Metalhead (644) - Lake Zurich, Illinois, USA - AUG 2, 2004
UPDATED: SEP 26, 2004 Dark cola color,pretty dense tan head. Nose is sweet and chocolate. Taste is sweet,sticky,chocolate with a hint of malt. The finish was a tad dryish cold but disappeared as it warmed. Not sure why this is called a porter. Sure tastes like a chocolate stout to me. Good dessert beer. Fairly filling. The hi octane of this beer is well masked. JPDIPSO (6317) - Wauwatosa, USA - SEP 28, 2004
Dark brown color with hints of ruby through the light. Small stable dense head of mocha bubbles. Initial silage aromas are driven off quickly by light molasses, and a dark rum soaked fruit cake and hint of coffee. Corn sugar sweetened black coffee flavors. Alcohol is really only noticed in the exhale and then again about 3/4 of the wat through as you stomach starts to warm and head begins to swim. Not a lot of malt intensity in this one. An interesting rendition. bark (255) - Linköping, SWEDEN - OCT 2, 2004
Yes, colour is black. When you look closely against a bulb, you can see that the liquid really is deep, deep brown-red and clear. The brownish foam is made of big bubbles, and it dissolves quickly into a thin, white skin.
The smell is quite complex; the dominant part is dark roasted coffee. There are also notes of yeast, dark chocolate, vanilla, rye bread and liquorice.
The carbon dioxide is very, very gentle. The brew almost got a stale mouthfeel.
The taste is at first very sweet and without any traces of bitterness or alcohol (surprising considering the high abv). The taste is overall quite velvety; the strongest taste is a roasted – burned taste, but there are also some hints of dark bread, raisins and gravy.
The aftertastes got a fiery taste of alcohol, but there were also a blend of French roasted coffee, sweet liquorice, rye bread and boiled ham.
The label says that this beer is made in collaboration between Boss Brewery in Poland and “Ölverket”, “the Beer Department” in Sweden. An organisation or company or whatever that I never before have heard about, although I can agree with their slogan, something like “drink easy – drink good” Frank (4265) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 21, 2004
Holy crap! This is the best bargain ever. Cheap as nuts, tastes good and packs a punch. I assure you this stuff will replace the 40 oz as the favorite beverage of tramps and drifters once word gets out. It will make it’s way into my regular rotation as well. No more forties for little Frank. Oh no. I’m a $1.29/.5L of Black Boss Porter man, yes I am.
frylock (1144) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - FEB 19, 2005
Pours black like a boss. Held to the light, you can see it’s actually dark brown like a boss. Nose is sweet and rich with a boss load of coffee. Palate it is slightly unbosslike in that it is somewhat but at least not fizzy. A bit of bossy sweetness, coffee and maybe some non-dairy creamer round things out. Lord, I do not want to know what went into making this stuff but it sure tastes alright aside from a dusty-bottle-on-a-shelf-in-a-Polish-liquor-store twang.
And for the record, this is one of the sweetest bottles ever. Something about it just says, "Drink me. I will fuck you up."
Nearly black in color with a large tan head. Light roast, licorice and molasses aroma. Some grainy flavors, light roasted barley, and a hint of licorice. Dry toasty finish. The abv is hidden pretty well.
YourDarkLord (1800) - Urbana, Illinois, USA - NOV 18, 2005
Deep mahogany with a fleeting beige head. Notes of sweet caramel, prunes, dark chocolate, and port. Full and syrupy mouth. The flavor was on the sweet side. Lacked balance but wasn’t bad. stouby (4869) - Holbæk, DENMARK - JAN 22, 2006
Bottle, at Benny.
Dark brown with a light brown head. Aroma moderate malty (caramel, roasted). Flavor moderate to heavy sweet. Light to medium body, oily, soft carbonated (a thin body compared to the alcohol)! hopdog (13315) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 7, 2006
Bottle. Poured a dark brown with a red tint to it and a smaller sized off white head. Aromas of roast, chocolate, lactose and a strong nuttiness to it. I’ll have to take Eric’s word for it about his Grandmother’s Nuts (maybe it was his Grandpa). Tastes of roast, light cocoa, and a lighter nuttiness to it. Thinner body. BeerandBlues2 (14407) - Escondido, California, USA - MAY 4, 2006
500 mL bottle from jjpm74. Pours very near opaque with a patchy tan head. Aroma is sweet caramel malt (cookie, meal), milk chocolate and faint floral hops with a vinous nose. Medium sweet chocolate malt and caramel flavor, medium to low bitterness and acidity, smooth malt finish. Dark bodied and smooth palate. KingpinIPA (841) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 12, 2006
Dark color. Smell of coffee and sweet chocolate. I am very surprised on the taste. It tastes like roasted coffee and chocolate with a nice bitterness at the end. This is a beer that I would drink again.