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Black Boss Porter - BOSS Browar Witnica S.A.

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491 Ratings
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Ratings: 491
Reviews: 283
rAvg: 3.76
pDev: 15.69%
Wants: 8
Gots: 28 | 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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Photo of Erdinger2003
2.5/5  rDev -33.5%
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
Photo of dionito
2.5/5  rDev -33.5%

dionito, May 14, 2014
Photo of ruinationation
2.7/5  rDev -28.2%
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
Photo of SMKilp
2.75/5  rDev -26.9%

SMKilp, Jun 21, 2013
Photo of MrVisegrips
2.88/5  rDev -23.4%
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
Photo of scootpolute
2.9/5  rDev -22.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

1 Pint 0.9 ozs bottle poured into a pint glass.

Look: black body with a thin, light tan head that doesn't retain for very long and doesn't leave much lacing. When its closer to a light, it looks closer to brown than black. Some brownish, reddish highlights at the edges. Looks good.

Smell: strong alcohol,heavy in roasted malt aromas, chocolate, fudge, a little coffee and some alcohol soaked currants. Smells quite good and inviting.

Taste: heavy alcohol from the start, chocolate stands out, with some espresso, a bit of currant and anise, with a bit of bitterness that seems to come more from the roasted malt than the hops...finishes with more strong alcohol flavor...

Feel: full bodied, a little chewy but thinner not much carbonation, the heavy alcohol is a turn-off.

Overall: I didn't care for this one...many of the chocolate/espresso flavors were OK, but the over the top alcohol (yes, 9%) is too much and kills this one. Chasin' Cheers :~)

scootpolute, Jun 02, 2012
Photo of cdkrenz
2.9/5  rDev -22.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

A - Black body with purple when held to direct sunlight. The head is moderate and a medium tan color.

S - For some reason I can't get away from the worchestershire aroma today. I wish I could. Especially in a Porter.

T - Breakfast coffee in a porter with a bit of astingency.

M - The feel is watery, yet smooth enough to be worthwhile. However, I would not say it feels as it should when it comes to this style.

~ I'm going to go with, no thank you. A good friend recommended this brew but I have to say this is not one to offer to a pal.

cdkrenz, Apr 17, 2010
Photo of jujubeast6000
2.95/5  rDev -21.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Reviewed 1/9/2010 (Bottle):

Pours a dark brown color body, somewhat see thru held up to the light. Some small dark tan colored head. Dark almost dirt smell, heavy roasted flavors. Strong grape aroma too, purple grape juice. Some alcohol. Not too heavy, somewhat creamy mouthfeel. Odd flavor. A little better as it warms.

jujubeast6000, Feb 21, 2010
Photo of DaPeculierDane
2.98/5  rDev -20.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4

Black ruby. Smells and tastes a lot like prune juice mixed with cheap coffee, the kind you get at an AA meeting or in a hospital waiting room. Mouthfeel is medium to full and obnoxiously dusty. There is an appreciated slight woody character to the beer but otherwise I’m not much of a fan. On the plus side, I will admit that the price is right and the 9.4% ABV is very, very well covered. I would not have guessed this beer to be anywhere near that strength. They’ve done a few things right with this one.

DaPeculierDane, Mar 15, 2006
Photo of musicforairports
2.98/5  rDev -20.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

16.9 oz bottle split with a friend, into a tulip.

Dark brown, bits of ruby hues when held to the light. Small head that leaves a bit of lacing.

Smell is of molasses, some dark fruits...a bit off-putting, lacks a roasted malt character.

Tastes the same. The ABV is amazingly hidden, for which I give this props, but it lacks the smooth, coffee-chocolate character that I love porters for. There's not a lot of dark malt going on. It's more like an imperial brown ale.

Hits the mouth a bit watery, I think, but nothing offensive.

This is really not my kind of porter. The ABV is hidden very, very well, but it lacks the characteristics I like in a porter.

musicforairports, Mar 26, 2011
Photo of MiamiRedSkins13
3/5  rDev -20.2%

MiamiRedSkins13, Mar 11, 2013
3/5  rDev -20.2%

BESTIALEX, Sep 14, 2013
Photo of TeachChefs
3/5  rDev -20.2%

TeachChefs, Dec 23, 2013
Photo of Naugled
3/5  rDev -20.2%

Naugled, Jan 03, 2012
Photo of cheesepuffs
3/5  rDev -20.2%

cheesepuffs, Feb 07, 2014
Photo of RangnaR
3/5  rDev -20.2%

RangnaR, Mar 28, 2014
Photo of ArsMoriendiOU818
3/5  rDev -20.2%

ArsMoriendiOU818, Aug 07, 2014
Photo of moreyswig
3/5  rDev -20.2%

moreyswig, Mar 12, 2013
Photo of Ilovelampandbeer
3/5  rDev -20.2%

Ilovelampandbeer, Feb 04, 2014
Photo of atrocity
3/5  rDev -20.2%

atrocity, Jun 13, 2014
Photo of craigreno
3/5  rDev -20.2%

craigreno, Jul 09, 2012
Photo of cmgage
3/5  rDev -20.2%

cmgage, Jul 01, 2014
Photo of redleg411
3/5  rDev -20.2%

redleg411, Jun 28, 2013
Photo of brdc
3.03/5  rDev -19.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

"Medium" sized bottle, present from a non BA friend. Nice to see other people getting interested.
One shade below pitch black, average dark brown head with little retention, minimal lacing.
A little too much alcohol on the aroma, and later on, the taste shows the same problem. Besides the predominant alcohol, some roasted malts, raisins, chocolate. And more alcohol.
A bit too thin on the palate, and the taste starts again with too much alcohol, followed by some roasted malts, fruitiness, a little bitterness, but way too much alcohol to actually notice the other flavors.
Perhaps a bit of aging, but right now, ridiculously hot.

brdc, Oct 24, 2011
Photo of mntlover
3.08/5  rDev -18.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Pours a ruby tinted brown that's clear with a nice two finger brown head that falls to a ring with some decent lace.

Aroma is lots of molasses light licorice and peat notes. Some light fruitiness also.

Taste is mostly molasses lightly burnt with some peat notes and fruit mingled in. Mostly just lots of lightly burnt molasses. Not the best tasting porter actually would of never guessed this as a Baltic porter.

Mouthfeel seems a little light for a brew this big, carbonation is medium.

Overall always willing to pick up something knew when I see it in this case not enjoying it much. Maybe close to old world porter but nothing like the new Baltic Porters.

mntlover, Sep 29, 2012
Black Boss Porter from BOSS Browar Witnica S.A.
85 out of 100 based on 491 ratings.