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RATINGS: 1299   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.7/5   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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3.5
manuchampions (1256) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 22, 2010
Bottle from LCBO (old rate). Bottle. Black with slight red tint, minimal tan head. Strong aroma, but difficult to pinpoint what exactly it smells like, unusual to say the least. Malt, soy sauce, cherries. Intense sweetness yet a bitter and dry finish, featuring alcohol quite prominently, medium body. This beer falls into the unique category of being a beer that I recognize as being good, but don’t care to ever drink again, and I think the overall rating will reflect that.

4.1
gpekar (497) - Florida, USA - MAR 22, 2010
Poured a clear dark, almost opaque mahogheny brown with a tall creamy mocha head. There were highlights of reddish/orange showing through the edges of the glass. There was a nice aroma of chocolate and a bit of a nutty scent and a good malt sweetness too. The initial taste was smooth with the flavor of milk chocolate as the flavor built a nice bit of a hops bite emerged and the chocolate flavor changed to more of a dark chocolate flavor. The nice bitterness/dark chocolate flavors remained into the finish and mellowed out over a long time. This is an excellent Porter. The best I’ve had so far.

4.4
Gary (2065) - London( born and raised), Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 22, 2010
Try pronoucing this beer after 10 of these . Fantastic dark malt, creamy complexity . Big arse beige top above evil abyss base. How is it that their "Pilsener" ,Zywiec Lager is a pretty lame drink, whilist this is damn charaismatic ?. You can get this beer in any good Polish commuinity stores. I know that sounds like an oxymoron.

3.5
KyotoLefty (10688) - Kyoto, JAPAN - MAR 22, 2010
Draught at a basement pub in the old town, Krakow. Decent roasted malt aroma. Sweet, but with good hops and roasted bitterness. Strong tasting. Ok, but just a little bit artificial tasting. The tap version was decent, although not I don’t quite get the huge praise for this. The bottled was a step down, tasting much too sweet. A nice change from the pale lagers in Poland, though.

3.7
muffel (150) - Lower Saxony, GERMANY - MAR 17, 2010
Bottle 500ml. Pours a dark brown (almost black) color with a thick fluffy brown head. Soft carbonation. Strong malty aroma of roasted coffee, burnt caramel, dark chocolate and some hops that lingers on the palate for quite a while. Some nice dry and bitter finish. Overall very well-balanced. Somewhat similar to the Baltika Porter.

3.9
jcr (2763) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - MAR 11, 2010
330 ml. Clear, deep brown body with a frothy, tan head, mostly lasting. Big, malty aroma of caramel, cookie, dark chocolate, tasted grain, roast. Hints of herbs, grass and dough. A light hint of prune. The flavor is moderately sweet, lightly bitter and lightly acidic. It finishes lightly to moderately sweet, moderately acidic and moderately bitter. Medium body, oily/creamy texture and moderate to lively carbonation. This beer smells like a nice English ESB with its initial predominance of caramel. The caramel flavor is quickly overrun by bitterness and some peppery alcohol. A very sweet, but far from cloying, porter. Nice and dry in the finish. Lasting bitterness.

3.8
Drake (14078) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 1, 2010
500 mL bottle from Wine Warehouse in Charlottesville, VA. Pours a very dark brown color with a medium creamy brown head. Good head retention and lacing. Aroma of roasted malts, banana, caramel, chocolate and faint cola and smoke. The taste is roasted malts, chocolate, caramel, faint fruit notes. Smooth, creamy, medium bodied. I love these tasty baltic porters for less than $3 a piece.

4.2
mkel07 (6385) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - FEB 27, 2010
330ml bottle. Looks great with a thick fluffy latte coloured foam crown. Deep black colour with awonderful aromas of dark chocolate, coffee and burnt toffee. Strong flavours that mirror the aroma, flavours dance across the tongue and penetrate all corners of the mouth. Robust and mighty.

3.8
Elwood (3347) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - FEB 27, 2010
Serving: 500 ml. bottle from Beer Run. It pours a very dark brown, almost black. The head is a good size, creamy, and light tan. The nose is roasty with a good dose of nuts thrown in. The flavor is very distinguished with notes of caramel, toffee, a slight metallic twang, and a good bit of malt sweetness. The relatively high alcohol content was undetectable. The mouthfeel was medium-rich with medium carbonation a relatively long toffee and fruity finish. Defintely a decent brew and worth giving a try.

4.3
Beer5000 (6734) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - FEB 25, 2010
330ml bottle. Black body with a fine beige head that lasts. Strong aroma of roasted malt, coffee, dark chocolate and a hint of nuts. Flavor is sweet, roasted malt, balanced bitter, dark chocolate, some caramel and dry fruit. Finish is long, bitter and roasted. Very smooth, perfectly balanced and quite quaffable. Alcohol is well masked.


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