overall
95
64
style
Brewed by Swannay Brewery
Style: Imperial Porter
Orkney, Swannay by Evie, Scotland
Serve in Shaker, Snifter

bottling
unknown

on tap
unknown

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 178   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.65/5   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.

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2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
VastActiv (6474) - Oulu/Helsinki, FINLAND - JAN 11, 2014
Bottle 0.33l at home. Colour is very dark brown with slightly brownish white head. Aromas and flavours: Some chocolate, alcohol, hints of coffee, sweetness, caramel and roasted malts.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Grzesiek79 (4226) - Radom, POLAND - JAN 9, 2014
Vintage 2011. No sadzilem ze przy tym mocnym porterze nie zrobi sie obfita piana, byla co mnie zadowolilo. Kolor intensywnie ciemny, tzn czarny tylko z lekka i malenka poswiata rubinowa. Gestosc niezla. Zapach suszone sliwki i sherry. W smaku tresciwe i rozgrzewajace, lekkie cieplo w koncowce, ktora jest dloga i przyjemna. Porter srednio palony moze tylko finisz taki odczuwalny, ale ogolnie slodkawe i nieco winne. Ciekawe jak by smakowalo jeszcze bardziej starsze. Temperatura serwowania zalecana miedzy 12, a 14 stopni i tak zrobilem.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jackl (7563) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JAN 6, 2014
Bottle @ Chrisos pre-GBBF Shindig. The pours brown with a small head. The aromas of nutella spread, toasted nuts. Some cocoa and toffee. The taste is sweet chocolate. Smooth and rich. Balancing ashy bitterness. Some coffee acidity. Full body, supple. Overall, really solid.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mzaar (3265) - Varberg, SWEDEN - NOV 20, 2013
Flaska. Svart med grddigt moccafrgat skum. Doftar mrk choklad, soja, vanilj och lder. Havsslta, kaffe och st lakrits i smaken. Medelstor beska, vl avvgd stma, svagt kolsyrig munknsla.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
omhper (24630) - Tyres, SWEDEN - OCT 18, 2013
Bottled. Clear dark mahogany colour, small head. Prunes and licorice. Mid dry with full body and dense mouthfeel. Licorice and sak, grainy with notes of dates. Peppery finish. Elegant and complex. Really good!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
decaturstevo (6131) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - SEP 18, 2013
Brown black pour with creamy tan head and lace. Aroma is milk chocolate and roasted malt. Flavor is sweet chocolate and a nice abv warmth. Body is medium with good carbonation. pretty solid

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
cthomas2390 (228) - Colorado, USA - SEP 13, 2013
Black-brown pour with tan head. Really complex fruity nose with chocolate, cherry and raspberry. Alcohol evident in the taste but the sweetness is well balanced and it finishes fairly dry.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
anders37 (25612) - Malm, SWEDEN - SEP 12, 2013
Bottle @ Chrisos Pre-GBBF Shindig 13. Pours a black color with a small tan head. Has a roasted malty chocolate aroma. Roasted malty chocolate and caramel flavor. Has a roasted malty chocolate bitter caramel finish.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mR_fr0g (11413) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 10, 2013
Bottle at Chrisos Pre-GBBF Shindig 2013. Chesnut dark brown colour. Some sweetness in the aroma with caramel and some fussels. Nutty malt with some roast. Slightly sweet.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
allmyvinyl (10285) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 5, 2013
Bottle from Appellation Wines. Pours dark brown with a good long-lasting tan head, tight bubbles. Aromas of chocolate, coffee, liquorice, cherries, touch of peat-smoke. Awesome. Taste delivers a roasty bitterness, light sweetness, and merest hint of boozy indulgence. Full bodied, creamy texture, long, long finish. Seriously good beer.


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