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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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2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Ernest (6143) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - MAR 24, 2006
Head is initially small, frothy, light brown, fully diminishing. Body is dark brown. Aroma is moderately malty (molasses, cereal, roasted grain), with light notes of prune and alcohol. Flavor is heavily sweet. Finish is moderately sweet, lightly acidic, lightly bitter. Medium to full body, syrupy texture, soft/lively carbonation, lightly alcoholic. Pleasant but simple aroma, just too darned sweet to drink.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
larsga (6120) - Oslo, NORWAY - NOV 5, 2007
Small offwhite head. Dark brown barely translucent body. Sweet massive licorice and malt aroma with chocolatey notes. Sweet, mild, rounded licorice taste with vague fruity banana notes. Dry roasty aftertaste. Very nice! (0.5l bottle at RBNAG’07.)

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Rastacouere (6119) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 30, 2007
Considering the style, Scores ranging from 1 to 5, 5 being the most intense
Appearance:
Body:   Clear(1)->Murky(5) : 3     Light Brown(1)->Pitch Black(5) : 3     Still(1)->Sparkling(5) : 2
Head:   None(1)->Large(5) : 2   Off-White(1)->Dark Brown(5) : 2   Lasting: 3   Lacing : 2   Nitro : XX
Aroma:
Intensity : 3  
Yeast : XX   Bread : XX   Apple : XX   Tropical Fruits : 1   Ink : XX   Tar : XX   Olives : XX   DMS : XX
Malt : 4   Biscuity : 2   Burnt Toast : XX   Caramel : XX   Nuts : 2   Pumpernickel : XX   Cereals : 3   Coffee : 1   Dark Chocolate : 3   Vanilla : XX   Grapes : 2   Blackberries : 2   Cherries : XX
Hops : 1   Noble(1)->American(5) : 1   Leafy : XX   Floral : XX   Lemon/Lime : XX   Grapefruit : XX Orange : XX   Herbal : XX   Pine/Spruce/Resin : XX
Notes :   Earth : 2   Wood : XX   Mint : XX   Smoke : XX   Soy : 1   Bourbon : XX   Anise : XX
Flavor:
Initial Flavor : Dry(1)->Sweet(5) : 4   Finish Dry(1)->Sweet(5) : 4   Sourness : XX   Lactic : XX   Bitterness : XX   Complex : XX   Length : XX
Palate:
Light(1)->Full(5) : 3   Flat(1)->Fizzy(5) : 3   Clean : XX   Sharp : XX   Watery : XX   Oily : XX   Chalk : XX   Astringent : XX   Alcohol : 1   Mineral : XX   Oxidation : XX   Metallic : XX

Comments: Sweet and liquorous, quite smooth example focusing on chocolatey, cakey malts.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Emil (6066) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUN 16, 2005
Bottle. Almost black colour with a small baige head. Roasted malty chocolate liquorice aroma and a light roasted raisin chocolate coffee taste. Medium body and a light sweet warming finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
after4ever (6059) - Brier, Washington, USA - DEC 8, 2009
500. Pours black. Dense, creamy, billowing tan head that falls quickly to sloppy loose foam and dense sheets of tan lace. Big roasty sweet milk chocolate nose, a little bit of coffee and malt sugar lurking around the edges there. Creamy medium body with soft carb. Chocolatey mid-palate, again with bits of coffee, malt sugar, and now bits of roast knocking around. Mild earthy finish. Nice, if a bit unspectacular....the amount of flavor here for 9.4 is really a waste of potential, harmonious though it be.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
HogTownHarry (6042) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - JUN 20, 2006
UPDATED: JUN 21, 2006 Bottle (500ml). Shared with blankboy and tupalev, blankboy’s bottle. Deep brown, average head. Roasty sweet oily aroma, nutty and a bit cola-like, grainy on warming. Taste is similar, oily, a little too extract-y- just okay. Light body, oily and bitter, burnt sugar aftertaste, nutty - decent, not great.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
KnutAlbert (6013) - Oslo, NORWAY - JAN 2, 2007
50 cl bottle. Red black ale with milk chocoalte head. Rather sweet, with manilla and molasses. Some roasted bitterness, too, but too sweet for my liking. Some warming alcohol in the finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
arminjewell (5993) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - FEB 25, 2011
Pours black with thin off white head. $1.99 for a 500 ml, so overall this was a nice surprise. Aroma had notes of chocolate, some dark fruit, and a touch of coffee. Taste is some cocoa, dark fruit, some slight vinegar, and a slight sweet toffee notes. Good stuff!

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
blankboy (5948) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 2, 2006
Bottle shared with HogTownHarry & tupalev -- courtesy of Thaichile. Pours a clear dark ruby-brown with a large diminishing light-brown head. Aroma mostly of sweet malt with some nuts, dark fruit and cola. Sweet malty flavour, somewhat sugary with some roastiness and a burnt aftertaste. Body’s a little thin. Not bad but it didn’t do much for me.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BBB63 (5943) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - APR 4, 2005
Bottle: Deep reddish brown with a fizzy and mostly fading head and good lace. The aroma has notes of caramel, brown sugar, prune, molasses, grassy hops, and an earthy ester. The taste is very sweet and molasses like. So much so that the rest of malts and hops got subdued by the sweetness. The finish does display a fruity and coffee quality which saves the beer. The feel is quite strange, fizzy on one hand, syrupy on the other. Overall iit is okay but needs a bit more bitterness to back up all that sweet taste. Thanks for the bottle Joe.


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