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Zywiec Porter - Zywiec Breweries PLC (Heineken)

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BA SCORE
88
very good

600 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 600
Reviews: 364
rAvg: 3.9
pDev: 13.59%
Wants: 20
Gots: 20 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Zywiec Breweries PLC (Heineken) visit their website
Poland

Style | ABV
Baltic Porter |  9.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 11-01-2001)
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Deep, practically black color. Fruity and sweet aroma, like prunes and molasses. Similar taste; fruity and roasted. Smokey coffee and cocoa. Bittersweet finish. Full bodied and heavy with a fairly low carbonation. You can't really taste the high alcohol content, but you'll certainly know it's there by the time you finish this great porter.

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Appearance - Pours two quick fingers of creamy lite brown head, color is an almost opaque deep reddish brown, with garnet edges when held up to a light. Nice rings of thick lace left after each sip.

Smell - Dark roasted malt, dark fruits and fig, hints of rich sweet smoke and molasses, and a little bit of well done fruit cake.

Taste - Whoa... there is an initial explosion of tart dark fruits, and some very nice lite astringency of plum peels, especially at the sides of the tongue. dark roasted malt and unsweetened coffee gently move towards the back of the tongue, with a nice slightly dry bite of toasty pumpernickel and lite caraway longer into the finish. Occasionally I get hints of burnt molasses and bits of black licorice. No alcohol presence whatsoever at 9.5%!

Mouthfeel - Dangerously smooth, medium mouthfeel, carb is spot on and foams smoothly across the tongue, and surprises with a few nice edges at the back of the tongue.

Overall - I just realized that I'm about 6 months past the "best by" date, which is probably responsible for the astringency. I will find this fresh and adjust my review if it is warranted - but notwithstanding, this may be the best porter for the $ available.

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look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Sampling right now on 8/11/14. Comes in a nice 500ml (16.9 ounce) bottle for $3.99. Good until: '3.14.2015'. Bottle chilled down to 36 degrees F in my beer cooler and poured into a 12 ounce handled glass stein.

Pours a very deep brown, almost a pitch black actually with about a good 1/2 finger of a beige head that settles down to a thin layering on top and sides of the glass. A decent amount of lacing is seen when sipped. Nice and frothy. Lots of roasted malt with some dark fruits for the aroma. The taste is pretty much the same with a hint of brown sugar as well as a touch of black coffee. Pretty smooth finish for this high alcohol porter (though you don't taste the alcohol at all). Over a great tasting Baltic Porter! Prosit!

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Zywiec Porter from Zywiec Breweries PLC (Heineken)
88 out of 100 based on 600 ratings.