kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: NOV 7, 2009
Name: Zywiec Porter
Date: May 16, 2007
Appearance: clear dark ruby red, fine beige head froths up upon request, lots of bits of lace
Aroma: dry dark chocolate aroma
Body: creamy body
Flavor: rich sweet roasted malt aroma, touch of licorish sweetness, lots of bitter dry dark chocolate
Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 8/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 7/10; Overall: 14/20
Saarlander (1686) - Saarlouis, GERMANY - AUG 30, 2007
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A beer I’ve been searching for three years... found it at Bevmo recently! Slight roasted malts, somewhat sweet, alcohol is not noticable at all, sweet, but a great brew!!!!
EithCubes (5304) - New Jersey, USA - AUG 17, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Took me surprisingly long to track this one down, ended up snagging one from State Line. Huge, overflowing roast malt and dark chocolate aroma. Sweet berry and very faint wild weed. Opaque black/chestnut body with an enormous tanned head, rocky and lacing. Taste is very bitter and roasty, with impy character, heft from the alcohol for style but not overdone (certainly wouldn’t have guessed 9.5%). Red berries hidden but contributing. Velvety feel, medium body. Classy, very drinkable offering!
scrizzz (2223) - Bothell, Washington, USA - AUG 15, 2007
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: FEB 17, 2011 great potential but no finish. great aroma and beginnings but disappears and ends flat. more like a dark lager. 021711 Rich chocolate toasty aroma, black in the glass with a creamy tan head. Very toasty and malt driven, finishes dry though surrounded by the syrupy concentrate.
hopscotch (10265) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - AUG 11, 2007
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle... Clear, almost-black lager with a burnt orange tint and a small, creamy, beige head. Excellent retention. The vinous aroma is of port, caramel and dark fruit. Lots of roasted, vinous, moderately bitter notes in the flavor. Also, lightly sweet and mildly tangy; a blend of Riesling and dry red wine. Full-bodied with a 2%-milk mouthfeel and moderate carbonation. Burnt, bitter, abrasive finish. The malts, hops, esters, etc. don’t really blend well for me. Not my thing, but thanks goes out to growler for giving me the bottle!
RCL (2030) - Waltham, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 11, 2007
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very nice. Nose is fairly closed, but the flavor is an assertive sweet roasted malt with enough hops in the follow-though to balance it out nicely. Kinda like a molasses cookie dipped in beer.
theisti (3584) - Kansas, USA - AUG 8, 2007
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
500 ml bottle from beastiefan2k. Pour is black with a nice big khaki head. There was quite a bit of layering initially, though that cleared very quickly. Aroma is roasted coffee and some nutty sweetness. Taste is well represented by the aroma with roasted coffee (caramel) sweetness and a bit of the nuttiness. Additionally, there is a nice sweet hop bitter finish. Palate is soft and still. As this warms, there is a slight hint of alcohol in the after taste. Thanks Eugene!
tangentrider (144) - Alabama, USA - AUG 5, 2007
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Black beer with a beautiful brown head. Flavor is roasted malt, coffee, and nice hop bitterness. Smooth mouthfeel. Finish is coffee, sweetness, and bitterness.
Maria (10190) - Thisted, DENMARK - AUG 4, 2007
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
It’s a black porter with a nice, creamy head. The aroma is sweet with notes of roasted malt and caramel, just like the flavour, where I also find coffee and a light bitterness, that lasts quite a while. The sweetness is a bit too much, but I have to be fair to this one and try it again some day, since I had it right after the barrel aged Smörpundet Porter. 2399
shrubber85 (9454) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - AUG 3, 2007
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Woody coffee aroma with light astringency. Very dark brown with a moderate head. Creamy espresso flavor with moderate bitterness and mild astringency. Very nice.