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

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RATINGS: 1486   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’."


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2.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
chris__hartley (274) - Ontario, - JAN 31, 2013
It pours copper with orange highlights; the head is light beige and soapy. The aroma has notes of: a musky fart smell, figs, raisins, toffee, and cheap-grain smell. The taste is medium astringent that finishes medium bitter; there are notes of: wet-cardboard, peat, and alcohol. The palate is medium bodied, then, light carbonation, and a horrible long finish. Overall, I’m pretty sure I got an off bottle, otherwise you all have terrible taste in beer.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rand (1280) - 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.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
maxwelldeux (3539) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
martin00sr (560) - Sønderborg, 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.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bamsen78 (3077) - Sønderborg, 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.

3.5
   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.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
inbirraveritas (1227) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
joejames (122) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Peter_L (687) - SWEDEN - JUL 24, 2014
Flaska hos god vän. Mörkt kopparfärgad vätska. Härliga dofter av karamell och toffe, precis som det skall vara. Smaken överraskar då inget från doften återkommer. Både kola och karamell är borta. Stram och torr med en fyllig munkänsla. Trevlig luring.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Trev (1919) - Lakeville, Minnesota, USA - JUL 19, 2014
Amber pour, thin head. Big malty aroma. Toffee, woody hop. Flavour is woody, earthy, toffe. Light grainy/woody sourness. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Grzesiek79 (3174) - Radom, POLAND - JUL 15, 2014
dobre piwo smaczne slodowe i alkoholowe nieco niestety. Koloru czerwono brazowego. Piana niewielka i niezbyt trwala. Karmelowa slodowosc nieco jakby torfowy posmak. Koncowka alkoholowa, ale szlachetna podobna do rumu.


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