cokolwiek11 (205) - POLAND - 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.
Nonshaugen (205) - Fetsund, NORWAY - JUL 18, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Baltic porter. New experience. 50cl bottle, 8% ABV, Deep brown, two finger head in the glass, dying down fast. Aroma and taste is cherry, dark fruits, alcohol, dark chocolate and a hint of cocoa. Full body, soft carbonation, long finish, not very bitter, but quite sweet. "Piwem Roku 2010" and "best before october 23. 2015" on the label. Does that mean it’s brewed in 2010 and stored for nearly 5 years? Bottle itself is a collector’s item, happy to have this one on my display shelf.
Vells (1147) - Rīga, LATVIA, LATVIA - AUG 21, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bold Baltic porter. Nice roastiness, moderate to light maltiness, but very saturated, caramel, dried fruits, bread, coffee, dark choco. Moderate sweetness with bittersweet malty finish. Price/performance - excellent. Very drinkable and enjoyable brew
acblue (91) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 15, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Deep black, big tan head. Chocolate and coffee in the aroma with some sour undertones, semi-sweet chocolate, coffee and a lovely malt backbone. Quite good.
ClubGonzo (4904) - Bergen, NORWAY - MAR 26, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. This is the second Polish beer I’ve rated, and one of the few I’ve ever drunk before. As such, this is pretty exotic! :-) It pours a near-black body with a reddish hue, covered by a quickly dissipating light caramel head. The nose gives me manure (first time ever, but in a pleasant way), roasted malts and hints of peanut and cocoa butter. And something else, something I haven’t had in a long time now...what is it...damn, I know this...help me out here, brain - think, think... Ah! I got it! Miso! It smells of the Japanese fermented soy paste "miso"! Amazing. How did they do that? This is like a discovery journey into another beer continent. And then, the first sip: mmmm...salty licorice, sweet dark malts and a mild hint of soil. Some miso in there, as well. This is the most interesting beer I’ve had in a while. Rather drinkable too, not much booze coming out of the 8 % ABV and the palate is light and simple. What a pleasant surprise, this is one highly recommended brew; particularly if you are a fan of Baltic Porters. Big ups to Poland, which I will be on the lookout for in the future.
dtborelli (322) - Sacramento, California, USA - APR 7, 2010
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Grand Imperial Porter
Pours deep brown with a slight reddish tinge. Thick creamy tan head with medium retention and light lacing. Rich aroma of raisins, brown sugar and sweet malt. Dark chocolate undertones. Really flippin’ good smell. Flavor is a slightly subdued version of the aroma, but well balanced, with chocolate covered espresso beans as the best definer. Sweet malt, and a mild hop character round out the finish. Nice beer and will buy again.
bergstaden (1846) - Rřros, NORWAY - MAY 22, 2010
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark amber with dark brown head - aroma of sweet malt - same in the taste of sweet malt - long smooth ending - very good beer
berud (12) - Wroclaw, POLAND - NOV 20, 2010
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
great porter with unique taste of chocolade. very common in biger shops in poland.
bnoel09 (515) - Elk Grove, California, USA - APR 10, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured into an English pint glass. Color is jet black with a thick, frothy tan head. Aroma is chocolate, nuts, some alcohol and some smoke. Flavor starts off sweet with caramel and chocolate and finishes with a slight roasty bitterness and some alcohol. Palate is smooth with a medium body. Overall this is a very nice porter that is very sweet and has really nice chocolate notes.
Quack-Duck (8931) - Down South, GERMANY - JUN 9, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle, kindly donated by Schroppfy - Thank you! Deep black colour, large and creamy beige head. Promising aroma of chocolate, cocoa powder and dark fruits. Full-bodied, intensiovely malty with loads and loads of bitter chocolate, cocoa powder, shy hints of caramel, nuts and raisins. Not sweet, yet very malty. Perfectly balanced, a delight!