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Zywiec Porter - Zywiec Breweries PLC (Heineken)

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88
very good

573 Ratings
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Ratings: 573
Reviews: 361
rAvg: 3.9
pDev: 13.59%
Wants: 20
Gots: 15 | FT: 0
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Zywiec Breweries PLC (Heineken) visit their website
Poland

Style | ABV
Baltic Porter |  9.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 11-01-2001)
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Reviews by dherling:
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dherling

New Jersey

4.22/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured out a near black color with a luscious creamy tan head that slowly settled into a thin fiolm. The nose had soem light coffee and good malt character. The taste had some bitterness to it before giving way to bitter coffee, a tiny amount of dark chocolate, some tannin, and a bit o cherry. The mouthfeel is creamy, long finish settling into some coffee bitterness. Good and drinkable, but take it slow and enjoy.

Serving type: bottle

04-18-2007 05:15:40 | More by dherling
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Alieniloquium

Florida

3.74/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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.

Serving type: bottle

07-21-2014 01:11:31 | More by Alieniloquium
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AdmiralOzone

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +2.6%

07-20-2014 15:12:07 | More by AdmiralOzone
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kvgomps

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +9%

07-17-2014 21:08:34 | More by kvgomps
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kaleodrum

Arizona

4.25/5  rDev +9%

07-15-2014 03:45:46 | More by kaleodrum
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DavidHume

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

07-14-2014 14:03:04 | More by DavidHume
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BeeSquared

California

3/5  rDev -23.1%

07-12-2014 06:29:31 | More by BeeSquared
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KAF

Iowa

3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

07-09-2014 03:26:48 | More by KAF
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superspak

Michigan

4/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

500 ml bottle into snifter, best before 9/28/2013. Pours nearly opaque dark brown color with a 2 finger dense khaki head with good retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of big chocolate, cocoa, caramel, toast, dark bread, roasted malt, raisin, prune, brown sugar, molasses, light herbal, and roast/yeast earthiness. Very nice aromas with good balance and complexity of dark/bready malt and moderate fruity yeast ester notes; with good strength. Taste of chocolate, cocoa, caramel, toast, dark bread, raisin, prune, brown sugar, molasses, herbal, and roast/yeast earthiness. Fair amount of earthy herbal/roasted bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of chocolate, cocoa, toast, dark bread, roasted malt, raisin, prune, brown sugar, molasses, herbal, and roast/yeast earthiness on the finish for a while. Very nice complexity and robustness of dark/bready malt, yeast ester, and earthy hop flavors; with a a great malt/yeast balance and no cloying flavors after the finish. medium carbonation and medium-full bodied; with a creamy, smooth, and lightly slick/chalky mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is well hidden with only a small warming present after the finish. Overall this is a damn nice Baltic porter. All around good complexity, robustness, and balance of dark/bready malt, yeast ester, and earthy hop flavors; and very smooth to sip on for the ABV. A very enjoyable offering.

Serving type: bottle

07-07-2014 23:59:45 | More by superspak
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sclitch

Alberta (Canada)

4/5  rDev +2.6%

07-05-2014 19:28:39 | More by sclitch
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Gear54

Indiana

4.45/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a bottle into a pint glass

A: Dark black with 1/2 inch of thick head. It failed down the glass without and lace.

S: Faint licorice aroma

T: Wonderful full coffee and chocolate noted. Long lasting and no bitterness

M: Does well to coat the mouth

O: This is a good porter. I was surprised for the price how well it performed.

Serving type: bottle

07-01-2014 00:31:22 | More by Gear54
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Marco_Gtz

California

3.25/5  rDev -16.7%

06-30-2014 19:30:50 | More by Marco_Gtz
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timotao

New York

4/5  rDev +2.6%

06-28-2014 03:39:46 | More by timotao
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K-jack211

Michigan

4/5  rDev +2.6%

06-27-2014 00:04:41 | More by K-jack211
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rredshift

Germany

2/5  rDev -48.7%

06-26-2014 16:10:47 | More by rredshift
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dustinjkline

Massachusetts

4.75/5  rDev +21.8%

06-25-2014 01:06:16 | More by dustinjkline
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ADZA

Australia

3.75/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a very dark kola hue with a luscious two finger chocolate laced head and lacing here and there quite a looker,the smell is roasted malts,red berries and booze,the mouthfeel is full bodied and moderately carbonated with tastes of roasted malts,milk chocolate and finished with a soft bittersweetness and overall quite the suprise package would drink again cheers.

Serving type: bottle

06-24-2014 13:49:18 | More by ADZA
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Haybeerman

Colorado

4/5  rDev +2.6%

06-22-2014 19:42:18 | More by Haybeerman
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bluejacket74

Ohio

4.13/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

500 ml bottle, back label says best before 09.13.2014. Served in a snifter, the beer pours dark brown/black with about an inch and a half tan head that stayed around a while. There's a decent amount of lacing. The brew smells like roasted malt, dark fruit, bittersweet chocolate, anise, and some brown sugar. Taste is similar to the aroma, it tastes like roasted/charred malt, dark fruit (plums, prunes, raisins), molasses, dark chocolate, brown sugar, anise, and an earthy/mineral flavor. Mouthfeel/body is medium/full, it's creamy and smooth with a good amount of carbonation. I liked this, and at just $1.79 a bottle it's definitely worth picking up!

Serving type: bottle

06-21-2014 21:29:59 | More by bluejacket74
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JoeMans

New York

3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

06-21-2014 04:30:05 | More by JoeMans
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DaftPatrick

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

06-17-2014 23:10:17 | More by DaftPatrick
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beerfinder

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +15.4%

06-17-2014 20:26:21 | More by beerfinder
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GreesyFizeek

New York

4.01/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Bottle purchased at Beers of the World in Henrietta, NY.

Pours a very dark black, with a foamy, creamy one inch head, and lots of lacing down the glass.

Smells like roasted malt, chocolate, dark fruits, and lager yeast.

The taste is fairly similar. Pretty sweet and caramelly, with lots of dark fruit flavors. It does stop short of being cloying, thankfully. Some roasted malt and chocolate, lots of dark fruit flavor, almost tastes Belgian. Pretty sweet, not really bitter at all.

Medium bodied, incredibly creamy mouthfeel. Very drinkable. Low carbonation.

A pretty bang on Baltic Porter. Cut down a little bit of the sweetness and dial up a little bit more of roasty malt, and it would be near perfect.

Serving type: bottle

06-16-2014 02:58:33 | More by GreesyFizeek
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JakeTheDuck

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

06-13-2014 11:35:23 | More by JakeTheDuck
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endless1408

United Kingdom (England)

4/5  rDev +2.6%

05-31-2014 17:51:05 | More by endless1408
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Zywiec Porter from Zywiec Breweries PLC (Heineken)
88 out of 100 based on 573 ratings.