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RATINGS: 1208   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.72/5   EST. CALORIES: 285   ABV: 9.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Zywiec Porter, pronounced "je-vi-ets", is a dark, strong beer brewed according to the traditional recipe from 1881, with the Munich malt and special malts for caramel and color plus the highest quality aromatic hops. Everything together creates a unique combination of taste. Production of this Porter was moved to Bracki Bowar in 2004 .

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Bungalo22 (326) - Bridgeport, Connecticut, USA - JUL 14, 2008
My Polish realtor turned me on to this one. A strong carmel, nut and chocolate aroma on this one. The taste was as smooth as the smell. I have had other Zywiec and have not been as impressed. This was very solid and well balanced.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MesandSim (7117) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 6, 2008
A Mes rate: Bottle thanks to Tom who grabbed this for a bargain from a Polish shop on the way to Ealing fest.
Black brown with a good tan head. Glorious aroma or cake, bread, liquorice malt and and a bit hit of sweet fruit from the alcohol. Almost a 9 to be honest. Flavour is not quite so good. There is a slight hint of soy and metal that really holds this back from being very good indeed. Lovely roasty finish with a big alcohol sting around the edges that is in all honesty the thing that is holding this back. The palate is superb and pitched just right. The carbonation is just what I would want for this style. It’s really good, it’s just nailed by the big booze unfortunately. All in all though, a damn good beer that is currently giving me a nice little buzz.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
Svensen (10) - , SWEDEN - JUN 19, 2008
Very aromatic. Lots of caramel and chocolate with fresh dark bread notes as well. Deep black color with a beautiful three finger thick mocha head. Very roasty...burnt pumpernickel and dark chocolate flavors pop out. Head never gives up it stays huge and fluffy...beautiful looking beer. Some herb and vegetal flavors come out in further sips.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Stefano (1979) - Thisted, DENMARK - JUN 19, 2008
UPDATED: SEP 7, 2009 Black colour and light brown, small size, rapidly almost fully diminishing head with fair lacing. Aromas of alcohol, roasted nuts and brown sugar. Taste is of roasted, bitter coffee with a slightly alcoholic aftertaste. Rich and complex.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
rajendra82 (1058) - Alpharetta, Georgia, USA - MAY 30, 2008
For some reason weve had the Zywiec lager beer available around here for quite a while, but even after the ABV limit was lifter the Porter was nowhere to be found. But today I found it at Windward Beverage Mart of all places. When poured the body looked dark brown to black in color, and the carbonation did a nice cascading trick until settling into a head that was tw fingers thick. The smell was nice and mellow with mostly a dark fruit character showing up with very little chocolate. The taste followed the lead of the smell with berries, cherries, prunes, and a little hint of chocolate and coffee. Astringency and roast was notable in their absence. Very Baltic in overall presentation, which made it an easy drinking beer. The alcohol was completely hidden, and this drank more like a 5% beer than something nearly twice as strong. Perhaps a little thin in the mouth, but that is forgivable considering all its other virtues. Well done.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SamGamgee (2452) - down the whirlpool, California, USA - MAY 25, 2008
50cl bottle. Near black color with an ample tan head that has plenty of life in it. Smooth aroma of cocoa, raisins, and some salty licorice. The flavor is big on roasted malts, lots of chocolate, some oats and vanilla; really smooth with a slight alcohol kick in the bitter chocolate finish that cuts the sweetness and finishes clean. Not too thick or sticky, and has enough carbonation to let it slide over the tongue efficiently. This is really drinkable and damn tasty; so smooth and balanced.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
afireinside96 (923) - Mountville, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 24, 2008
.5L bottle, best before 4/14/08, served in an English pint glass. Pour is very dark brown, nearly black, with one finger of lt. brown head. Very fragrant aroma of cocoa and a bit of diacetyl. Big bitter roasted flavor with a hint of dark fruit. Alcohol isnt detectable in the flavor but creates a lot of warming. Has a long semi-dry finish. Quite smooth for a beer of this gravity and like noted previously big ups for it only being $2 a bottle.

4.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
bboeckl (142) - Grafton, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 14, 2008
Bottle. Dark, almost opaque black with a thick foamy off-white head. Dark roasted malts, dark fruit, chocolate. All the hallmarks of a good Baltic Porter. Mouthfeel is a bit oily, body is not overly heavy or syrupy. Great balance and complexity make this one a "Wow". I would buy again.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
nuplastikk (5829) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 11, 2008
500ml bottle. Black toffee color. Moderate, lacy head. Mellow dark malty aroma. Big and rich, but not as rounded as an Imperial Stout or Barleywine. Sugary sweet not unlike a Dunkel. A lot of alcohol warming, but it still remains completely drinkable. A great example of the style. Lots of chocolate roastiness. Bonus points for only being two dollars a bottle.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beershine (5224) - The Sunshine State, Florida, USA - MAY 10, 2008
UPDATED: FEB 22, 2012 Bottle. Dark brown, ok almost black, with very solid, dense head and good lacing. Some pleasant metallic edginess and pumpernickel roast. Also bourbon in nose. Coffee, toffee with dry finish. This beer rocks--what a nice surprise at first, and has become a go-to.


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