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

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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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3.5
Parmenion777 (382) - Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 8, 2017
UPDATED: APR 8, 2017 Pours a deep dark brown colour with a small thin beige head. Fruity and roasty aroma, caramel malts and some chocolate. Rich and fruity, sweet caramel, brown sugar and some roasted malty flavours with some ash in the finish. Nice.

3.4
mzaar (3747) - Varberg, SWEDEN - MAR 18, 2017
Grumligt brun med ett smutsvitt skum. Dofter av röda bär och choklad. Samma återkommer i smaken tillsammans med trä och läder. Lätt syra i avslutningen.

3.5
john44 (3456) - SW London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 1, 2017
Cask Pint at Wibbas Down (JDW), Wimbledon, London in Aug 2010 - Almost black. Bitter-sweet fruity old ale. Very roasty malts. Very dark chocolate plus some coffee. Fruity (dark fruits & berries). Sour edge. Nice malt/hop balance. Dry bitter roast finish. (2010-08)

3.1
theprof (1380) - Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, ENGLAND - DEC 9, 2016
Cask. Roasted malts on the nose. Murky brown with tan top and lacing. Taste has berry notes in a coffee chocolate malts wash. A bit thin in the finish.

3.8
bartzluke (598) - Oklahoma, USA - DEC 22, 2015
Pint from cask into mug in pub in Scotland. Dark, opaque, brown. Very creamy. Nutty. Light body, smooth. A bit of cocoa powder. Nose is dry, nutty, cocoa. Nice all around.

3.5
Martinus (4741) - Baarle-Nassau, NETHERLANDS - NOV 1, 2015
Black colour, white head. Aroma of caramel, light ash, light smoke, cacao, roasted malts. Flavour of chocolate, ash, light sour hint. Finish ash and toffee.
(from draught @ GBBF ’14, London)

4
sound67 (784) - Offenbach, GERMANY - JUN 5, 2015
[National Winter Ales Festival, Derby, 2015] - Orkney Brewery Dark Island, 4.6%, schwarz, sehr viel Kaffee und Schokolade im Aroma. Im Antrunk weich, schokoladig, kaffeeartig, aber trocken. Mitte Schokolade und gebranntes Malz. IM Abgang Schokomalz kaffeeartig, danach im Nachhall sehr bitter, esspressoartig, anhaltend.

3.2
mcberko (19880) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 5, 2015
On tap at The Old Contemptibles, pours a deep dark brown / near black with a small beige head. Nose brings out bready toffee notes, not much else. Flavour is along the same lines, with bready toffee notes and just enough bitterness to back. Soft on the palate and balanced well. Very easy drinking. Solid.

3.5
teorn88 (8066) - Rimini, ITALY - MAR 13, 2015
Cask at JDW WIQ, London. It pours a dark copper color with a medium tan head. Aroma is sweet and lightly boozy, with notes of raisins, honey, dried fruit, vanilla. Taste is sweet, with notes of chocolate, lactose, vanilla, dried fruits, honey. Medium bodied with soft carbonation. Overall, tasty old ale

4.5
Don2711 (496) - - FEB 5, 2015
Lovely chocolate aroma. Good dark appearance with lasting off white head. Lots of malt and toffee flavours. Good strength and great on palate. Will try again and further assess.


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