sciencedude (62) - USA - JUL 31, 2011
Wow! Very full bodied porter. Tons of flavor. Chocolate at first, going to malt, with a coffee aftertaste. High AC+large container makes this a fantastic beer to drink by itself. cathcacr (647) - Oregon, USA - OCT 30, 2008
UPDATED: JUN 9, 2014 Fine stuff, and I love this style. Goes down thick and rich, and with a raisiny component. Courtesy of kenb. ronaldtheriot (1936) - Laplace, Louisiana, USA - JUN 18, 2015
Zywiec Porter has a fairly thick, foamy, beige head, a dark brown appearance, and some lacing left behind. The aroma is of dark-roasted, but not burnt, malt and coffee, and the flavor is of the same, with sweetness, chocolate, chicory, coffee, and a trace of hop bitterness. Mouthfeel is medium to heavy and velvety, and Zywiec Porter finishes semi-dry and very drinkable for such a high-alcohol beer. RJT
ChadPolenz (1819) - Lakeland, Florida, USA - JAN 7, 2017
2015 BJCP Category: 9C Baltic Porterproc (342) - Dearborn, Michigan, USA - JUN 7, 2002
AROMA: Rich malty sweetness with notes of toffee, currant, licorice and chocolate. A faint Port-like quality. No hops or overt booziness. 11/12
APPEARANCE: Seemingly black but actually deep brown with mahogany highlights. Clear. Very large dark tan persistent froth. 3/3
FLAVOR: Deep, elegant sweetness of dark malt (not roasted per se) with confectionery/dark fruit flavors but at no point cloying. Distinct flavors of toffee, black licorice, dark chocolate, and a slight cherry or black currant flavor. Fresh bottle has a medium-high hop bitterness and slight earthy/spicy flavor. 18/20
MOUTHFEEL: Full-bodied with a smooth, slightly creamy texture. CO2 is medium. Alcohol presence (taste and warmth) is remarkably restrained. 5/5
OVERALL IMPRESSION: Pretty much a perfect beer for the style. Style guidelines were almost assuredly written based on this brew. 10/10
TOTAL SCORE: 47/50
Excellent. This is a porter? I kept thinking full-blown stout. Color is extremely dark. with an aroma that invites you to take that first sip. Taste is outstanding. Coffee, molasses, and a tartness that I can’t quite describe. The 9+% abv gets you going pretty quick. This would be a fine, sitting by the fire on a cold night type of beer. I paired it up with a medium-rare New York strip steak hot off the grill.
I would recommend this beer highly.
Reid (2541) - Salem, Oregon, USA - NOV 30, 2003
Ok last beer of the night ..bought this in then11.2 oz brown bottle..nice label with two Poles , male and female in the traditional costume...says same recipe since 1881.
Good pour..nice deep dark brown almost black ( this looks like a stout)..small head which lingers long,.
ahhhhhh i love the aroma of this beer very very malty sweet fruity berry scents assault my nasal passages..great
This beer has a great creamy taste ..lots of flavours up front i get coconut then sweet chocolate..black coffee..hoppy bitterness at the end.
Feels good on the tongue very smooth
drinkable for a beere this damned strong..cant really feel the alcohol until it reaches the belly then it's a delicious warmth..this is truelly a great beer, nice just before retiring to a crisp clean and warm bed.
Never knew a Polish beer would be so great!
Sully (1380) - Potts Point, New South Wales, AUSTRALIA - DEC 10, 2004
Another legend to taste. Got this from Pitfields as well. What a shop! You could go crazy in there, but that would be after bankruptcy. Chocolate and liquorice nose is complemented by a delicious looking opaque black. The head is spare but it sure sticks to the glass on the way down. A huge beer with solid warming characteristics. How they brew such an amazing beer compared to the average lager is beyond me. The final marvellous thing about this beer is that I enjoyed it with myself. egajdzis (6589) - Pennsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 13, 2005
Poured a black color, with some red around the edges, with a medium sized, creamy, tan head that left nice lacing on the glass. Aroma of roasted malts, chocolate, vanilla beans, and light caramel malt. Taste of smoked malt, chocolate, roast, and oak. Finishes with dry fruits, and no alcohol at all. Awesome. Furseth (2161) - Kungälv, SWEDEN - MAY 4, 2006
UPDATED: NOV 9, 2007 Bottle:Black colour,Aroma was: chocolate and caramel. Flavor was the same, Nice full body,saltkaris,,dark chcoclate, with a long creamy, finish. A werry nice porter! zsoffka (3) - Budapest, HUNGARY - NOV 1, 2016 does not count
Smooth aroma, nice dark roasted malts and a hint of chocolate taste. Well balanced bitterness, medium carbonated, nicely smooth.