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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Browar Fortuna
Poland
browarfortuna.pl

Style: Baltic Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.00%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by Sammy on 09-07-2008

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Ranking:
#6,519
Reviews:
22
Ratings:
47
pDev:
7.11%
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Ratings: 47 |  Reviews: 22
Photo of VeganUndead
3.78/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

While not too exciting, a bit mundane, this is an excellent representation of the purist sense of the style, dark and robust yet clean with the alcohol well hidden

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Photo of timmy2b
3.88/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Bottle poured into a goblet. Dark Brown with tannish white head, about 1 finger. Cocoa flavor up front with some toasted grains and a light boozy aftertaste. Alcohol lingers on the tongue a little bit. Slight bitterness in the aftertaste as well.

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Photo of shelby415
4.04/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Ciocanelu
3.65/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Dark brown color with light tan head. Aroma has lots of bread crust, toasted grains and a bit of ash on the finish. Taste follows with toasted grains, sweet and bready, a bit boozy on the finish. Light body with medium carbonation.

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Photo of LiquidAmber
4.03/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured into a Fremont small snifter. Pours a very dark mahogany brown, appearing nearly opaque black in the glass with a quarter finger khaki head with great retention and nice lacing; actually builds a little while sitting. Aroma of dark toasted malt, cocoa and molasses with a hint of caramel. Flavor is dark toasted malt with no char, light caramel, hints of dark fruit and cocoa; finishes with dates and dried plums, cocoa. Nice moderately creamy body and good mouth feel. A pleasant, authentic tasting Baltic porter that hits all the flavor points I hope to find in this style, perhaps a little lighter in flavor than it could be, but well balanced and satisfying. The creamy body enhances the enjoyment of the flavors. ABV well covered. A well made Baltic porter that I would buy again. My second beer from this brewery and both have been better than expected. I'll look for other offerings from Fortuna. One of the better Polish breweries to my taste.

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Photo of GeorgeAKeim
4.23/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Tone
4.62/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Pours a cloudy dark brown color. 1/2 inch head of a tan color. Great retention and great lacing. Smells of strong sweet malt, roasted malt, slight yeast, alcohol, slight ester, hint of oatmeal, and slight chocolate. Fits the style of a Baltic Porter. Mouth feel is smooth and clean, with an average carbonation level. There is an elevated dryness and roasted malt bitterness. Tastes of strong sweet malt, wood, roasted malt, alcohol, mustiness, hint of coffee, hint of yeast, hint of pale malt, hint of bacterial funk, and a hint of oatmeal. Overall, good appearance, aroma, body, blend, complexity, and feel.

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Photo of mmilyko
4/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Roguer
3.73/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours a huge frothy tan head with excellent retention. Cola-hued body, dark but clear. Lacing lingers in chunks.

Nose is strong, featuring banana, cola, brown sugar, prunes, and toffee. Very similar to Guinness on the nose, actually.

Flavor matches the nose: dark fruit, banana, cola, caramel, and brown sugar. On the second half, burnt toast and slight char emerge, alongside salted caramel, coffee, and toffee. Sweetness builds, possibly buoyed by the high ABV (9%).

Fairly thick brew carrying plenty of heat. A full bodied Baltic porter, enjoyable but perhaps not worth seeking out.

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Photo of tigg924
4.24/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Pours opaque, black in color with 1/3 inch head. Taste is cola, roasted malt,and brown sugar. Heavy bodied, low carbonation, sweet and roasty. Makes for a tasty and smooth lager. Very good. Worth seeking out.

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Photo of superspak
4.28/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

