mid-palate. Finish is long, sweet, and treacly. Good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
emusche (191) - Wisconsin, USA - NOV 2, 2015
Pours deep copper with a very thin head; minimal lacing. Definitely some dark fruit notes present; raisin, plum, with hints of caramel, earthy woodiness and some alcohol. Taste is in the same vain of dried fruits, caramel, chocolate and the same slight booziness. Quite good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
smroush (205) - Michigan, USA - OCT 31, 2015
Fruity aroma of plum. Hops stay in the background. Moderately sweet; light bitterness. Medium body; carbonation a bit soft; finish is fairly long and somewhat fruity. Overall it’s OK but fairly simple.

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