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Black Boss Porter - BOSS Browar Witnica S.A.

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BA SCORE
85
very good

485 Ratings
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Ratings: 485
Reviews: 281
rAvg: 3.76
pDev: 15.69%
Wants: 9
Gots: 23 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
BOSS Browar Witnica S.A. visit their website
Poland

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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haga

Oregon

4.04/5  rDev +7.4%

08-26-2014 17:27:57 | More by haga
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BastardFromABasket

Massachusetts

3.25/5  rDev -13.6%

08-26-2014 03:02:20 | More by BastardFromABasket
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NYR_Rob

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

08-24-2014 03:33:33 | More by NYR_Rob
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beershrine

California

4.5/5  rDev +19.7%

9.4% need I say more. Excellent strong beer and smooth!

08-22-2014 03:42:54 | More by beershrine
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wisegreensoul

New York

3.52/5  rDev -6.4%

08-15-2014 03:52:18 | More by wisegreensoul
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slizard55

Illinois

3.84/5  rDev +2.1%

08-13-2014 17:35:57 | More by slizard55
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afsdan

Colorado

4/5  rDev +6.4%

08-11-2014 07:35:25 | More by afsdan
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djrn2

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

08-09-2014 02:51:46 | More by djrn2
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ArsMoriendiOU818

New York

3/5  rDev -20.2%

08-07-2014 21:51:37 | More by ArsMoriendiOU818
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MikeAllen

Oregon

4/5  rDev +6.4%

08-03-2014 23:42:37 | More by MikeAllen
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Links41

Virginia

4/5  rDev +6.4%

07-24-2014 01:30:53 | More by Links41
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Zach_H

Connecticut

4/5  rDev +6.4%

07-20-2014 20:49:26 | More by Zach_H
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DoubleJ

California

3.74/5  rDev -0.5%

Sorry, Black Boss doesn't sound anything resembling Polish. But it's not about the name of a beer that matters, it's the liquid inside, right? There's 500 ml of Baltic Porter to come. On to the beer:

A beautiful obsidian black takes a glossy look to it. On top rests a short head which falls to a tanned lace. The aroma has a pleasant character. There's a unique smokiness to it, like burning wood. Notes of dark chocolate, kiss of marshmallow, and a sharp note of solvent alcohol.

This is a sweet beer, yet not quite cloying. Start preparing yourself a dessert, because this would go great with one. Sweet like caramel at first with a smoked wood note. More sweet notes come rushing in, which seems to add a roasted marshmallow and cola flavor. Much of the 9.4% alcohol content is cleverly hidden. It's nearly full bodied, with a bittersweet aftertaste.

Has the Baltic Porter become an overlooked style? Don't say that to the Black Boss, which is a more than fair representation of the style.

07-18-2014 05:25:29 | More by DoubleJ
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MikeDAdams

Idaho

4/5  rDev +6.4%

07-16-2014 18:39:57 | More by MikeDAdams
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tabhill

New York

3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

07-16-2014 02:33:05 | More by tabhill
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Jonbearr

Connecticut

4.2/5  rDev +11.7%

One of my favorite beers of all time. These are usually relatively cheap in bottles ($2 for a pint), and are a fantastic value. Most 'craft' pint bottles are far more expensive. The alcohol content of this beer is very high (almost 10%), yet the beer retains a very smooth, dark taste. This is definitely a fuller and richer porter. Many porters I've tried recently have a sort of watery chocolate taste, but Black Boss has a wonderfully deep coffee flavor.

07-02-2014 21:27:05 | More by Jonbearr
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cmgage

California

3/5  rDev -20.2%

07-01-2014 23:19:35 | More by cmgage
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etoimazo

Connecticut

4.19/5  rDev +11.4%

Porter has never been my go-to beer, but I was given a bottle of Black Boss Porter a couple of months ago by someone who knows good beer. After pondering its label a few times (“since 1848”, ”Browar-Witnika”, “Alc. 9.4% by vol.”), I couldn’t help wondering what makes a Baltic Porter different from its un-Baltic style mates. After all, I’d already been impressed by a number of Polish beers and need to be open-minded about such things. A quick check at the BJCP guidelines made me realize I’d be missing something if I didn’t give it a try. I’m glad I did.

Appearance: as dark as stout, maybe not quite so black, with a thin, tan head. Very effervescent.

Smell: Sweet, dark malts, chocolate-covered raisins, coffee

Taste: Black malt comes through first, pulling with it some hop bitterness. The beer has a milk-stout-like sweetness and some coffee character. That dark fruit aroma sits patiently in the background and gives the porter a rich complexity. There is a balanced, black malt bitterness that lingers.

Mouthfeel: Rich, creamy, yet with some effervescent bite. Slightly astringent but satisfying. That alcohol stays well-hidden under all the deep, dark flavor complexity.

Overall: I’m now a fan of Baltic Porters. This one, at least, is a porter for those who enjoy sweet stouts.

06-28-2014 22:11:30 | More by etoimazo
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GreesyFizeek

New York

3.95/5  rDev +5.1%

Bottle purchased at Beers of the World in Henrietta, NY.

Pours a dark brown, with some red tinges. Would like this to be a little closer to black. Half inch head, and a good amount of lacing.

Smells like roasted malt, dark fruits, black cherries, molasses, and chocolate. Rich and really nice!

Tastes pretty rich, as well. A good amount of roasted malt bitterness, but with huge dark fruity sweetness. A good amount of molasses, some brown sugar, chocolate, with some peatiness as well. No alcohol is present. Tastes almost more like a brown porter or an old ale than a porter, but I guess it might be typical for the baltic porter style.

Medium bodied, sweet, slightly sticky mouthfeel. Fairly low carbonation, very drinkable.

My first beer from Poland, and a solid one at that. A tiny bit too sweet- I wish there was a bit more hop or roasted malt bitterness to balance the sweet dark fruit and cherry flavor.

06-28-2014 21:15:07 | More by GreesyFizeek
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sharpski

Oregon

3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

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Vestlake

Alabama

3.25/5  rDev -13.6%

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greencovesteve

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +6.4%

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RyanAU

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

06-24-2014 16:14:58 | More by RyanAU
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leitmotif

Romania

3.25/5  rDev -13.6%

06-22-2014 14:22:37 | More by leitmotif
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Ciocanelu

Romania

3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

06-22-2014 08:42:05 | More by Ciocanelu
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Black Boss Porter from BOSS Browar Witnica S.A.
85 out of 100 based on 485 ratings.