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

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RATINGS: 1589   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.56/5   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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’."


Meilby's rating

2.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Meilby (10487) - Kristiansand, - NOV 18, 2012
Bottle 330ml @ home
Pours clear brown with a off-white head. Aroma has notes of malt, caramel, alcohol and dried fruits. Taste is medium sweet and light bitter with a warm and caramel finish. Body is medium, texture is thin, carbonation is soft.


4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Graham77 (381) - SCOTLAND - APR 30, 2016
330ml bottle. Pours reddish in color with particles in suspension. Aroma is sweet and as good as you’ll find. Dried fruit, cherry cough sweets, brown sugar. Reminds me of Paulaner Salvatore in flavour and that’s no had thing. Quality.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Leighton (17225) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 5, 2016
Bottle shared at the Cotteridge Convention - 2016 edition. Cheers! Pours clear gold with a creamy topping. Sugary and bready, with notes of soft caramel and ripening fruits. Medium bodied with average carbonation. Lightly warming on the finish, with more toasty and bready malts, caramel and toffee. Good stuff.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Quick3Beers (749) - East Falmouth, Massachusetts, USA - APR 1, 2016
Pours a rich dark copper from a bottle, lots of lacing. Slightly spicy, rich jammy nose, but rather thin and not overpowering flavor. Very good beer.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Docavey (42) - Lehigh Acres, Florida, USA - MAR 20, 2016
Tasted this from the bottle. Not really scary as the name implies. Yes, 8.5% alcohol but smooth and easy to drink. All enjoyed this, even the non-beer-drinkers in the group. F Avey---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Sissio (1129) - Orsenigo, ITALY - MAR 17, 2016
Bottle @ home Clear copper with suspensions, light brown head Caramel malts, chestnut honey, dry apricot, winey Complex, passito, caramel, hint of licorice, dessert wine, dry plum

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
RichTheVillan (5825) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAR 13, 2016
Bottle at CWC II; clear dark brown pour with a bubbly beige head, aroma has very sweet malts and a hint of red fruits, taste has sweet toffee, some nutty action.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SarkyNorthener (3792) - West Bromwich (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAR 10, 2016
Cotteridge Convention II. Bottle shared thanks to s_hartshorne, cheers Shane. Dark Amber beer. Aroma of sweet malts and dark fruits. Taste is sweet malts, some alcohol and some spice. Decent.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Night_Cap (50) - Southern Highlands, AUSTRALIA - MAR 6, 2016
Bottle (330ml). Served at room temperature. Pours mahogany amber with a slight haze. Head is medium sized, off white, dense (almost creamy) and last very well. Aroma is rich and malty with notes of dark cherries, dried cranberries, dates, whiskey, burnt toffee, chocolate and some spiced earthy notes. Flavour is very smooth with a light earthy bitterness; dates, dark cherries, currants, burnt toffee, whiskey, and a toasty/woody finish with light notes of aniseed. Full bodied with soft carbonation, a slightly syrupy texture and a good length finish. Awesome Scotch Ale

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
chucklemation (1175) - Royal Oak, Michigan, USA - FEB 28, 2016
Pours a brown color with no head and lots of particles. Aroma is a nice combination of dark fruits and caramel. Flavor doesn’t quite match the nose, with some caramel and the dark fruits hardly noticeable. A touch sour. The bottle was dated "BBE May 15," so perhaps a fresher bottle would be worth picking up to get a fairer assessment. Just okay.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
S_Lovecraft (11) - - FEB 25, 2016
Reddish mahogany appearance with minimal head; aroma of burnt caramel, spices and red fruits; rich on palate with a long sweetly alcoholic finish. Great!


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