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Brewed by Browar Kormoran
Style: Baltic Porter
Olsztyn, Poland

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RATINGS: 294   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.81/5   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Nocturne (1805) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - JUN 2, 2016
500ml bottle. Black with a short brown head. Aroma has fruits, coffee, chocolate and molasses. Nice thick and oily taste which has bitterness to counteract the sweetness. Bit of spice too. Seems very well put together.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Hamirubi (566) - Waarschoot, BELGIUM - MAY 31, 2016
10cl sample from bottle at the Leuven Innovation Beer Festival II 2016 (16 V 2016). Massive porter, matured for half of a year, adding a more grains touch to the brew. This traditional Baltic porter - strong and bottom-fermented you know - is pure black with a decent collar and has a keen well balanced sweet bitterness. There are some chocolate and even caramel notes in there too, yet the coffee features are most pronounced. Classic and very tasteful!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JefVerstraete (2923) - Oosterzele, BELGIUM - MAY 27, 2016
@ LIBF 20160 Dark brown colour, notes of coffee, roasted malts, light caramel sweetness. Very nice and balanced porter!

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
Ritzn (461) - Bavaria, GERMANY - MAY 24, 2016
Dark brown a hint of red with minimal head. Aroma is coffee powder, walnuts, leather, a little smoke. Taste is too bitter for me. Some rest sweetness still. Mouthfeel is somewhat sticky, very creamy. Too bitter for me.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jfb (5478) - Freising, GERMANY - MAY 24, 2016
(bottle) clear deep ruby-brown colour with a frothy deep beige head. aroma of kippers and soy sauce, rather oily, with lots of toasted malts, crushed hazelnuts, yeast slurry and vanilla icing. flavour is mostly toasted grain, cold coffee filters and pork scratchings, with a light touch of dark chocolate, some ethanol and a light roasted-bitter finish. heavy-bodied with soft carbonation.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Alengrin (4535) - BELGIUM - MAY 18, 2016
Polish Baltic porter positioning itself next to the Zywiec and Okocim classics in the style I guess, tasted at LIBF. Very thin, pale beige head vanishing instantly after pouring, blackish robe with dark burgundy edges. Aroma of roasted walnut, coffee grounds, toasted bread, wet leather, dried porcini, iron-containing herbs. Restrained sweetness, low fruitiness so I assume this is indeed bottom-fermented like most classic Baltic porters, quite heavy mushroom- or cured meat-like umami flavors, soft carbo, oily body, deeply toasted malt bitterness with vague sweetish touch, roasted bitter finish with some spicy hops and warming, wodka-like alcohol. This style has its limitations due to being bottom-fermented but when well executed, can be very rich and fulfilling - and I can easily see why this scores so high in style, this is one of the best Baltic porters I had so far. Recommended as a truly fine example of the style.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ElManana (1893) - Scheldewindeke, BELGIUM - MAY 16, 2016
Tasting pour at Leuven Innovation Beerfestival. Thanks for sharing! Coffee residu, light roast, some chocolate, fair enough.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Wojo21 (227) - Pelplin, POLAND - MAY 13, 2016
Aromat intensywny, czekoladowy, delikatnie kawowy, śliwki. Barwa czarna, nieprzejżysta. W smaku, bardzo ułożone, pełne, tutaj też gorzka czekolada, kawa. Alkohol nieźle ukryty.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
adster (680) - HUNGARY - MAY 8, 2016
Mostanra bátran állíthatom, hogy a lengyelek értenek a baltic porterek készítéséhez, ez a példány is remek bizonyítékul szolgál erre. Éjfekete testén bézs hab fejlődik rövidke időre, mely alól hasonlóan sötét, némi édességgel kevert aromák szűrődnek ki: poros padláson aszalódott szilva, cukrozott kávé, túlérett meggy, édesgyökér. Olajos kortyai mélyek, ragacsosak, intenzívek; kávé, karamell és igen harsány medvecukor hangulatát idézik. A szerkezete mindemellett mesteri elegyét adja az édes és kesernyés jegyeknek, kiegyensúlyozott, mégis kellően súlyos főzet.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beerxellos (94) - POLAND - MAY 8, 2016
Very dark, big head and long lacing. Caramel, chocolate and coffee in aroma. Very good balance between sweet and bitter in taste. Substantial body and really drinkable.


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