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: 3.67/5   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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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mathieuc (4000) - Québec, Quebec, - 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!

JefVerstraete (3819) - Oosterzele, BELGIUM - JAN 12, 2018
Bottle from Tad, many thanks! Dark brown colour, beige foam. Very subtle aroma of smoke, leather, chocolate, roasted malts. Easy drinkable, not very alcoholic. nice porter.

Grumpelmies (436) - GERMANY - DEC 30, 2017
UPDATED: DEC 30, 2017 Bottle. Dark brown with shades of black and a nice beige head. Aroma of roasted malts, dark chocolate and a whiff of smoke. Taste is malts, dark chocolate, some coffee, a little bit of dark fruits and delicate smoke. Finish showcases a little bit of bitter hops and tartness. Medium carbonation. Very balanced. Alcohol is extremely well hidden. Delicious.

hrabren (2044) - Zagreb, CROATIA - DEC 21, 2017
Višnja 666 and Pilot Goran flew this from Edinburgh in the summer of 2017. Thanks for sharing! Dark brown, moderate off-white head. Roasty, fruity, cookie dough. Sweet. Medium body, thick and creamy, nice finish. Good, but not impressive.

Erzengel (9893) - Wuppertal, GERMANY - DEC 1, 2017
Smooth malty caramelly beginning. Not too much depth, dry with a rich thick body. Roast, caramel, moderate bitterness. Grainy aftertaste, nice.

TaxiDriver (1847) - Stadland, GERMANY - NOV 12, 2017
The smell of malt, chocolate and raisins. The large beige creamy head has a quite long duration. The body is black. A strong malty taste, chocolate, light sweet and not bitter. The body is medium strong, creamy and light oily mit a soft carbonation.

Franckg (1949) - Trois-Rivières, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 2, 2017
Bouteille avec un BB de décembre 2018. Robe brune foncée ayant de petits reflets rougeâtres et avec un petit cerne de mousse. Arômes de malt torréfié, caramélisé noirci, mélasse, liqueur aux petits fruits, café noir tiède, tourbe. En bouche, malt torréfié accompagné de petits fruits confits, figue, café. Finale plus chocolatée et sucré alors qu'un goût de caramel salé s'étire longuement sur une trame de fond grillée. Texture huileuse et lisse, corps moyen.

blackisle (2936) - Amsterdam IJburg, NETHERLANDS - OCT 25, 2017
UPDATED: NOV 3, 2017 Bottle [email protected] poured into a shaker. Opaque ruby brown, small but thick creamy tan head, mostly lasting, light lacing; rich aroma, roasted malts, caramel, cocoa, dark fruits, licorice, bit cardboard; taste medium sweet and bitter, roasted malts, chocolate, toffee, dark fruits; roasty sweetbitter aftertaste, some licorice, light peppery notes, alcohol; full-bodied, oily texture, soft carbonation; round and rich, well-balanced, alcohol well-hidden, excellent porter.

rozsoma (1164) - Gyõr, HUNGARY - SEP 14, 2017
UPDATED: SEP 14, 2017 0,33l Bottle from random Orcadian shop. Igazi reggeli itóka kv helyett ajánlatos leginkább. Én is a hajnali fél 5ös Aberdeeni gépünk előtt küldtem be a szervezetbe.

Arek (1243) - Zielona Góra & Wrocław, POLAND - SEP 5, 2017
Bottle 0.33 l, 4hops, Wrocław, Poland.
Czarne piwo z beżową i puszystą ale niezbyt obfitą pianą oraz palonym, lekko kawowym, trochę likierowym i alkoholowym aromatem. W smaku wytrawne, lekko kremowe, zdecydowanie kawowe i palone.

czar (9680) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 13, 2017
pours unclear medium dark brown with a small beige cap offering some retention and lacing. charred and almost burnt caramel, raisins, earthy molasses, warming integrated alcohol, dense chocolate, vanilla. moderate carbonation, medium body - very oily; sweet woodsy finish. nice and structured sweet caramel porter.

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