davesarman (159) - Waconia, Minnesota, USA - JUN 28, 2003
My memories of this beer are from sipping it at a pub in Scotland looking out the window at Sterling Castle! What a memory! mon8 (3) - Papworth Everard, Ca, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - JUN 26, 2011 does not count
Dark and delicious roasted heaven in a glass; coffee, chocolate, nuts, roasty, earthy, woody. This is just perfect. Beerbaron42 (49) - Hampshire, ENGLAND - JAN 1, 2014
My favourite! Simply delicious with a fantastic aftertaste and so very drinkable. None other can compare!
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Probably one the world’s best beers when at it’s best & well kept in the cask. Lovely colour, and a cracking taste. Sigmund (7464) - Tau, NORWAY - MAR 21, 2002
UPDATED: AUG 28, 2007 Suberb dark ale - nearly a stout, but has a more complex and delicate aroma and flavour. Very well balanced. As close to ’perfect’ as you possibly can get. This rating is based on cask in Scotland.
reiverat (3) - USA - NOV 7, 2006 does not count
Had this in Fort Williams at a pub that was listed as Scotish Pub of the year, forget the name. Spent 9 days in Scotland and Ireland and this was the best beer I ran across, better than Guinness at the Storehouse or Davy Byrnes. Don2711 (474) - - 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. sic1314 (4775) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - AUG 19, 2012
Dark a possessed of a tight medium head, aroma of chocolate and vinous malty notes. Medium to heavy creamy mouthfeel, sweetish chocolate and malt lingering. McWorta (1627) - LUXEMBOURG - OCT 12, 2012
Dark brown and dark rubin red colour. An average tan head. On the nose aromas of roasted malts supported by aromas of wet rock and mud develop. Full body, an oily texture developping some medium sweet bitterness. Beautifully balanced beer! On the finish it lasts longer than in the bottle, same in dryness and lasting but mouthwatering too! Orkney island is light and shadow and this is in this beer. Good stuff! PieMan70 (25) - - OCT 27, 2012
not actually a stout but a heavy dark beer, just about impenetrably black. very tasty but hard going