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Black Boss Porter - BOSS Browar Witnica S.A.

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BA SCORE
85
very good

475 Ratings
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Ratings: 475
Reviews: 280
rAvg: 3.76
pDev: 15.69%
Wants: 10
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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BeerIsland

Pennsylvania

3.73/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Nice beer, available at Bierkraft in Brooklyn for less than $3. Very dark brown, decent balance and well masked kick make for a nice quaff. Looks like this will be regularly on the shelf; bought mine in W-B. Although big in malty flavor, sweetness is very light.

Serving type: bottle

05-26-2014 00:56:17 | More by BeerIsland
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Latarnik

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

05-24-2014 22:07:50 | More by Latarnik
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BodyPolitic

New York

3.25/5  rDev -13.6%

05-22-2014 01:33:28 | More by BodyPolitic
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dionito

Washington

2.5/5  rDev -33.5%

05-14-2014 00:11:38 | More by dionito
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Jackson2014

Arizona

3.66/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A very straightforward beer. One of the blandest yet most pleasant beers I have had in this alcohol content level.

Very low carbonation (as is to my liking). Dark brown.

Flavors: mostly chocolate, maybe some coffee. I appreciate that the aftertaste does not continue to build.

Overall I like this beer. It works. Definitely a beer I could get drunk on since it has a high alcohol content yet is not very filling. I would not be inclined to pair this with very many food options.

Serving type: bottle

05-13-2014 00:25:46 | More by Jackson2014
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TheFoodAlchemist

Washington

4/5  rDev +6.4%

05-07-2014 08:50:16 | More by TheFoodAlchemist
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Beershack

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

05-04-2014 12:33:17 | More by Beershack
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kristougher

North Carolina

3.25/5  rDev -13.6%

04-29-2014 19:37:27 | More by kristougher
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maketheheartglad

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +13%

04-29-2014 00:38:02 | More by maketheheartglad
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steve99

Connecticut

4.75/5  rDev +26.3%

04-27-2014 19:33:53 | More by steve99
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Noelito76

New York

3.25/5  rDev -13.6%

04-27-2014 15:04:50 | More by Noelito76
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dcmchew

Romania

3.85/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Almost black pour aside for some bronze nuances up in the light. Thin light brown head, fast to a sticky bubbly lace.
Smell of coffee, faint dark chocolate, sweet dark malts and roasted grains. Straightforward but strong enough.
Taste is sweet from start to finish, a tiny bit over the expected level. Sweet coffee with burnt sugar and chocolate at first, big juicy dark fruit, with lots of raisin, plums and berries afterwards. A nice red grape/red wine feel to it. Some dry wood, cocoa powder and nuts too. Roast mostly in the finish, low hop presence.
Low carbonation, close to flat, not entirely creamy, but not watery, somewhere in between. Nicely hidden high abv.
A nice decent porter if you like them sweet, if not it may gross you out, especially as it warms.

Serving type: bottle

04-12-2014 15:50:25 | More by dcmchew
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martyl1000

Wisconsin

3.86/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

I've been eyeing this beer for years on beer-bar menus around town for around $5 or $6, but have been suspicious of it for the fact that I've never heard anyone say anything nice about it. Finally trying it out since seeing it in the walk-in cooler of Jenifer St. Market for just $2.29 for the 500 ml bottle.

The pour into a tulip glass is surprisingly not black -- the color of the stream is more like maple syrup. The slight khaki head dissipates quickly, though leaves pretty serious lacing.

Dark fruits, cherry, plum, and raisin greet the nose. Overlaying the dark fruits is a red-wine oak and vinous aroma. Pretty complex and promising.

Sadly, in the mouth it's immediately too sweet. Dark fruits, simple syrup, toffee, and wood barrel. I could really use some roasted grain or hop bitterness to balance all the dried fruits. How about some unsweetened cocoa or burnt coffee? No. It's all sweetness (I'm getting vanilla, now, too), plus an unwelcome leather. Wait, there's the roasted malt and coffee, faintly. It helps put the sweetness into perspective and raises the score a bit.

Serving type: bottle

04-06-2014 23:52:28 | More by martyl1000
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s4s

California

4/5  rDev +6.4%

04-02-2014 02:24:33 | More by s4s
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jwill303

South Carolina

1.75/5  rDev -53.5%

03-31-2014 18:02:05 | More by jwill303
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ApplePi

Arizona

3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

03-30-2014 21:22:48 | More by ApplePi
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OldSmaug

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +13%

03-29-2014 02:44:39 | More by OldSmaug
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RangnaR

California

3/5  rDev -20.2%

03-28-2014 14:33:29 | More by RangnaR
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boothw

Oregon

4/5  rDev +6.4%

03-14-2014 00:21:27 | More by boothw
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WojtekS

Poland

4/5  rDev +6.4%

03-06-2014 20:46:43 | More by WojtekS
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ISmith87

Arizona

4.14/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A - 4 - Dark brown-black beer with a nice tan head that sticks forever and leaves great lacing.
S - 4 - Cinnamon, dark roasted malts, toast, butter, caramel, molasses.
T - 4.25 - CInnamon sugar on toast, chocolate, caramel, vanilla
M - 4.25 - Mouthfeel is medium, alcohol is completely covered, leaves a sweet, cinnamon roasty aftertaste.
O - 4 - This is a great beer for the price. Almost taste like cinnamon toast crunch but with more dark malty, roasted notes. The cool thing is it doesn't really compare to any other porter or stout that I've had.

Serving type: bottle

03-05-2014 20:42:22 | More by ISmith87
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PapiMagnum

New York

1.75/5  rDev -53.5%

03-04-2014 00:05:41 | More by PapiMagnum
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TheHurtMerchant

Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

03-03-2014 00:12:45 | More by TheHurtMerchant
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hansavijaticar

Croatia (Hrvatska)

3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

03-01-2014 21:12:01 | More by hansavijaticar
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mpalestino

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -13.6%

03-01-2014 02:36:10 | More by mpalestino
Black Boss Porter from BOSS Browar Witnica S.A.
85 out of 100 based on 475 ratings.