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Dark Island | Orkney Brewery

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BA SCORE
88
very good
253 Reviews
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Orkney Brewery
United Kingdom (Scotland) | website

Style: Scottish Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.60%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 04-02-2002

BEER STATS
Reviews:
253
Ratings:
417
Avg:
3.94
pDev:
15.23%
 
 
Wants:
72
Gots:
32
For Trade:
0
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Photo of Viking
4.53/5  rDev +15%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Dark ruby color, almost black. Cream colored, lacy head. Nice roasted/smoked malt aroma blended with fruity toffee. Flavor is even better. Smoked malt, light fruit, and toffee combine with a slight hop bitterness. The flavors blend smoothly into a wonderful beer. Could have a bit more kick to it, but I've got no real complaints.

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Photo of Jason
4.25/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Presentation: 11.2 oz brown bottle with a gold foiled top, no freshness date.

Appearance: Shaded dark ruby in colour with big light tan head that dissipates into a lace but still retains well.

Smell: Slight fruit, hints of flavoured creamed coffee and soft peat aroma.

Taste: Fruity and mild yet noticeable peatish smoke up front, some crisp carbonation ... then goes a little smooth with a light hop bitterness. A touch of chocolate, some hop flavour and more faint peat smoke flavour inside. In the end is a bit of nut and residual dextrin.

Notes: Tiny complexities make this a very interesting ale, definitely give this one a try.

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Photo of Sigmund
4.88/5  rDev +23.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This one of the very best (moderate strength) beers I've ever had (from cask). Aroma and flavour of dried fruits, coffee and liqourice. Can't think of any faults with it.

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Dark Island from Orkney Brewery
88 out of 100 based on 253 ratings.
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