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Brewed by Browar Witnica
Style: Baltic Porter
Witnica, Poland

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RATINGS: 485   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.49   EST. CALORIES: 282   ABV: 9.4%
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3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
BT (123) - Westchester, Illinois, USA - OCT 6, 2005
Poured a beautiful black with mahogany and cherry hues, almost competely no head. aroma of alcohol, malts, fruit. Mouth was a bit dry.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
portermax55 (118) - Canterbury, Connecticut, USA - NOV 6, 2007
500mL bottle into pint glass. Pours a dark brown with a light grey head. Heavy aromas of sweet fruit and roasted malts with a hint of spice. Flavor is of plums, fruit and malts with a slight coffee-like finish. Mouthfeel is light and drinkable. My only complaint was there could have been more carbonation, but that may have been due to the age of the bottle I purchased.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
chokmah33 (118) - San Luis Obispo, California, USA - APR 6, 2008
UPDATED: MAY 10, 2008 Aromas of banana, yeasty bread, and definite alcohol. Taste is nutty like a brown. A sweet prune flavor and a mealy malt finish. Definitely dosnít taste like it has 9.4%

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
forsides (118) - New Jersey, USA - MAR 29, 2009
mellow nose... caramel, chocolate, fruit. nice taste, tho not perfect. roasted malts, caramel, spicy hops. iím half polish, and this is the 1st polish brew iíd buy again. pretty good stuff overall

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
tekhna (118) - California, USA - MAR 30, 2009
This is a legitimately decent beer. Itís price, and price/%abv belies this fact, but this is a nice beer. A little roastier and a little less winey than some of its comparable baltic porters, which I guess makes it a more conventional porter, but thatís not a bad thing. The palate is a bit thin, and the taste can, on occasion be too, but itís hard to go wrong with the Boss. For 1.25 a half liter, at 9.4%, this is the deal of the recession.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 18/20
penguinfinity (107) - North Carolina, USA - MAR 5, 2014
Bottle. Pours almost opaque amber, appears black in the glass. Light tan head, dissipates to the edges, which stick around. Smells like the sweeter end of the porter spectrum. Taste is sharp but not bitter, simple and to the point. Smoother than I expected. Nice sipping porter.

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
ksigty (107) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - JUN 8, 2007
Pours a very dark reddish hue. Almost black. Hints of black cherry and licorice. Quite a potent porter, but not overpowering. Surprisingly sweet. A somewhat burnt aftertaste ruins the moment, but overall, this is a delicious beer.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 8/20
MartiniFiend (104) - Mount Horeb, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 6, 2008
pours blacker than black with no head from the bottle. Malt coffee alchohol aroma. Thick and smooth to the palate. the flavor starts out a mix of malt & alchohol, has a sweet middle and a smoky finish. A nice porter but the alcohol flavor could be better hidden.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
k9coug (102) - USA - JAN 9, 2010
I believe a porter should be thin and easy to drink, and gives the ability to drink several in a session. At 9.4 abv. that wouldnít be advisable. Good beer for the price. Almost no head and a heavy burnt flavor with a strong initial taste that improves to th bottom of the glass.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
xenthem0nk (101) - Oregon, USA - MAR 15, 2005
Bottle. Pours a deep black/brown; can barely see through it against the light. A 15 second head. Has a dense, sweet aroma of caramel, roasted malts, and carob (? of all smells) came through pretty strong. Immediatly noticed black licorice in the flavor, toffee, raisins, and Nyquil cheery flavor. Weird, but thatís what it reminds me of somewhat. Although the alchohol is well hidden, it still finishes with a nice warm zing. Mouthfeel is syrupy and leaves a sweet coating. Not too satisfied with this (being my first baltic porter). I hope to find better in the future.


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