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

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RATINGS: 1508   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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3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
beermomz (20) - USA - APR 24, 2013
Poured a hazy light brown with a fairly large head that disappeared quickly. Aroma of caramel, malt and fruit. The taste was lightly sweet with a surprising hoppy finish. A nice change from some of the too sweet scotch ales I’ve had. I had honestly never heard of Orkney Brewery but was looking for something new to try and am happy to have found it.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
slowrunner77 (5804) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 18, 2014
"this one’s got a bit of muscle behind it. Yuuuumy! Too much going on in the nose and palate to list (see brewer’s description). Not the best, but not to far off. Totally enjoyable.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Nordcore (1027) - Lyngen alps, NORWAY - OCT 15, 2014
Bottle 33 cl. Amber, clear with a medium offwhite head. Malt, caramel, hops and alc aroma. Light bittersweet with a soft caramel and alc. End. Ok...

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
outlawskies (961) - - OCT 12, 2014
Julie says beery beer 2.5? V. V. V. H. Bvvvvvv vvvvvvg. V ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
ARH (457) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 12, 2014
11.2 oz bottle poured into a shaket. Aromas of woody, fig, and rich molasses are noticeable. There’s also a slight burnt character, berries, slight alcohol, grass, and a hint of dark spices. It pours a clear, oily, dirty / muddy brown color. It’s topped by a light tan / near white, soapy silky head that reduces down to nothing. The taste is a medium / medium high sweet with a medium bitter. The beer is oily and slick on the palate with a medium full body and fizzy carbonation. Burnt wood, molasses, a slight resin, grass, spice flavors fill the palate and spice and molasses finish it. It’s kind of clean but a woody, burnt, dry molasses aftertaste lingers.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bartlebier (1799) - Belchum im Breisgau, GERMANY - OCT 5, 2014
Pour@5e Mondial/Mulhouse - So, Hugi-shared. Reddish orange, minimal head. Aroma of very ripe to mildly rotting stone fruit and figs: sherry, poire williams, general after dinner decadence in the 80s, somewhere well-off. Marinated pear on a soggy biscuit, yet somehow finishing clean and semi-sec, with a bitter fruit peel coda.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
UXO (260) - CANADA - SEP 28, 2014
Pours a clear medium to deep amber with a short beige head diminishing to a thin cap, spotty lacing. Nose is toffee malt, dark dried fruit, and molasses - almost rum-like, with a slight hint of alcohol. Taste is medium sweet and mild bitter. Medium to full bodied, medium to low carbonation, and a sweet finish with mild alcohol warming. Not a big fan of wee heavy/scotch ales, so it’s hard for me to be even-handed rating this one. There’s a near-complete absence of hop character, and I can easily see something similar to this having been bittered with gruit in the past - but at least it’s not peaty. Realistically, it integrates the high ABV pretty well, and the fruit/vinoous notes work fairly well. Pretty drinkable for a high ABV scotch ale.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
turbothy (1102) - Bonn, GERMANY - SEP 28, 2014
Pours reddish brown with minimal head. Sweet toffee and raisin flavour, that appears again in the smooth flavour. Very nice ale.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Iphonephan (3347) - McLean, Virginia, USA - SEP 27, 2014
From a 33 cl bottle. Poours a clear amber brown with an ecru head. Caramel nose. Flavors of caramel and butterscotch with some herbal notes. Smooth, somewhat sweet finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Zwiebel88 (171) - GERMANY - SEP 21, 2014
Rötlich-dunkel im Glas. In der Nase karamellig, dunkle früchte. Am Gaumen dunklenFrüchte, Alkohol, malzig, kaum bitter. Ausfüllender Körper.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
bigguns22 (697) - Maryland, USA - SEP 18, 2014
Pour dark brown with floaters and a medium off white head. Aroma is malty,sweet and dark fruit. A medium flavor beer that’s pretty good that has dark fruits and citrus flavors.


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