Radek Kliber (7483) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - AUG 21, 2002
UPDATED: SEP 9, 2009 Bottle 500 ml Drew Blood (151) - Mt.Prospect, Illinois, USA - DEC 9, 2001
Appearance: dark brown coal with large dark tanned presentable top.4+
Nose: dark roasted character , vineus , acidic tart roast with barley grainy hints.
Flavor/Palate : thick bodied. Chewy solid feel , molasses , dark malts with dark bitterness. Brown sugars around. Hint of chocolate. Fairly soft bodied. Alcohol very well hidden only noted with high clean pitch at finish. Well made Baltic that grows on you as you sip slowly till end.
Zywiec Porter from Zywiec Rating 4.3
Zywiec Porter from Browar Zamkowy: This Baltic Porter pours black with creamy lightly tanned crown on top. Aroma is medium sweet with gentle Lublin hop character, medium toasted malts are behind. Very smooth texture, medium sweet malt with great gentle bitter roast behind. Light alcohol at the very finish . Leaves light sweet aftertaste, with gentle hints of chocolate dipped cherry. With time as the Baltic warms up more of the bitter sweet character is being exposed. Great brew, just too bad that my current sample had subdued aroma that I recollect was bolder in previous reincarnation.
I am no expert but this is sooo close to stout. Round and flavourful and as black as could be. Plus it had that kick, man oh! I used to drink alot of porter, but this is not like any other I have had. Great beer. BillKismet (4138) - Seattle, Washington, USA - AUG 25, 2002
UPDATED: SEP 13, 2010 Black body with ring of rust head. Malt profile easily designates this as a baltic porter. The caramel aroma is hard to beat--quite intoxicating. Nice caramel fromt to the aroma, but finishes so bitter-sour-metallic that it detracts mightily. A well made baltic porter, one in which the alcohol seems completely masked, but maybe an acquired taste--certainly this would seem to pair well with robust foods. Re-rated 9-10-10: Chocolatey-sherry goodness. Pleasantly oxidated deep matling, layered with complexity. Prunes, figs, dried fruit. Excellent. herbjones (742) - Orange, California, USA - SEP 13, 2002
This is a big porter! Dark brown pour thin tan head. Nose has dark roasted coffee and raisins. It rolls across your tongue like a mudslide. Roasted malts just assault the taste buds. Sweet at the front, bitterness at the end just lingers forever. hotstuff (5258) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - JUN 9, 2003
This baltic porter poured a medium tan head with small-medium bubbles. The lacing was sparse on the sides of my glass. The aroma was sweet, chocolate and licorice. The body was dark brown. I could taste the alcohol in this porter. The taste was smooth and it had a bit of a bitter taste to it.
MartinT (10036) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 11, 2003
UPDATED: NOV 20, 2004 Preciously roasted malt in which flourish minty blueberries...Burning alcohol runs amock, a campfire for the mind and heart...Roasted malt bitterness meets soy-like flavors sometimes, probably suggested by the slick mouthfeel... Nuffield (4199) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - DEC 19, 2003
Big caramel aroma, definitely rich palate, blend of chocolate, caramel and roasted qualities. The alcohol was more controlled than I anticipated. Enjoyable. Silphium (3198) - Traverse City, Michigan, USA - JUL 20, 2004
Deep, relatively clear red-brown body. Thin tan head. Toffee, caramel, raisins, toast and brown sugar comprise the (quite doppelbocky) aroma. The same components carry over to the flavor but the emphasis here is on toasty roasted malts and brown sugar with minimal raisin and subdued caramels. Rich flavor profile although the beer is quite thin-bodied. BeerPrince (1701) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 4, 2004
Pours a black colour and sprouts out a tan foamy head. Aroma is coffee and chocolate and woody. Flavour is full and smooth but the alcohol comes with a bang. Finish is rather bitter and slightly too strong. Padron4KM (811) - 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. .