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Brewed by Browar Witnica
Style: Baltic Porter
Witnica, Poland

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RATINGS: 477   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.48   EST. CALORIES: 282   ABV: 9.4%
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3.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Fredis23 (481) - Hickory Hills, Illinois, USA - SEP 17, 2013
Dar Reddish Brown, A couple of Floaters, Sizable Foamy Head. Not much of an aroma. Sweet Caramel, Malt, Molasses, cherry, raisins. Very Well Hidden ABV. Probably the smoothest and easiest to drink Eastern European Beer with such a high, 9.4%, Alcohol level. Medium Body. Real Nice. Enjoyed It. Unexpected and pleasant surprise. Recommended.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
solidfunk (3660) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - SEP 13, 2013
A little n the sweet and boozy side for me. Caremelized malt is thick with a little roast. Finishes with some burnt taste and sweetness. Malt heavy, very light hops. Pours dark mahogany with good head and lacing. Consistency a little syrupy. Botte.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
Thisis12ptfont (827) - Los Angeles, CA, California, USA - SEP 8, 2013
soft aroma of vanilla, butterscotch and cream. Brownish black with a decent foam. Strong english tasting malts with odd toffee, mocha, espresso and nougat. Nutty toffee on the finish. Overall, a bit odd and a mix of porter and extra special bitter. Noticeable alcohol on the finish. C rating.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Chad9976 (1137) - Albany, New York, USA - AUG 15, 2013
I poured a 500ml bottle into a tulip glass. There was no freshness date. It cost $2.19 ($0.13 per ounce).

Appearance: Deep mahogany/ruby red/near black hue. Forms a large, tan, frothy head which laces and retains really well.

Smell: Confectionery notes of liquid toffee and scorched caramel. A subtle, but noticeable alcohol presence as well.

Taste: Black Boss Porter is a hidden gem in beer stores across the nation. This is an authentic Old World style Baltic Porter thatís very flavorful, remarkably drinkable, and is priced dirt cheap. We sometimes forget (or just plain donít know) how good obscure beers from obscure countries can be.

Baltic Porters have a certain quality to them that makes them stand out from other strong porter and imperial stouts. The flavor is akin to a beefy brown ale with a rich toffee and peanut brittle taste. Caramel is also noticeable, but not quite as prominent. Usually, beers this big tend to be quite hoppy for balance, though I wouldnít say this one is noticeably bitter. The alcohol seems to override what hop character there may be, imparting some heat, but also some sweet, liqueur-like flavors of dark cherry and chocolate. Whatís also interesting is that the aftertaste is quite clean and in no way cloying. I definitely recommend this as a great example (perhaps the best example) of the style.

Drinkability: As if the taste to Black Boss Porter wasnít good enough, the delivery is what seals the deal. The mouthfeel is calm, soft, tepid, and thick but in no way sticky. It goes down silky smooth, in fact, itís difficult to sip (as it probably should be). The 9.4% ABV does make itself known as it imparts some gentle warmth throughout the swig. You could call it a tad distracting, but itís in no way annoying.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kiwianer (3319) - Otorohanga, NEW ZEALAND - AUG 6, 2013
The head is good, the body black. It smells sweet, coffee, malty, darkmalty, a bit alcoholic. The taste is sweet, malty, thick, darkmalty, alcoholic, less hoppy, a bit coffee. 11/12/11/11/12/11

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
metalhead0043 (144) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - JUL 27, 2013
500ml bottle for $3. A hidden little gem in the import section at my local beer store. Pours black with a slight amber hue to it. Head is sort of a creamy off white or khaki color. Smells like chocolate, malt and is slightly fruity. The alcohol can be detected a little bit in the aroma as well. Taste is sweet with some chocolate, fruit and alcohol flavors present. At 9.4% that can be expected. Does not mask the alcohol perfectly but it is hardly offensive. The body is a little thinner than I prefer but not light. Overall this is a really good porter that I recommend.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
pdx77 (1239) - Oregon, USA - JUL 20, 2013
From bottle at 2013 Portland International Beerfest. Amber brown color. Aroma of dark malts and caramel. Taste is bourbon, buttered caramel, sweet malt, and prune. Finishes with a nice warming.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
hman43 (308) - Pinehurst, North Carolina, USA - JUN 24, 2013
It has a roasted malt smell with hints of coffee and syrup. The head is rather think with a brown color. It is birch beer colored. The taste is a little strong on the syrupy side, but it has a good taste.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
chinchill (1700) - South Carolina, USA - JUN 6, 2013
500 ml bottle served in a snifter. Pours with a frothy, tan colored head that dies to a partial coat and ring rather soon. The body is mahogany: clear but very dark and not black Aroma: Sweet medium malts with obvious alcohol esters. Hints of prunes, figs, raisins and allspice. Taste: Fairly sweet, even in the finish. A bit too sweet. Quite fruity tasting, as the aroma suggested. The alcohol contributes to a suggestion of sherry. The dark malt is subtle for this style. Hints of nutmeg and allspice. No burnt malt flavors. Feel: medium body and carbonation. O: An odd porter with an unusual aroma and some unexpected flavors. Interesting and worth trying, although a bit too sweet.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
wlajwl (3765) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - JUN 2, 2013
Aroma is dark malts and butterscotch/toffee. The flavor is malts butterscotch/toffee (bordering on cloyingly sweet) and a mildly acidic/tart finish.


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