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RATINGS: 1105   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.73/5   EST. CALORIES: 285   ABV: 9.5%
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 .

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
sciencedude (62) - USA - JUL 31, 2011
Wow! Very full bodied porter. Tons of flavor. Chocolate at first, going to malt, with a coffee aftertaste. High AC+large container makes this a fantastic beer to drink by itself.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
cathcacr (644) - Oregon, USA - OCT 30, 2008
UPDATED: JUN 9, 2014 Fine stuff, and I love this style. Goes down thick and rich, and with a raisiny component. Courtesy of kenb.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
ronaldtheriot (1599) - Laplace, Louisiana, USA - JUN 18, 2015
Zywiec Porter has a fairly thick, foamy, beige head, a dark brown appearance, and some lacing left behind. The aroma is of dark-roasted, but not burnt, malt and coffee, and the flavor is of the same, with sweetness, chocolate, chicory, coffee, and a trace of hop bitterness. Mouthfeel is medium to heavy and velvety, and Zywiec Porter finishes semi-dry and very drinkable for such a high-alcohol beer. RJT

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
proc (342) - Dearborn, Michigan, USA - JUN 7, 2002
Excellent. This is a porter? I kept thinking full-blown stout. Color is extremely dark. with an aroma that invites you to take that first sip. Taste is outstanding. Coffee, molasses, and a tartness that I can’t quite describe. The 9+% abv gets you going pretty quick. This would be a fine, sitting by the fire on a cold night type of beer. I paired it up with a medium-rare New York strip steak hot off the grill. I would recommend this beer highly.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Reid (2138) - Salem, Oregon, USA - NOV 30, 2003
Ok last beer of the night ..bought this in then11.2 oz brown bottle..nice label with two Poles , male and female in the traditional costume...says same recipe since 1881. Good pour..nice deep dark brown almost black ( this looks like a stout)..small head which lingers long,. ahhhhhh i love the aroma of this beer very very malty sweet fruity berry scents assault my nasal passages..great This beer has a great creamy taste ..lots of flavours up front i get coconut then sweet chocolate..black coffee..hoppy bitterness at the end. Feels good on the tongue very smooth drinkable for a beere this damned strong..cant really feel the alcohol until it reaches the belly then it's a delicious warmth..this is truelly a great beer, nice just before retiring to a crisp clean and warm bed. Never knew a Polish beer would be so great!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Sully (1379) - Potts Point, New South Wales, AUSTRALIA - DEC 10, 2004
Another legend to taste. Got this from Pitfields as well. What a shop! You could go crazy in there, but that would be after bankruptcy. Chocolate and liquorice nose is complemented by a delicious looking opaque black. The head is spare but it sure sticks to the glass on the way down. A huge beer with solid warming characteristics. How they brew such an amazing beer compared to the average lager is beyond me. The final marvellous thing about this beer is that I enjoyed it with myself.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
egajdzis (5697) - Pennsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 13, 2005
Poured a black color, with some red around the edges, with a medium sized, creamy, tan head that left nice lacing on the glass. Aroma of roasted malts, chocolate, vanilla beans, and light caramel malt. Taste of smoked malt, chocolate, roast, and oak. Finishes with dry fruits, and no alcohol at all. Awesome.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Furseth (2029) - Kungälv, SWEDEN - MAY 4, 2006
UPDATED: NOV 9, 2007 Bottle:Black colour,Aroma was: chocolate and caramel. Flavor was the same, Nice full body,saltkaris,,dark chcoclate, with a long creamy, finish. A werry nice porter!

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
soltys (91) - POLAND - JUL 29, 2015
Coffe, plum, caramel, roastiness, delicate warming alcohol and clear profile (in comparison to other BP’s) are the factors why I like Zywiec Porter so much.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
SzopPiwosz (205) - - SEP 8, 2014
Zapach z butelki: Kawa zbożowa z czekoladą, skórka ciemnego chleba, suszone śliwki. Piana: Brązowa drobnoziarnista, dość nietrwała. Redukuje się do kożuszka. Oblepia szkło. Kolor: Ciemnobrązowe, klarowne z jasnobrązowymi refleksami. Zapach: Kawa zbożowa z likierem, pralinkami, truflami. Za nią gorzka czekolada z rodzynkami. Smak: Wysoka paloność, kawowość. Spora podbudowa w postaci głębokiej słodyczy przełamanej przez likierowość i kwaśność słodów palonych. Tekstura: Gęste i ciężkie, wykleja podniebienie palonością. Nasycenie: Średnio-niskie. Goryczka: Średnio-wysoka, nieco agresywna i gryząca. Pijalność: Średnio-wysoka. Pijąc ciekawe piwa, zwłaszcza od niedawna, łatwo wpaść w pułapkę - "co od koncernu, to musi być niedobre". Nic bardziej mylnego. Podobnie jak nadanie piwu etykietki "rzemieślniczego" nie wpływa samo w sobie na jego smak, tak i nie należy spodziewać się, że co z koncernu, to zawsze będzie kiepskie. Oto okazuje się, że Grupa Żywiec robi dobrą robotę w Brackim Browarze Zamkowym. Cieszyński porter jest doprawdy znakomity. Bardzo solidna pozycja i przy tym szeroko dostępna. Żywiec porter prezentuje satysfakcjonującą paloność, balans słodyczy z goryczą i do tego przyjemnie szlachetne, pralinkowo-rodzynkowe nuty w aromacie. Wszystko, czego oczekiwałbym od porteru bałtyckiego. Po prostu dobre piwo, polecam.

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