Ernest (7890) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JUN 25, 2005
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 (5569) - 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 (6900) - 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! Lubiere (14262) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 12, 2004
1999 bottle from Dumdum! Deep dark brown with a raisinous aroma and traces of molasses. Sweet taste of malts with lightly acidic fruity taste. Rich creamy body. Unfortunate demise! CapFlu (5132) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 20, 2004
(500ml bottle) Vintage 1999. Pours near headless with a opaque body. Nose of molasses, prunes and figs. Oily texture. Smooth and thick palate with a creamy molasses finish. Very good. Un gros merci a DumDum.
lachesis (757) - St Idesbald, BELGIUM - NOV 12, 2004
Outstanding beer with a very dark brown color and a huge creamy head. A real powerbooster of chocolaty and roasted aroma’s. Very complex nose with hints of Stroh Rhum, coffee, licorice, caramel, tar and black tea. Smooth and decadently rich taste with again very complex aroma’s. It has nice complex hints of Dried plums, Baba ou Rhum, sultanas, raisins, black chocolate, black tea, caramel and a chicoreé like bitterness. This is a unique beer that is rich and with a great finesse. nHeavenNoBier (2) - USA - OCT 18, 2004 does not count
I agree with Pigfoot, it was one heavenly brew, it reminded me of Samuel Smith’s Imperial Stout. Had a different name at the NYC Beer on the Pier fest. It was the tastiest brew I sampled Saturday. Wish I could remember the name of the porter (but after a couple of hours of tasting, lucky I could even remember my own name!), but is brewed by OK and is problably the same. One great stout/porter! Hope it becomes available in my area. 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...it’s a wicked concoction, a twisted pleasure for thirsty noses like mine!
Taste: Oh! It’s been years since I’ve 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 (it’s 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 can’t 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, don’t you?
Eyedrinkale (3235) - 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. egajdzis (6830) - 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.