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Brewed by Browar Witnica
Style: Baltic Porter
Witnica, Poland

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RATINGS: 475   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.48   EST. CALORIES: 282   ABV: 9.4%
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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Angelmonster (106) - Colorado, USA - DEC 6, 2010
Pours a big finger of beige head. Body is a very dark brown with red highlights. Head retention was decent and lacing was minimal. Predominate smell is of dark fruits. Plums, figs, raisins and prunes. Caramel and roasted malts are also present. There is also a lingering hint of smokiness similar to a scotch ale at the end. Hops are not present at all and alcohol is very faint. Taste is pretty sweet, almost syrupy. Caramel, dulce de leche, smoky burnt malts are the first flavors that come through. Dried fruits like fig, prune, and plum are there as foretold in the smell. Some earthy hops are very faint in the background and for 9 percent abv, alcohol is well hidden. Palate is medium bodied, slightly syrupy. Carbonation levels are good but head doesnt contribute much to the feel. For such a strong dark ale it wasnt as heavy as some baltic porters, which has its pros and cons. Overall a good beer. Drinkability was very good, especially for such a strong beer. Not too heavy or filling, this beer can potentially become dangerous. Good flavors and reasonably priced, would definitely buy this one again

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Matts_Property (831) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 10, 2011
Sampled from a bottle at SIB. Pours a clear dark red/brown with a small lacing.Aroma of liqueur, caramel, and toasted malts. Flavour reflects this. Medium bodied. Tasty.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
wtcecil (2) - Greensboro, North Carolina, USA - SEP 4, 2011 does not count
Aroma: best part of the beer: coffee comes through very strong with hints of chocolate. Appearance: pours black, 3/4 inch white head, no lacing. Taste: malty, chocolate, and coffee. Palate: Good full mouthfeel Overall a great beer for the price. The higher alcohol isn’t overpowering in the taste.

4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
xenodius (3) - Spokane, Washington, USA - NOV 28, 2013 does not count
Cocoa, malt. Beautiful fluffy, fairly retentive head. Dark amber/Brown in color. Raisin/fig, cocoa, sweet molasses, coffee. Very velvety on the palate without too much carbonation. There’s a nuance that I can’t place... plum? Great finish. Malty, toasty and lingering. Fantastic.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BeerdedDave (120) - - JAN 26, 2014
deep brown color with reddish highlights; chocolaty malt aroma with mild alcohol notes; medium bodied and silky smooth; slightly sweet roasted malt flavors with notes of chocolate, coffee, dark fruit, and hints of warm alcohol

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 18/20
penguinfinity (90) - 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.

4
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
Arthaey (13) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAR 8, 2014
Surprisingly little aroma. Sweet and malty. Definitely an enjoyable sweet beer.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Radek Kliber (6324) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - JAN 6, 2004
Dark brown, woody brown in look. Deep, lovely roast. Not o dark, hints of chocolate with walnut. Some plum. Sweet front followed with good roast feel. Superb Baltic only is it was a bit less sweet. I do wonder how Zywiec make 9 % porter and does avoid such sugary filling.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Reid (1804) - Salem,Oregon, Oregon, USA - JUN 5, 2005
Served in the very attractive monocromatic labelled bottle. For an old UK ska fan this reminds me of the old Two- Tone record labels. In appearance its the typical dark ,dark brown almost black, mahogany of Baltic porters small tan head, that dissapates fast to leave nice lace. the aroma is very dark chocolate ( unsweet), black coffee etc. Taste is certailly Baltic but it is very much on the sweet side, there is the dark roasted coffee flavour but it is interrupted by a fruity, almost raspberry sweetness that bubbles up from under the bitterness. This is not typical but I like the effect. Nice on the palte..the bubbly sweetness makes this intresting. For a 9.4% beer this is dangerously drinkable..alcohol is barely noticed in the taste.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
oh6gdx (20004) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 16, 2005
UPDATED: SEP 24, 2007 Bottled. Black opaque colour, brown foamy head. Chocolate and toffee in aroma along with roasted malt. Flavour is very roasted and bitter with hints of dark chocolate. Smoothens up a lot as it gets warmer. Some weird sweet flavour is also present.


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