blipp (5967) - Newark, New Jersey, USA - OCT 2, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours near black with a beige head. Sweet and lightly roasted malts, just a hint of soy sauce, and a quick roasty finish. Not bad.
BoostIPA (1205) - Pouring Bus, New York, USA - SEP 21, 2012
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a cola color with a tan head. Aroma of toffee, anise, some light roast. Mouthfeel is very thin... this one is easy to pound. No alcohol detected, even though the label says 9.8%. Very drinkable, if a bit simple. You can definitely tell this is a Baltic porter with a lager yeast. Very good. Fuck, I love me some Baltic porters.
ronaldtheriot (1197) - Laplace, Louisiana, USA - SEP 9, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Black Boss Porter has a medium, beige head, a good amount of thick lacing, and a dark-brown (ruby under light) appearance. The aroma is of smoke, chocolate, and coffee. Taste is of cocoa powder, charcoal, dark cherries, dark coffee, dark-roasted malt, and sweetness. Alcohol shows up in the aftertaste to some extent. The mouthfeel is medium to heavy, and Black Boss Porter finishes heavy, semi-dry, and not particularly difficult to drink. Overall, this is a mild, pleasant, and potent Polish beer. I like it. RJT
mansquito (3295) - Nueva York, New York, USA - AUG 11, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Whole Foods, Fairfax 500ml ($3): Pours a dark brown with a quickly dissipating light brown head. Aroma is a bunch of fruit and roasted malt. Beer itself is really sweet, even for a Baltic Porter. It wasn’t exactly cloying, but I can imagine that it would be for some people. There was some complexity in taste, and this was a welcome coming home present for myself after 70 Scandinavian beers.
agent_511 (157) - - AUG 5, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Roasty, caramelly, aroma. Pours dark brown with an amber tint, and a thick tan head. Moderately sweet with a roasty bitterness. A little caramel taste with a slightly sharp acidic finish. Full body. Good beer
Hussey (60) - North Carolina, USA - JUL 24, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @ Bestway.
Pour: Rich brown, tawny appearance. Opaque beauty with thin collar of foam.
Aroma: Leathery, cocoa, almost a cigar/tobacco-like aroma. Notes of dark fruit also.
Taste: A big porter! Immediate warming from the alcohol. Roasted malt forward brew with a hint of molasses and coffee flavors. Definitely a sipper. A muscular brew. Aggressive mouthfeel.
Overall: A freak of a porter, IMHO. Very enjoyable but volatile and potent. After tasting, rating, and finishing this particular bottle, my wife noted that i "smelled like a campfire". Once you imbibe this baltic porter, it literally seeps out of your pores.
obguthr (3663) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - JUL 3, 2012
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Strong coffee and maple syrup. Clear garnet black, medium yellow head. Flavor of strong coffee, a bit on the sweet side. Cherries are present as well. There is an unpleasant cane sugar sweetness on the back end.
fernomino (1) - Cedarburg, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 27, 2012 does not count
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 8/20
fantastic polish porter. great color with a heavy mouth feel. excellent example of what a porter should be.
gregwilsonstl (1028) - Missouri, USA - JUN 22, 2012
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Black. Smells like chocolate. Tastes like a mild coffee. Thin tan head. Hearty yet smooth.
aaron_bossart (33) - Idaho, USA - JUN 13, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
A very smooth porter. I enjoyed it very much. The taste isn’t overwhelming, and it has a hint of molasses. Very sweet, highly recommended.