mesperon (205) - Hillsdale, New Jersey, USA - FEB 12, 2009
Almost opaque black, copper hues on edges, with thick tan head. Sweet on the nose with roasted coffee and dark chocolate. Thick chewy mouthfeel.
Sweet and light at first, then roasted malt hits with a coffe bitterness that is obvious but very mellow and understated. A little sharpness of coffee leaves a nice aftertaste on the whole of the tongue. 9.4% is very well hidden. What a great porter. OD40oz (774) - Box Elder, South Dakota, USA - AUG 9, 2009
Dark brown with a tan head. Pretty good porter taste and at 9.4% alcohol it is definitely "THA BOWSE" drpimento (3640) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 29, 2011
One of the best of the Baltics! Poured this one at a good temperature and with a nice sized, thick, foamy, tan head that settled down after a bit and some lace. Color is a very dark, but clear brown red. Aroma is roast, malt, cocoa, hints of licorice and molasses. Flavor’s very similar to nose, with slight sweetness up front, a little tang from carbonics and bitterness from malts, yeast. Excellent full mouth and perfect carbonation. Finsih is like flavor, no off notes, and fairly long and slight alcohol warming. Great Porter Beer! ordybill (1759) - Douglasville, Georgia, USA - DEC 18, 2015
Poured from a 16.9 OZ bottle into a pint glass. the bottle cap is all gloss black. the appearance is like a dark coffee color. The aroma is full of malt with a big dose of black licorice. The taste is like the aroma and the alcohol is very well hidden. Overall, an really outstanding Baltic Porter. This is becoming a very sought after style by me. Ingevara (910) - SWEDEN - SEP 22, 2003
Mmm... I'm impressed! The whole atmosphere about this beer is warm and welcoming. I feel at home right away. Creamy, chocolaty, intense, smooth, soothing, refreshing, there are many adjectives that come to mind. A rich - total drink. More!
blackmurder (236) - Whitaker, Oregon, USA - AUG 2, 2007
For the price this is a great beer.
This is a heavy hitter at 9.4%. Upon sipping this magnificent porter I was astonished by how well the alcohol was hidden. I would have guessed that this beer is around 6% if not for the label clearly stating the ABV. As others have stated, this beer does have a red hue to it. It looks very promising sitting in my tulip glass. The taste is a bit sweet for my liking but very palatable at the same time. This is a porter all beer geeks should try at least once. Keep in mind that I am rating this not only based on overall enjoyment but price. Scubatrip (610) - Annandale, Virginia, USA - MAR 22, 2011
From the bottle, pours black with a decent off-white head. Aroma is deep and rich. Chocolate syrup, caramel, espresso, french roasted coffee, sweet and thick, molasses, brown sugar, a hint of licorice, hopefully the taste is half as good as the aroma. First sip does not disappoint, though it is slightly less complex. Initially biting of chocolate and coffee, bitter, some alcohol. As it gets drunk down, it mellows somewhat and flavors of caramel, molasses, and alcohol become more dominant. Finish is lightly better and drying, but a definite syrupy sweetness. Thick but drinkable, this one has earned its rating. tysongillmore (362) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - NOV 21, 2015
I didn't take any extra notes when I tried this beer for the first time but I'm gonna try it again and update my comments.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone keenanrobbins (19) - - JAN 27, 2012
Whoa! Nice and dark. Smoky taste. Very palatable for a 9.5% beer. A top-five lifetime beer for Mac; not quite there for me, but very good. DarkElf (3062) - La Jolla, California, USA - FEB 27, 2012
27-Feb-12 (500-ml bottle: $2.50 at Liquid Solutions in Tigard, OR)
I’m not sure how old this bottle is, but it’s at least 2 years old and drinking wonderfully. This classic Baltic porter is rich, full-bodied, and very flavorful. It’s not exactly black in color, but rather pours a dark-brown body with ruby highlights. It’s initially capped by a thin blanket of dark-tan head, but it recedes to a thin ring fairly quickly. The nose is exceptionally malty and fairly sweet, with intense aromas of caramel, toffee, brown sugar, buttered toast, chocolate, coffee, and prunes. On the palate, the flavors lean almost entirely toward sweet, rich maltiness. Melanoidins aren’t associated with Baltic porters the way they are with the malty German beers, but this beer sure is reminiscent of that intense quality of maltiness, except that it’s a bit sweeter (but not sugary). Flavors include dried, dark fruits (raisins and prunes), dark toast, coffee, chocolate, caramel, nuts, toffee, maple syrup, and finishing with a note of smoky, dark-roasted malt. And because of the aging this beer has seen, it’s picked up a very pleasant and balancing earthiness. Carbonation is light-medium, and though the malty sweetness might very well be cloying to some people, there is enough dryness from the roasted malt and some slight acidity from the earthiness to keep the beer from becoming too sweet. Overall, it’s simply delicious, a beer that makes me proud to be part Polish.