jerohen (1930) - Bussum, NETHERLANDS - AUG 18, 2003
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very dark coloured, brown head. Aroma and flavour of roasted malts, coffee, chocolate, bread, bit fruit, obvious sweetness. Very, very complex. Not an everyday brew, but certainly good.
caesar (4503) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - AUG 18, 2003
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear black color, brown lasting head. Aroma of coffee, salami, roasted malts, bready, fruity. Very complex. Slightly alcoholic and bitter palate. Strong beer.
larsniclas (5186) - Billdal, SWEDEN - AUG 17, 2003
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: DEC 22, 2007 Re-rated in Sopot summer 2007.
Wellbalanced, nice sweetness and rather fresh.
Flavour from burnt sugar.
redlem (1290) - Ohio, USA - AUG 11, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark brown color with a small tan head. Port wine aroma, roasted malts. Taste is port like, sweet. Alcohol is not noticable. I have heard they no longer make this beer which would be a shame.
MartinT (7288) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 11, 2003
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: NOV 20, 2004 Preciously roasted malt in which flourish minty blueberries...Burning alcohol runs amock, a campfire for the mind and heart...Roasted malt bitterness meets soy-like flavors sometimes, probably suggested by the slick mouthfeel...
Steib (613) - Queen Creek, Arizona, USA - AUG 10, 2003
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark, dark and dark. Interesting beer, has alot of flavor and character. Sweet to semi-sweet. Has a malty zest from start to finish. Not an everyday beer but very good.
radiomgb (2143) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 10, 2003
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark brown in colour. Aroma is malty and sweet. Flavour is intensely roasty, some cokkies and alcohol. Finishes long and roasty with nice bitterness.
CapFlu (4237) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 10, 2003
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(Bottle) Strong molasses, malt. Opaque with a thin, beige head. Bitter finish. Good.
I.C.suds (189) - Da U.P. eh?, Michigan, USA - AUG 2, 2003
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark brown with a light tan head that lasted. Rich and sweet with a slightly soapy mouth feel. A clean finish beckons another swallow. YUM!
rickgordon (3828) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 2, 2003
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: SEP 12, 2005 Rerate. Bottle.
Vineous, big and complex. Perfect residual sugars. Plum. More licorice than chocolate. Wonderful.
Bottled. Draught Zywiec Porter is not easy to find nowadays. Only two years ago this was available at every other decent restaurant in Poland. Ok, this bottled one is almost black in color. Off white head. Pleasantly sweet in the burnt sugar-like flavour. Quite some carbonation, a little drawback maybe. Big malt presence. Notes of coffee and fruits.