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RATINGS: 1164   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.72/5   EST. CALORIES: 285   ABV: 9.5%
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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 .


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
GadgetGeek (36) - Snellville, Georgia, USA - NOV 23, 2007
This beer was probably too cold when we tasted it. Nice tan head, sortofa red color to the beer when held up to the light. Taste was dark chocolate and sweet in the first sip, the second sip brought on the fruity characters that Baltic beers sometimes show. This beer is way too easy to drink for 9.5% beer, it could get you in trouble quickly.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BREWMUSKCLES (2530) - New Jersey, USA - NOV 19, 2007
black as night.though strange golden hues emit when held to the light. taste of alcohol and dark fruits such as cherries. ssmmootthh and foamy and strangely light. different feeling beer. i really only got the hops on the burp. i find hints of cocoa, vanilla, an chocolate in tiny amounts and in decending order. the aroma is more like vegetable malt. do not try to find the place that sold this beer for $1.59 for 16.9 oz i have already bought it all up! i am available for trade.... and you do want some. sweet and salty little potent number...

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
doublebock (548) - California, USA - NOV 16, 2007
Dark black color, thin tan and bubbly head. Not a very stong aroma. Almost like a sweet champagne. Flavor is sweet malty espresso with a dry palate. Canít believe this is a 9.5, perhaps the smoothest high octane I can remember

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ughsmash (7506) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 8, 2007
Bottle, BB 11/11/07. Poured clear, deeper brown with a tall, sticky cap of yellowy-brown head. The aroma picked up deeply-charred dark chocolate and dark fruits with a nice herbal and floral hop presence.. dry, dark, and delightful. The flavor held serve.. layers of deeply roasted dark fruits on top of and complimentary to dark chocolate and black malts.. sweet, yet sufficiently roasty.. mild coffee and herbal bitterness.. great balance throughout. Medium-bodied, and it filled out toward the back of the palate.. building alcohol warmth provides a warm and satisfying finish. Just a great beer!

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beerlando (3342) - Orlando, Florida, USA - NOV 7, 2007
Really dark, chocolate brown body with a small, frothy, coffee colored head. The foamy settles quickly to a small, bubbly layer with a prominent edge. Minimal, sudsy, spotty lace dots the glass. The aroma shows copious amounts of nougat and caramel, along with stewed raisons, figs, and some vanilla. Typical of a Baltic, itís very fruity smelling. The flavor again builds on a caramel and nougat base, this time with chocolate joining in. Dark fruits, vanilla, and maybe even a hint of maple add depth. I even picked up a bit of oak. An ample hop bite kicks in on the back end, lending balance. Mouthfeel was moderate in stature and smooth. Very drinkable for 9.5%. Solid brew.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
StefanSD (2321) - Ouray, Colorado, USA - NOV 3, 2007
500ml bottle from Bevmo. Pours a dark brown with an ample khaki head. The Aroma was strong with red fruits--mostly cherries but also some raspberries--other aromas noted were molasses and caramel. The flavor was a bit harsh with notes of coffee, granny smith apples, and biter chocolate. The mouthfeel was a bit thin and grainy up front but filled out to a nice creamy effect by finish. The Finish was a bit uneven with caramel and biter molasses carrying the close. Overall: I probably should not have rated this beer the day after I rated Olfabrikken Porter, it compares somewhat unfavorably. However I think otherwise its a fine porter. Recommended.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DruncanVeasey (7999) - NUNEATON, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - OCT 28, 2007
UPDATED: AUG 6, 2008 #900 in the gold-rimmed Rochefort snifter, and itís more than worthy. Tar-like pitch collared with toffee. Nose of juicy charred malt, apple peel, Marmite, bonfire. Pungently roasty with hints of bitter chocolate and vanilla, and plenty of earthy hops lurking in the background. Nothing fancy, just a creamy, lip-smackingly smoky stout.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bu11zeye (12593) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - OCT 21, 2007
(Bottle) Pours a black body with mahogany edges and tall beige head. Aroma of maple, toastiness, raisins, soy sauce, and caramel. Flavor of roasted malt, chocolate, and soy sauce. Alcohol is nicely hidden.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Eructoblaster (3706) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 17, 2007
Bottle - 500ml. Opaque black body with low carbonation and a thich brown foamy head. Nice malty aroma with roasty, chocolate and hoppy hints. Wonderful, well balanced and complex malty/hoppy taste. It carries chocolate, coffeeish, brown sugar and some subtle vanilla notes. Alcohol is well hidden. It ends with a long, sweet, warming finish. Excellent example of the style.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BeerBiker (1413) - Odense, DENMARK - OCT 13, 2007
[Odense-tasting at Scheffel.] Bottle from Anna, 2004-VINTAGE, 3 years old.
As mentioned at the previous rating Poland brews some good porters and thisone is the best according to this homepage. Much more better than a similar bottle sampled two years ago. Underyeast can be quite alcoholic, but itís all gone. Smooth and wellbalanced with notes of licorice, coffeechocs, roast and warmneth.


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