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Black Boss Porter - BOSS Browar Witnica S.A.

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BA SCORE
85
very good

518 Ratings
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Ratings: 518
Reviews: 287
rAvg: 3.77
pDev: 15.65%
Wants: 10
Gots: 36 | 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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4.25/5  rDev +12.7%

Reminds me of Samuel Smith's Imperial Stout, only not as refined. A bit on the sweet side. Warning: Don't keep it super cold: Otherwise it comes out almost flat with no head. Nose is that of a mocha spirit: Like a Godiva liqueur fused with whiskey or bourbon, even dark rum. Solid mocha start-to-finish. Because not as rich as a stout, very drinkable. A bargain for $2.50 -$3. Good Stuff.

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5/5  rDev +32.6%

I spent summers on my grandmother's dairy, coffee, and sugarcane farm. This porter reminds me of what the giant pots we made "melcocha" in smelled like after boiling down the cane juice. I understand this smell now whereas I used to confuse it with soy sauce. This is by far my favorite porter.

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

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3.74/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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.

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4.2/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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.

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Black Boss Porter from BOSS Browar Witnica S.A.
85 out of 100 based on 518 ratings.