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


on tap

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RATINGS: 165   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Niller (1396) - Hammel, DENMARK - MAY 8, 2016
Bottle@Desverger. Pours pitch black with a brown head. Aroma and taste is roasted malts, coffee, dark chocolate, licorice, dark dried fruits. Full body. Oily texture. Medium bitter finish.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
minutemat (4148) - Shrewsbury, Shropshire, ENGLAND - APR 26, 2016
330ml bottle from trade with AshtonMcCobb. Many thanks chap! Pours reddish dark with cream head. Aroma is gorgeous dark fruits and molasses. Taste continues with light liquorice and layered malt. Smooth and full flavoured this is simply a magnificent, fascinating porter.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
titanek (150) - POLAND - APR 8, 2016
W zapachu początkowo sos sojowy, później jest już lepiej, czekolada , kawa, słodki zapach wanilii, lekki alkohol. W smaku słodkawe lekko oleiste, później przechodzi w gorzką czekoladę, lekka, cierpka goryczka, metaliczna, alkohol fajnie rozgrzewa przełyk.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Evilkniamhel (463) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 1, 2016
Bottle from Appellation Wines. Pours very dark opaque black. Massive malty, spicy aromas on the nose, molasses, coffee grind, black pepper, sea salt, dark chocolate. All confirmed on the palate, this is an absolute beast.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Manslow (1020) - Warsaw, POLAND - MAR 31, 2016
Butelka 0,33l Kolor ciemnobrązowy, piana nikła tylko trochę oblepia szkło. Aromat sos sojowy a w tle trochę czekolady. Smak karmel i sos sojowy. Goryczka słaba trochę alkoholu, nic szczególnego, przeciętniak.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
ManVsBeer (8494) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAR 20, 2016
Cask @ Mr Foleys, Leeds. Very dark with a thin off-white creamy head. Its strength is very evident, with a washy and soapy darker malt character, somewhat smooth, but lacks flavour. Has an underlying sweetness throughout its character.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Estebanik (715) - Lublin, POLAND - MAR 12, 2016
Piany brak. W aromacie trochę deserowej czekolady, dominuje jednak sos sojowy. Dosc wysoko nasycone. Ma troche przyjemnego ciałka. .W smaku nieco pumpernikiela i dalej sos sojowy. Po ogrzaniu gdzieś tam ujawnia się kawa. Niewyrazna goryczka. Na szczęście dobrze ukryty alkohol. Przeciętny, brzydko utlenianiony porter.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ArtificialCyst (460) - Szczecin, POLAND - MAR 5, 2016
Aroma: Chocolate, molasses, soy sauce, dried fruit, light coffee, quince, alcohol. Appearance: Head almost none, color is black. Taste: Quite alcoholic (but it is not booze, more like cognac), caramelly, sweet, dried plum and cherry, quince, molasses, quite sour, bitterness is none, light coffee on the finish, some chocolate. Palate: Finish is sweet, carbonation is low, body is high.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
TEJA (2368) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - OCT 5, 2015
Bottle chaired by Björn, thanks. Fluffy brown head. Clear red-brown color. Huge dark vcaramell aroma. Very sweet taste and a small bitterness that don’t match up. Lacks dark roasted malts.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
MrHangover (3896) - 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!

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