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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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paiste2002 (186) - Saugus, California, USA - NOV 27, 2009
Pours black with a nice tan head. Aroma is roasted malt, chocolate and coffee. Flavor is the same, roasted malt, chocolate, coffee and dark sticky raisins. This is a great beer and for $1.99 it’s a steal!

3.9
popery (2231) - San Francisco, California, USA - NOV 19, 2009
Great porter. It’s full and chocolatey. The malt flavor borders on perfection. The relatively high alcohol is superbly hidden in sweetness and an extremely creamy mouthfeel. It’s not heavily carbonated. The beer just tastes rich. It’s the sort of beer that I could drink all the time. I believe this is my first Polish beer, and I’m extremely happy with it. It’s dark and sticky, like a Porter should be. The flavor has big chocolate and caramel with a dry bittering hop finish. It certainly leaves a coating in your mouth, but it’s an enjoyable coating.

3.8
michael-pollack (4959) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 16, 2009
500ml Bottle: Aroma of malts, barley, light roasting, light tar, and a hint of chocolate. Poured black/very dark brown in color with a large, creamy, dense, tan head that diminished but lasted throughout. Clear. Lightly sparkling. Excellent lacing. Complex flavor is slightly sweet and lightly bitter. Tastes of roasted malt, slight smoke, tar, slight chocolate, slight molasses, and some wood. Medium body. Average texture. Average carbonation. Roasted malt, tar, and slight smoke finish. 9.5%ABV is completely hidden throughout.

3.9
FunkyBrewster (1518) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 11, 2009
500 ml bottle. Pours black with a thick creamy tan head. Aroma of dark roasted malt, dark fruits, chocolate, some licorice and biting saltiness. Flavor starts with a soft dark bitter chocolate character, gains a verysharp coffee and nutty quality. Finishes with some dark fruit and a crisp earthy hops. Medium to full body and a crisp carbonation. Pretty potent hides the alcohol well.. Nice

4.1
hawthorne00 (4111) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - NOV 10, 2009
UPDATED: MAY 26, 2013 Bottle. Black, crema head that fades fast. Aroma of sweet coffee, cherries, roasted malt. Coffee and cocoa, baked and dried fruits. Sweet but not cloying, with a long complex bitter finish. Hides its alcohol very well (which is a bit dangerous). The overall impression is that everything works together here. A great beer. [4.3]

New fancy embossed bottle, checking to see if it’s nerfed. No.

excites me less, but good and beautifully balanced.

3.5
jaghana (6280) - Strasbourg (Alsace), FRANCE - NOV 9, 2009
Bottle 50cl. Dark beer with a huge brown head. The smell is very rosted. Aroma of malt, cofee, rosted matl and nuts. Quite dry and with very less hops flavour. This beer is very bitter, not too alcoolic. Good beer but not well balanced.

4.8
davidm (2081) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - NOV 8, 2009
Bottle 330ml. Exceptional. Aromas of dark fruit, roasted malt, chocolate, coffee, and alcohol. Flavour has a sweet start, with biting bitterness taking over for a long spicy finish. Full-bodied, and syrupy in the mouth. Almost black, with a creamy off-white head.

4.2
r464 (2370) - Earth, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 25, 2009
Every time I tried to find this, the date on the bottle/case was long expired. I was able to find a single fresh bottle in NJ, though, and I was pleasantly surprised. Very deep and complex flavors that go far beyond the usual porter. I would pick it up again.

3.8
dykhuis7 (24) - New York, USA - OCT 23, 2009
Beautiful dark pour, nice creamy two finger head. Chocolate and coffee dominate the nose, with hints of raisins. Flavor is much the same, although I didn’t pick up the raisins in the flavor as much as I thought I would. Regardless, the balance of chocolate and coffee was right on. Nice complex palate makes for a great beer. And at $1.50 USD locally, probably one I will enjoy rather often.

3.5
McGarnigle (654) - Rochester, New York, USA - OCT 16, 2009
500 ml. Initial sniff is of a doppelbock-ish Baltic Porter, but the taste reveals a strong roastiness. So its, raisins, licorice and coffee grounds, maybe. This is also a good looker, black with a big beige head. Fairly rich on the tongue with light carbonation. What Central Europeans do best.


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