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Late in the 18th century Britainís great brewing families were working hard to break into new markets. For the Baltic Sea ports they created an export version of the traditional British Porter. Styled like an IPA to preserve them for the voyage, those profound Baltic Porters served to ward off the chill winds of that northern sea. That said, we werenít satisfied with the Baltic Porterís traditionally subtle hint of black licorice. This ale features a blend of whole licorice root and star anise to create an uncommon addition to that traditional export Porterís hearty character.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DeliriumT (361) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - AUG 11, 2012
Pours ink black with chocolate head. Smells like burnt toffee syrup mixed with hints of licorice and light coffee. The taste is much more of coffee than the aroma and tastes strongly of burnt coffee

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Scipio (701) - Palatine, Illinois, USA - AUG 7, 2012
Pours almost black, but not quite, with a full but fading tan head. Aroma was of coffee, licorice, chocolate, and bread. Roasted impression. Taste has sour notes in this. I still get a good amount of licorice and coffee, but I also taste some citrus notes like lemon and apple, along with chocolate undertones. Creamy and slick when drinking, no real carbonation, not much of an aftertaste. Good, not my favorite, but something I might buy again.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
hallinghansen (2052) - Odense S, DENMARK - AUG 2, 2012
Tap @ CBC. Brown body with a small offwhite head. Aroma is molasses, grain, licorice, toffee, chocolate. Flavor is chocolate, coffee, licorice, roast.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
andyhwcinc (1444) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 29, 2012
Enjoyed at a friends place while bottling some home brew. Not a fan of this stuff. Appearance pitch black with almost no head. Aroma of chocolate, light booze, bit of spice/cinnamon. Taste is ok, features all of the aroma elements, doesnít really add anything, below average when comparing against other of the style.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Arve_Christian (3073) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUL 27, 2012
UPDATED: JUL 28, 2012 On tap at Schouskjelleren . Black color , offwhite foam. Roasted aromas , coffee, some vanilla. Full body & high complexity . Good bitterness & carbonation. Very enjoyable ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
brokensail (10958) - Orange County, California, USA - JUL 27, 2012
Pours a dark brown color with a khaki head. The nose is roasted malt, dark fruit, and some mild licorice. I get a bit of coffee, maybe a little bit of chocolate and grain sweetness. Light bitterness on the palate, presumably from the roasted malt. Licorice, burnt sugar, and dark fruits give some sweetness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
j12601 (6603) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - JUL 25, 2012
Can. Pours a deep black with a large dark tan head. Chocolate hits the nose just from pouring, followed by dark fruit up close and a bit of cardboard. Medium bodied, sweet and roasty up front, moves into a bit of bitter cocoa with warm alcohol. Cocoa, roast, chocolate pudding, dark stone fruits. Finishes up with some lingering cocoa bitterness and a faint hint of sweetness and chocolate. Tasty.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
GT2 (8444) - San Diego County, California, USA - JUL 25, 2012
16oz can shared on the RBSG bus. Clear, deep coffee brown pour. Low carbonation. Nose is coffee, roast, bitter malt husk, sweet lemon tea, cherry juice box. Taste is bitter, cocoa, malted milkballs, dark chocolate, tangy. Very earthy and dirty. Tart palate.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
reebtogi (4183) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 23, 2012
473ml can pours dark brown in color with some hints of red when held to a light source with a finger and a half of beige head that settles quite quickly leaving some spotted lacing on the glass. Aroma is chocolate and roasted malts with hints of licorice. Taste is malty sweet with some roast bitterness and licorice and an earthy hop bitterness. Medium bodied with moderate carbonation leaving a nice tingle on the palate. A rather enjoyable brew that is best when sipped slowly.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Torontoblue (85) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 15, 2012
Can with a BB of April 2012. Pours a dark brown, flat & zero head. Aroma of coffee grounds, licquorice, dark chocolate, molasses, bready, dark malt. Taste is nice roasted malt, bitter licquorice, rich dark fruits (prune, fig, raisin), slight dark chocolate flavours too. Medium bodied mouthfeel leading to a longish, coffee bitter finish. A little on the light side for a Baltic Porter, but still an enjoyable quaff.

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