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

bottled
available

on tap
available

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 568   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.34/5   EST. CALORIES: 120   ABV: 4%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Bottle: Filtered.
A black stout which is brimming over with roast malt flavours, balanced with a complex hop blend. Really smooth with roasted aftertaste.

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3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
oldrtybastrd (5002) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - NOV 30, 2005
Deep dark brown body, with small tan head. Aromas of burnt malt and hints of chocolate. The flavor is dry roasted malts, coffee, chocolate. Very Good

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
beerbuzzmontreal (3487) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 23, 2005
Pours a deep black color with a ring of light brown lace. Aroma and flavor of vanilla and coffee. The body is light with a creamy texture and low carbonation. I thought this would be way better, oh well...

2.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
MartinT (9590) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 21, 2005
The Lure:
Anise and vanilla sweetness surface atop the chocolatey malts. Somewhat vinous after a while, this is nonetheless a pretty attractive and intriguing perfume.

The Festivities:
Roasted malts and dark chocolate relinquish their seductive powers to the overbearing mineral dryness. Chalk is brought up, sadly helped by the agressive carbonation. Some fruitiness manages to get through, but the dry metal sheets squash all hopes for tasty nourishment.

Transcendence:
Zealousness breeds contempt.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Nekronos (4178) - Xalapa, MEXICO - NOV 20, 2005
UPDATED: FEB 12, 2006 Well, definiitelly better than the Cask one, but I guess something was wrong with the equipment. This was a very good stout, although a little soft sometimes. Smoked, chocolate features on it. Good head, but tiring after a while.

2.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
SB (334) - Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 5, 2005
From Bottle

Dark stout, hoppy aroma, Flavor was of burnt coffee, not overpowering, and a hint of chocolate. Very watery for a stout.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jewedekind (450) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 31, 2005
Looks wicked in the glass. A full rich muddy head that lingers. Little bits of lumpy lace. Deepest opaque brown. Trace of anise in the nose, giving way to roasted malt. Aroma is late, but big on roasted cocoa beans. Vanilla. Misses a bit on the finish, but not too much. Quaffable, and not over the top like many US stouts.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
awebster (165) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - OCT 30, 2005
This is a good one to drink if you love Stouts. A very good example of the style, bursting with malt flavor, very dark in color with a thick, full body.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
SoLan (1550) - Florida, USA - OCT 21, 2005
Black. Big, dense, bubbly, creamy light brown head. Roasted malt and burnt chocoffee aroma- touch of lactose, also. Same flavor, bitter finish and aftertaste. Smooth, medium body is very drinkable. Would go nice with some waffles at breakfast. Good brew.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
JK (5944) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - OCT 21, 2005
Black with no head and very little carbonation. On the thin side for a stout and a little oily. Coffee and chocolate in the flavor with very light bitter hops. A good British style stout; decent flavor without a huge palate makes it drinkable.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Bockyhorsey (2628) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - OCT 16, 2005
Bottle. A thin well balanced stout. Aromas of roasted malts and cherry wood. Black body tan head. Flavor was a weak roasted malts and little watery. Smooth easy drinkable beer. I would have to think the cask would be a great stout see the componants for a good stout are there.


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