overall
95
66
style
Brewed by Swannay Brewery
Style: Imperial Porter
Orkney, Swannay by Evie, Scotland
Serve in Shaker, Snifter

bottled
available

on tap
unknown

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 182   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.66/5   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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Embrouille's rating

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Embrouille (2853) - - JAN 28, 2013
Bottled 33cl. Suprisingly fruity nose (including banana). Medium bodied. This beer is definitely far from being great to my tastes.


4.1
AlainG (2248) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 10, 2017
Noire ayant une mousse (désintéressée) qui se résorbe en un mince voile. Un nez intense de vanille, de mélasse, de étoffée et de café-crème. Les saveurs sont tout en douceur. C’est légèrement sucré. Par moment c’est du chocolat au lait, alors qu’à d’autres moments c’est des saveurs de crêpes. Des pointes boisées et de whiskey en sourdine. (MA oct’17) (2248-090717)

4.1
mathieuc (3990) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 24, 2017
Pours a moderately dark brown with a beige rim that leaves some lacing. Nose is of chocolate/cocoa nibs and very lightly smoky. Just really pleasing. Taste is moderately sweet and quite chocolate forward. Rich and desserty. Very slight chest warming. Chocolate cake, not quite fudgy. Body is pretty much full and carbonation moderately low. Sticky and pretty rich. Much enjoyed! Pretty much what I’d expect from a dessert kind of beer. Never cloying and just really nice and rich!

3.9
kerenmk (4753) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - MAY 30, 2017
Bottle sample at a tasting at Tom L’s place. Thanks Max. Very dark brown with a tan film. Sweet and nutty aroma with a hint of coconut and faint vanilla. Slightly bitter taste, then vanilla, a little roasty and sweetness follows. Full body, rather fizzy, cocoa and roasty finish.

3.5
mygeekway (176) - Grodków, POLAND - MAY 21, 2017
Rozlane na bieda bottle sharingu. Pachnie czekoladą, delikatną kawą, wanilią, słodko. W smaku na początku wytrawnie, potem słodko kontruje wanilia. Ciała mogło być więcej. Całkiem fajne piwo w dobrej cenie

3.3
zvsn (2092) - 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
DSG (14784) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - APR 20, 2017
Bottle sample at a tasting at Tom L’s place. Thanks Max. Dark brown. Chocolate, nuts, caramel, a bit of roast, sweetish, slightly bitterish finish, medium-bodied. Nice.

3.5
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
Beerhammaren (1793) - Jyväskylä, FINLAND - MAR 2, 2017
.33l bottle @Harry’s. 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
rodsquad (243) - 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
wiadran (193) - 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.


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