sloth (2905) - Ceciltucky, Co., Maryland, USA - AUG 7, 2005
Big Azz tan head that boasts a fair retention and lacing. Large darkness, almost black with hazy brown highlights. Mildly sweet malt nose, berries with hints of roast and some alcohol. Body is medium, lightly creamy. Medium sweet malts, chocolate cherries, roast and alcohol heat gather on the palate. Finish is mildly sweet and warming. Crosling (1864) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUL 31, 2005
New bottling. Nearly opaque black color, with a white and quickly diminishing white head. Moderate burnt currant and roast aroma with a light hint of smoke and coffee. I found the flavor overwhelmingly cloying and I usually don’t enjoy a lot of hop flavor and aroma in stouts/porters, but the additions here could have been more substancial. I found it pretty timid overall, with a fairly light body and light raisin, coffee, roast flavors. Not really enjoyable and a bit hard to finish. Zeswaft (1773) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUL 31, 2005
yes. this beer is actually pretty good. i hate stupid european beers especially if they are not famous. i got this one to appease my polish friend. after paying 3.50 and finding out it was 8.3% i was already psyched. plus it was 500ml, nice. the only baltic porter i have to compare it to is Gonzo porter. that was definitely better but this is pretty good. alcohol was noticeable. shadey (2135) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - JUL 23, 2005
Pour is dark with hints of red around the edges. Head is thick and creamy of beige. The aroma is dark chocolate, licorice, and raisins. The palate is sticky sweet. Not as thick as I would like. wxman (1820) - O’Fallon, Illinois, USA - JUL 11, 2005
Rich dark smokey appearance and aroma. Thin yellow small bead head that stays. Tastes of licorice with some notes of coffee. Wow, this is enjoyable! Some slight alcohol warmth, but almost unnoticable. These Eastern European strong porters are always quite good; much better than their pilsner attempts.
Jedsbrew (465) - Rhineland, Missouri, USA - JUL 11, 2005
Very dark mahogany color with a weak head and scant lacing. Roasty chocolate, dried fruit and teriaki sauce aroma. Full bodied with coffee, toffee, chocolate and raisins in the flavor, and although I couldn’t taste the alcohol I could feel some warmth as it was going down. Seemed to get sweeter into the smooth medium finish. I hope to have a few of these around next winter. From what I remember of the old version this is just as tasty if not better, and certainly a whole lot fresher. BBB63 (6557) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - JUN 26, 2005
Bottle acquired from LP, many thanks for the surprise! Ernest (7695) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JUN 25, 2005
Pours a deep brown hue with amber highlights topped by a fading frothy tan head and good lace in my other Expedition snifter. The nose detected a heavy amount of caramelized and bready malts, molasses sugar, rich ripened plum and currant, dusty and earthy yeast esters, and a walnut vapor is to be found as well. The taste has equal balance of fruit, sweet malts, and flowery bitters with a bready and nutty finish. The undertone of bourbon barrel like phenols add a wonderful complexity to the brew. My one fault of this beer is that it becomes a bit too cloy after a while as the constant assault of sweetness overwhelms the palate by bottles end. The feel is sticky and lush yet you understand quickly not to pound this down for it is a powerful brew. A well made Baltic and worthy of any stoutie. Welcome back Okocim Porter, may we meet again.
2005 bottle (8.3%).
Head is small, frothy, light brown, mostly diminishing.
Body is dark brown.
Aroma is moderately malty (caramel, molasses, toasted bread), lightly hoppy (herbs).
Flavor is heavily sweet, lightly acidic.
Finish is moderately sweet, lightly acidic, lightly bitter.
Medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation, lightly alcoholic.
The revived Okocim Porter arrives at last. Reminds me more of a strong brown ale or strong German dunkel than a porter. Very sweet. Not impressed. Cornfield (5570) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - JUN 21, 2005
Thank you, Okocim, for bringing this one out of retirement. It pours a deep, dark brown with ruby highlights and has a short-lived brown head that begins a one-fingered and bubbly. The aroma is malty with raisins & prunes, chocolate, a touch of coffee, and just a hint of its 8.3% ABV. Sweet and wine-like, it’s got chewy caramel & toffee malt flavors with milk chocolate, some burnt coffee, and the heat of alcohol. It’s got a long dry finish. I will be drinking more of this. 5000 (6862) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - JUN 13, 2005
Bottle: Black black black, very little light at the edges, moderate rocky light beige head, sticky lacing. Sweet figgish/pruney nose, apple skin, with definite notes of milk chocolate and subtle coffee. Extremely sweet on the tongue, light dark pitted fruit, chocolatey, and just oh so delicious. Body and mouthfeel arent very big, but it is very smooth and silky. This brew had been retired, but since its rebrewing I gotta say I think its stepped up a notch. Simply delicious!