Saturday, 3 March 2007

Review: Okocim Porter

Okocim Porter from Browar Okocim S.A. (Carlsberg)
Rating: A-

Appearance: Opaque dark brown in the glass, nice head with good retention and lacing.

Smell: Very intriguing aroma. Molasses, chocolate, and roast. With a somewhat marine background that reminds me of the beach.

Taste: Very much along the same lines as the nose, with chocolate, roast, coffee, molasses... and the same mineral/marine character I found interesting in the nose. A touch of smoke. There might be a hint of anise here, as well, which is usually a flavor I detest, but if it's here it's still just under the threshold of being consciously recognizable.

Mouthfeel: Medium-full body, low on carbonation that accentuates how "big" this beer is.

Drinkability: Good. It's different from every other porter - and even baltic porter - I've had, with those marine and extremely subtle anise notes. That said, perhaps a bit overrated.

Serving type: bottle

Reviewed on: 03-03-2007 17:45:20

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