Black Boss Porter | BOSS Browar Witnica S.A.

Black Boss PorterBlack Boss Porter
BA SCORE
3.77/5
588 Ratings
Black Boss PorterBlack Boss Porter
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
BOSS Browar Witnica S.A.
Poland
browar-witnica.pl

Style: Baltic Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.40%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by bark on 04-10-2004

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#18,548
Reviews:
309
Ratings:
588
pDev:
14.85%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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18
Gots:
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Ratings: 588 |  Reviews: 309
Photo of WoodButcher
3.41/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a dark oily brown, not as black as I anticipated. Head is fine, quickly dissipating with minimal lacing.

Smell was chocolate and ripe fruit. Taste likewise was chocolate with lots of dark fruit; plums, prunes, and molasses. A bit too sweet but not cloyingly so. Very little alcohol taste and the finish is heavy on the malts and plum/molasses.

Mouthfeel is fine carbonation and a little slick, coating the tongue.

Overall it's a good beer, but not great. Too sweet and a bit one dimensional.

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Photo of pat61
4.25/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

L: Pours brilliant brown with bright ruby highlights while producing a 2” moderately persistent cream colored foam cap.

S: Dark dried fruit suggesting prune, some dark sugars and dark malts.

T: Dark dried fruit and very rich malt flavors with honey caramel sweetened dark bread crust and a trace of grain. The malt flavors are medium high, the hop flavors and bitterness are medium low, the fruit flavors are mild. No rough edges – no burnt or harsh roast flavors.

F: Clean and smooth with medium full body and medium low carbonation. Hides the 9.4% alcohol well.

O: A nice, rich, easy to drink Baltic Porter.

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Photo of VashonGuy
3.92/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Very smooth porter, milder than I expected. I was under the impression that Baltic Porters as a group were much stronger than regular Porters, but that's not true of this. The flavor is very appealing. After drinking most of the bottle, I checked the ABV, and was surprised to see the 9+% - it felt sessionable, and I would have guessed 5%. Nice porter, not remarkable, but quite good.

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Photo of T-34-85
3.86/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Groman911
5/5  rDev +32.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Good beer. Very much like drink.

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Photo of chicagoish
3.46/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ordybill
4.53/5  rDev +20.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 16.9 OZ bottle into a pint glass. the bottle cap is all gloss black. the appearance is like a dark coffee color. The aroma is full of malt with a big dose of black licorice. The taste is like the aroma and the alcohol is very well hidden. Overall, an really outstanding Baltic Porter. This is becoming a very sought after style by me.

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Photo of mr-jj
3.99/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured into an ale glass from a 12 oz bottle.

Color is dark brown with a thin khaki head. Smell is nice - roasted coffee and dark chocolate - like a mocha. Flavor is a good balance of the dark roasted malt and honey. The ABV is hidden well. Body is medium with moderate carbonation. Overall, a great value for a really good beer.

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Photo of HabaJohn
3.32/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of BillB1786
3.56/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

For under $2, not bad at all.

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Photo of StoutBoi
3.65/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Testylawyer
4.44/5  rDev +17.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

The Black Boss bottle was waiting patiently in a cooler for me to discover one day. At first I was reluctant due to lack of description on the label. A simple white font on black background is all this beer needs. It's a straight to the point porter. I could hardly believe the cashiers mouth when he uttered a meek "$3.74 is your total." "Wow what a great price!" My inner voice exclaimed excitedly. All of the other beers surrounding the black boss were at least 3 dollars more for the same quantity. As I poured the black boss into an empty paper water cup in the parking lot of a nearby McDonalds, a frothy tan head settled atop a strong light obsorbing pillar of black mass. The smell of dumpster garbage wofted throuh the open window and attempted to spoil my date with dark destiny. Upon first sip of the Boss I was in disbelief. The cashier must have made a mistake. This was the experience of a 10 dollar beer but for a third of the price. It wasn't the most exotic porter I've had, but by far the most satisfying. The alcohol taste was almost non existent. This porter immediately became promoted to the high position of my "Go-to porter".

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Photo of woodchip
3.79/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of WCKDVBZ
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of cdub70085
4.23/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Jeffsta1
3.7/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Dave1999
3.95/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours pitch black with an off white head. Good head retention especially for the abv.

The smell is dark malts and treacle.

The taste is treacle, dark malt, a little roasted coffee and just a tiny bit of alcohol.

The mouthfeel is light for a beer of this abv. Very drinkable.

Overall a very good porter, the abv is well hidden.

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Photo of zenithberwyn
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jwhancher
3.43/5  rDev -9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a very dark brew when held to the light, otherwise looks black with tan head and lacing that clings to the glass sides. Drank out of a Stella stem glass. Smells ash like with black licorice and molasses. No hot alcohols. Tastes sweet upfront with molasses like stickiness that fades to dark chocolate. Seems a bit oxidized with some cardboard character coming through. Enough bitterness to round out the somewhat dominating malt sweetness. Feels medium full with a slight alcohol warmth but otherwise very drinkable for 9.4%.

Overall, a nice beer worth trying from Poland here in the states. Bought for less than $3. Can't beat it for a decent brew.

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Photo of ONovoMexicano
4/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served in a porter glass.

A frothy, yet thick and firm head forms majestically over a dark brown body with amber hues. Looks black from afar. Lacing scatters. 5

Chocolatey sweetness reaches my nose from a distance. Closer inspections gets a more molasses and caramel malt aroma and some pungent floral aroma. Reminds me of a brown ale a bit. 3.75

Taste reminds me a great deal of molasses... Molasses and oats. Sweetness reminds me of honey too. Takes an interesting turn at the finish, going floral and almost sugary, but I really like it. 4

The body is light and easy-drinking and still manages to feel and taste rich. The sweetness too strikes a tight balance of pronounced sweetness and restraint. A floral quality and touch of bitterness mid- to late-palate also work to tamp down the sweetness nicely. 4

This beer is quite nice and a pleasant beer to try as a contrast to what we frequently taste here in the states.

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Photo of paulish
4/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Grant79Johnston
4.22/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of 81tillinfinity
3.22/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Nyrangersgrrl
3.6/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of fishguyac
3.51/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Black Boss Porter from BOSS Browar Witnica S.A.
Beer rating: 3.77 out of 5 with 588 ratings
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