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

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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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3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Embrouille (2845) - - JAN 28, 2013
Bottled 33cl. Suprisingly fruity nose (including banana). Medium bodied. This beer is definitely far from being great to my tastes.


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
zvsn (1900) - ISRAEL - APR 21, 2017
Bottle sample at a tasting. Thanks Max. Brown with a beige head. Aroma of caramel, honey and alcohol. Sweet, caramel, molasses, bread, chocolate, boozy flavors. Medium-full bodied, warming finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DSG (13906) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - APR 20, 2017
Bottle sample at a tasting at Tom Ls place. Thanks Max. Dark brown. Chocolate, nuts, caramel, a bit of roast, sweetish, slightly bitterish finish, medium-bodied. Nice.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
Antzrhere (181) - Blackpool, Lancashire, ENGLAND - MAR 7, 2017
Pours dark brown, almost black with beige head. Aroma of sweet roast, alcohol and burnt treacle. Taste is dry coffee, spicy hops, burnt caramel and yeast esters. Medium carbonation, let down abit by a thin body.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Beerhammaren (1778) - Jyvskyl, FINLAND - MAR 2, 2017
.33l bottle @Harrys. Pours black with medium high tan head. Aroma is dark malts, syrup, coffee, alcohol notes, dark bread, dark chocolate. Flavor is mostly same. Hint of iron. Swell!

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rodsquad (183) - Aberdeen, SCOTLAND - FEB 13, 2017
Bottle from Fountainhall Wines. Pours dark, dark ruby brown with a foamy light-tan head. Aromas of blackcurrants, melted butter, sweet coffee and a little fruit loaf. Flavours develop from smooth, dusty roasted malt flowing to sweet caramel building to a bitter coffee finish with a little spirity booze. It has a soft, glossy mouthfeel with an at-odds lively sparkle. I could imagine the carbonation may be a little lively for some but I thought this porter was fantastic. Beautifully glossy with gentle, flowing aromas and flavours.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 11/20
wiadran (189) - POLAND - JAN 23, 2017
aroma weak, malt, fruity, sweet. very nice head, dark brown/black colour, nice lacing. quite sweet, chocolate liqueur, cocoa ending, some fruits. not too rich. body medium-full, very nice carbonation. not bad, but nothing amazing.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Mjp12 (1741) - York, North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JAN 14, 2017
Dark fruits , and caramel malt on the aroma. The taste is full of plummy fruits, with hints of bitterness on the finish .

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
mgajdaczewa (1997) - 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 (3626) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
datrael (411) - Krakw, POLAND - NOV 28, 2016
UPDATED: FEB 28, 2017 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.


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