chmurarz (518) - Legnica POLAND, POLAND - NOV 25, 2006
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JAN 27, 2007 500ml bottle, head nice and off-brown, fudge-brown, body almost black,deep dark red brown where light is able to come through it.aroma; dark bread,grain,very nice ’porter’ aroma, not ofensive, the taste is full and fulfilling all your needs. So bready that It seems you can bite it. good quality water base, first smooth then some alcohol, and at the end there comes the bitterness that results from roastiness, best beer in poland.best porter so far
JMFG (1587) - Florida, USA - NOV 11, 2006
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
500 mL bottle. Pours a black color with dark tan head. Aroma is caramel and roasted malts. Taste is slightly sweet, but dominated by the roastiness which is complimented by a clean lager finish. Mouthfeel is smooth. Very nice.
TheGrandMaster (2334) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - NOV 7, 2006
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: NOV 10, 2006 Bottle, dark with a slight reddish tint and a brown bubbly head. A sweet roasted caramal aroma. Carbonated and bitter mouthfeel with an over-sweet tangy flavour.
aerosol999 (113) - Quebec, CANADA - NOV 2, 2006
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Aroma: Woody, roasty, caramel, alcohol and malt
Appearance: Opaque black with a tan head.
Flavour: Sweet malty and alcoholic with prunes and figs. No hop flavour or bitterness coming through. Very alcoholic, chocolate and dark cacoa as well as raisins.
Mouthfeel: Full bodied chewy creamy and sticky
Overall: Very sweet and alcoholic. Like a christmas pudding with a prune and fig center. Very big beer finishes very sweet for a 9.5% abv beer. The grain bill must be huge!
This beer is definitely the hangover helper.
thebeertourist (5073) - Oslo, NORWAY - NOV 1, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at Bachus winiarnia, Szczecin. Almost black with a light brown head that ended up quite big. Good chocolate and roasted coffee aroma with some vanilla. Full chocolate and coffee flavours, rich. Vanilla. Warming alcohol. Well-carbonated. A nice Polish surprise- good to see a proper Baltic porter also on that side of the Baltic Sea.
Delirium (636) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - OCT 27, 2006
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: DEC 4, 2006 Bottle. Pours black with a medium brown head. Aroma is sweet and roasty, with dark fruits and malt and a hint of vanilla. Flavor is semi-sweet with dark fruits, coffee, chocolate, hint of vanilla, and roasted malt. The sweet and roasted flavors complement each other excellently, capped by a bitter-chocolate and slightly tart finish. Full body; alcohol not noticeable; smooth mouthfeel. This is an excellent beer, and a bargain at $2/500mL.
gunnfryd (12102) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - OCT 13, 2006
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle RBESG-06, GTN. Black colour with a light brown head. Aroma is roasted, coffee. Flavour is roasted, caramel, fruit, hop. Light bitter finish.
ogivlado (6167) - Zagreb, CROATIA - OCT 11, 2006
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottled(330ml). -The best Polish beer according to rates on RB and the best of my 30 Polish beers that I’ve tried. Deep black coloured, medium brown head. Aroma of dark chocolate, roasted maltand coffee with notes of prunes and currant. Strong bitter chocolate lasting aftertaste.
strings (377) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - OCT 8, 2006
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle in Wroclaw. Pretty good stuff. Quite a burnt flavour, chocolately, quite heavy. According to my shoddy handwriting, there is either an aftertaste of pear, or the aftertaste is poor.
yngwie (14923) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - OCT 3, 2006
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled at RBESG-06, GTN. Dark brown, filtered porter with a tan head. Sweet and roasted nose with alcohol, chocolate, coffee and some licorice. Nice. The flavor and finish has too much alcohol, but after all it weighs in at 9.5%, so it is expected. The flavor is roasted and with coffee as well. Full body and a coffee-bitter finish. (060826)