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


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RATINGS: 567   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.34/5   EST. CALORIES: 120   ABV: 4%
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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MartinT (10155) - 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.

Zealousness breeds contempt.

Nekronos (4213) - 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.

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.

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.

awebster (166) - 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.

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.

JK (6342) - 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.

Bockyhorsey (2638) - 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.

turbo (1271) - Arizona, USA - OCT 16, 2005
Bottle poured black with a light head and very little lacing. Aroma is roast with a hint of cherries. Body is a bit watery with a roast and chocolate flavor and a metalic flavor on the finish.

ABUSEDGOAT (2901) - California, USA - SEP 23, 2005
Pours usual black body and smallish head. Aroma reminds me of Young’s Double Chocolate stout - I believe I quoted that as "I added Nestle Quik to the mix." Some roast in there as well. Palate is very light or watery. On top of that, it doesn’t feel balanced either. The aroma was fine for me, but the flavor was lacking. More coffee comes out in the finish, almost bitter. Blah. I remember having this when I was first drinking beer and thought it was fantastic. I remember savoring every drop, realizing this was a Guinness with a rich chocolately coffee like flavor. It had that light body that fit so well at the time since all I drank was Yuengling and bmc light. My how times have changed. This beer had a lot of potential, but fell far short.

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