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Black Boss Porter | BOSS Browar Witnica S.A.

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Black Boss PorterBlack Boss Porter

Brewed by:
BOSS Browar Witnica S.A.

Style: Baltic Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.40%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by bark on 04-10-2004

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Photo of TempeBeerMan
4.14/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a bottle in a dimpled mug.

A – Black in the center with brown around the edges. Only the thinnest bit of head, which vaporized instantly. Small amount of patchy lacing.

S – Big aroma of espresso beans and black coffee. A little dark chocolate as well.

T – Rich flavors of espresso beans, burnt coffee, dark chocolate, caramel, mocha, charcoal, smoke, molasses, and roasted grains. Where some reviewers are getting dark fruits, to me the sweetness is all of the molasses/chocolate/caramel variety. Sweet in the beginning, drifting toward bitter in the mid palate. Perfect mix of sweet and bitter. Very, very good. Slight bit of alcohol warmth in the finish, but otherwise the 9.4% abv is CRAZY hidden.

M – Thin bodied, but pretty creamy as well. Low carbonation. Finishes slightly syrupy. Overall, the feel works well.

O – A porter lovers porter. Everything presented here is dark, roasted, or burnt. I love this beer. (This now wins my “most dangerous beer” award as I’m wondering how many of these 500 ml bad boys I could put away in an evening. Something tells me I better not try to find out.)

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Photo of derkfromwi
3.95/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: finger and a half khaki head, very dark brown color, decent carbonation and lacing

S: Sweetness, caramel, coffee, chocolate

T: Burnt caramel, coffee, sweet then bitter, some chocolate

M: Smooth, good carbonation, a bit thin for me, medium bodied

O: Good Porter, definitely worth the price of $2.something for 500mL, almost always have one of these on hand

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Photo of datalager
4.13/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

What an excellent find! I am of Polish descent, and make an annual pilgrimage to a Polish deli/market less than an hour away every Easter (mainly to get REAL kielbasa). While there today i saw one of these in the fridge and bought it on a lark. What a great chance purchase.

A-Super dark but transparent chestnut brown, with a bone white one finger head leaving a scattering of lace. A very attractive color.

S-Roasted coffee, anise, bread, smoke and dark chocolate. The aroma is beautiful, unfortunately just a bit subtle. Still pleasant, though.

T-Awesome! Licorice, coffee, yeast, a slight baker's chocolate, and some mild hops in the finish. Barely any alcohol flavor.

MF-Smooth and chewy up front, with some dryness in the finish which begs for additional sips. A superb liquid from the tongue to the swallow.

Overall, this is an amazing porter. I am partial to porters, but also quite critical. Not too sweet, not too smokey, just the right balance. My only complaint...it's TOO good! It is so easy going down that you forget how heavy the alcohol is. Drink this one slowly.

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Photo of BeerAcolyte
4/5  rDev +6.4%

Photo of EddieJoe
4.25/5  rDev +13%

Photo of klopez1253
4.7/5  rDev +25%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I've been partial to porters since Narragansett Porter in the 1970s and this is a high-ABC porter that tastes good, without too strong an alcohol taste and without too sweet a malty taste. This is a maybe-too-easy-to-drink strong dark beer, and had become one of my favorites. No one in my area has it or can get it from regional distributors so I am buying it from the one place I have found it reliably online.

A: a very dark beer
S: sweet but not alcohol-y
T: mildly sweet, for such a strong beer; easily palatable
M: for me a good level of carbonation
O: one of my favorite beers -- not available in most places

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Photo of Glibber
3.8/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Bought this as a cheap filler for a beer tasting (under $2 for 16 oz), but this was one of the hits of the party. Decent head, on a black coffee colored beer. Bursting of chocolate and some coffee undertones. Alcohol is well hidden. My first beer from Poland, and I was very impressed.

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Photo of sukwonee
4.5/5  rDev +19.7%

Photo of keithmurray
3.46/5  rDev -8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

16.9 oz. into a mug

Appearance - dark brown with fluffy tan head

smell - dark chocolate, coffee grinds, burnt wood, smoked meats

taste - charred malts, coffee grinds, dark chocolate, expresso, molasses

mouthfeel - ample carbonation, medium bodied, smoky upfront, a bit of sweetness mid body and then the finish has some bitterness

overall - I like the way the flavors linger on the palate after the swallow, the taste isn't as robust as other entrants of the style, but at the price point it is worth a shot

Price Point - $2.09/16.9oz bottle

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Photo of johnhenryconway
4.25/5  rDev +13%

Photo of richkrull
3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

Photo of Murrhey
3.58/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 500ml bottle. Reviewed from notes.

A- No head, probably due to a high ABV. Deep black color. No carbonation. Kind of intimidating.

S- Booze and burnt malts. Surprisingly subtle smell.

T- Caramel and dark fruits. Not what I expected at all. The booze is obvious. Coffee notes too.

M- Thin bodied with a gritty finish.

O- Weird beer. Not your usual porter. Not sure if I enjoy it or not.

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Photo of jktedder12
4.07/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 500ml bottle into a stemmed porter glass. Small head, which dissipated quickly with some lacing. Poured a deep, dark ruby red. Strong smell of caramel. Taste, a sweet coffee/caramel flavor with hints of sorghum. One of the sweetest porters I've had. Definitely a breakfast or dessert beer. Overall, very nice. Would buy more.

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Photo of Tumble
4/5  rDev +6.4%

Photo of obywan59
3.86/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Beer of the month club.

This beer pours darkly into my pint glass, not quite dark brown with reddish hues. Held against a bright yellow light, it's pure ruby to deep ruby. It has a 2 1/2 finger head that recedes rather quickly leaving minimal lacing. There are no carbonation bubbles.

Coffee, charred wood and caramel prevail in the aroma, with more subtle hints of toasted brown bread, dark fruit, and fruity alcohol.

Light metallics or grassy hops are evident in the taste, but the sweet charred malts prevail, accented in the finish by the light bitterness of the hops. The combination of the sweet taste with the high alcohol content give me the impression of rum.

The mouthfeel seems a bit thin for the style, but it still leaves a nice syrupy coating on the tongue, as well as some warming alcohol in the throat.

Porters are my favorite beer style. I prefer them over stouts, because they're generally sweeter. This particular porter is sweeter than most. It's also thinner than most, but that just makes it all the more drinkable.

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Photo of halo913
4/5  rDev +6.4%

Photo of Dunkelhund
4/5  rDev +6.4%

Photo of Zachtheporter
3.61/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 500ml bottle into a glass mug.

A- Deep dark brown that gives off a ruby tint when held up to the light. Fat white tanish head leaves lacing on the surface as well as a ring around the edges of the glass.

S- Strong and rich. Smokey, Chocolate and caramel notes. Bitter earthy hops. Bready malts.

T- Very smokey sweet and caramely. Starts off with the taste of smokey bitter hops and has some sweetness in the middle with chocolate and caramel notes. Finishes somewhat bitter sweet.

M- Medium carbonation but otherwise smooth and full bodied.

O- Good. Very average yet the high alcohol content and low price definitely make this Porter worth the try.

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5/5  rDev +33%

Photo of Cougar990
3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

Photo of chrispoint
4/5  rDev +6.4%

Photo of Daniellobo
4/5  rDev +6.4%

Photo of 11millsown113
1.5/5  rDev -60.1%

Photo of JAHMUR
3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

Photo of Fitzmke
3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

Black Boss Porter from BOSS Browar Witnica S.A.
Beer rating: 3.76 out of 5 with 589 ratings
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