Zywiec Porter - Zywiec Breweries PLC (Heineken)
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4.25/5 rDev +9%
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!
08-11-2014 22:08:00 | More by BeerWithMike
3.74/5 rDev -4.1%
500 mL bottle poured into a snifter.
Appearance - Mostly opaque deep brown. Just shy of black. Medium khaki head. Nice lacing slides down the inside of the glass as I drink it. Island of foam persists on the surface with a medium collar.
Smell - Dark fruits. A bit of banana. Roasted malt. A little bit of deep caramel.
Taste - Banana right up front. Moves toward dark fruits. Sweet in the middle, like a very dark brown sugar. The back end is less sweet, much more flavored with roasted malts. Coffee like bitterness in the finish.
Mouthfeel - Medium body. Drinkable for 9.5%. Medium carbonation.
Overall - Very tasty. I have to admit I was surprised to find that I enjoyed this so much.
07-21-2014 01:11:31 | More by Alieniloquium
Zywiec Porter from Zywiec Breweries PLC (Heineken)
88 out of 100 based on 591 ratings.