Boozy vanilla and a hint of smoke, plus a long finish of caramel, bitter chocolate and sweet nuttiness Goldings hops plus Chocolate and Barley malts.
Look: Rich mahogany brown on the pour with a nice beige head with lots of lacing and carbonation.
Aroma: Roasted malt plus stone and red fruits.
Taste: There is loads of fruity booziness against the malts which lend it an almost Chianti-like red wine quality.
Food pairing: This beer works well with fattier meats. Try it with a charcoal grilled burger, and let its fruity vinous qualities cut through the grease to cleanse your palate.
Verdict: At 9% ABV this Orkney Porter is more boozy alcohol than its Imperial Stout stablemate and still dangerously quaffable.