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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 .

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   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
frankenkitty (1959) - Oak Lawn, Illinois, USA - JAN 4, 2011
Pours a deep caramel brown beneath a huge, creamy, long-lasting mocha head. Bittersweet and milk chocolate aroma with a punch of dark fruit, a thin layer of cake dough and a whiff of ABV. There is an odd burnt/metallic tinge to the flavor (which I blame on Continental hopping), but the base is semi-sweet chocolate syrup with coffee roasts and a splash of spiced rum. Full-bodied, almost sticky... wholly satisfying on a chill January evening. I remember this being a top-rated Baltic Porter about 5 years ago, and it being very difficult to find at the time. I recently ran across a goodly amount of bottles at several local bottle shops, so I’m guessing production and exports have stepped up a notch. ~~~~~~~~~ Pint bottle from Bridgeview Liquors, Bridgeview, IL

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Yozora (21) - Stavanger, NORWAY - AUG 25, 2014
Bottle from bottle shop in Krakow. Pours black with a tan head. Aroma of licorice, roasted malts, coffee, hints of alcohol and dark chocolate. Flavor is espresso, licorice, candi sugar with a bitter, slightly sour finish. Oily mouthfeel with medium carbonation. Really nice baltic porter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jacenty (3) - POLAND - AUG 21, 2014 does not count
Pours black, almost opaque with ruby reflexes. Very nice light beige tall head, reducing to a long lasting layer, leaving some lacing. Aroma of roasted malt, alcohol, coffee and dark chocolate. Taste of coffee, licorice. Pretty sweet, but thankfully bitterness is high. Leaves a long bitter and a bit sour aftertaste. Medium carbonation, maybe a bit too high and pleasant mouthfeel, it’s not too sticky. Very good baltic porter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MarcoDL (2143) - NETHERLANDS - AUG 19, 2014
Nice porter. Sweetish taste of burned malt, coffee and some licorice. Body is a bit thin though.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
shanoknowsfood (45) - Hawaii, USA - AUG 19, 2014
Bottle @ Whole Foods, Sarasota, FL. Smells really good. Looks great. Taste is a bit too much coffee for me. Left a smidgen of bitter aftertaste. Not the best Baltic Porter i’ve had, but it is only the 2nd one i’ve tried.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerBaboon (1554) - FINLAND - AUG 16, 2014
Pours black with light beige head. Aroma is roasted and licorice. Flavour is licorice, roasted and salmiac.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
neur0 (893) - GERMANY - AUG 14, 2014
(Flasche) es hat eine schwarze undurchsichtige farbe mit einer weißen schaumkrone. Das aroma ist röstig mit etwas blaubeere und etwas brot. Der geschmack ist eher schlank, samtig, sonst wie das aroma. Im abgang kommt eine breite bittere raus mit einem leicht alkoholischen note

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Calisky (601) - ALSACE, FRANCE - AUG 10, 2014
Couleur sombre-noire avec bonne mousse beige. Nez fort grillé, malté café et noisette, notes sucrées. Gout plus doux de malt grillé, café, notes chocolat, bien lègère en bouche malgrés l’acool et fort aromes. Pas mal!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
beer_est_deus (640) - örebro, SWEDEN - AUG 8, 2014
Svart med latte färgat skum. Doft:Lakrits, malt, alkohol, kladdkaka. Smak: Kanderat socker, kakao, humle, Dumle.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mjs (4544) - Helsinki, FINLAND - AUG 8, 2014
(Bottle, 0.33 l - BB 09.05.2015, at Gastropub Tuulensuu, 20140808) The beer poured clear and almost black. Its head was small and white. Aroma had chocolate, burnt malts, sweetness and grass. Palate was full bodied, warming and slightly oily with medium carbonation. Favours were burnt malts, chocolate, liquorice, grass and bitterness. Aftertaste was roasty, sweet and bitter. A tasty strong porter in which alcohol was quite well hidden.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
rosenbergh (6672) - Tampere, FINLAND - AUG 8, 2014
330 ml bottle. BB 13/03/2015. At the Tuulensuu, Tampere, Finland. Black colour with a small tan head. Mild roasted malt, sweetness, mild alcohol and mild hops in the aroma. The flavour is burned malt, alcohol, sweetness but also ashy dryness. Very dark and strong. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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