Brewed by Browar Kormoran
Style: Baltic Porter
Olsztyn, Poland


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RATINGS: 299   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.81/5   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Pelzky (121) - Szczecin, POLAND - OCT 11, 2014
Very dark brown color & clear with small, beige head (which is only flaw about this beer when it comes to its appearance) and poor lacing. Very rich and complex aroma. There are chocolate, malts, loads of dried plums & raisins, some woody and smoked notes and a pleasant hint of alcohol. Taste has mostly the same notes also itís very well balanced. Carbonation is just perfect. Mouthfeel is really velvety. Despite high abv and complex aroma and taste itís quite drinkable. Great baltic porter.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Manslow (1121) - Warsaw, POLAND - NOV 18, 2015
Butelka 0,5l Kolor ciemnobrązowy, piana mała, zbyt szybko opada zostawiając jednak ślady na szkle. Aromat kawy i śliwek suszonych, lekka czekolada. Smak suszonych śliwek, słodkie, gładkie na podniebieniu, rozgrzewające, takie portery lubię. Super piwo.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
klu9 (506) - Krakůw, POLAND - JAN 24, 2016
UPDATED: MAR 6, 2016 W zapachu świeże owoce, zapiekany chlebek. W smaku pełne, znakomicie zbilansowane, goryczka, wytrawna czekolada, doskonale ukryty alkohol. Barwa ciemna, nieprzejrzysta. Update: warka do 08.10.2016 trochę zepsuta, zbyt słodka, zobaczymy z leżakującymi.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
PedroC (13) - - MAR 12, 2016
Date do 29/08/2016, seasoned one year in brewery, but ití was sold like a standard edition with standard price. Pitch black, small brown head fastly disappearing. Great aroma, just like high class RIS - of course itís high class baltic porter :) - dark chocolate and coffe aroma, hints of truffles and raisins. Rather balanced taste, maybe a little sweet. Maybe a little bit of liquor, but the beer is very mature. Taste is just like aroma, very complex. Full bodied, almost oily texture and soft carbonation, very well. This is the beer that won European Beer Star. One of the greatest baltic porters, definitely. Sadly got only one bottle.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Phil (181) - Kent, ENGLAND - JAN 18, 2013
Damn near perfect bp. Top stuff, meaty feintly autolysis aroma, but smooth right up there dark flavour. Walloping finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
diomedest1 (60) - - JUL 10, 2013
W zapachu dominuje kawa. Piana ładna, kremowa, oblepia szklankę do końca. Smak bardzo zbalansowany, świetne połączenie kawowości i słodkości, lekko wyczuwalna wanilia. Wspaniała, gęsta, kremowa konsystencja. Alkohol w smaku nie wyczuwalny, rozgrzewa dopiero w przełyku, bardzo zresztą przyjemnie. Choć to porter zupełnie inny od żywieckiego, to na podobnym, bardzo wysokim poziomie.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
GraveAtSea (139) - Lublin, POLAND - OCT 7, 2013
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Cantabrian (990) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - MAR 7, 2014
Bottle, many thanks to the kindness of the great Eldesmadre. Itís an honour to try this beer, not only because I particularly love Baltic Porters, but also for its name. Itís not always that you can get a traditional beer formally named after a shag. So, this has a nice, dark, coca cola appearance, very dark, with a nice light beige head, rather bubbly to start with. The aromas are a mix of dark chocolate, caramels and plums. Very enticing to the nose. Drinking this beer was nice and warming, with flavours full of dark chocolates, dulce de leche, cherry liquor, plums and all sorts of forest fruits. Talking about all sorts, some interesting liquorice presence too. I can get molasses and plenty of booze. In spite of that noticeable alcohol, it is easy and terribly pleasant to drink. Thereís a mild bitterness, from a herbal source, perhaps from that boozy, spicy Schnapps-type of flavour. Medium bodied, with less carbonation than initially suggested by the appearance. Delightful stuff.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
adasko (1919) - Poznan, POLAND - JUN 25, 2014
UPDATED: FEB 21, 2016 Beautiful coffee and roast aroma. Speaking about the dye I think itís too bright, too transparent. But has amazing lacing. Taste is just like aroma, but much stronger, just awesome. You can feel a little bit of alcohol, but itís not disturbing at all. Overall itís just great great beer! /edit/ Butelka do 25.09.2015. 5 miesięcy po terminie. W aromacie zdecydowanie pojawiają†się nuty wiśniowe i śliwkowe. Do tego tło czekoladowe i kawowe. Świetny aromat. W smaku nadal sporo słodyczy, ktůra szybko gaśnie. Průcz nut palonych, dość delikatnych, pojawia się†wiśnia, śliwka. Piwo wyraźnie się utleniło, stało się nieco bogatsze. Nie zwala jednak z nůg, nadal jest ítylkoí rewelacyjnym porterem.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
karpik (703) - Sosnowiec, POLAND - JUN 8, 2015
Aged bottle for a year. Aroma of chocolate and plum in an alcohol. Dark brown colour with tan head. Taste is medium sweet with plums, cherries, chocolate, liqueur with nice low to medium herbal bitterness at the finish. Overall very good Baltic Porter, worth aging.

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