Black Boss Porter | BOSS Browar Witnica S.A.

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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:
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Added by bark on 04-10-2004

BEER STATS
Ratings:
585
Reviews:
307
Avg:
3.8
pDev:
14.74%
 
 
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18
Gots:
60
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1
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Photo of EddieJoe
4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

Photo of klopez1253
4.7/5  rDev +23.7%
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 0%
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 +18.4%

Photo of keithmurray
3.46/5  rDev -8.9%
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 +11.8%

Photo of richkrull
3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

Photo of Murrhey
3.58/5  rDev -5.8%
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 +7.1%
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 +5.3%

Photo of obywan59
3.86/5  rDev +1.6%
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 +5.3%

Photo of Dunkelhund
4/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of Zachtheporter
3.61/5  rDev -5%
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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Photo of skyespops
5/5  rDev +31.6%

Photo of Cougar990
3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

Photo of chrispoint
4/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of Daniellobo
4/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of 11millsown113
1.5/5  rDev -60.5%

Photo of JAHMUR
3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

Photo of Fitzmke
3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

Photo of ahnatiw
4/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of JohnK17
4/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of rsant
3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

Photo of Mappies
4/5  rDev +5.3%

Black Boss Porter from BOSS Browar Witnica S.A.
3.8 out of 5 based on 585 ratings.
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