Leini (547) - 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 (309) - 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 (1614) - 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 (848) - 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 (687) - 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 (127) - 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.
bob_w (291) - new york, New York, USA - JUL 11, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
opaque, with moderate head. roasty/sweet aroma. sweet roast malt flavor with a touch of chocolate, a hint of licorice. roast flavor masks the high alcohol, until it warms up, giving indication of its strength. somewhat bitter finish. definitely more interesting than the zywiec pale lagers. great beer for the price.
Ellery (18) - AUSTRALIA - JUL 7, 2013
3.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Wow this is a big beer! It is very delicious with those lovely characters of malty chocolate and roasted coffee, very well balanced for 9.5%
diomedest1 (51) - - JUL 2, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Super piwko na zimne dni. Nie jest to můj ulubiony styl, niektůre portery wręcz mnie czasem męczą, ale ten do takich nie należy. Świetny, zbalansowany smak.
ThisWangsChung (747) - Leonardtown, Maryland, USA - JUN 30, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
500ml bottle into a pint glass.
A: Pours a dark cola color, revealing hints of ruby-red translucence when held up to a light. A two-finger mocha head is formed with a beautiful creaminess and very strong retention. As it slowly recedes, it leaves behind large sheets of lacing down the glass.
S: Itís very forward in dark fruits, chocolate, and molasses. Distant notes of roast, coffee, and mild hops are hidden behind the sweet maltiness. My only real problem is how mild the aroma is - which is a shame, because itís good otherwise.
T: Sweetness opens the flavor profile strongly, with strong caramel, dark fruit, and chocolate qualities. This will transition to a very roasty, mildly hoppy finish. Hints of earth and booze pop up on the back end, as well. While itís a bit boozy, it doesnít really hinder its drinkability, thanks to the mildness of flavor. It even has a bit of depth to it. The booze note gets stronger as it warms up, so drink cold.
M: A bit on the thin side, with a typical crisp lager bite on the finish and strong carbonation. Itís almost as if this is designed for drinkability over richness; in regards to the former, itís pretty successful.
O: This is a very dangerous brew. Itís inexpensive and drinkable, with only mild hints to suggest its actual strength. While not fantastic, itís a great way to get drunk on the cheap(ish) - I know Iíd much rather drink this over some crappy Euro malt liquor.