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

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RATINGS: 456   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.87/5   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Bottled, Filtered, Special;
Dark Island Reserve is a strong and full Orcadian Ale - lagered for 3 month in old Dalmore whiskey oakbarrals. This slow proscess makes a classic - a fruity, spiced, oak roasted malt flavour.

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4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Bozo_skeleton (1145) - Grenoble, FRANCE - NOV 6, 2016
Noire dense, petit collet fin Armes intenses et complexes, vanille, caf, lgrement bois, fruits noirs (pruneaux) Douce, ronde, bien caramlis sur la finale avec de grosse notes dalcool, liquoreuse et chaleureuse

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
zvikar (6022) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - NOV 5, 2016
Black, beige head, aroma of cherries, toffee, caramel, light lemon, fun, wood, whiskey, flavor of cherries, toffee, caramel, wood, whiskey, medium+ bodied.

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
RickReallyBrew (95) - Franktown, Colorado, USA - NOV 3, 2016
Reminiscent of an Imperial Stout but very unique as well. Dark as molasses and deeply satisfying. Amazing! I just love this brew.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
kraddel (7713) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - NOV 1, 2016
Pours black ,. Small white head. Smell is bit roasty. Taste is full, fleshy, oak, dark malts. Very subtile, dark aromas of dried fruits. Very complex brew. A slow sipper , very nice

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
CraftBeerNick (2388) - London Town, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 15, 2016
Bottle at home, 15th October 16. Pours dark brown, almost black, no head. Aroma, dark fruit seeped in liquor, black treacle, molasses. Taste is black treacle, barrel, slight whiskey well integrated, some spice, slight heat, with prune and date in the finish.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Bubeer (431) - - OCT 3, 2016
UPDATED: OCT 4, 2016 Opaque dark brown with mahogany edges. No head. Aroma intensity 3.75/5. Whisky, malt, prunes and blackcurrant aroma. Medium bitter. A bit of chocolate and treacle in the aftertaste. Oily texture. Soft carbonation. Full body.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ljthiessen (1289) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - SEP 14, 2016
Bottle. Black pour with a rich tan head. Aroma is a little boozy, chocolate and dark fruits, raisin, hints of whiskey. Taste is boozy chocolate, some raisin, cocoa, subtle coffee, quite rich, slightly bready. Thick texture and low carbonation.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
c0fein (645) - Helsinki, FINLAND - SEP 12, 2016
750ml bottle from Saveur-Biere. Oravankolo tasting.

Dark stuff with a small head. Whisky notes, malts, smoke, light and forgettable. Not getting any feelings from this.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
GRM (3986) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 8, 2016
Brown bottle, 75 cl, brewed on September 24 2013, bottled on November 15, purchased at Binnys - Lincoln Park, savoured on September 8 2016; eye: black, opaque, ring of beige head, no lacing; nose: molasses, malt, ink, slight fig, slight chocolate, light vanilla; mouth: molasses, malt, ink, light fig, slight alcohol, light whisky, slight chocolate, light vanilla, finale in molasses with slight presence of whisky, medium-full body, below-average carbonation, slightly sweet, slick texture; overall: fine FRANAIS Bouteille brune, 75 cl, 10 %, brasse le 24 septembre 2013, embouteille le 15 novembre, achete chez Binnys - Lincoln Park, savoure le 8 septembre 2016; il : noire, opaque, anneau de mousse beige, pas de dentelle; nez : mlasse, malt, encre, trs lger figue, trs lger chocolat, lger vanille; bouche : mlasse, malt, encre, lger figue, trs lger alcool, lger whisky, trs lger chocolat, lger vanille, finale en mlasse avec trs lgre prsence de whisky, corps moyen-cors, carbonatation sous la moyenne, trs lgrement sucre, texture coulante; en rsum : bien

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
jjsint (2923) - Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - AUG 31, 2016
750ml bottle from Bacchanalia. Somewhere between very dark brown and oil-slick black. Flat, no head. Whisky, honey, bitter cooking chocolate, and a touch of yeast extract. Fantastic gooey sweet boozy taste with caramel and a hint of sea salt. More salted caramel and prune in the aftertaste. Thick only body. Doesnt taste anywhere near 10%. Excellent stuff.


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