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

bottled
available

on tap
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RATINGS: 165   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.66/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


jbrus' rating

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jbrus (4990) - Delft, - FEB 7, 2011
Bottle@Home, thanks cgarvieuk! Wonderful aroma of chocolate, licorice and vanilla. Black, beige fine head, good lace. Sweet, malty, chocolate, vanilla, some licorice. Medium body, alcohol well hidden. Flavourful, easy and balanced.


4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
19Michi38 (56) - POLAND - AUG 9, 2016
Barwa piwa ciemnobrązowa, prawie czarna. Piana kremowa, drobna, dość obfita, po pewnym czasie spada do obręczy na szkle. Aromat mocno czekoladowy, pralinowy, razem z tym wyraźna śliwka, troszkę dalej kawa i paloność. W smaku znowu sporo czekolady, tym razem więcej kawy i paloności niż w zapachu, wszystko to ładnie zbalansowane. Goryczka średnia, posmak czekoladowy.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Mishnok (72) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - JUL 24, 2016
From 330ml bottle. Pours alomosr black with lacing. Aroma a bit smoky and malty. A bit of carbonation, bitterish, hint of vanilla, smoky. Not amongst my favourite porters ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
allanmb (168) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - JUN 19, 2016
Pours very dark brown with small beige head. Not as opaque as you’d expect from an imperial porter. Aromas of coffee and sweet chocolate with hints of smoke, cherries and make. Bizzarely smells light bodied. Medium carbonation but might mouth feel for an impy porter. Taste of molasses, cherries and coffee. Finish is mildly bitter with a hint of smoke. Doesn’t taste or feel like a 9% stout. A bit disappointing but good considering the cheap price tag

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Erasmus_ro (2458) - Alabama, USA - JUN 18, 2016
Bottle. Pours dark brown, black with a decent, latte-colored head. Aroma is a lot of roast and coffee, some smoke, slight hoppiness, earthiness, slight peach. Taste is roast, some earthiness, peach, slight smoke. Fairly nice, slightly tart.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Salwal (325) - GERMANY - JUN 12, 2016
From the bottle poured into nosing glass. Pours pitch black with huge beige head. Nose is intense roasty slightly smokey. Taste is super roasty too. Some peatfire and an extremly creame velvet mouthfeel. And dry malty finish... Great!

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
LazyPyro (527) - Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - JUN 8, 2016
330ml bottle. Almost black colour with a minimal tan head. Aroma of dark fruity malts, chocolatey and coffee notes, slight hint of smoke. Taste matches the aroma, dark fruity malt base, mildly bitter chocolate and coffee flavours, bit of alcohol too though not as much as I expected for 9%, can feel it in your throat slightly though. Oily texture. Actually a really nicely done porter.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MayumiH (881) - Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 22, 2016
Bottle at home. Pours a black colour with a no head. Roasty caramel malts. Notes of dark fruit and chocolate. Very rich in flavour. Tasty.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
rami_pl (1772) - Warszawa, POLAND - MAY 22, 2016
Rami Rami is drinking an Orkney Porter by Swannay Brewery at Powiśle ciemnoowocowy (sliwki, wisnie), chlebowy, pumperniklowy, karmelowy, intensywny. Slodki. Malo ciala. Lepki, syropowy. Lepszy od risa od nich.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
MrTipple (3564) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 9, 2016
Toasted, dark malts, light sea salt, smoked flavours, dark chocolate with sea salt! Black, small, beige, frothy head. Medium sweet. Sweets intensify, dark, dried fruits, dark berries, molasses, sweet coffee, chocolate. Beautiful Imperial Porter, excellent complexity in palate. Bottle from Independent Spirit, Bath.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Desverger (7994) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 8, 2016
Bottle Shared with Niller (big thanks to Ash at Appellation Wines) - black pour with beige head. Sweet and medium roasted malty aroma and taste, some dark fruit, some very nice chocolate prominence, caramel, roasted coffee, slight smoky charred burnt malty notes coming in, very nice.


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