This is a remarkable beer. One of the most interesting I’ve tried. It’s from Orkney, and it’s so thick you could probably stand a spoon in it.
Dark Island Reserve Orcadian Ale
10% alcohol. Dark brown, opaque colour. Concentrated flavours of treacle, liquorice, chocolate, dates, malt and toffee, with some iron notes. No rough edges, though. Great depth of flavour. This bottle was brewed in June 2007 and bottle in November 2007, spending the interim in hogsheads that had previously been used to mature Orkney single malt whisky. Truly remarkable, and justifies the price of £12.50 for 75 cl.