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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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caesar (7286) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - APR 7, 2006
Cask, Guildford Arms, Edinburgh. Dark color, brownish head. Rich aroma of roasted malt, bit nutty. Roasted malty taste, fairly bitter, licorice, some coffee, nutty, some chocolat. Better than Guinness!

4
leaparsons (10765) - Wigston, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - MAR 14, 2007
Cask, Loughborough Fest 07. Black with a beige foam. Aromas are earthy coffee with mellow dark winter fruit and herbal, liquorice notes. Flavours are rich and malty with roast coffee, liqourice and floral notes. Some chocolate with hints of citrus acidicy. Sweet and vinous. Dark berry fruit. Sweet but never cloying. Earthy and herbal on the finish. Excellent.

4
chimplechamp (601) - Oslo, NORWAY - APR 14, 2008
cask at the worlds end in edinburgh- i had my doubts, i only ordered it because of everything else was greene king. but jesus, this beer was on form. ive had it bottled a few times, and maybe even cask once, but it was nothing special. this time, it poured engine oil nearly opaque, with a guiness look to it. nose was coffee toffee, big toffee, and caramel, some chocolate and oat. it had a grand nose, and a taste to match. what a session ale. and well balanced. i still can’t believe how good it was.

4
worldbeertaste (1818) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - NOV 4, 2011
Very dark red in colour with a thin tan head. Blackberry and malt smell. Ash bitter medium body. Smoke, blackberry, licorish with a light drydry aftertaste of coffee.

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SarkyNorthener (4847) - West Bromwich (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUN 18, 2013
[email protected], walsall. Almost black beer with medium head and good lacing. Aroma of dark roasted malts and coffee. Taste is dark roasted malts and coffee. Very good.

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.

4
mcf (29) - - SEP 20, 2017
UPDATED: SEP 20, 2017 Bon Accord. Glasgow. Wonderful beer. Black with a good tan head. Caramel and dark chocolate


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