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RATINGS: 1072   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.73   EST. CALORIES: 285   ABV: 9.5%
Zywiec Porter, pronounced "je-vi-ets", is a dark, strong beer brewed according to the traditional recipe from 1881, with the Munich malt and special malts for caramel and color plus the highest quality aromatic hops. Everything together creates a unique combination of taste. Production of this Porter was moved to Bracki Bowar in 2004 .

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MrBendo (1064) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - MAR 18, 2007
Bottle. Pours deep brown, almost opaque in glass. Large head, very good lacing. Aroma of deep roasted chocolate malts with some salt and peppery liquorice. Nearly full body. Dry and creamy mouthfeel. Medium dry finish.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
DerBiermann (18) - Sofia, BULGARIA - MAR 16, 2007
seems like coke, but definitely better... :-) strong caramel, something fruits. I tested it when a girlfriend of mine gave me a bottle as a gift from Warsaw. The beer was terrific, my polish dziewczynka also...

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DrHomolka (761) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 7, 2007
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.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
TheBeerLover (1026) - DC Metro Area, USA - MAR 6, 2007
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
cbrixius (136) - Newberrytown, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 4, 2007
I believe this is the best porter Iíve 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
rmussman (1702) - California, USA - MAR 2, 2007
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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
chimplechamp (601) - Oslo, NORWAY - FEB 23, 2007
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
1FastSTi (3344) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 14, 2007
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DavidP (1747) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 13, 2007
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 doesnít seem like theyíve cheaped out on the malts.
July ’08 - had a bottle in Poland and it was mighty tasty, still a high-quality assertive beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MIBRomeo (2570) - Wisconsin, USA - FEB 13, 2007
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 :)

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