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Oct 8, 2013 04:46 AM

Orkney Dark Island Reserve

Just found this bottle in Paris in a small Scottish/Ireland shop. Looks very interesting with its 10 ABV and neat label and aged in scotch barrels.
Then l saw the price 29 euros, @ $ 40 for the 75 cl.
Is it worth the hefty, hefty price. l find Triple Karmeliet here for 5 euros and Chimay Blue Reserve for the same 5 euros.

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  1. Its good but I wouldnt pay $40 for it. I think i got one for $15 here. Very good beer but thats a rip off.

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    1. re: Insidious Rex

      Usually the non-reserve at 4+ ABV goes for that. To age in scotch barrels and be a reserve, tada you pay through the schnoz.

      great Avatar BTW.

    2. Keep your Eyes open for Beers from Brasserie Artisanale du Der. we had a few of their Brews while in Alsace last Winter at a very rural Ferme Auberge and really loved them. We had the La Chantecoq and the La Solstice that I remember. It was quite a Lunch!

      1. I bought a bottle of the non reserve for $13 and it was one of the top 5 beers I have ever tasted. I'm not sure if the scotch barrels would make the beer better. I'd probably stick to the regular edition unless a couple of friends pitched in and we got a sip each.