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


on tap

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RATINGS: 192   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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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.

mateuszk (2769) - Poznań, 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.

rlgk (18843) - Göteborg, 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.

nihtila (3999) - 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.

thmsboyd (218) - 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 it’s hard to pick a fault with the taste and palate.

armando629 (2456) - 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.

androman (2935) - Maarssen, NETHERLANDS - FEB 6, 2015
1/3 pint @ hanging bat, Edinburgh. Body is black, head is medium creamy beige mostly lasting excellent lacing. Nose is light roasty, aroma is coffee liqueur, dried fruit, herbs, licorice, vanilla. Light sweet, medium to heavy roasty bitter, alcohol is present. Full body, dry texture, no carbonation. Not too easy, good dessert beer.

Bedni (394) - POLAND - JAN 21, 2015
black color, small beige head, aroma dry plums, cheries, dark chocolate, roast malt, alcohol, imo body should be heavier, its too thin (waterly) too much alcohol in taste, it should lie some time

sokuzs1 (1644) - POLAND - DEC 29, 2014
Aroma: chocolate, cherries, alcohol, licorice Taste:sweet, fruity, alcohol, a bit too watery

mabel (10004) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 18, 2014
[6516-20140710] Cask. Fruitcake and smoky dates aroma. Black cola body with no lasting head. Boozy roasted fruit flavour with an almost nutty finish. Medium-full body. Good. (7/2/7-/3/13) 3.2
(Scottish Real Ale Festival 2014 @ Corn Exchange, Edinburgh, Scotland)
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