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RATINGS: 1185   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.72/5   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
SuperDave (1932) - Beautiful Sunny Mesa, Arizona, USA - FEB 28, 2008
Pours a nice dark brown with minimal tan head and some lacing. Aroma of rosted nuts and coffee, with some sweet caramel and hops. Big flavor, more roastiness and sweeter than expected. Alcohol is only slightly noticeable. Very drinkable and good!

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Charlzm (246) - Los Angeles, California, USA - FEB 15, 2008
Bottle labeled "best by 11-10-2007", consumed 02/15/08. Pours an intensely dark brown. Low carbonation. Tiny head forms and dissipates fast. Aroma is toasted caramel malt and a little dish soap. Mouthfeel is smooth (dare I call it silky?) and a little tingly on the tongue. Flavor is full and rich; a big, toasted, slightly sweet caramel that quickly segues into salty bitterness. Well-hidden alcohol can still be tasted. The tiniest hint of sourness as well, which is not at all a flaw. Very clean finish with only some sweet fruit lingering behind (cherries?). This is a great Baltic porter with the odd aroma and uninspiring appearance the only downsides.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Hunsell (403) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - FEB 11, 2008
Dark reddish brown beer with dense beige head. Nose of some red fruit, dishwater and roasted malts. Slightly sweet taste of some dark fruits, caramel, later the roasted bitterness kicks in. Very low carbonation, soft, oily palate. A bit thin. Alcohol is well hidden. Nice beer, but the strange nose takes away from the experience.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Goodgrief (1992) - Middletown, Delaware, USA - FEB 10, 2008
Sept. 2006 - At first pour, there was a horrid metallic aroma and flavor offtaste, but as it warmed, it faded. Go figure. Anyway, dark brown pour, rich sweet fruity flavor with just a touch of roast and coffee (not enough, imo). Creamy mouthfeel. Just a bit overly sweet and not enough "porterish" flavors, but good beer nonetheless.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
KimJohansen (10416) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - FEB 10, 2008
[Tasting @ yespr – Courtesy of yespr] Hazy black with tiny beige head. Sweet aroma with roasted malt, liquerice and coffee. Sweet flavor with roasted malt and liqeurice. Slight burned rubber notes – unwanted I presume….

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
yespr (40181) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - FEB 9, 2008
33 cL bottle, thanks to Justyna for bringing me this. Pours dark brown with a little tan head. Dark roasted and mild chocolate aroma. Flavour is smooth chocolate and with a roasted malt note. Ends with a solid bitterness, slight burning note and a smooth chocolate note on top. Very drinkable baltic porter

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Grovlam (4206) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - FEB 8, 2008
Bottle.[Tasting session @ yespr, thanks for a great evening Jesper] Average beige creamy head that mostly diminished. Fair display of lacework. Dark mahogany colour. Aroma of chocolate, dried fruit, light toasted malt. Over the palate comes burned malt, light coffee. Medium to full bodied with a soft carbonation and light dry and thick texture. Moderated sweet with good counter bitter flavour. Bitter burned and lingering malty finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
pforei (338) - USA - FEB 4, 2008
Dark color with nice tan head. Roasted molasses, coffee, licorice, dark fruit, and alcohol. Alcohol figures in the taste as well. Finishes dryer than expected.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Drink4Satan (676) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - FEB 1, 2008
Pours a near black colour with a small, but sturdy tan head. The aroma is strait forward, with plenty of nuts, caramel, vanilla and dried fruits. The flavour is nice mid-palate, but an atringent bitterness, like that of baker’s cocoa and aluminum. It is possible I may be drinking an infected bottle, because the finish is bitter like penicilin. Flavours of rich caramel, dark fruits and roasted malt are trampled by an offensive, harshly bitter finish. The mouthfeel is velvety smooth and perfectly carbonated, making it quite drinkable despite the overly bitter finish and the booze is well hidden. I think I need to try this one again.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
emerica56 (600) - Bristol, Rhode Island, USA - FEB 1, 2008
UPDATED: FEB 2, 2008 This has a dark brown color with a thick tan head that thined out over time and left some nice laceing along the sides of the glass. As i smelt it the aroma bombarded my nose with an intence nuttyness followed by roasted coffee and caramel malt. Even thogh the coffee was pleasing to the nose the nuts overwelmed the smell. As i took a sip the beer had a good initial hop bitterness with a coffee and chocolate coating on the sides of my tounge and mouth. The finish was nice and creamy and it resembled a candy bar.

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