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RATINGS: 1104   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.73/5   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
thewolf (11644) - Kolding, DENMARK - JUN 28, 2007
Bottle. [thank you faroeviking]. Pours reddish black with a small, slightly lacing brown head. Aroma is sweet and malty, chocolate, some cinnamon. Generally quite low carbonation. Very full mouthfeel with slightly prickly bubbles. Flavour begins of sweet and malty. Then a heavy presence of alcohol along with roasted malts, dark chocolate and a touch of mocha-dark coffee. Flavour lingers a long time after swallowing, carried by the heavy (though not too powerful) alcohol presence.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hellbilly (3249) - scottsdale über alles, Arizona, USA - JUN 11, 2007
nice dark pour...sweet malty aroma with molasses and cedar. alcohol burns the nose. flavor is mostly licorice and dark molasses with some vinous dried figs. a nice bitter finish is followed by a mild coffee aftertaste. initially, the alcohol helps to cut through the sweet creaminess. but as i dive deeper into the glass, it becomes a nuisance as it engulfs my face.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
asheft (2776) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 11, 2007
[bottle] Sort of a bock aroma--potent grainy malt with some alcohol and not so fruity/ale-y. A touch of burnt, dark malt. Opaque black with some clarity at the edges and a nice, clingy, kakhi cover. A bit burnt-imperial stout flavoured crossed with a German bock. Considerable sweetness at the end with a good helping of noble hops that seem to impart a salty feel. Notes of green apple, caramel, coffee, mocha. Medium body, a little warming, moderate carbonation. There is a nice balance between the dark malt and the hops bitterness. Hoppy burpy bitter finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MPA (866) - Amager (form. Nørrebro&Aalborg), DENMARK - JUN 7, 2007
Bottle. Black with beige head. Licorice aroma with elements of chocolate. Flavour of toasted malts with a burnt bitterness to it. Also some coffee notes and a little sweet licorice. Surprisingly low rating compared to my memory of this beer. Maybe it was due to a rather large intake of alcohol at the time of the rating, but it still was somewhat dissapointing. Have to re-rate this again.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sliffy (2040) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAY 31, 2007
Bottle: Pours dark brown with a creamy tan head. Aroma, coffee, roasty, with some fruits, and a boozy hint. Flavor, fruits, some chocolate, roasted malts, a hint of alcohol. Very nice brew.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
shp555 (2024) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAY 21, 2007
Pours a black color with a light brown head. Aroma is malty, roasty, and a touch of fruit. Flavor is malty, and fruity.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
FatPhil (11818) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - MAY 13, 2007
UPDATED: APR 30, 2014 500ml bottle gift from Tranquility - Thanks, thanks, thanks!
Jet black, espresso head. Aroma heavy and sweet - a berry, perhaps raspberry or strawberry, but in no way light, hints of mocha coffee. Hugely roasted malty taste - burnt on the tongue, but also fairly sweet, a wicked treacly combination, with a tempting tang of both coffee and ginger. Lovely long burnt finish. For something which had the potential to be so brutal this is very sophisticated with no annoying sharp peaks at all. Definitely succulent. And the 9.5% is completely hidden - marvelous! This does compete with Koff porter - wow!
Rerate of 330ml bottle (6-5-7-3-13=3.4) also shared by Tranquility - thanks!
Sticky sweet in all aspects, but with enough burnt malt to make that forgivable. Alcohol breaks through, which detracts slightly from the taste, this would be fantastic, and could possibly compete with Koff Porter, if it was 7%
Rerate: 330ml bottle (?, Poland) BB 2010/05 Drunk 2014/04 (7:5:8:4:15=3.9)
Plumb raisin aroma, some tomato later, alas. Black, persistent tight tan head. Beautiful toffee taste, definitely aged, but succulently sweet and smooth. Very pleasant roast, no harshness because of the sweetness which mellows it lovely. Good one still!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
pintocb (648) - Darsville, Georgia, USA - MAY 9, 2007
Dark brown with a small off white head. Slight chocolatey smell. Some yeasty aromas. The flavor is espresso and chocolate. Really light mouthfeel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jake65 (3017) - Boise, Idaho, USA - MAY 9, 2007
Bottle: Rich dark brown pour with a large, creamy tan head. Lacing is very thick sheeting. Nose is dark fruits, toasted malt, and hints of chocolate. The taste is full of roasted malt, coffee, dark fruits, and light chocolate. Very good. Thanks to BuckDich for sharing this treat.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 8/20
nick76 (4322) - Tampa, Florida, USA - MAY 5, 2007
The aroma is interesting with toasted malt, chocolate, and rubber. The appearance is dark brown with an average sized tan head. The flavor is like the aroma but very sweet and bitter. The sweet is very artificial and the bitter is very astringent. There is a little bit of black strap molasses but it just adds to the unpleasantness of this beer. The palate is smooth and thick. Another beer that I would not recommend.

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