Swaroga (1755) - Brussels, BELGIUM - DEC 25, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
50cl bottle. Dark brown with small tanned head.
NOSE : chocolate cake, roasted bread, toffee, coffee with milk, nuts, mountain honey.
SIP : thick and oily with delicate carbonation. Itís a sweet beer but further on the flavors of roasted malts and hops put the beer into the right balance. Meantime I notice flavors of dried raisins, plums and some pear. The ending is booze, toffee, mud and some resin.
OVERALL : Itís a tasty beer but still a bit too sweet for me. It does the justice for this style and I will surely enjoy this beer some other time.
terefere (277) - Durham, USA - DEC 15, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle 500ml. Color is black, rocky tan head. Aroma: butterscotch, toffee, hops.Taste: sweet-bitter-sour, roasted malts, charcoal, grass, chocolate, plum. Chili warm finish. It is an interesting beer and shows a lot of potential but I find it too unbalanced and too sour. It needs some work.
Arczir (127) - POLAND - DEC 14, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours nicely, forms pretty good, light-brownish head. Aroma feels coffee-like, sweetened with caramel and then summed up to feel like a bar of dark, bitter chocolate. Itís just so great. Some liquorish hints can be distinguished as the beer warms up.
Head reduces to small pillow of dense foam, which stays there almost untill the end of consumption. Purely black with reddish hints on the sides.
Complex taste, first sip feels like sweet coffee, then it becomes more bitter to feel like roasted espresso until it reaches lightly sour finish.
Medium-full body, doesnít feel too sticky in mouth, but you can tell itís dense. Lightly carbonated.
Enjoyed in House of Beer, Cracow.
Moscicki (129) - Tarnow, POLAND - DEC 1, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
What a great porter. Very strong, very intensive for very advanced drinkers. Deep dark color with beautiful dense brown head. Soft carbonation. Medium/sweet body, sweet in taste. Aroma is dark fruits, chocolate, coffee, reminds me a chocolate with chilli a little bit. It warms you up but the alcohol is very well masked by multilayer, complex taste. The finish is sour but pleasant. Overal experience is - I am proud this is brewed in Poland. Iím going to buy at least few of these for aging.
petexner (935) - CZECH REPUBLIC - NOV 26, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle. thick black beer, nice head, long palate, black color, chocolate and sweet tones but pleasant.
vermut22 (3) - warsaw, POLAND - NOV 22, 2013 does not count
4.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 20/20
For me the best polish baltic porter. Very deep teaste ( coffe, carmel, chocolate )
GraveAtSea (139) - Lublin, POLAND - OCT 7, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle 0,5l Expire date: 03.05.2014 Dark brown, dark ruby color. Huge creamy, pale brown foam. Aroma: roasted malts, raisins, dried fruits (plums), caramel, cherry liqueur, some porto wine. Love this smell. Taste: balance between sweet and bitter. Roasted malts, cherry, dark chocolate, raisins, dried fruits, coffee and chocolate liqueur. Long warming finish. Full body with a thick texture. For me one of the greatest Polish Baltic Porter.
Kamol (20) - POLAND - OCT 6, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Dark brown color, not entirely black however. Aroma of coffee, chocolate and cherries. The beer is quite carbonated, almost fizzy, and it dominates the taste. Itís not very complicated but ainít bad too. Would recommend it to everyone who wants to check the book definition of baltic porter.
derBreslauer (142) - Wroclaw, POLAND - SEP 28, 2013
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Black body with rocky and creamy head. Very good looking beer. It smells also very good. Intensive aroma is dominated by roasted malts and caramel at the front. On the bottom there are some plum and sweet cherry notes. Tastes caramel and cherry. Alcohol is noticeable, but itís pleasant. Very weak bitterness. Very good and solid porter. Really worth trying.
vami (336) - Poznan, POLAND - AUG 31, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Very liquory like chocolate candy with liquor feeling. Caramel malt coffee and a bit of bitter finish