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style
Brewed by Orkney (Sinclair Breweries)
Style: Old Ale
Stromness, Scotland

bottling
unknown

on tap
available

Local Distribution

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RATINGS: 171   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.52/5   EST. CALORIES: 138   ABV: 4.6%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Cask; Regular

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Piepenhenrich (1171) - Steinbach, GERMANY - SEP 24, 2017
From tap on the ferry to Stromness. Pours very dark brown, almost black with no head at all. Also no carbonation whatsoever. Don't know if this is normal or if I got a bad one. Taste, however, was good. Malts, a lot of toast, some smoke, chocolate and coffee flavours. A very distant bitterness. Real good taste but no bubbles, after all just a medium brew for me.

4
mcf (10) - - SEP 20, 2017
UPDATED: SEP 20, 2017 Bon Accord. Glasgow. Wonderful beer. Black with a good tan head. Caramel and dark chocolate

3.6
rozsoma (1128) - Gyõr, HUNGARY - SEP 17, 2017
UPDATED: SEP 17, 2017 Cask @ Ferry Inn, Stromness. Not that big deal that I wanted and idealized but

3.8
BeerandBlues2 (13697) - Escondido, California, USA - SEP 16, 2017
Cask. Pours clear brown with a medium, frothy off-white head, medium retention. Rich caramelized bready malt with faint earthy hops and bitterness, dark fruits and a sweet finish. Light body and medium carbonation.

4.2
wilde_joost59 (253) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - AUG 18, 2017
Cask at the Forth Inn in Aberfoyle. Brown, almost black color. A very good beer. Chocolate taste, very good aftertaste. Very fine, since the low abv (4,6%).

3.8
ianwelby (1476) - SCOTLAND - AUG 11, 2017
Near-opaque reddish-dark brown beer. Thick, off-white head. Smells of fruit and toasted malt. Taste follows suit. Apples, dry malt, treacle, light caramel. Smooth, rich, earthy and very drinkable.

3.3
aleksander9 (1870) - Oslo, NORWAY - AUG 4, 2017
-Cask in Krikwall, Orkney islands- Licorice, leather and roasty chocolate finish. Nice.

3.5
coil (124) - Reading, Berkshire, ENGLAND - JUL 13, 2017
UPDATED: AUG 11, 2017 Pint at Cawdor Inn. Very dark brown with off-white head. Big dark fruits, vinous fruits, roasted malts, liquorice, some dark coffee, some dark chocolate.

3.6
Nisse666 (7779) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUN 17, 2017
Cask at Guildford Arms cons 2017-06-17 Edinburgh AR: roasted malt, sweet dark chocolate AP: black, thin sand brown lid F: smooth, caramel, roasted malt, dark chocolate, dark syrup

3.5
Towey1989 (3157) - Stoke On Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - APR 17, 2017
Cask at The Green Dragon, Leek (JDW) A deep brown colour with a medium beige head. Aroma of roasted malts, chocolate, dark fruits, some nuts, slight coffee, a little liquorice and subtle spicy hops. Taste of chocolate, dark fruits, nuts, some roasted malts, liquorice, slight coffee, a hint of toffee and subtle spicy hops. Medium bodied and soft carbonation. A bittersweet, fruity, roasted bitterness in the finish. A sweet and rich old ale with tart dark fruits and chocolate balanced really well with roasted malts and a slight spicy bitterness. Good for its style.


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