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Orkney Dark Island
A beer by: Orkney Brewery
from Orkney Islands, United Kingdom
 
Score:
3.813
ABV:
4.6%
Availability:
Unknown

Reviews:
28
IBU:
n/a
Last Updated:
11/10/2008 2:19:16 AM
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Beer Description:
Dark Island is an iconic beer: a standard-bearer for traditional Scottish ales. In cask, this beer has twice won CAMRA’s Champion Beer of Scotland.
On the nose, this dark beer offers bitter chocolate, figs, toffee and hints of fruit.

On the palate, this resolves into beautiful, silky-smooth, coffee-and-chocolate flavours, followed by figs, dates and dried fruits, with a very appealing, lingering aftertaste of fruits and hop bitterness.

Appearance
A very dark beer with a deep ruby tint, displaying a tight, smooth, almost white head

Aroma
Chocolate, winter fruits and dried fruits, with hints of smooth roasted malt, coffee, nuts and toffee

Palate
Chocolate, coffee and roast malt flavours, giving way to warm winter fruits and a balanced, more-ish aftertaste

Key Ingredients
Chocolate malt, crystal malt and wheat give this beer its smooth, full-bodied, maltiness and sweetness; First Gold and Goldings hops combine with the malt flavours to deliver the winter fruits and dried fruits aspects

 
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Beer Score Distribution
Beer vs Style
Statistics
Overall rank486 of 43527
Overall percentile98.9
Style rank8 of 613
Style percentile98.9
Lowest score2.6
Highest score4.7
Average score3.9
Weighted score3.813
Standard deviation0.467
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