Brewed by Browar Witnica
Style: Baltic Porter
Witnica, Poland


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RATINGS: 503   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.5/5   EST. CALORIES: 282   ABV: 9.4%
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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
NYHarvey (2153) - New York, New York, USA - OCT 9, 2005
Raisins, walnut, chocolate and some dried cherries in the aroma. Reddish brown/black with a frothy, but thin head. Huge raisin blast in the fore followed by another huge blast of black licorice and then mild marzipan notes in the middle. Finish wafts on through with dry black licorice notes and a chalky raisin/licorice/burnt aftertaste. This is very nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Dubbercody (213) - Vancouver, Washington, USA - FEB 15, 2006
UPDATED: APR 25, 2007 Bottle- strong sweet nose. Strong sweet malty flavor. Develops increased character as temperature increases. It’s over the top sweetness...yeah...pretty much... Food pairing:Outstanding with bar-b-que. )

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
scrizzz (2223) - Bothell, Washington, USA - OCT 6, 2007
UPDATED: OCT 30, 2011 roasted aroma, like dark rye and baking chocolate. fiercely dark. great rich flavor and consistency. true porter style. 103011 Dadgum, it’s been 4 years? I now find this beer to be a great standby, excellent value and definitive for the style. Soft burnt grain and dry baking cocoa. Jet black, creamy tan head. Rich and thick, mocha body, suberb. Ticked up from a 3.9 to a 4.2 after having tried several other Baltic Porters. How does this make it from Poland to Seattle and still be under three bucks on the shelf?

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jgb9348 (5730) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - AUG 6, 2008
Deep dark brown coloured body with ruby highlights and a deep dense tan head - perfect for the style! Aroma of a good baltic - meaty, mushroomy, caramel, roasted malt, coffee and a touch of chocolate show very well. Medium-bodied; Strong roasted malt flavours with a good backbone of chocolate and the strong savoury flavours come out as well - with some subtle alcohol near the end. Aftertaste shows some complexity with a tiny bit of spice, caramel and mostly mild tastes. Overall, a damn good baltic, rivaling even Zywiec, also from Poland. When I first saw this one, I wanted to try it, and I’m definitely glad I did! Perhaps this aged nicely in the bottle, but I really liked this and would recommend it to anyone! I sampled this 500 mL bottle purchased about two years ago from Whole Foods in Portland (Downtown), Oregon, drunk on 05-August-2008.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jamespgentry (22) - Washington, USA - NOV 2, 2009
It pours jet black intimidation, goes down like molasses, hit’s you with a wicked 9.4 percent, then demands you thank it. Thank you Black Boss, may I have another?

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
philbertk (1873) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUN 8, 2010
Witnica Browar S.A.--Black Boss Porter--2004 16.9 oz. Bottle. 9.40% ABV. 20 IBU’s? (4.5 / 5.0) Porter--Baltic. 2 @ $2.29 Each. Mild espresso head. Clear dark red brown color. BC sediment. Mild chocolate hop front. Mild sweet toasted chocolate doughy creamy BC ester hint body. Smooth mild crusty creamy cocoa mild EtOH end. Sampled 1/19/2008.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Tak_en_Lou (7) - - FEB 26, 2012 does not count
Love this f***ing beer. One of my favorites. -Pours a dark black, rose and burgundy in the light, tan to white creamy head dissipates quickly and leaves a bit of lacing. Aromas of raisin, date, paperclips, farmhouse, light chocolate. Licorice, grain, peanut, pistachio shell, metal, vine, and sexy sex on the tongue. Slightly watery mouthfeel, medium body, tingly in the cheeks, bold but subtle palette. Finish is half dry half wet, long remnant of nut and earthy grain, little beef. Rather warming, a solid porter. This is what I want when I want a porter.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
OnWisconsin (132) - Wisconsin, USA - OCT 30, 2012
Head dissipated quickly with a dark black color. Carbonation is perfect for a porter. Just enough to add to the mild smooth taste. Has a very fine sweetness in the middle. Can taste a molasses in the middle. Very little if any IBUs detected. Almost a cola taste at the finish. Not sure if this can age well but going to try!!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
tfontana (729) - Fremont, New Hampshire, USA - AUG 9, 2016
Bottle pour into nonic pint glass from Manchester Wine & Liquors. Appearance is clear mahogany with light sparkle, 2-finger width light brown foamy head with decent retention and sudsy lacing. Aroma is dark chocolate, dark toast, hints of coffee and dark fruit. Taste is dark chocolate, dark fruit, mild European hop bitterness. Palate is full bodied with decadent creamy texture, soft carbonation and dark fruit/dark chocolate finish with late warmth in stomach. Overall, a nice beer that is sweet but not cloying and a silky mouthfeel. Nice.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sham (1844) - Seattle, Washington, USA - NOV 24, 2004
Dark brown, near black with a tannish head and spotty lacing. I love baltic porters. The caramel comes out oh so sweetly. Raisins and anise. Caramel is out moreso than in the aroma. Roasty. The licorice comes through, but is not overbearing. Bitter hops. Raisins again. Thick and complex. Very nice finish of caramel and licorice. Nice. Thanks goes to the Bückster for toting this back from Seattle.

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