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Kozlak PorterKozlak Porter

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Browar Krotoszyn

Style: Baltic Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.80%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by Gusler on 03-05-2002

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 6 |  Reviews: 6
Reviews by nathi:
Photo of nathi
4.04/5  rDev +25.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Regardless of the decisions of this site...this baby is a Baltic Porter, and really is a good example of the style.

Dark brown with a large head that falls fast.

Rich toffee aroma mingles with a light roast and a nice alcohol fruityness and malt rasens and plums....not esters

Very smooth and bock like flavor, a bit sweet though. Very nice toffee and caramel flavors. Smooth and clean. Alcohol is very mellow. A little out of balance to the sugary sweet malt side though, could use more complexity.

Very nice beer, not the best example of the style (Try okocim or Zywiek) but tasty. Ya, it isnt a Robust Porter, but it isnt supposed to be.

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Photo of Thrasher
2.31/5  rDev -28%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 1

Very sweet with currant/raisin/plum flavors. In fact, too sweet. Like drinking a glass of molasses. Leaves a reasonably good aftertaste. Thinnish mouthfeel, oppressive malts hide the alcoholic content. No trace of hops. Invites comparisons with some superior sweet stouts (Sam Smith, Youngs) but outside of evoking memories of better beers past, this is an unsatisfying drinking experience. Good only if you're trying to cut down on your drinking. This beer was extremely well regarded in recent issue of AAB magazine. Go figure.

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Photo of Gusler
4/5  rDev +24.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The color as it sets in the glass a nice deep and rich brown color with twinkling high lights of garnet. Head modest in size, the texture frothy, the lace in thick glutinous sheets that smother the glass. Nose is largely the aroma of toasted grains, somewhat sweet, caramel and quite a treat for the senses. Malt and quite sweet at the start, top is thick and full filling, the finish has a pertinent acidity and the hops up front and meaningful in their spicy bite. A beer I feel worth a try as it does represent the style quite well.

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Photo of mzwolinski
2.31/5  rDev -28%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Very dark brown, almost black in color, with a somewhat darkish tank head, thin and finely bubbled. There is a strong alcohol aroma immediately upon opening which mellows -- but not much! -- to some fruity esters, mostly raisin like. Hint of chocolate malt manages to be just noticeable behind the alcohol. Taste is cloyingly sweet, with a toffee-like flavor which lingers on to the aftertaste. Alcohol is again noticeable mid-palate through a warming sensation and raisin/plum notes. Hops are undetectable, as is any bitterness from the grains. This leaves a rather empty feeling in the back of one's mouth -- quite unsatisfying. It's a drinkable beer, but it's not memorable one, and it is definitely lacking essential elements of the porter style.

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Photo of budgood1
3.5/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

pours out a very cloudy, unfiltered, dark, ruby tinged, brown colour. a rather large, foamy light tan head that sticks quite stubbornly. minimal lacing. estery, with large fruity aromas...mostly plums, raisins, figs and molasses. alcohol notes quite evident. very nice smelling. an extremely smooth and creamy mouthfeel gives way to flavors of sweet, dark ripened fruits. cherries and currants; dates and raisins. hints of chocolate. did i mention that this tastes like liquid fruitcake?!? or alcoholic prune juice? quite sugary and sweet and a bit cloying to a fault. it actually tastes good, but i prefer more bitter roasted malt flavors in my porters to balance the sweetness. no discernible alcohol flavors even though this is 7.8% ABV. it's very easy drinking, but i don't think i'd want more than one in a sitting, due to the overwhelming fruity sweetness. this has "breakfast porter" written all over it. who needs fruit loops when you can drink this?

a good porter, just very different. and it might not sit well with everyone. i kind of liked it, though.

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Photo of Bighuge
3.13/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Pours a dark ruby with a nice creamy brown head. Some English variety hops and malt on the nose. There is a unique sweet taste to this porter not present in a lot of porters (and probably shouldn't be). It is not bad though. At 7.8% a/v, I believe this would be considered a baltic porter or Imperial Porter. Can't taste the alcohol however. But this doesn't really taste like a porter should. Some of the trademark characteristics are lacking, like roasted character and coffe tones and burnt malt, etc. There is some chocolate character present. And it is really an agreeable brew (at 7.8%).

This is another Polish Porter I thought I'd take a stab at being Polish myself. This one fared much better than the last one though. (That was the Dojlidy.)

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Kozlak Porter from Browar Krotoszyn
3.21 out of 5 based on 6 ratings.
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