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RATINGS: 1023   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.73   EST. CALORIES: 285   ABV: 9.5%
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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 .


3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bhensonb (11920) - Woodland, California, USA - JAN 28, 2007
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.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DrHomolka (761) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 7, 2007
Pint bottle. Pours a dark brown/light black with an off white head. Subtle aroma of malts and chocolate but not too strong. Taste is sweet, slightly fruity and a bit watery. Good but a bit more bland than what I was expecting.

3.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
asheft (2629) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 11, 2007
[bottle] Sort of a bock aroma--potent grainy malt with some alcohol and not so fruity/ale-y. A touch of burnt, dark malt. Opaque black with some clarity at the edges and a nice, clingy, kakhi cover. A bit burnt-imperial stout flavoured crossed with a German bock. Considerable sweetness at the end with a good helping of noble hops that seem to impart a salty feel. Notes of green apple, caramel, coffee, mocha. Medium body, a little warming, moderate carbonation. There is a nice balance between the dark malt and the hops bitterness. Hoppy burpy bitter finish.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
scrizzz (2223) - Bothell, Washington, USA - AUG 15, 2007
UPDATED: FEB 17, 2011 great potential but no finish. great aroma and beginnings but disappears and ends flat. more like a dark lager. 021711 Rich chocolate toasty aroma, black in the glass with a creamy tan head. Very toasty and malt driven, finishes dry though surrounded by the syrupy concentrate.

3.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ChetLemmons (87) - orlando, Florida, USA - SEP 11, 2007
very dark, nice brown head. nice chocolatey/amaretto smell, with a hint of soy sauce. goes in smooth but kinda hits a funny spot at the top of the throat before it goes down, but then goes down smooth. roasted coffee bean and chocolate in taste, which compliment each other very well, with a somewhat metaliic-y after taste, which sours the tasting enjoyment of this experience. truth be told, the aftertaste ruined this beer for me.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
coldbrewky (1478) - Hippetown East, New York, USA - MAY 19, 2010
Bottle on the discount shelf at my southern rip and run. Hart to beat at $1.70 a bottle. Nose is chocolate malts and some oatmealish tones. Booziness in the nose warns the meek not to venture any further. A chalky brown in the glass. Some nice roastiness in the undulating body. Booziness continues to slightly hoppy finish. I slept well.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
NosirIwont (2044) - Aalborg Vestby, DENMARK - JUN 4, 2010
Bottle. Pours a dark reddish brown with a big, fluffy light brown head. Nice lacing. Dusty, roasted aroma with notes of blue cheese and dark fruits; the latter taking over as it warms. Flavour is sweet, a bit roasted and with lots of dark fruits; rather cloying really. Sweet, roasted finish; a tad bitter. Dried fruits and a bit of liquorice. Overall quite sweet cloying for a Baltic porter, but okay still, if nothing special. 04.06.10.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
ectuohy27 (680) - ESTONIA - JUN 20, 2010
Very interesting beer--thought it would be a thin, funky, decomposing-caramello-bar type of brew, as other Baltic Porters can be. Nope. 9.5%abv is a surprise [didn’t notice until reading the bottle halfway through] as the predominant tastes do not feature alcohol at all. French-roast coffee, high-cacao chocolate, and super-toasted hops all feature, leading to a somewhat intense and not entirely pleasurable Ralph Wiggum ("tastes like burning!") finish. Very different from the average Polish brew, worth seeking out (w.)

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jfb (4346) - Freising, GERMANY - JUN 29, 2010
(bottle) pours a pitch black colour with a slight ruby tinge and a quickly-diminishing light brown head. aroma of dark fruits, most noticeably cherries, some toasted malts and alcohol, with some light notes of char. flavour is a tad musty in the beginning, with lots of toasted malts later on and some surprising notes of banana over a long-lasting roasted-bitter finish. strong-bodied, not too sweet, with smooth carbonation.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
spilledpint (346) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - SEP 22, 2010
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.


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