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


on tap

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RATINGS: 172   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.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Erasmus_ro (2669) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Salwal (411) - 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!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
LazyPyro (738) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MayumiH (1113) - 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 (2461) - 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 (3924) - 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 (9671) - 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 (1521) - Hammel, DENMARK - MAY 8, 2016
[email protected] 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 (4804) - 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 (307) - POLAND - APR 8, 2016
W zapachu początkowo sos sojowy, pźniej jest już lepiej, czekolada , kawa, słodki zapach wanilii, lekki alkohol. W smaku słodkawe lekko oleiste, pźniej przechodzi w gorzką czekoladę, lekka, cierpka goryczka, metaliczna, alkohol fajnie rozgrzewa przełyk.

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