bob_w (373) - new york, New York, USA - JUL 11, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
opaque, with moderate head. roasty/sweet aroma. sweet roast malt flavor with a touch of chocolate, a hint of licorice. roast flavor masks the high alcohol, until it warms up, giving indication of its strength. somewhat bitter finish. definitely more interesting than the zywiec pale lagers. great beer for the price.
Inveigler (371) - Ferndale, Michigan, USA - DEC 2, 2002
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
If I ever needed a beer to serve as a meal, this might be the one I pick. Everything about this beer is big: big rich color, big head, big flavor, big alcohol, and big (next day) hangover. Roasted sweetness in the nose. Truly wonderful caramel, toffee, and butterscotch flavors intermingle with scorched malts and hop bittering. Alcohol is pretty well hidden considering the level. A world-class and wonderfully approachable beer.
Cristobal37 (370) - 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.
fluids (364) - Massachusetts, USA - JAN 23, 2006
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very malty nose. passes the floodlight test (can’t see through it.) Huge Tannish brown head that goes slowly. Weird palate bitter at the tail. Malty right up front with coffee bitterness in the middle with some fruity notes that twist around.
beastdog75 (363) - Brick, New Jersey, USA - OCT 17, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
A nice dark porter with a good roasted malt flavor. Some chocolate notes, some light alcohol taste. Not really that bitter and pretty easy drinking.
Veer (362) - Landskrona, SWEDEN - APR 21, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very dark reddish black beer with a nice aroma of plums, raisins, glue, slightly of cinnamon and grapes.
The flavour is sweet, slightly fresh & sourish. The aftertaste is of cocoa and malty-bitter.
The mouthfeel is nice, softly fluffy.
mwsf (360) - San Francisco, California, USA - AUG 7, 2002
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very slightly fruity, roasted, raisiny aroma. Dark brown-to-black with a full tan head. Flavor of roasted malt, some raisins, slightly sweet caramel, tons of malt. Medium bitterness. Fairly thick -- very full bodied. For 9.3% ABV, the alcohol is well hidden. Great blend of flavors. An excellent beer.
mpersinger (360) - , California, USA - JAN 15, 2011
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JAN 22, 2011 Bottle, pours brown with moderate tan head. Cocoa and dark malt (light to no fruity esters)aroma. Flavors of dark malt (light fruity esters) and cocoa and coffee with noble hop bitter balance in medium body, slight astringent alcohol warmth in finish.
mrjaxson (352) - .08 Junction, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 21, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sweet milk chocolate aroma emerges from a puffy pour out of a half-liter bottle. The taste is quite punchy though not as sweet as the aroma suggests and definitely boozier than American porters. God bless Polish brewers!
spilledpint (351) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - SEP 22, 2010
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Notes from June 10, 2010
16.9 oz. bottle from Woodman’s Madison, $1.99
Ar: Big roasty malt nose on this one (coffee, bitter chocolate).
Ap: Pours a deep brown/black with a light cinnamon head of tightly knit bubbles. Leaves a bit of lace on the glass.
T: Huge roasty chocolate/coffee notes with a bit of hop bitterness and alcohol on the finish.
M: Thick, creamy body.