mrjaxson (283) - .08 Junction, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 21, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sweet milk chocolate aroma emerges from a puffy pour out of a half-liter bottle. The taste is quite punchy though not as sweet as the aroma suggests and definitely boozier than American porters. God bless Polish brewers!
Iphonephan (3059) - McLean, Virginia, USA - DEC 21, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
From a 500 ml bottle shared at home. Pours an opaque cola with a tan head. Aroma and flavors of licorice and anise with some roasted coffee notes. Meidum full bodied with lots of carbonation. Roasty finish.
Barreras (948) - Diamond Bar, California, USA - DEC 19, 2013
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours a deep brown cola color with a roasted light malt aroma. Taste is rich of dark malt mixed with a hint of sweetness. The sweetness is a distinct caramel mixed with a burned malt. A robust porter with an easy drinking aftertaste.
kapusil (570) - HUNGARY - DEC 4, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
0.5l bottle, courtesy of Cristobal37. Black body, light brown head. Aroma of coffee and dark fruits. Taste of coffee, floral hops, dark fruits and a touch of cocoa. Medium body, creamy texture. Very nice.
Bozo_skeleton (440) - Grenoble, FRANCE - DEC 3, 2013
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Noire d,encre, petit filet de bulle en surface.
Arômes un poil faible sur le malt torréfié et le reglisse.
Une fois en bouche c’est l’explosion de flaveurs café, superbe rondeur, bon equilibre...
Cristobal37 (256) - Canyon Lake, California, USA - DEC 1, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
While I still prefer a good English porter over a Baltic, this was fantastic. I really enjoyed the body and first impression. My problem with Baltic porters is that I typically get a strange finish. Not sweet or nutty, but like metal or booze. Anyway, as good as this was it still had that unsavory finish. Not my favorite style, but a good beer and one worth trying.
Brewdork (228) - Sanford, Florida, USA - NOV 30, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours deep brown with a finger of foamy tan head that sticks around for a few minutes. Rich roasty aromas of coffee, caramel malt and alcohol. Strong, slightly sweet flavor up front that abruptly transitions into a long burnt bitter aftertaste. As others have mentioned, this has some off-putting metallic flavors. Overall I enjoyed it, but it’s rather intense. Take your time with this one.
Skinnyviking (6790) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - NOV 30, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Low fluffy and quickly disappearing off-white head. Pitch black body. Sweet roasted malt coffee aroma. Quite creamy and mild roasted malt coffree liquorice flavor with a low carbonation. Would never have guessed on 9.5# alcohol. For some strange reason it appeared a bit thinbodied.
orzech (48) - Resovia, POLAND - NOV 20, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
0.33l bottle. Pours deep dark ruby with uber-cool beige head. Aroma of caramel, honey, roasted barley and alcohol, with metallic notes. Flavor is rather roasted than sweet, high carbonation, surprisingly watery, strong alcohol notes and IRON, as if I was drinking blood. Not very pleasant aftertaste - bitter, roasty and alcoholic. I remember when I had it draught at it’s home in Żywiec - it was definitely much more enjoyable.
joeneugs (3119) - Livermore, California, USA - NOV 14, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Bevmo. Best before date: 3/29/14. It pours dark brown with a large frothy tan head. The aroma is a bit soapy with a touch of acidic roasted malts. Mild cocoa. The flavor is very strong with alcohol.. bitter, roasted with mild notes of bread and plastic. A little rough around the edges. It’s a powerful beer that seems to embrace it’s strength rather than try to subdue it. It has a phenolic, plastic, bitter, burnt, dark chocolaty finish. I thought I would like this one, but it was a disappointment.