overall
95
66
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: 171   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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MrW's rating

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
MrW (532) - Londerzeel, - FEB 11, 2013
2011 Bottle @ Bow Bar, Edinburgh. Grainy, alcohol, coffee, herbs, rich aroma. Darkbrown, tan foamy head. Tastes less sharp than the aroma. Liege syrup. Syrup mouthfeel, alcohol finish.


2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
mgajdaczewa (1801) - Katowice, POLAND - DEC 2, 2016
W aromacie karmel, czekolada, słodko, nuty ciemnych owocw. W smaku brakuje cielistości, jest karmel, słodycz, likier czekoladowy, straszny zamulacz bez treści. Pijałem lepsze bałtyki za 3 ziko z dyskontu, serio!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ElDesmadre (3336) - Mikołw, POLAND - DEC 1, 2016
Bottle. Caramel, sweet chocolate, lots of dried fruit, plums and berries. Roast&licorice finish, light coffeeish, oily and dry. The sweetness is more apparent in the aroma than in the flavour, so in the end the beer turns out to be well balanced. Very good.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
datrael (295) - Krakw, POLAND - NOV 28, 2016
Bardzo konkretny imperial porter - w smaku i aromacie wyraźne nuty melanoidynowe, dużo kakao, paloności, dość słodkie, całkiem pijalne, bardzo smaczne. Naprawdę intesywne, przyjemne piwne doznanie. Dobry imperial porter, zahaczający smakiem i aromatem o portera bałtyckiego. Bardzo dobre piwo.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Cokemonkey11 (608) - - OCT 30, 2016
Bottle. Pours black with a thin tan rim. Scent is medium caramel and light brown sugar. Taste is medium dense Porter yeasts with brown sugar, toffee, some fruits, and even light whiskey cask properties. Finish is dry. A bit harsh. Very, very great.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Wixie (425) - BELGIUM - OCT 29, 2016
Very dark brown liquid, tiny head. Sweet aroma of malt. Heavy body, little bit carbonation. Taste is sweet.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bunget (871) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 5, 2016
Bottle. Clear cola body, medium mocha head with decent retention and lacing. Aroma of licorice and blackberry jam, caramel and leather, roasted nuts. Taste of caramel, nuts, blackberry jam and some woody notes. A tad too sweet.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
19Michi38 (76) - 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 (125) - 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 (199) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - JUN 19, 2016
Pours very dark brown with small beige head. Not as opaque as youd 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. Doesnt 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 (2595) - 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.


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