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Swannay Orkney Porter

Brewed by Swannay Brewery
Style: Imperial Porter
Orkney, Scotland
Serve in Shaker, Snifter


on tap

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RATINGS: 147   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.66/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
Cask; Seasonal - Winter. Also available bottled.
Appearance: Dark mahogany in colour with ruby highlights.
Nose: A lovely roasted grain aroma and some dark berry fruit.
Palate: After a slight tartness (always a good sign in a porter), coffee and chocolate dominate the palate, with a hint of smoke lending complexity. Nutty bitter chocolate pervades the persistent finish.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
TEJA (1930) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - OCT 5, 2015
Bottle chaired by BjŲrn, thanks. Fluffy brown head. Clear red-brown color. Huge dark vcaramell aroma. Very sweet taste and a small bitterness that donít match up. Lacks dark roasted malts.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
MrHangover (3680) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - AUG 22, 2015
Bottle @ THT August, courtesy of me. Pours an inky black beer with a big tanned head on top. Aroma of coffee, roast, molasses, deep licorice and some cookies. Flavor is bittersweet chocolatey, some roasty tartness and a big coffee finish. Nice build up and complexity here, great balance. Sweet finish and a good beer!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
deanso (7453) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - AUG 21, 2015
33cl bottle shared at the Auguist THT. Thin creamy tan head. Clear deep burgundy pour. Some chocolate and smokiness. Very good

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Garrold (3352) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUL 25, 2015
Bottle. Gift from TVT. Cheers Tim. Blurb states do not chill. This is cold as you like. Probably 2 degrees. Itís a warm evening, and Iíve just been round the parents for dinner. I need a cold, big boost beer! Clear, ruby red. Messy, sticky, tan head. Coffee. Chocolate. Light char. Lactic sweetness. Hazelnuts. Vine fruits. The full kit. Smells fantastic. Taste is vinous dry. Rich sweetness. Palate is smooth, slightly boozy and fruity chewy. Very drinkable. The ABV is present, but doesnít dominate. More chocolatey vine fruit on the finish. Cut to the chase. This is lovely.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Scotbrew (61) - - JUL 18, 2015
Pours a thick black with little head. Aroma is quite complex: Molasses, liquorice, alcohol, fruit cake. Taste is heavily roasted malts, raisin, figs with noticeable sweetness which is not out of balance. Surprising is that the 9%ABV is not all that noticeable in the flavour or finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mateuszk (1391) - PoznaŮ, POLAND - JUN 3, 2015
Bottle. Pours dark brown with ruby reflexes, white small head. Aroma is chocolate, a lot of dried fruits, some roastiness - very nice porter aroma. In taste flavours similar to aroma, no big roastiness, the beer is medium sweet. Olily texture, the beer is full bodied with medium bitter finish, no alcohol in taste or aroma. Very good and balanced strong porter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rlgk (15815) - GŲteborg, SWEDEN - APR 4, 2015
Bottle at a tasting at Chris and Ruth 150404. Black beer small beige head. Malty caramel aroma, chocolate, hay, licorice, tar notes, vania, some raisins. Malty caramel flavor, licorice, hazelnuts, raisins, figs, biscuit notes, vinous, some prunes.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
nihtila (2293) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 27, 2015
23.12.2014. Aroma of syrupy sweet roasted malts, sour chocolate. Taste hasroasted malts, bread, sour coffee, chocolate. Tasty stuff.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
thmsboyd (188) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - MAR 19, 2015
Bottle Vintage 2010 (Aged). Lightly chilled. Very deep reddish brown body with a small tan head. High intensity aromas of rich roasted grains, almonds, bananas and some doughy yeast. Surprising tartness that wonderfully cuts through the sweet malty character. Light smoke. Full body - the only real indication of strength - with a thick, oily texture. Low-moderate carbonation and a persistent, long, liquorice finish. Outstanding porter which seemingly benefits from aging. Tremendously balanced and ideal abv. Perhaps lacks a little on the nose, but itís hard to pick a fault with the taste and palate.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
armando629 (2453) - Budapest, HUNGARY - FEB 6, 2015
Cask at Hanging Bat, Edinburgh.
Dark one with acreamy stable beige head. Sourish fruity character dominates the aroma with a bit of roasted grains, molasses. Medium body, a bit easier than expected. Fruity and roasty flavor with molasses, cherries.

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