Zywiec Porter - Zywiec Breweries PLC (Heineken)
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3.93/5 rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
This beer is pretty much black. Lots of head formed. Laced as it fell.
Chocolatey malts, metallic notes, herbal notes, caramel malt, roasty dose, a bitbof lactose, and slight minerality. Solid.
Big chocolate malt opening with follow-ups of booze, metallic notes, malt bitterness, mineral tongue-pinch, and anise. Caramelized sugars and mint tea notes. Has an impy stout magnitude. A knockout punch of a Baltic Porter.
A little hot, but brewed to big strength. Swishy body with a sizzling carbonation. Good weight.
Serving type: bottle
05-25-2014 14:43:58 | More by thecheapies
4.13/5 rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
500ml bottle into goblet glass
A: One finger mocha head floating atop midnight blackness. Pour and glass play are indicative of a big body with solid viscosity. Retention is shy of medium and carries a light flakey silver color. No light can brave the depths of this brew – carbonation cannot be assessed.
S: Big milk chocolate and roasty chocolate malts fill the nose immediately. Sugary sweetness in the background accompanied by bitter cooking chocolate and notes of dried fig. Smokey character is present, but in a caramel light.
T: Chocolate malt, which is big and sweet, debuts quickly; dark chocolate and bitter hops are later on the scene. Some nutty notes play up a distant warm roast, tenuously boozy. Caramelized – burnt brown sugar, licorice-anise (without the tang) and powderized cocao nibs. In the finish the bitterness of the hops and dark chocolate balance the rich malt coco-profile. Overall the experience pushes a tantalizing interplay between savory and sweet.
M: Yes, finally a porter that has the body I’m looking for, thick and slick. Carbonation is very present and fine, but not overwhelming. Fills the mouth and leaves a pleasant lacquer on the tongue – sweet and a bit smoky.
O: This is the best porter I’ve had yet. It’s very reminiscent of an imperial stout, probably contributing to why I like it so much. Big body, sweet and malty, and at the same time easy drinking. I think the Baltic variant reigns supreme when it comes to porters. I’ve been looking for one like this I’m glad I picked it up.
Serving type: bottle
04-03-2014 00:55:18 | More by ZagZagg
Zywiec Porter from Zywiec Breweries PLC (Heineken)
88 out of 100 based on 575 ratings.