tangentrider (144) - USA - AUG 5, 2007
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Black beer with a beautiful brown head. Flavor is roasted malt, coffee, and nice hop bitterness. Smooth mouthfeel. Finish is coffee, sweetness, and bitterness.
Ygberg (143) - SWEDEN - JUN 27, 2009
2.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Aroma of coffe, toffe and metal. Strong black apperance. The taste is a bit bitter and souer with hints of metal. The alcohol is very present in the aftertaste.
bboeckl (142) - Grafton, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 14, 2008
4.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Dark, almost opaque black with a thick foamy off-white head. Dark roasted malts, dark fruit, chocolate. All the hallmarks of a good Baltic Porter. Mouthfeel is a bit oily, body is not overly heavy or syrupy. Great balance and complexity make this one a "Wow". I would buy again.
RolkaNation (141) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - FEB 2, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle picked up for just $2 at a small Euro Deli in Palm Coast, FL. Poured a deep dark brown (near black) with a finger thick tan, creamy head. Aroma was surprisingly light with notes of caramel malt sweetness. Taste was intensely roasty and bitter with a nice body. Taste vs. aroma is quite the difference. Finish is extremely dry and metallic. Great overall.
eRock_2013 (141) - South Carolina, USA - SEP 16, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
My first Polish beer, which is only personally significant b/c my ancestry is Polish. A nice porter, very heavy dark appearance but an unexpectedly lighter flavor. Appetizing roasty aroma. Taste is sweet and sour with a mild coffee aftertaste. I am not usually a big fan of porters but as this one features a mild intensity of flavors I thoroughly enjoy Zywiec. No off flavors and not overbearing. Despite being 9.5% no noticeable alcohol in taste. Surprisingly drinkable.
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Petkus331 (141) - Redford, Michigan, USA - MAR 1, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
A mild sweet raisin and dried fruit aroma with mild roast malt. Dark brown, almost black, thin white head. Sweet raisin very balanced with malt bitterness taste and some charcoal. Palate is filling and fizzy. Overall, wow! This was a very good Baltic porter!
LanceUppercut (139) - SWEDEN - JUN 26, 2009
2.1 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
A nose of malt, elderflower and minerals. Not too pleasant, really. A raw taste of coffe and tobacco. Aftertaste is dry and acidic. Alcohol is quite present. I don’t understand the high rating. A bad bottle?
radzik5555 (138) - Gdynia, POLAND - NOV 12, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Butelka 0.5L. Prawie czarny z brunatnymi refleksami. Piana w kolorze kawy z mlekiem, drobnopecherzykowa. Znaczy szkło ale szybko opada.
Aromat alkoholowy, troche ciemnego pieczywa. Po zamieszaniu piwem pojawiaja sie nuty slodkie i guma balonowa. Ogolnie aromat malo wyrazisty.
W smaku gorzka czekolada z alkoholem oraz ciemne pieczywo.
Wysycenie srednie, piwo slodkie, pelne.
Finisz lekko slodki z goryczka alkoholowa i palona.
Sredni porter baltycki z kiepsko ukrytym alkoholem. W Polsce wiele lepszych mozna dostac z latwoscia. Przez duza ilosc wyczuwalnego alkoholu piwo musialem pic malymi lykami.
movezig (137) - Pensacola, Florida, USA - OCT 16, 2008
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Nice porter. Make sure you let the temp rise on this one. If its really cold you’ll find a bit of a metal tinge. Pours jet black. Nose of dark roast, vanilla. Flavors are of chocolate, light roasted malts. Very good porter a frequent purchase.
cbrixius (136) - Newberrytown, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 4, 2007
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
I believe this is the best porter I’ve had. Looks awesome coming out of the gate, with a nice creamy head. Aroma had hints of caramel. Taste of sweet roasted malts with caramel. Very drinkeable on a cold winter day. Also a beer that makes you yearn for a small pub atmosphere. Noticeable carbonation.