Black Boss Porter

Black Boss PorterBlack Boss Porter is a Baltic Porter from Browar Witnica in Poland, a sweet, dark ale with 9.4% alcohol by volume. I got it along with the Boss Beer from a restaurant that was out of business, and was pleasantly surprised at how good it was. (I had been a little concerned over the storage quality.)

Appearance: Dark brown, a little dirty motor oil-ish but a nice clear ruby-garnet when held up to direct sunlight.

Smell: Dark malts and a sweetness (creamy coffee), alcohol and black licorice.

Taste: Sweet and creamy rich over a slightly burnt, roasted grain character. Thickly sweet coffee, molasses, licorice, maple(?). I noticed the alcohol after it warmed up a bit in the glass.

Mouthfeel: Medium, somewhat lighter than expected for such a high-gravity beer; a bit syrupy.

Overall: Pretty good, I rather enjoyed it, though you have to be careful against the alcohol—you don’t really notice it.

On BeerAdvocate, it scores 84 out of 100, with 94% approval. On RateBeer, it scores 3.45 out of 5 and is in their 81st percentile.

One comment

  1. Now here’s a beer right up my alley! I definitely have to find one of these.

    I seem to be seeing more and more Baltic Porters being reported on lately, looks like a little trend.

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