Swannay Brewery Seafaring Stout (8%)

Brewed on the shores of Orkney, this is a super Imperial Stout that pours fathoms deep and smells of stewed red fruit and plasticine.
And that’s a good thing, a very good thing.
The main body of the beer is a hefty slab of chocolate and brandy, prunes, damsons and treacle tart, its pastry edges damp with a rum barrel earthiness, you also find vanilla and ice cream cones, coffee and custard.
There’s a good hit of crunchy leaf litter from the hops as well.
It’s much needed and it provides a welcome sharp slap of herbal greenery that freshens you up as you head toward the sticky gloopy goodness of the boozy molasses finish.
This is superb.

Source: Imperial Beer Club

About Simon Williams

Founder of CAMRGB. Member of The British Guild Of Beer Writers. Leftist bigmouth. Old and grumpy.
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