kacyper (85) - Lublin, POLAND - FEB 20, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma: caramel, chocolate, coffee, woody.
Appearance: black, cloudy, tan foam.
Taste: medium bitterness.
Palate: full body, thick feel, oily feel, average carbonation, bitter, long finish.
Overall: The best Baltic Porter what you can buy behind almost every corner.
beerfest5 (1015) - Dublin, IRELAND - FEB 17, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice Baltic porter that hides the abv fairly well, but leaves just enough to let you know that this is to be taken seriously. Lovely chocolate and roasted nut aroma and flavor, thinner than I would have expected. Nice finish that leaves behind a taste of resiny hops.
slawek (26) - Kraków, POLAND - FEB 3, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma: Strong smoked plum, with roasty hints
Apperance: Small head reducing itself to a ring, nice lacing. Black color, but with strong light i can see its clear.
Taste: medium sweetness with light bitterness, some sourness from dark malts.
Palate: This is full body beer with oily texture. Very low carbonation, proper for such strong beer. Finish is astringent a little.
Nice, warming beer for winter.
Żywiec Porter is widely avalible in Poland, every beer geek visiting Poland should try it. ;)
InPivoVeritas (182) - Bydgoszcz, POLAND - JAN 26, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Deep brown with nice tan head. Aroma of chocolate, coffee, caramel, plums and bread crust. Very creamy with pleasant alcohol note. A little bit metallic. Great baltic porter.
ytrewqaz (12) - POLAND - JAN 17, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Deep brown, nearly black colour with quite impressive head. Chocolate and coffee aromas with a hint of roasted notes. Slightly metallic. As the beer warms up prune aroma starts to appear and a bit of alcohol can be noted. Medium sweet, but can be considered as dry in comparison to other baltic porters. Creamy, full bodied. Medium carbonation. Very good and complex beer.
driv3r_ (1) - POLAND - JAN 15, 2014 does not count
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Under not to thick head there is a richness of taste and aroma. Nose somewhere near roasted coffee and dark chocolate with distant aroma of cherry wood. This porter has initial rather dry tasting profile where later on the roastiness is balanced by sweetness coming from the malts. Despite it’s 9,5% abv the alcohol isn’t dominating the brew but nicely warms the throat as the beer goes down. An icon of style. Perfect choice for long term maturing.
marulla (25) - Warsaw, POLAND - JAN 11, 2014
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Not bad, but nowhere near the best baltic porters. nice colour, personally i didnt like the foam, the bubbles vere a tad too big. weak aroma, with detectable chocolate and coffee in it. in flavour it leaves an unpleasant alcoholic aftertaste.
Jamedra (360) - Hostivice, CZECH REPUBLIC - JAN 9, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Láhev 500 ml. Aroma je výrazné kávové prostoupené sladem. Pěna je světle hnědá, jemná, vysoká a pomalu mizící. Barva samotného piva je temná. Chuť je hořce čokoládová s nádechem kávy a lehkým alkoholovým akcentem, celkové je velmi rázná a robustní, finiš je středně kávově hořký a držící. Celkově se jedná o velmi zajímavý porter, robustní chuti, což mu dává horší pitelnost, ale za to je to velmi zajímavý průběh.
radagast83 (3998) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - JAN 6, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Poured a near pitch black color with some dark brown edges to it. Creamy, medium sized tan head. Aroma was roasted malts, some dark fruit notes. Flavor is nice, creamy toasted and roasted malts, creamy caramel. Dark fruit notes. Pretty darn good.
Abrakarl (241) - SWEDEN - DEC 28, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very nice! Incredible that The same brewery makes such a dull beer as the regular Zywiec jasne pelne (lager) and then does this. Plenty of coffee and cola. Mature and full body. Great porter and I don’t even like porter that much.