The Orkney Brewery Dark Island 500ml


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Product Summary

5000 years in the making. Hand crafted in small batches. The authentic orcadian ale. This beer is 100% GM-free. 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. A robust yet exceptional smooth dark beer with a full-bodied malt character. Andrew Fulton. Head Brewer, The Orkney Brewery. 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. The Orkney Brewery beers are brewed in tune with the ecology of our beautiful corner of the Northern Isles: please visit for more details.

Preparation & Storage


  • Normal Sinclair recommends drinking his Dark Island ale with pâté, red meat dishes and strong cheese.