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Black Boss Porter - BOSS Browar Witnica S.A.

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532 Ratings
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Ratings: 532
Reviews: 294
rAvg: 3.76
pDev: 15.69%
Wants: 11
Gots: 41 | FT: 1
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Style | ABV
Baltic Porter |  9.40% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: bark on 04-10-2004

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4/5  rDev +6.4%

Photo of scootpolute
2.88/5  rDev -23.4%
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 :~)

Photo of beergoot
3.9/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Rich, ruby red body with a good light tan head. Head is about 1/2 finger thick, but hangs around.

There is a robust, earthy scent to the beer. Some roasted grains. Brown sugar. Whiff of alcohol, well-buried in the malt smells.

Rich, sugary mouthfeel. Heavy yet smooth.

Burnt sugar and caramel are the dominating flavors initially. Alcohol warmth is well-mixed in the malt flavors. Bitterness is fairly pronounced in the finish, intermingling with the lingering sweetness and the alcohol. Touches of bitter chocolate and cocoa are there, too.

A sweet, heavy, high alcohol content porter. Pretty tasty if the sweetness doesn't bother you.

Photo of CaptDavyJones
4.03/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured a dark brown color from a 500 mL bottle, with ABV clearly marked on the label. Once in the glass it is pitch black with no penetration of light whatsoever.
Massive tan colored head that stays forever, leaving behind some nice lacing as it slowly dissipates.
Aroma is extremely malty; lots of roasted malt notes with some chocolate/cocoa and coffee.
Taste is slightly sweet upfront but towards the middle there is a robust wave of bitterness which lasts till the finish. However, the bitterness is not overwhelming. Alcohol is very well masked.
Medium bodied beer that is flavorful, tasty and easy to drink.
A very good porter that is definitely worth trying.
Also, can't beat the price of this porter

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2/5  rDev -46.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

Photo of roastbeefdinner
4.51/5  rDev +19.9%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

A an amazing addition to a large hearty meal, pairs great with stews (bigos in particular) and one pot meat dishes. The sweetness may turn off some people, I find it quite enjoyable. Be careful of the high alcohol content, if you drink it from a mug you may wake up in a revolutionary war graveyard down the street from your house. (yes i did) The price is one of the many selling points besides its ability to go with food like a fine wine. I am able to get this beer in the 11.2oz bottles for $35 a case, an amazing feat for a porter that is 9.4% If you can find the 16oz bottles even better price/volume. Dangerous them big bottles, because you can slam them like its milk.

Photo of Rocketman8911
5/5  rDev +33%

Photo of kyager2000
4/5  rDev +6.4%

Photo of Knapp85
3.83/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This poured out into a tall pilsner glass, it had a dark brown color that faded into black as the head settled. The smell of the beer gives of some lager aromas, some roasted malts and a little bit of earthiness too. The taste of the beer has a slight chocolate note in the beginning that fades into an earthy roasted grain flavor with the lager yeast bitterness in the finish. The mouthfeel of the beer is smooth, it's not even that heavy for a porter. Overall it's a good brew, I found it to be pretty good on most levels. Glad I tried it.

Photo of halo21
4/5  rDev +6.4%

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3.25/5  rDev -13.6%

Photo of JacobA58
4.5/5  rDev +19.7%

Photo of sanitysessions
4.1/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A- it's dark but slightly transparent when held up to light. It has a small tan head that only lasts as a ring around the glass with no lacing.

S- quite light with hints of coffee, chocolate, caramel, and roasted malts. Overall it is a pretty sweet/roasted smell with very little alcohol presence.

T- coffee, roasted malts, caramel, espresso, chocolate. Sweet with a little bitterness

M- medium-light carbonation, smooth

O- This is a well balanced porter slightly on the sweeter side with a high abv that is not very detectible. Pretty good and definitely worth trying for the low price.

Photo of schopenhauerale
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

Photo of twelveinches
3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

Photo of cashmier
5/5  rDev +33%

Photo of atone315
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

Photo of TempeBeerMan
4.14/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a bottle in a dimpled mug.

A – Black in the center with brown around the edges. Only the thinnest bit of head, which vaporized instantly. Small amount of patchy lacing.

S – Big aroma of espresso beans and black coffee. A little dark chocolate as well.

T – Rich flavors of espresso beans, burnt coffee, dark chocolate, caramel, mocha, charcoal, smoke, molasses, and roasted grains. Where some reviewers are getting dark fruits, to me the sweetness is all of the molasses/chocolate/caramel variety. Sweet in the beginning, drifting toward bitter in the mid palate. Perfect mix of sweet and bitter. Very, very good. Slight bit of alcohol warmth in the finish, but otherwise the 9.4% abv is CRAZY hidden.

M – Thin bodied, but pretty creamy as well. Low carbonation. Finishes slightly syrupy. Overall, the feel works well.

O – A porter lovers porter. Everything presented here is dark, roasted, or burnt. I love this beer. (This now wins my “most dangerous beer” award as I’m wondering how many of these 500 ml bad boys I could put away in an evening. Something tells me I better not try to find out.)

Photo of derkfromwi
3.95/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: finger and a half khaki head, very dark brown color, decent carbonation and lacing

S: Sweetness, caramel, coffee, chocolate

T: Burnt caramel, coffee, sweet then bitter, some chocolate

M: Smooth, good carbonation, a bit thin for me, medium bodied

O: Good Porter, definitely worth the price of $2.something for 500mL, almost always have one of these on hand

Photo of datalager
4.13/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

What an excellent find! I am of Polish descent, and make an annual pilgrimage to a Polish deli/market less than an hour away every Easter (mainly to get REAL kielbasa). While there today i saw one of these in the fridge and bought it on a lark. What a great chance purchase.

A-Super dark but transparent chestnut brown, with a bone white one finger head leaving a scattering of lace. A very attractive color.

S-Roasted coffee, anise, bread, smoke and dark chocolate. The aroma is beautiful, unfortunately just a bit subtle. Still pleasant, though.

T-Awesome! Licorice, coffee, yeast, a slight baker's chocolate, and some mild hops in the finish. Barely any alcohol flavor.

MF-Smooth and chewy up front, with some dryness in the finish which begs for additional sips. A superb liquid from the tongue to the swallow.

Overall, this is an amazing porter. I am partial to porters, but also quite critical. Not too sweet, not too smokey, just the right balance. My only complaint...it's TOO good! It is so easy going down that you forget how heavy the alcohol is. Drink this one slowly.

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4/5  rDev +6.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +13%

Photo of klopez1253
4.7/5  rDev +25%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I've been partial to porters since Narragansett Porter in the 1970s and this is a high-ABC porter that tastes good, without too strong an alcohol taste and without too sweet a malty taste. This is a maybe-too-easy-to-drink strong dark beer, and had become one of my favorites. No one in my area has it or can get it from regional distributors so I am buying it from the one place I have found it reliably online.

A: a very dark beer
S: sweet but not alcohol-y
T: mildly sweet, for such a strong beer; easily palatable
M: for me a good level of carbonation
O: one of my favorite beers -- not available in most places

Photo of Glibber
3.8/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Bought this as a cheap filler for a beer tasting (under $2 for 16 oz), but this was one of the hits of the party. Decent head, on a black coffee colored beer. Bursting of chocolate and some coffee undertones. Alcohol is well hidden. My first beer from Poland, and I was very impressed.

Black Boss Porter from BOSS Browar Witnica S.A.
85 out of 100 based on 532 ratings.