DrHomolka (761) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 7, 2007
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pint bottle. Pours a dark brown/light black with an off white head. Subtle aroma of malts and chocolate but not too strong. Taste is sweet, slightly fruity and a bit watery. Good but a bit more bland than what I was expecting.
TheBeerLover (1026) - DC Metro Area, USA - MAR 6, 2007
4.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: MAR 7, 2007 12 oz bottle. Zywiec is a bench mark example of Baltic/Polish porter, and is without question one of the most impressive examples of this rare beer style on the market today. Pours to a jet black color, with a thick, creamy, tan head, and a moderate carbonation. The nose on this beer is just packed with aromas, of sweet malt, dark chocolate, espresso coffee, and peppery alcohol. The body is firm on the tongue, with lots of really big flavors of caramel, dark chocolate, and espresso on a round, polished body. This beer finishes with more really big, robust flavors, then ends with some warming, peppery, alcohol that lingers. A world class beer.
cbrixius (136) - Newberrytown, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 4, 2007
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
I believe this is the best porter I’ve had. Looks awesome coming out of the gate, with a nice creamy head. Aroma had hints of caramel. Taste of sweet roasted malts with caramel. Very drinkeable on a cold winter day. Also a beer that makes you yearn for a small pub atmosphere. Noticeable carbonation.
rmussman (1702) - California, USA - MAR 2, 2007
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A very nice porter at a reasonable price. Aroma is very hoppy with a strong burnt odor. Appearance is dark brown with a thick frothy head. Mouthfeel and flavor are very smooth and burnt. Overall an excellent brew
chimplechamp (601) - Oslo, NORWAY - FEB 23, 2007
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
my dad gifted a bottle of this to me a few months ago before i began rating and i wanted to just try it again because i remember it being really exceptional... bottle- pours slick black with a nice tan head leaving behind wonderful lacing... a nutty aroma, some fruits roasted malts, a hint of alcohol, and chocolate. tastes quite good, very rich, chocolate malts, mixed with an oaky wood flavor, and alcohol warming occurs more delayed than usual in the throat. has a salty character to it, and great hop bitterness hint of nuts as well. a classic porter.
1FastSTi (3343) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 14, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Via Chuck. The beer pours to a dark cola body with a tan head. The aroma is prunes and plums with some roasty black malt. The flavor is roasty black malt, interesting dark fruit components. Nice "spicy" palate. Lively carbonation and a body that has a good texture.
DavidP (1747) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 13, 2007
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: AUG 10, 2008 Bottle shared by Chuck. Black body under a tan head. Tangy, malty aroma - anise and char over marshmallow fluff sweetness. Great flavor - big thick chocolaty, caramel flavor with bitter hops and roast on top. A great B. Porter that doesn’t seem like they’ve cheaped out on the malts.
July ’08 - had a bottle in Poland and it was mighty tasty, still a high-quality assertive beer.
MIBRomeo (2569) - Wisconsin, USA - FEB 13, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark black pour w/ a nice tan thick head w/ some good lacing. Nice roasted malt and chocolate aroma lots of sweet dark chocolates a hint of plum and touches of alcohol. Palate is nice thick well coated and lightly creamy. Flavor is very nice... very mellow almost riding the line of sweet stout and porter.. a ton of roasty malts, lots of dark chocolates and sweet lactose notes some real light plum. Very nice.. I am enjoying this guy.. and am I the only one who thinks baltic porters tend to be like imperial porters.. they always seem to be bigger and better :)
mgumby10 (1856) - Jupiter, Florida, USA - FEB 12, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a pitch black with a very thick tan head. Very creamy looking. Semi- modest odors in this one. Dark malts, chocolate, and slight smoke are detected in the nose. Pretty sweet for a porter. Dark fruit is present, which I was not expecting. More up front, but turns into chocolate and roasted malts towards the finish and in the aftertaste. I like the complexity in this beer. Its different, than alot of porters Ive had.
kopher (593) - New York, USA - FEB 6, 2007
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very dark brown with dark dark froth. Aroma is mostly malt. Strong alcohol, dark fruit, and malt flavor. Bittersweet. Full-bodied but not too syrupy. more dry like a stout. A bit flat. Very nice lingering bitter finish.