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RATINGS: 1297   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.71/5   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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4.1
armando629 (2456) - Budapest, HUNGARY - JUL 13, 2009
0,33 l bottle as a gift. Poured black with a fine creamy beige head what diminishes slowly and disappears never. Fine liqueric aroma of plum and coffee, some sweet and deep roasted character with a hint of vanilla and cocoa. Oily body with a strong and deep, roasted and balanced flavor, dark chocolate and cocoa, fine dark fruits. Dry, woody and liqueric finish. Absolutly delicious one.

4.1
danielst (405) - AUSTRIA - JUL 11, 2009
UPDATED: JAN 24, 2010 Now I was really looking forward to try this beer, and luckily found it in almost every grocery store in Poland. A dark brown, almost black colour with a beige head that leaves a nice lacing on the glass. The aroma is strong and pungent - dark malts, milk chocolate, dark caramel and fruity plum/cherry liquor. A lovely sweet coffee flavour with a not-so-pleasant metallic note. Really pronounced maltiness mingles with complex alcohol flavours. Coats your mouth and leaves a fine nutty aftertaste. The alcohol is well integrated with the sweetness and a pretty rough bitterness, that dries the finish when you wouldn’t expect it. Superb beer, I’m glad I still have a six-pack in the cellar. Re-rate: With a little age on it, the fruity notes become a lot more evident, the alcohol seems more aggressive and medicinal, overall a sharp impression. The carbonation dropped of as well. Better consumed fresh. [Scores for the first tasting]

2.5
Ygberg (143) - SWEDEN - JUN 27, 2009
Aroma of coffe, toffe and metal. Strong black apperance. The taste is a bit bitter and souer with hints of metal. The alcohol is very present in the aftertaste.

2.1
LanceUppercut (139) - SWEDEN - JUN 26, 2009
A nose of malt, elderflower and minerals. Not too pleasant, really. A raw taste of coffe and tobacco. Aftertaste is dry and acidic. Alcohol is quite present. I don’t understand the high rating. A bad bottle?

1.4
mmatja (8) - POLAND - JUN 12, 2009 does not count
33cl bottle from 2009. I do not understand how this beer could get a 3.8 score. This beer is UGLY!!! Do not buy it. If you wish to buy a porter beer, simply try Ciechan or Kozlak.

3.6
Pinball (12145) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUN 11, 2009
33cl botle from local polish grocery store, rethymno, crete. best before jun 2009, sampled jun 2009. pitch dark, small thick light brown head. sweet aroma. dark fruits, toffee. flavor is roasted grains, licorice, brown sugar, faint dark fruits, ends quite roasted and a little bitter. aftertaste lingers for very long and keeps getting roastier and roastier. this flavor is VERY nice.

3.6
anders37 (26625) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JUN 1, 2009
Bottle. Pours a black color wit ha longlasting tan head. Has a roasted maly licorice and chocolate aroma. Roasted malty licorice flavor with hints of chocolate. Has a roasted malty licorice finish.

4
pistolpete (203) - USA - MAY 29, 2009
bottle.....for 2 bucks this is a great buy..... black bour foamy tan head... nicely malted and easy to drink... no way this is 9.5%.... thanks to ouknowo for the recommendation

3.2
imdownthepub (14552) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - MAY 26, 2009
Keg (yes keg), 500ml, at U Kakpra, Krakow. Dark brown to black with tan head. Big heavy beer, lots of fruit initially, then into a tarry, alohol, liquorice experience. There is always an underlying sweetness, I suppose this comes with the territory. Quite nasal in the close. Decent beer.

3.8
mansquito (6427) - Nueva York, New York, USA - MAY 11, 2009
Pours a thick black color with a nice looking beige/brown head. Heavy chocolate and coffee aroma. I had to drink this beer fast because I was in a hurry, so I didn’t get its full effect, but nevertheless, it was a fine brew. Rather sweet, with a lot of chocolate flavors. Thick and a little syrupy, but still smooth. Lots of roasted malts of course, throughout.


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