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


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RATINGS: 562   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.34/5   EST. CALORIES: 120   ABV: 4%
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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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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bmanLS (134) - Gibsonia, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 19, 2011
Dark black with brown foamy head. Mild carbonation, smokey chocolate flavor. Not bad.

Jabic (611) - Plainfield, Vermont, USA - JUN 24, 2017
Ar: Cocoa, dried cherry and dried strawberry. Ap: Black and opaque; medium-large mocha head with moderate retention, leaving a thin but solid cap of foam. T: Toffee, caramel, and chocolate; very little sweetness; roast and dried pear; bitterness is medium, quite firm, and slightly herbal in taste; coffee and char on the finish. P: Light body with high carbonation; finish is dry. O: A middle-of-the-road stout; bold roasted flavor with some esters and hops showing through; fairly light in body, but still quite flavorful.

cmacklin (1210) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 14, 2017
500ml bottle. Pours an opaque black with a medium, creamy, long lasting, brown head that laces nicely. Sweet aroma of roasted malt, coffee, dark chocolate and caramel. Sweet flavour of roasted malt, dark chocolate, caramel, licorice, bitter coffee and a hint of smoke with a dry, tangy hop finish. Light to medium body with a creamy, smooth, oily texture and soft carbonation. A nice stout for such a low ABV.

CH-303 (2268) - 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

john44 (3111) - 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)

deanso (10150) - Chiang Mai, THAILAND - JAN 17, 2017
50cl bottle at O Reillys Düsseldorf. Medium creamy tan head. Clear black pour. Good for the abv.

Piw (1164) - Rüsselsheim, GERMANY - DEC 15, 2016
500ml Flasche. Klar und schwarz mit kleiner Schaumkrone. Leichtes Kaffeearoma. Spritzig. Erfrischend. Durchschnittlicher Körper.

hershiser2 (3476) - 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 doesn’t check in with that higher alcohol stout, but damn - if it did this would be a masterpiece.

hauxe (835) - 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.

Slubgob (332) - West Hartford, USA - MAY 30, 2016
Bottle into wine glass. Black, cream head clings to side of glass. Nose is a bit sweet, i’d’ve guessed aged in bourbon barrels. Very dry stout, chocolate, coffee, and toffee. Slightly bitter finish. Very nice dry stout.

DSG (14922) - 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.

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