Moscicki (101) - Tarnow, POLAND - AUG 29, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This is very well balanced Baltic Porter. Not too dry, not too sweet, just in the middle, how I like it. The taste and aroma of roasted barley are not predominant, itís smooth enough not to overwhelm subtle tones of chocolate and coffee. The carbonatation is well overthought and again well balanced with the remainging two factors - residual sugars and alcohol. The finish is a bitter and complex. Very good one.
One of the best things about this beer is that itís so available. Every corner shop in Poland will have it! I wish Zywiec Group in Poland brewed all their beers on this level.
WillemsUrenkel (189) - Oldenburg, GERMANY - AUG 24, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
0,5 l bottle. Pours dark, nearly black and oily. Big tanned head. Coffee, toffee and berries on the nose. Starts very thick oily, bitter chocolate, coffee, berries and very alcoholic. Dark malt, massive body. Sticky and bittersweet in the end but not easy to drink. Heavy stuff! A big thank you to coinside for he bottle.
Fredis23 (450) - Hickory Hills, Illinois, USA - AUG 20, 2013
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Almost Pitch Black, Medium Tan Head, Decent Lacing. Sweet chocolate, toasted malt, strong burned coffee bitter finish. Slight alcohol zing, although it is surprisingly smooth and easy to drink for European 9.5% ABV. Pretty Good. Best Polish Beer that Iíve tried so far....Worth a Try....
Metalchopz (2025) - Cantley, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 18, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Enjoyed a bottle of this at Evaís European Sweets, when my band played Syracuse a few years back. Poured a dark brown colour with a big beige head that last and with average lacing. Beautiful aromas of coffee, maple syrup, mild dark fruits and molasses. Wow... no burn at all for a 9.5% ABV. beer. So smooth and not that thick. Maybe a little creamy even, in the end. Mild bitterness with some molasses, roasted malt and a nice sweetness in the finish. Pretty smooth imperial porter that I was quite happy to try.
Leini (434) - SWEDEN - AUG 10, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
330ml bottle. Dark brown with a medium crown. Dark chocolate, coffee, roasted malt. Perhaps a bit light on the palate but quite pleasant.
/ Rated on the go
vami (263) - Poznan, POLAND - AUG 7, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: OCT 20, 2013 Quite alcoholic, both in aroma, taste and palate. Roast beans and coffee. Strong bitter finish with alcoholic notes. It surely has strong character.. For sure a decent porter, but too alcoholic in my opinion. The more I try it, the better it gets. Pours black with nice head. There is some metallic note in the aroma.
stevoj (1367) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JUL 31, 2013
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This pours thick and velvety, with heavy body, thick lacing, black with creamy beige head. Aroma of dark chocolate, nuts, pumpernickel. Taste has smooth bitterness, roast grains, sharp aftertaste and lingering finish. This was a real treat.
daleharshman (832) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 29, 2013
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
500 ml bottle purchased fifteen months ago at Bine & Vine ($2.99). Pours a very dark brown color with some deep red highlights and one finger of brown head. AROMA of dark malts and lesser notes of chocolate powder, coffee, salted roasted nuts, toffee, and burnt campfire wood. FLAVOR of bitter hard roasted and burnt malts, straight black coffee, significant notes of sweet dark fruit, and burnt chocolate. Finishes with major roasty-bitterness and black coffee notes. Does not feel as heavy as 9.5%, and the alcohol is hidden rather well (though it does become more noticeable as the beer warms). A very nice beer from Poland. (825, 804)
jdpeebs (684) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - JUL 22, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
I had this beer from a bottle. A very nice baltic porter. Lovely dark malt flavours.
plaugher (103) - Nova Scotia, CANADA - JUL 13, 2013
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
500ml bottle into an English pint glass. Pours a dark mahogany/deep brown with a light brown head which things to a light ring relatively quickly. Sweet and a bit of a roasted coffee aroma. Malty, molasses and sweet flavour, with a hint of anise. Despite the 9.5, it doesnít taste boozy at all, which can prove a bit deceiving. A little too sweet for my liking.