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RATINGS: 691   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.57/5   EST. CALORIES: 249   ABV: 8.3%
Another, after Okocim Wheat, koneserski variant in the family Okocim, which promises exceptional taste and aesthetic experiences. By combining several types of malt, including Munich, caramel and roasted, and two month aging period okocimski Porter reached a unique dark color and a deep, noble taste, seasoned with hints of cedar.

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   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Pigfoot (2268) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - SEP 27, 2004
Appearance: perfectly dark brown color, and atop, a most impressively huge, lush, roasted-coffee-tan-colored head of foam, softly crumbling down to a modest ring. Aroma: Amazing! Divine, and decadent, full of rich, thick, dark characterisitcs: molasses most of all, with spice, licorice, coffee, chocolate, cognac, dark rum, tar, ash, tree bark...its a wicked concoction, a twisted pleasure for thirsty noses like mine! Taste: Oh! Its been years since Ive had one of these, and I remember liking it well, but this particular character disappeared from my cognizance. Amazing stuff! Tastes like an Imperial Stout in many ways, so thick, rich, roasted, toasted and buzzing with dark, delicious flavor. Sits very hard upon the palate, becomes firmly ensconced in the senses. Some hoppiness at first, but afterwards dominated by sweet, raisiny, rummy maltiness and the definite feel of alcohol (a mere 8.1 %, this). This pleases me in so many ways, a perfect dessert beer, nightcap (its leading me into Slumberland tonight!), and wicked temptation. The epitome of a Baltic Porter, it goes all the way and then some, dominating the palate, flooding every inch of the mouth...I cant stop thinking how perfect it is, how unrelenting in flavor, how uniquely forceful is the taste and the effects of this brew, without going into extremes. If you ever get a chance to try this beer, before it unfairly vanishes into the dustbin of brewing history, for no good reason, do so with utmost haste. You deserve it, dont you?

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Eyedrinkale (3213) - Astoria, New York, USA - AUG 29, 2004
BIG thanks to Chris (Enniskillenkid ) for trading a few of these. My favorite brew from Poland. Poured really dark brown, almost black, with nice sized tan head. Roasted malt and mostly chocolate and cocoa flavors. Tastes like liquid chocolate without being overly sweet. Mellow bitterness is sutle and rounds it out nicely. Awesome.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
egajdzis (6367) - Pennsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 28, 2004
Poured a dark brown, reddish color with a large tan head and nice lacing on the glass. Dry and roasted chocolate aroma. Taste was that of chocolate, coffee, and toffee, some roasted malt, and light alcohol.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Enniskillen (2046) - Salinas, California, USA - MAR 29, 2004
Was overall pretty good, nice head (Like all porters thus far though) Malty, Dark Chocolate, really is too sweet, and syrupy though. I have 3 more bottles though, maybe it will get better later?

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
pootzboy (1696) - Hopville, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 14, 2004
UPDATED: DEC 2, 2012 This is a Baltic porter, which means it differs from London porters in that lager yeast and lagering are used in its process instead of Ale yeast and warm fermenting with soft water. There is generally less hop astringency in the balance . They also tend to be a bit sweeter with the hops being more subdued. The results are wonderful! Like blending the sweet complexity of a strong dark dopple bock with the wonderful coffee-cocoa flavors of an London porter. This is probably the best commercial Baltic porter I have ever tasted and the "imperial" strength and thick body is excellent. OKOCIM has the best commercial representation of the Baltic style porter hands down bar none. It has a rich mouth feel and luxurious chocolate-malty, spicy, licorice taste, not to mention a thick meringue-like mocha head that caps the drink to keep all those wonderful tastes intact until the class is drained. UPDATE Dec.2012....... just finished some bottles of this I had put down in 2007. Other than a nice "rounding" that the beer has taken on, it is pretty well as rich choclatey and warming as it was when young - what a great brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Pabobcat (15) - Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 18, 2003
Black Liquorice! First taste Ozuo was my second thought!Chewy, malty and chocolate at the end!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Reid (2474) - Salem, Oregon, USA - NOV 2, 2003
The smell is good but not exceptional the usual roasted malts prevail. Ah forgot this beer is one of the most handsome brews I have ever seen!..deep deep brown essentially black beer with a huge tan frothy head which declines into a marginal lace head ..leaving it all down the glass. The taste? very nice indeed..I have come to love these Polish Porters . Toffee, roasted malts, dark chocolate, blackcurrants..liquorice its all here one after the other in a parade of the taste buds ..fantastic. The mouthfeel is perfection creamy yet strong..just indesribable really. A delectable beer and so very drinkable for such an ABV I have found the beer of the Gods and its Baltic Porters..beautiful

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JonR888710 (999) - Cochabamba, BOLIVIA - SEP 7, 2003
Fantastic looking, very dark brown body with glistening bubbles and ruby highlights, perhaps 70% opaque. Head is big and loose with a light tan color. Smells of molasses, honey, wet grass and alcohol. Texture is silky smooth on the tongue. Taste starts honey sweet with a huge malt flavor, changing to a decisively bitter hop flavor (both grapefruit and coffee). Aftertaste is drying with bitterness and alcohol. An above average porter.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Kathy (241) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 3, 2003
Basic brown color. Sweet, peaty, port-y, bitter arma (borders on smelling like a barley wine). Alcohol aroma and alcohol flavor. Tastes a lot like a barley wine, too. Sweet, malty, and rich.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TChrome (1458) - Bedford, Texas, USA - JUL 5, 2003
Quite a nice porter. Aroma was multi layered with rich roasted malt, dark chocolate and a strong whif of alcohol. Appearance was nice with big foamy light brown head. Flavor followed up the aroma and compares with some good imperial stouts. Very good.

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