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

bottled
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RATINGS: 570   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Spelt (232) - East Kingston, New Hampshire, USA - JUN 2, 2012
Delicious raisiny aroma. Nice chocolate notes too. Nearly black with red highlights. Short tan head. Flavor brings deep malty sweetness, dark fruits, and again just a hint of chocolate. Very smooth but a little thin in body. Overall a very drinkable stout without the excessive roasty/burnt notes that can at times detract.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
CH-303 (2159) - Fribourg, SWITZERLAND - MAR 30, 2017
Appearance: Dark brown, clear. Some dark tan head.
Aroma: Dark malt, roasted. Some dark chocolate.
Taste: Dark malt, roasted, light coffee. Yes, some smoke. Nice.
Bought: Beers of Europe, 500 ml, 2.89
Info: 24/3-2017, BB: 31/3-2018

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
john44 (3000) - SW London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 6, 2017
Bottle. Pitch Black in colour. Very Malty; espresso coffee, dark chocolate, roasted malts, liquorice, hint of smoke. Hoppy; spicy and rather earthy hops. Smooth. Sweetish roast malty throughout. Mildly bitter sour hoppy finish. Easy drinking. Sessionable. Liked this. Nice stout! (2009-05)

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
deanso (9936) - Doncaster, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JAN 17, 2017
50cl bottle at O Reillys Dsseldorf. Medium creamy tan head. Clear black pour. Good for the abv.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Piw (1043) - Rsselsheim, GERMANY - DEC 15, 2016
500ml Flasche. Klar und schwarz mit kleiner Schaumkrone. Leichtes Kaffeearoma. Spritzig. Erfrischend. Durchschnittlicher Krper.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
hershiser2 (2807) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - OCT 15, 2016
$5.49 500 ml bottle from Market Steer Wine Shop, Downtown. Pours BLACK with a giant, soft brown head. Luscious aroma of smoked peat, chocolates, coffee, earth, wood - this is amazing. Flavor is quote similar, yet not as strong. Smoked peat, light chocolate, coffee grounds. Slightly earthy, slightly woody. It doesnt check in with that higher alcohol stout, but damn - if it did this would be a masterpiece.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
hauxe (634) - Butzbach, Hesse, GERMANY - MAY 31, 2016
Pours black with a muddy head. The aroma is roasted malt, coffee grounds, and is a touch vinous. It works and is very inviting. Taste is pleasantly bitter and quite dry, with roasted coffee, nuts, and smoke all present. The finish remains bitter, but also takes on a light sourness from the hops. Body is lighter than average for a stout, but I would not describe it as watery. A good stout, particularly if searching for a stout with a lower than average ABV.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Slubgob (320) - West Hartford, USA - MAY 30, 2016
Bottle into wine glass. Black, cream head clings to side of glass. Nose is a bit sweet, idve guessed aged in bourbon barrels. Very dry stout, chocolate, coffee, and toffee. Slightly bitter finish. Very nice dry stout.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DSG (13906) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - MAY 8, 2016
Bottle sample at a tasting at Dancing Camel. Thanks Max & Stas. Black with a tan head. Aroma of chocolate, dark fruits, a bit of licorice, caramel, nuts, and a smoky hint. Sweetish flavor, with chocolate, nuts, caramel, a bit of dark fruits, mild smokiness, and a bitterish finish. Medium-bodied. A good one.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Pyobon (1378) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - APR 23, 2016
Black with short-lived brown head. Pleasant but subtle aroma - chocolate, coffee, dark malt, something medicinal. Medium body, slightly oily with modest bright carbonation. Taste is dominated by dark roast malt, with notes of burnt sugar. Theres some balancing acidity and some softer sweetness in the background. Pleasant but the taste is a bit harsh and lacks complexity.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
WaddlingPlatypus (186) - Durham, ENGLAND - APR 3, 2016
500ml bottle. Dark brown colour with a chocolate-coloured head. The aroma contains faint hints of chocolate, the burn of brandy, and a touch of iron oil. Smooth flavour of roasted malt with a touch of cream and the scent of grass.


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