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RATINGS: 1313   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
psilosophy (827) - vitry en artois, FRANCE - JAN 4, 2011
Bouteille de 33cl. Couleur brune presque opaque, beau col de mousse crémeuse. C’est le café qui vient à l’esprit, autant à l’odeur qu’au goût, après cette 1ère touche amère vient une vague d’acidité quelque peu métallique, une bière assez astringente. Pas mal mais je n’en buvrais pas plusieurs à la suite. Trouvée à Auchan - Noyelles Godault.

4
drismyhero (815) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - DEC 12, 2003
Very thick sweet malt aroma with some alchohol and licorice. Alchohol is present but takes backseat to the sharply smoked barley, dark chocolate and resiny pine. Definite mix of sweet and sharp smokey graininess. The dark chocolate and espresso really comes through towards the end and is very present in the finish. Very big, very good, and a wonderful example of how a beer can take on so many characteristics thus activating every part of the tongue and making it more enjoyable - just as one adds salt to a batch of cookies.

3.1
beaconstreet (811) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 27, 2005
Heavy, good for a porter, but not perfect. Will probably weigh you down. Maybe better for winter drinking, in the snow.

3.8
Padron4KM (810) - Chandler, Arizona, USA - AUG 21, 2004
Pours a dark chocolate brown, almost black. decent sized coffee colored head. Aroma is soy sauce (salty, sweet, vinegar) malt, coffee, oak.
Flavor is roasted coffee, chocolate with a sugary sweetness. hops kick in a little in the finish. .

4
odinstyr (807) - Hamilton, New Jersey, USA - JUN 26, 2012
Pours a dark brown with a 3-fingered tan head. Smells of bread, chocolate, roasty nuts. Taste is bitter and sweet, spicy, bits of chocolate, caramel, a meaty flavor, like a roast beef gravy almost. Delicious.

3.9
Bradrcr (806) - Renton, Washington, USA - FEB 22, 2009
1/14/09 From the bottle. Aroma is caramel and molasses forward with a rasiny background. Appearance is dark brown with red highlights and a well maintained cream colored head. Flavor is rich, roasty and bittersweet with light alcohol and dark fruit. Mouthfeel is syrupy and warm. Overall, big and complex, a nice sipping beer.

4.5
bigguns22 (806) - Maryland, USA - NOV 21, 2010
This beer is the best porter I have had a must try.A gift from my friend and beer guy Paul.Starts with a dark brown to rubby red pour with a awesome caramel head.Aromas of dark fruits like raisins,plums and figs but wait a back note of stawberrys and burnt sugars.If you think that sounds good just wait it taste better.Hands down best porter out where.

3.6
Jado (805) - Camp Hill, AUSTRALIA - APR 2, 2013
Pours a deep brown - nearly black - with a fluffy tan head. Pick up scents of chocolate and dried fruit on the nose. The taste starts off quite sweet, with lots of dark fruit, before giving way to roast bitterness with coffee notes. I get a little dark chocolate at the end. More and richer fruit - a la a Belgian dubbel - comes through as the beer warms. There’s a slight metallic tinge to it as well, possibly the result of the high a.b.v. Quite an unexpected pleasure.

2.3
Nik925 (800) - USA - FEB 16, 2013
Somehow got a beer as a present in a beer style I have not tried (six left). Smells and looks great, but holy crap that has a clear 9.5% alcohol kick. Alcohol is the most dominate element, hell, even flavor, of this beer. First Baltic Porter, so maybe this is awesome for style, but rating without that knowledge, this is a high octane, piss poor porter. Maybe this is awesome in a frozen Polish winter, but as a beer, it is all bite and no bark. Happy to try once; a 2nd try would 100% too much.

3.7
Uglyradio (790) - Greenville, South Carolina, USA - JUN 25, 2003
This baltic porter pours an almost jet black color with a small, tan, diminishing head. It has a sweetish aroma of malt, caramel, and licorice. It has a medium to full body with moderate to low carbonation levels. The flavor is richly sweet and malty, with hints of chocolate, raisins, and other dark fruits. The finish is long with a slight bitterness and mild alcohol notes. Smooth, strong, and full of flavor, this porter does not fail to satisfy. Very nice.


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