fidemaster (282) - Naperville, Illinois, USA - JUL 22, 2006
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark, dark brown that borders on black. It doesn’t let light through. Inviting, sweet aroma with some apple in it. The flavor is a lovely sweet flavor that’s not too alcoholy. It has some caramel and bubble gum in it, but it’s not too sweet. Very nicely balanced throughout.
InPivoVeritas (282) - Bydgoszcz, POLAND - JAN 26, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Deep brown with nice tan head. Aroma of chocolate, coffee, caramel, plums and bread crust. Very creamy with pleasant alcohol note. A little bit metallic. Great baltic porter.
ATLBeerDog (280) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAR 11, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark brown almost pitch black pour from a ˝ liter bottle with 1/8 inch tan head. Aroma of rich malts, toffee and bitter hops. Tastes light in flavor for a 9.5%’er - Strong bitter aftertaste. Slightly under carbonated.
As it warms up, more complexity appears. I start to enjoy and appreciate this fine showing from Poland.
mwesth (279) - Skovlunde, DENMARK - FEB 26, 2003
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: MAY 25, 2005 This is a very rich and full beer. Very well balanced and a looong palate. A pity it can not be bought in DK...
Rerate 040305: Still a really great beer, and now it is available in Copenhagen (-:
Cristobal37 (278) - Canyon Lake, California, USA - DEC 1, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
While I still prefer a good English porter over a Baltic, this was fantastic. I really enjoyed the body and first impression. My problem with Baltic porters is that I typically get a strange finish. Not sweet or nutty, but like metal or booze. Anyway, as good as this was it still had that unsavory finish. Not my favorite style, but a good beer and one worth trying.
brugmanneke (278) - GERMANY - SEP 1, 2011
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
(bottle) Almost black and non-transparent. Dark head. Smell makes me think of sea breeze, sand, minerals. As it warms a bit, an initial hint of berries (raspberry? blueberry?) becomes more pronounced. Taste is medium bitter, and only very lightly sweet. Aroma of salty liquorice is striking at first, and again mineral and fruity notes. Full body and sticky texture, medium finish.
ABV is too high for my liking and this is not my favourite style at all, but apart from that, I am pleased!
Petkus331 (276) - 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!
THE BEER BARON (275) - Wisconsin, USA - JUL 20, 2001
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice head, strong taste.
Arnie (274) - Chicagoland, IL, Illinois, USA - JUL 21, 2006
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Dark, crisp, and strong, this thick, malty porter packs a punch. It’s chocolaty in color and opaque, bitter on the nose with hints of coffee, and filling on the palate.
eRock_2013 (274) - 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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