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


on tap

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RATINGS: 159   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.

Embrouille's rating

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Embrouille (2835) - - JAN 28, 2013
Bottled 33cl. Suprisingly fruity nose (including banana). Medium bodied. This beer is definitely far from being great to my tastes.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MayumiH (755) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
rami_pl (1462) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
MrTipple (2980) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Desverger (6952) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Niller (1311) - 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 (3737) - 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 (110) - 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 (348) - 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 (1018) - 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 (7823) - 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.

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