highlandlad (1424) - Blue Mountains, - JUN 30, 2014
2.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
A sugar bomb of a strong porter. Like dessert in a glass. A pint is way too much dessert for my taste. It would pair pretty well with chocolate cake or a mousse but on its own those sugars are overwhelming. Looks good: lush, pillowy head with a dark body. First sniff and I’m anticipating a sugar monster - very sweet. Dominated by molasses. Also marshmallows and some of those hard candy necklaces. First sip and it’s sweet alright. All I can taste is brown sugar. Bit of chocolate, spoonful of treacle, handful of raisins, faint alcoholic burn. No complexity, no subtlety - just liquid sugar. Lightly carbonated - under-done in my book. It’s not that it’s badly made, it’s just that it’s well-made in the sense that Coca-Cola or a Krispy Kreme doughnut is well made - if you can stomach either of those you’ll probably love this. (Pint bottle from Leura Cellars. BB 27/11/14)
rotaman14 (200) - Potsdam, GERMANY - JAN 31, 2015
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Dark brown colour, lasting beige head. Not very strong smell of chocolate and alcohol. Taste is on the sweeter side, with roasted/burned nuances. Short, sweet finish. Would have liked a thicker body for such a dark beer. Enjoyable porter, but nothing special.
Lebo88 (35) - POLAND - JAN 31, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle 500 ml. Aroma of dark chocolate and coffee, weaker than desired. Distinguished dark colour, decent beige head. The chocolate taste is too intense for me, I would prefer some more fruitiness instead. But still a good porter.
puren (99) - POLAND - JAN 15, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Piana: drobna, beżowa, migiem znika;
Aromat: rodzynki, rum, delikatna paloność-czekolada;
Smak: słodki, cukrowy wręcz, smak likieru, lekko wiśni w alkoholu, czekolady, posmak delikatnej kawy;
Odczucie: dosyć pełne, zalepiające, nasycone, nie czuć praktycznie alkoholu;
Ogólnie: strasznie słodkie, ale bogate.
cokolwiek11 (26) - - JAN 14, 2015
4.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Aroma: some chocolate, some coffe, come roasted bread. Not strong. Something’s wrong.
Black or almost black. Minimal brown head.
Taste: Well. this is something. Chocolate, some coffe, roasted bread. As for Baltic porter good sweetnes, medium bitternes. This is how Baltic porter taste.
Full body, nice finish.
Great beer, nr 2 on my list of polish baltic porters. It deserves higher rating, but aroma is just not that good... :( Although I prefer it more than Komes Porter and way more than Żywiec porter. Really impressive as for 18 P, some 21 are not quite as good and intensive.
pantumnuss (41) - POLAND - DEC 30, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black with rubin reflex. The head is ugly, large air bubbles. Milk chocolate, dark bread, caramel in the aroma. Middle carbonation, chocolate and some coffe. It’s too sweet for me but It doesn’t mean that is poorly balanced. Nice
dessert beer for this price. Na zdrowie!
Cenzura (160) - Warsaw, POLAND - DEC 9, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma: chocolate, coffee, plum, sweet malts. Taste: caramel, dark chocolate, dark coffee, brown sugar and raisins. Dark colour, medium head, poor lacing and medium carbonation. Price [Warsaw, Poland] 6PLN
maroo2 (25) - - DEC 4, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Czarne, nie przejrzyste. Piana szybko opada. Aromat czekoladowy, intensywny. Pijalne.
mariuszek (145) - Gdynia, POLAND - NOV 25, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JAN 30, 2015 Medium lasting brown head. Aroma mainly caramel sweet, some dried plums and chocolate. Taste quite sweet with roasty bitter notes. Well balanced.
slawek (233) - Kraków, POLAND - NOV 20, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Jet black with big but quickly disappearing tan color head.
Aroma: Meidum intense, caramel, chocolate, some plum.
Taste: Medium sweet start nicely balanced with medium bitter finish. Flavor of chocolate, delicate, warming alcohol, some dark fruits, some bread.
Full body, low carbonation. Good texture. Nice beer for a cold day.
nickel (440) - - NOV 16, 2014
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours black with creamy brown head. Aroma of roasted malt and chocolate. Tender taste of coffee and chocolate. Rather sweet without strong bitterness in it’s finish.