kp (10887) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: NOV 7, 2009
Name: Zywiec Porter
Date: May 16, 2007
Appearance: clear dark ruby red, fine beige head froths up upon request, lots of bits of lace
Aroma: dry dark chocolate aroma
Body: creamy body
Flavor: rich sweet roasted malt aroma, touch of licorish sweetness, lots of bitter dry dark chocolate
Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 8/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 7/10; Overall: 14/20
jcwattsrugger (10726) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - OCT 9, 2005
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
12 oz bottle-pours a tan head and black color. Aroma is roasty malt, alcohol. Taste is roasty malt, dry, alcohol. Not my taste.
thewolf (10537) - Kolding, DENMARK - JUN 28, 2007
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
Christian (10357) - Odense, DENMARK - OCT 1, 2007
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
2 years old bottle. Black with a lasting off-white head. Roast aroma with licorice and chocolate. Smooth and sweet flavour quite roast and with a hint of alcohol.
KimJohansen (10341) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - FEB 10, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
[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….
faroeviking (10299) - FAROE ISLANDS - JAN 21, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pitch black colour with a nice big creamy brownish head. Aroma of chocolate, well roasted malts, dark lagered fruits and caramel. Flavour has a good roastiness and chocolate in the beginning, then more round and caramellic with a dry bitter roasty finish. The alcohol is really not all that noticeable. Great porter!
Pinball (10136) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUN 11, 2009
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
33cl botle from local polish grocery store, rethymno, crete. best before jun 2009, sampled jun 2009.
pitch dark, small thick light brown head.
sweet aroma. dark fruits, toffee.
flavor is roasted grains, licorice, brown sugar, faint dark fruits, ends quite roasted and a little bitter. aftertaste lingers for very long and keeps getting roastier and roastier. this flavor is VERY nice.
Maria (9905) - Thisted, DENMARK - AUG 4, 2007
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
It’s a black porter with a nice, creamy head. The aroma is sweet with notes of roasted malt and caramel, just like the flavour, where I also find coffee and a light bitterness, that lasts quite a while. The sweetness is a bit too much, but I have to be fair to this one and try it again some day, since I had it right after the barrel aged Smörpundet Porter. 2399
Travlr (9838) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUL 19, 2009
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 12/20
Very dark, tan head. Aroma of burnt coffee. Taste of choclate and raisins, slight bitter finish. Interesting.
bhensonb (9830) - Woodland, California, USA - JAN 28, 2007
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma of dark malt and a little dark fruit. Dark brown color transmits some ruby notes, and the tan head is vigorous and lasting. Starts with a dark fruit quickly followed by carbonation and then very strong toasted malt. The malt tends to compete with the hop. Interesting stuff.