Brewed by Orkney (Sinclair Breweries)
Style: Scotch Ale
Stromness, Scotland
Serve in Thistle


on tap

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RATINGS: 1619   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.55/5   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
Available filtered in 330ml bottles.
"Named after Thorfin Hausakliuuf, the seventh earl of Orkney, this reddish coloured ale has an intense vinous nose, is rich and satiny in the mouth with a long dry finish and deep rich fruity notes. Described as ’Satiny smooth in the mouth, deceptively light and dangerously drinkable’."

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BeardedAvenger (1330) - Addlestone, Surrey, ENGLAND - JAN 28, 2018
Bottle from Hogs Back Brewery shop. Sweet spiced aroma. Marzipan. Dark brown. Thin bubbly beige head. Initially sweet before developing some bitterness. Stewed fruit, spices, Christmas. Medium bodied. On the thin side but does have a chalky element to the mouthfeel. Average carbonation. Long warming finish. Enjoyable - would certainly go down well on a cold night on Stromness.

unclefrito62 (410) - Stow, Ohio, USA - JAN 7, 2018
10 ounce draft at Winking Lizard. Thin beige head, film on glass. Dark brown in color. Looks lovely! Aromas of sweetness and fruit. Taste of fruit and wine tones. Sweet. Smooth, a little after taste. Overall a nice medium body scotch ale. Cheers!

ozzatoadisback (228) - ITALY - JAN 3, 2018
Dark red/light brown, maybe slight haziness. Small slightly off-white head, decent retention, scarce lacing. Aroma has caramel, dark/dried fruits (figs most noticeable), slight spiciness and a bit of alcohol warmth. Average intensity. Taste follows the aroma notes, with dominant sweetness. Alcohol too easily evident and a bit of a sticky/sweet finish. Medium bodied with medium to high carbonation, possibly too carbonated per style. Overall fair in terms of intensity but not at all well balanced or refined.

Craftakt (287) - Hannover, Lower Saxony, GERMANY - DEC 31, 2017
Malzig süß mit dunklen Aromen von Holz, ganz leicht Schokoladig und dunkler Frucht. Spürbarer Alkohol. Leider fehlt ein wenig die Balance.

GregMooreNH (393) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - DEC 21, 2017
Pours hazy dark brown with medium head. Aroma is dried fruit and toffee. Taste is sweet fruits, moving to a more sour bite and finishing with a smooth caramel. A good Scotch ale.

Gluti (53) - - DEC 15, 2017
caramel, nuts, resin, herbs, leather, ginger, woody, amber, light sweetness, medium bitterness, light body, oily feel, average carbonation, .

weordie (1481) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - NOV 26, 2017
Pours ruby red with a thin head. Aroma is boozy currants and plums, sweet malt and sherry. Flavour is boozy currants, plums and dry white grapes.

rodsquad (408) - Aberdeen, SCOTLAND - NOV 25, 2017
Bottle. Really nice toffee on the nose with sticky treacle, boozy vapour and a little orchard fruits. Beer feels full bodied with a gentle dry sparkle. It all feels right. Taste has heaps of treacly goodness with a warm alcohol afterglow. An earthy bittering finish. This is a sweet treacle boozefest of an ale. Nice stuff but take it easy.

DWestrick (864) - Ft Wayne, Indiana, USA - NOV 19, 2017
bottle. had at total random at JK's. rich, full bodied Scotch Ale - for sure one of the better of the style I've had. quite good

Blastomorpha (175) - - NOV 17, 2017
Pours dark rubt with a thin white head. Some nutty and alcoholic notes in the aroma. Not very sweet, hoppy traces in mouth too. A little skunky. Quite bland overall.

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