500 ml bottle into snifter, best before 12/25/2018. Pours opaque dark brown/black color with a 2 finger fairly dense and rocky light khaki head with fantastic retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lasts. Nice dense soapy lacing clings on the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation retaining the cap. Fantastic appearance. Aromas of big milk/dark chocolate, cocoa, coffee, caramel, brown sugar, nuttiness, and toasted dark/brown bread; with light notes of smoke, leather, tobacco, molasses, licorice, toffee, vanilla, raisin, plum, cherry, herbal, and roast/toasted earthiness. Damn nice aromas with great balance and complexity of dark/roast/bready malts and light earthy hop notes; with great strength. Taste of big milk/dark chocolate, cocoa, coffee, caramel, brown sugar, nuttiness, and toasted dark/brown bread; with light notes of smoke, leather, tobacco, molasses, licorice, toffee, vanilla, raisin, plum, cherry, herbal, and roast/toasted earthiness. Mild herbal hop and roast bitterness on the finish. Lingering notes of milk/dark chocolate, cocoa, coffee, caramel, brown sugar, nuttiness, toasted dark/brown bread, light smoke/dark fruit, herbal, leather, tobacco, and roast/toasted earthiness on the finish for a while. Incredible complexity, robustness, and balance of dark/roast/bready malts and light earthy hop flavors; with an awesome roast/hop bitter/sweet balance; and zero acrid/astringent flavors after the finish. Perfectly clean lager finish, never yeasty. Slightly increasing dryness from hop/roast bitterness. Medium carbonation and medium-full body; with a very smooth, creamy/silky/bready, and slightly sticky/chalky mouthfeel that is fantastic. Minimal warming alcohol for 9%. Overall this is a fantastic Baltic porter! All around outstanding complexity, robustness, and balance of dark/roast/bready malts and light earthy hop flavors; very smooth, clean, and dangerously easy to drink with the mildly bitter/drying finish. Very rich, clean, and complex Baltic Porter malt profile; with mild earthy hop balance. Never overly roasty, minimal fruitiness. A highly enjoyable offering, and spot on style example. One of the best I have ever had.

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Photo of travelguy
4.09/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of GreesyFizeek
4.21/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

This one pours a fairly dark black, with a small head, and a little bit of lacing.

This smells like dried cherry, raisin puree, sweet milk chocolate, vanilla cream, and light roast.

This beer is absolutely dark fruit city, with lots of cherry and raisin, some plum as well, with sweet milk chocolate base, and just a hint of roasty bitterness. The lager yeast and the malt create quite a fruity porter here- it's nice, and feels pretty to style from what I've had from the style so far.

This is medium bodied, maybe a bit light, with a good level of carbonation.

This was a nice random little find. I enjoyed it.

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Photo of rarigney
4.69/5  rDev +15%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of oberon
4.17/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours into a half liter stein a deep garnet hued chocolate color with a blooming/pillow-like beige head atop.Big molasses and brown sugar in the nose over top of coffee roast.Wow is this roasted with a smoky quality to it on the palate,very 'meaty',some dark brown sugar-like sweetness comes into the finish giving a nice well rounded palate.This is a no holds barred Baltic porter I get more smoke from this than maybe any other of the style,would be great with some smoky kelbasa or smoked meat in general.

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Photo of hacefresco
4.2/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of RochefortChris
4.25/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Gkruszewski
4.21/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of flagmantho
4.21/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured from 500mL bottle into a dimpled mug.

Appearance: rich, dark brown, nearing black, with a finger of tan froth atop. A good-looking Baltic porter.

Smell: lightly roasty with a good level of dark fruitiness and a hint of alcohol. I happen to really like it.

Taste: flavorful up front, with dark fruit, tobacco, and raisin. The finish is a bit drier than up front, with roasty notes and even a little ashy bitterness. I think it's a well-wrought example of the style.

Mouthfeel: medium body with a big carbonation and a nice creaminess.

Overall: this is a damn nice Baltic porter. I could see myself drinking quite a lot of it.

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Photo of Zazzi82
3.83/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of baklo
4/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of teromous
4.13/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

The back label says: "LOT NUMBER 26.12.2018 03:24"

Appearance: The beer is a very dark brown that forms to black after poured with a bit of a reddish hue as light passes through parts of it. It has a very large creamy textured khaki head. Amazing retention and nice sheets of lacing. It looks picture perfect in the glass.

Aroma: There is a light cocoa scent with just a touch of roasted grain aroma. There is just a hint of toasted caramel and some carbon.

Taste: Up front there is a fantastic caramel flavor with just a touch of carbon. Every sip has this perfect balance of flavor. Towards the middle of the palate there is a bit of a coffee flavor.

Mouthfeel: Medium-light bodied with a bit of a carbonic bite. Very clean tasting and very well carbonated.

Overall: An outstanding beer full of great flavors and aromas. If you are looking to try a Baltic Porter or if you enjoy them in general then this should definitely be on your list of ones to try. I would buy it again.

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Photo of snaotheus
4.02/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

2017-09-19
500ml bottle served in a snifter. 12.12.2018 on the bottle, which I assume is a best by date. Brought from Poland by a friend.

Pours black with almost no head. Moderate but very fine carbonation. Smell is quite nice -- chocolatey, coffee, and rich. Moderate anise. Smells nice.

Taste is heavy on the anise, too light on the nice roasty stuff (but not missing -- just not as intense as I wanted).

Mouthfeel is is thickish, creamy. Overall, pretty darn good beer. That smell is awesome.

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Photo of NastyNorseman
4.34/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of samEBC
4.31/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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