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RATINGS: 1290   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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BeerManiac6699 (11) - USA - JUN 7, 2002
Perfect taste for the amount of alcohol in it. Nice feeling on the palate and a welcoming flavor.

5
GreatLibations (1854) - Last Supper, Arizona, USA - APR 10, 2006
Pours black brown with medium froth and slight residual effers. The nose is full bitter leather,yum. This baltic specimen is a bitter sweet example of the style. Starts out nice with sweet coffee and leather then like a woman scorned while fornicating finishes with a bitterness that lingers. Makes me want to smoke. This stuff rocks. Very complex. Alcohol is well hidden like a mistress in your closet. Overall; I fully recommend this.

5
NEB_WineNBeer (18) - USA - AUG 6, 2010
Stellar! This Baltic Porter came in a bit unexptected. It was the awesome Baltic malty rich sweetness but it finishes with a cripy, bittering hop that wows the pallet.

5
Nerumawa (12) - POLAND - JUN 11, 2014
Najlepszy polski Porter. Ciemny, kawowy, palony, goryczkowy. Nie piłem nigdy lepszego do niego. Każdy inny zawsze ma coś gorzej, choć w zawartości kawy.

4.9
xtomix99 (3) - Gdansk, POLAND - AUG 7, 2002 does not count
I like it very much. ;)))

4.9
brewmeistersgb (10) - USA - NOV 28, 2002
Amazing beer. Truly deserves the title of one of the best porters in the world. Unique bitter taste. Wholesome.

4.9
TheBeerLover (1027) - DC Metro Area, USA - MAR 6, 2007
UPDATED: MAR 7, 2007 12 oz bottle. Zywiec is a bench mark example of Baltic/Polish porter, and is without question one of the most impressive examples of this rare beer style on the market today. Pours to a jet black color, with a thick, creamy, tan head, and a moderate carbonation. The nose on this beer is just packed with aromas, of sweet malt, dark chocolate, espresso coffee, and peppery alcohol. The body is firm on the tongue, with lots of really big flavors of caramel, dark chocolate, and espresso on a round, polished body. This beer finishes with more really big, robust flavors, then ends with some warming, peppery, alcohol that lingers. A world class beer.

4.9
worldfusionrad (23) - - JUL 15, 2015
I rate beers I think significantly better than average, simple as that. I am not into showing off through prolix bloviating. :)

4.8
Pigfoot (2268) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - APR 12, 2004
Dark as possible, ith a huge head, rich, cocoa-hued and creamy. Aroma: intense, amazing, dark, twisted, dripping with espresso tinges, thick and redolent with flavors of molasses, dark rum, and hints of anise. This declares itself immediately, and as a dedicated fan of Baltic porter, I'm ready for some fun, here! I had to sit with this smell some, and put off the tasting while I revelled in it! Taste, deep, heavy, dark, but still creamy and fully palatable. Fierce flavor, rich and cavernous, with a long, lasting finish. A bit soft in places, but never does it falter. Alcohol is felt prdigiously, too, at hefty 9.1% (that's what the label of this one says), and is enjoyed! Dark and bitter, nearly motor-oily in viscosity, with lush malt, toasty, roasty, and ever-so-good. On my first sampling, this automatically goes to the top, to the utmost peak of the Porter Hall of Fame. This was not the first beer of my evening, but it was the last! I shuffled off to Slumberland, and left some beer in the glass. Next morning, that aroma was still there, and I couldn't bear to pour the remnants out, even felt tempted to toss it in my coffee!

4.8
davidm (2080) - 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.


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