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Black Boss Porter - BOSS Browar Witnica S.A.

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507 Ratings
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Ratings: 507
Reviews: 284
rAvg: 3.77
pDev: 15.38%
Wants: 8
Gots: 35 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
BOSS Browar Witnica S.A. visit their website

Style | ABV
Baltic Porter |  9.40% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: bark on 04-10-2004)
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1/5  rDev -73.5%

hoppyboy69, Aug 24, 2013
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1.25/5  rDev -66.8%

g_jenkins, Jan 04, 2014
Photo of Giggy
1.25/5  rDev -66.8%

Giggy, Feb 01, 2014
Photo of 11millsown113
1.5/5  rDev -60.2%

11millsown113, Feb 18, 2012
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1.5/5  rDev -60.2%

groetman, Jan 29, 2012
Photo of BobbyOlson
1.5/5  rDev -60.2%

BobbyOlson, Feb 01, 2014
Photo of GTB
1.5/5  rDev -60.2%

GTB, Jan 16, 2014
Photo of pixieskid
1.6/5  rDev -57.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 1

Poured from 16.9oz bottle, to an english pint.
pours an unusual mahoganny brown/black.
smell was sweet with slight coffee hints.
taste was very sugary (molasses) which I found to be the definitive taste with little depth. I found the sweetness to be very overbearing and not very enjoyable.
drinkability was low for me, as i disliked the taste, but the high alcohol was not noticable whatsoever.
Mouthfeel was also very thin for an imperial porter.
One attribute I did enjoy was the great roasted malt flavor that was throughout, very strong and enjoyable. Besides the roasted malt flavor, I found this to be a rather unenjoyable beer. As a big fan of imperial porters and stouts, I was very dissapointed.
Honestly I am suprised so many people like it, but to each his own.

pixieskid, Aug 31, 2009
Photo of spitshaded
1.75/5  rDev -53.6%

spitshaded, Dec 05, 2013
Photo of PapiMagnum
1.75/5  rDev -53.6%

PapiMagnum, Mar 04, 2014
Photo of jwill303
1.75/5  rDev -53.6%

jwill303, Mar 31, 2014
Photo of RedDiamond
1.85/5  rDev -50.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Obviously, I had a spoiled bottle. The reasons I’m bothering to review Black Boss at all are because I purchased it from a reputable merchant, the beer is 9.4% ABV, and it’s not bottle conditioned. What does this mean? It means that even reputable merchants can sell you a stinker, the high alcohol content will not serve as an effective preservative, and the lack of bottle conditioning forecasts a limited shelf life. All of this is to say that it’s not unreasonable to expect a similar disaster next time, so a consumer warning in the form of a bad review is appropriate.

As for the properties of this beer, I noted every bad, funky beer chemical on the shelf: lots of sulfur, rotten eggs, butterscotch, fusels, etc. There were also some heartening threads of coffee and licorice and no inherent flaws in the appearance or mouthfeel. But the beer as a whole was a hand grenade of failed expressions. Stay away.

RedDiamond, Mar 30, 2005
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2/5  rDev -46.9%

felixljr, Dec 21, 2011
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2/5  rDev -46.9%

paralyzer, Nov 11, 2013
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2/5  rDev -46.9%

Jim_DemonDeacon, May 13, 2012
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2/5  rDev -46.9%

Soneast, Nov 16, 2013
Photo of boyessen
2.17/5  rDev -42.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Received the as part of beer of the month delivery. 12/27/2011 Tasted malt but extremely sweet, too sweet for my taste especially as it gained temperature. Hints of coffee and chocolate.
I didn't notice the scent or taste of alcohol.
The mouthfeel is almost as weak as the nose...thin and watery with a small amount of carbonation.

boyessen, Dec 27, 2011
Photo of soulgrowl
2.2/5  rDev -41.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 1

Appearance: Just a bit darker than Coca-Cola, deep brown with ruby highlights with a creamy beige head with decent retention and fancy lacing.

Smell: Loads of dark brown sugar, with subdued aromas of rum, burnt coffee, Oreos, and red delicious apple skin.

Taste: So... distressingly... sweet. This is just a brown dumptruck full of sugar, that's what this is. Virtually no coffee, no dark chocolate, no roasty notes, nothing to provide any balance like a good porter should have. Beyond cloying, this is like drinking rum mixed with pure cane sugar, half a spoonful of Nescafe, and a splash of Pepsi.

Mouthfeel: Heavy and slick, slightly puckering and syrupy.

Drinkability: This is hard to drink. It might be okay in a recipe, though... maybe to flavor a mousse or ice cream. At any rate, after having this and the Boss strong lager, I do not think I will be returning to this brewery.

soulgrowl, Jun 23, 2006
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2.3/5  rDev -39%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

A: Poured from a bottle to a pint glass. Had a brownish color and a surprisingly clear consistency. There was an inch of creamy, fairly long-lasting head. Good lacing.

S: The smell was oddly muted, with some malt, coffee, and hops in there.

T: Tasted of roasted malt, a hint of coffee, and a little chocolate. All of this is overwhelmed by a burnt quality that is terribly off-putting. Even if it didn't have the burnt aspect to the flavor, it's a thin, watery mix, not even close to the best Baltic Porters.

M: A decent amount of carbonation with a slick finish. Medium-bodied.

O: This is just a poorly made, hard to drink beer. Not a good effort.

avalon07, Dec 02, 2011
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2.5/5  rDev -33.7%

Chugs13, Nov 24, 2013
Photo of Erdinger2003
2.5/5  rDev -33.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Pours a nice little head that falls right away leaving almost no head, but with a little lacing. Color is black, jet black. Smell is sweet and slightly roasty/sour (I think sour). Taste is sweet with a roastiness that's almost soapy or soy. Yeah, really big soy flavor. The aftertaste is a nice balance of roastiness and soy. The mouthfeel is ok, a little carbonation nips at you, but not horrible. Overall, it was nice to try, but I wouldn't have this again without stipulations.

Erdinger2003, May 28, 2007
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2.5/5  rDev -33.7%

dionito, May 14, 2014
Photo of ruinationation
2.7/5  rDev -28.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Dark almost pitch black pour, with a half finger head that fades quick and little lacing.

Strong malt smell with coffee coming through and what to me is burnt bananna. Many things that I can't put my finger on but has a spirit smell to it.

Sweet malt taste, to sweet. Chocolate, coffee and a little molasses.

Too thin for me, this type of porter isn't my usual.

Again not my beer style of choice so one and done.

ruinationation, Feb 13, 2007
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2.75/5  rDev -27.1%

SMKilp, Jun 21, 2013
Photo of MrVisegrips
2.88/5  rDev -23.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

The pour is a very dark black with a deep red hue. The head is dark tan, about a finger. The aroma is very sweet with notes of molasses, dark malts and coffee. Taste follows the aroma, but is even sweeter. The high ABV come through in the flavor as well. Mouthfeel is a bit watery and over sweet and the drinkability is average at best. Overall, this brew leans to far to the sweet side for my taste. There are better examples.

MrVisegrips, Nov 04, 2006
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Black Boss Porter from BOSS Browar Witnica S.A.
85 out of 100 based on 507 ratings.