coldbrewky (1498) - Hippetown East, New York, USA - MAY 29, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Yup...its a Baltic porter. Looking at me from the glass with its minimal head, the light umber glow at the edges of the dark fluid...beckon. Nose of black patent malt which transitions to first taste along with a cartload of mixed choco-malts. big bold and sweet. Alcohol ridden. I needed a buffer of some sourdough pretzels to balance all this out. Even so, the finish stops abruptly and the body just keeps on coming down the grade into the sharply banked turns, rolls over the finish for a spectacular train wreck.
oflodarz (48) - New York, USA - MAY 20, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark brown/black color; Medium creamy body; Aroma of toasted sweet malt, chocolate, & licorice; Flavor of roasted sweet malt, caramel, coffee, chocolate; Warm finish.
EvanFriend (417) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 11, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 15/20
Burnt, coffee, and molasses notes, the 9.4% alcohol leaves a bit of a tingly feeling afterwards. This beer tastes great, but as others have mentioned, it does have a very thin, watery mouthfeel that you don’t expect from a porter. Best beer I’ve had from Poland by far though.
Niko100 (2239) - Illinois, USA - MAY 7, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark brown/black color; Medium creamy body; Aroma of toasted sweet malt, chocolate, & licorice; Flavor of roasted sweet malt, caramel, coffee, some dark fruit, and chocolate; Warm finish; Overall, tasted a little thin - but decent.
daknole (10279) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - APR 29, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Very dark brown color, light brown head. Flavor is roasty, some chocolate and espresso notes. Flavor is up front with cocoa, some plums, lots of carbonation here. Ok.
natejgood (422) - Bozeman, Montana, USA - APR 5, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a fairly clear dark brown with no head. Very dark, but not quite black. Aroma is of sweet licorice, barley and malt. Flavor of molasses, chocolate and wheat. A bit fuzzy in the mouth, but not too bad.
snownirvana (70) - - APR 5, 2012
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Snifter from bottle. A: weak nose cold, more prominent when warmer, slight malty sweetness, a little brown sugar, carmel, toffee App: incredibly dark with a brown shadow and a very dark amber core. One finger, frothy, tan head, slowly dispersing. T: sent from heaven to Browar to my glass. Excellent malt back of brown sugar, and dark fruit. P: sharp, fine bubbles, and goes down so smooth. The alcohol is completely hidden! One of, if not, the best of Baltic Porters!
TAP38 (1) - Ballard, Washington, USA - MAR 12, 2012 does not count
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Roasted, malty, chocolate, with a licorice flavor. Very tasty and unexpected from Poland.
jlruthven (589) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 5, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours dark brown, red-ruby hints. Minimal off-white head. Nose is chocolatey, with some roasted malts and anise character. Bit more coffee and chocolate on the tongue, more anise in a bigger way during the finish. Pretty drinkable, especially considering the ABV.
Syzzer (616) - Oregon, USA - MAR 5, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Good chocolatey burnt flavor. There is a mild smell that supports the sweet molasses taste