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

bottled
common

on tap
available

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 1621   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.56/5   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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3.6
cathcacr (647) - Oregon, USA - NOV 18, 2005
Flavor - tarty smokiness. Reminds me of Harveistoun Old Engine Oil.
Appearance - clear-body, dark amber, nice head at start and largely diminishing
Aroma - tart
Palate - very smooth, though slightly watery
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3.4
beerbuzzmontreal (3487) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 15, 2005
Pours a reddish brown color with a thin beige head. Aroma of earthy malt and caramel. Flavor of earthy malt and burnt caramel, it finishes bitter. The body is light with soft carbonation. A good but unremarkable barley wine.

4.3
aussie12 (14) - rochester, New York, USA - NOV 10, 2005
Bottle. Nice, rich malty flavor backed up by a nice smoky finish. Very tasty and way too easy to drink for its alcohol content.

3.7
sneagrams3 (2337) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - NOV 9, 2005
330 ml Bottle. Deep brown hue with a hint of ruby red. Good amount of off-white head. Musty, oaty, cereal aroma from the head. The nose evolves into raisiny, sweet, and slight coffee. Sweet snd smooth in the mouth. A nice bitter dry finish backs it up. There’s a bready-ness to it. Raisiny sweet but still bitter with chocloate and coffee. Maybe a little cherries? Port?

4.1
CampbellWilson (533) - SCOTLAND - NOV 7, 2005
Bottle from Peckhams. Barley wine???!**!?? Scotch Ale, Baby! Dark ruby, off white head. Glorious aroma with smoke, peat, prune, sweet caramelly malt, alcohol. Full bodied with warming finish. Glorious stuff.

3.5
awebster (165) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - NOV 6, 2005
Strong and ruby colored. Medium/heavy body. Lots of malt flavor with a raisin-like finish.

3.1
FrankJohansen (3622) - Sabro, DENMARK - OCT 30, 2005
Brown reddish colour with a medium head, mostly diminishing. Intens flavour, full palate.

3.2
HenrikSoegaard (14100) - Randers, DENMARK - OCT 30, 2005
Bottle at Fysnke øldage. Nice appearence. Good head, mostly deminishing. Good aroma and powerfull flavour. Oily palate

3.2
antzman (316) - Clarksville, Indiana, USA - OCT 29, 2005
330ml bottle. Pours a light red with a thin head, but plenty of carbonation. The taste is a bit sweet with a bit of alcohol burn, but not too much. Does not linger too long on the palate, but does nothing unpleasant. Very smooth and could put good hurting on the unsuspecting drinker.

4
bigrond (1499) - factoryville, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 28, 2005
UPDATED: NOV 8, 2005 this beer has a great aroma, sweet and fruity - but the flavor is bitter and dry - in a good way. finishes dry and smooth, it gets extra points for 8.5%


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