Yesterday, Boak and Bailey advised snapping up Okocim Porter on sight. Today I was roaming my hunting grounds for Session prey and happened across a stash of it getting old on the shelves of Carvill's. Far be it from me to disobey orders, so here I sit with my swarthy Polish friend.
It's a big lad, for sure: 8.3% and tasting every bit. Stablemate Okocim Mocne is characteristically sweet, but this takes sweet to a new level. It's incredibly heavy and thick, with gallons of malty, treacly sugar. No chocolate, no coffee, no burnt anything much. There's barely a hint of bitterness, and that comes more from the saccharine uber-sweetness than, say, the hops.
This is a challenging beer, and not to be attempted lightly. Fair play to them for selling it in full-sized bottles, where many brewers would have opted for 33cl. It's one to finish your night with. Especially if you've not had much to drink.
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