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RATINGS: 1045   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 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
I.C.suds (189) - Da U.P. eh?, Michigan, USA - AUG 2, 2003
Dark brown with a light tan head that lasted. Rich and sweet with a slightly soapy mouth feel. A clean finish beckons another swallow. YUM!

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bhensonb (12150) - 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 (2684) - 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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
MatchesForHire (25) - Westborough, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 26, 2007
Good beer, great for the style, but there’s one major flaw that consumes me when I drink it. Pours a wonderful black with a smallish off-white head. Aroma of coffee and smoldering firewood. Palate is thick and inviting, full, and leaves a nice film on the tongue. Flavor is of dark wood, floral hops, bitter chocolate, and then, out of nowhere, I get the unmistakable flavor of oxidized metal. That metallic finish ruined the whole experience. I wish I could shut off my taste buds just before the end of the flavor experience. Maybe it was a bad bottle; if so, I’ll rerate.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Grovlam (4163) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - FEB 8, 2008
Bottle.[Tasting session @ yespr, thanks for a great evening Jesper] Average beige creamy head that mostly diminished. Fair display of lacework. Dark mahogany colour. Aroma of chocolate, dried fruit, light toasted malt. Over the palate comes burned malt, light coffee. Medium to full bodied with a soft carbonation and light dry and thick texture. Moderated sweet with good counter bitter flavour. Bitter burned and lingering malty finish.

3.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mgermani (1002) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 3, 2008
Pours a pitch black with a thin tan head with pour retention and nice lacing. Aroma of fig & alcohol, slightly metallic tinge. Tastes of carob bean, creamy and lightly roasty. Pepper alcohol and light hops in the aftertaste. Very creamy body, good carbonation. Not terribly complex, but very drinkable, and well-crafted.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
AdamSkillin (376) - High Bridge, New Jersey, USA - MAR 5, 2008
Very hoppy baltic porter, love the bitterness, but I think a different choice of hop variety could make for more pleasant drinking.


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