My tasting notes are… scattered. You may see the table full of beers behind the Komes Porter Bałtycki. Or perhaps the straw poking out from one of the Gold Rushes I was making for our hosts. You may even see a bottle of jäger prowling in the background. No I’m not that kind of lush; there were 8 other people there. Most of them Polish. And honestly I’m pretty sure I didn’t touch the master of hunters. But there was enough else going on and it was long enough ago that it’s fair to say I am an unreliable witness.
Here are the things I remember:
- Lots of dark roasted malt flavor. I’m usually not a fan of especially malty beers, but I did like this guy.
- Rich dark fruits and chocolate.
- Not overly sweet or cloying. This surprised me; usually high ABV dark beers are borderline syrup.
- Well hidden alcohol (9%, but you’d never know it).
It’s not a style of tried much before, but I thought it was a really well put-together beer. I would buy it again, and it’s worth checking out if you have the chance. Bring some friends. Or a sleeping bag.