DavidP (1748) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 21, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Short dense tan head with very good retention. Smells like chocolately raisins. On top of a light chocolate malt base there’s a fairly strong tart berry element, with butterscotch and acidic roast malt in the finish. As the carbonation dies down the tart berry tapers away but overall this seems too fruity and estery.
geophagus (664) - Lubin, POLAND - SEP 1, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Black untransparent color. Nice beige, medium sized,slowly falling head. Soft carbonation, medium to full body. Medium long dry, slightly alcoholic finish. Aroma: Roasted and caramel malts, dark chocolate, red fruits. Taste: Medium sweeenest, malty, fruity, slightly alcoholic.
Koelschtrinker (17288) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - JUN 7, 2011
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Der Antrunk wird bei diesem Bier direkt mit einem wässrigen Teil übersprungen, erst im Mittelteil beginnt es, Aromen zu entwickeln. Die sind augeprägt malzig, ebenso wie die anderen Staropolskie Produkte ist auch dieses süß, jedoch nicht so stark wie die anderen Produkte (zum Glück). Im Nachgeschmack weiterhin ausgeprägt röstmalzern. Ist dieses Aroma fast ausgeklungen machen sich die 8,5% doch noch einmal leicht bemerkbar und kitzeln den Gaumen. Für polnische Verhältnisse durchaus in Ordnung.
Test vom 23.3.2006, Gebinde: Glasflasche Noten: 5,8,9,8,11,9 - 8,40
Frank (4007) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 1, 2010
3.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
This says, "Excellent Polish Beer," right on the front of it. I like bold claims and I have high hopes for this Baltic porter. Very carefully poured, it still has a huge foamy head of small, tight bubbles. The nose is really something--strong and malty w/ a sharp vinous tartness. Raisins carry the flavor w/ a subdued clove spiciness with some oxidized notes that walk a fine line between sherry and cardboard. Mouthfeel is a downside. This is a bit thin and perhaps a shade under-carbonated. I would not say this is terribly distracting or detrimental but it certainly doesn’t add anything. Excellent might be a stretch but this is definitely good.
sirPino (883) - Zawiercie/Sosnowiec, POLAND - APR 13, 2008
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle brown, 500 ml
Middle class baltic porter, dark brown body, berry, roasty and bready aroma while the flavour is very butterscotch and toffie like, roasted, a lot of smoke as well, some strange soda carbonation but thick and medium to full bodied.
Jukkabro (3484) - Tampere, FINLAND - FEB 27, 2008
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Near black colored with red hints, big light brown head. Excellent aroma with chocolate dominating, licorice, caramel, some biting hoppiness also present, even some vinous berry tones come up. Medium bodied. Flavor is also fine with this same chocolate dominating, still too much sour berries here. Mild roastiness also in flavor with obvious carbonation. Aftertaste lasts with sourness and chocolate. I like to be in Poland!
hotstuff (4864) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - SEP 29, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle and label says Staropolski Porter. Large frothy head that mostly diminished with a fair amount of lacing, mostly opaque, no visible carbonation, and a dark brown hue with a ruby tint. Nose was malty, burnt, chocolate, roasty, caramel, and some toffee notes. Flavor was malty, chocolate, caramel, burnt and roasty tasting. Mouthfeel was slightly tingly. Medium body. Very quaffable and a beer that I would definitely drink again if it comes my way. Worthy of a try IMO.
thedm (5668) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - AUG 5, 2007
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottled as Staropolskie Porter. This bottled brew from a bottle shop poured a large sized head of foamy fine to medium sized brown colored bubbles that were and left behind a semi-opaque typically carbonated dark red brown colored body. The aroma was malty brown malt and roasted malt. The mouth feel was tingly at the start and at the finish. The flavor contained notes of roasted malt sweet mildly vinous and dark malt. A wonderful best in class brew.
Ughsmash (7508) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 2, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled as Staropolskie Porter. Poured a clear, deep garnet-tinted brown with an explosive cap of creamy beige head.. I’m talkin’ 8 to 1 head ratio on the initial pour!.. settles down to a healthy pool with a mind of its own and you drink. The aroma picked up an odd array of sweet sugars... mildly sour lactic notes (I had it pegged as infected until I took a sip.. and the sourness didn’t translate in the ugly way it may with infection) on top of burnt dark chocolate, anise, and some underlying boozy notes.. warmed up to it after a while. The flavor rode lactic sourness and burnt semi-sweet chocolate into the middle of the mouth, where sticky caramel and toffee notes emerge along with a mild herbal bitterness.. sweet molasses sugars and anise accent the sweet, sour, and somewhat boozy finish.. stuck in there for a moderate-length finish. Medium-bodied with moderate carbonation.. felt OK. A nice warm porter that I would revisit.
Furseth (2087) - Kungälv, SWEDEN - MAY 2, 2007
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Botle: Deep reed colour witha nice brown creamy head.
Aroma of Malts,Dark chocolate,nice bitternes mixed with this malt and ChocolateFlavor is almost the same, medium body, medium sweet/Bitter finish. This was surprising good!