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RATINGS: 273   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.55   EST. CALORIES: 234   ABV: 7.8%
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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.


2.4
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
coopersmoon (11) - North Ipswich, AUSTRALIA - SEP 16, 2012
I feel really bad rating it so low, as I love the Porter Style.....but the Licorice Root was just too overpowering...in itís defense, it was received well by others in the party, but it just wasnít for me. Also, not crazy about brews that are served in Cans....

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hombrepalo (1911) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 15, 2012
16oz can at Twisted Spoke. Dark brown color. Dar brown head. Mollasses, dark chocolate, dark fruit, nose. Rich, dark fruits and molasses dominate. Rich, but some how drinkable. Well balanced alcolhol is well hidden. Whisky and molasses infinish. Excellent

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
gunnar (5975) - Sandnes, NORWAY - SEP 12, 2012
On tap at Gaasa, Oslo. Pours very dark brown, like Coke, with a small tanned head. Aroma of dark malts, liquorice and light smoke. Taste is strong liquorice delights, black coffee. Almost full bodied. Lovely baltic porter.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
patricks110 (1857) - Alberta, CANADA - SEP 10, 2012
very neat Baltic Porter with licorice root and star anise....huh? The body is completely black with a finger of creamy looking head. The aroma has a huge roasted coffee and licorice note exit some definite robustness. The firs sip is lightly syrupy with a subtle licorice flavor coming through amongst a more powerful roasted malt. Overall a very good Baltic porter but not incredible.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Gerbeer (2169) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 3, 2012
UPDATED: SEP 5, 2012 16 oz can. Pours black with red tints. Medium head of big tan bubbles that dissipates very quickly. Aromas of sweet chocolate and roasted malts with a hint of dark fruit. Flavors of black coffee, dark chocolate powder, and burnt malts. Maybe a little licorice. Fizzy. Very nice.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
gam (3457) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - AUG 24, 2012
Large tan head brown black pour medium carbonation aromas coffee rich chocolate liquorice flavours spicy coffee fruit raisin mild medium bitter the finish spicy and rich sweet malts the best aftertastes average for a Baltic porter

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
PorterPounder (5881) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - AUG 21, 2012
Portland, Or - Johnís Marketplace - 16 oz can. Black as night pour with a thick khaki colored head. Sweet aroma with some licorice, molasses and a hint of dates. Flavor has some nice potting soiling accents, a healthy dose of licorice, back end of dates and raisins. Nice thick mouthfeel. Solid.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
hawthorne00 (2662) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - AUG 21, 2012
Can, 12C. Black with a tan head thatís a coat very quickly and then is gone. Aroma of treacle, mocha, grass, aniseed. Oily, lightly carbonated mouthfeel. Sweet with dark sugars, moderate roasted flavours, licorice, creeping bitterness. Pepper and anise linger a little long after the malt and licorice fade away. Would have liked a little more bitterness at the end, too. First sip seemed a bit thin, but it gradually filled out.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
HughConway (828) - Washington, USA - AUG 20, 2012
Can. Pours black, thin tan head, quite a bit of carbonation. Aroma is malt - maybe a hint of the anise and licorice? Taste is roast malt, smooth finish. Nice beer.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bluevegie (3063) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - AUG 18, 2012
I still enjoyed this even though I served it a little too cold. Black body with lasting tan head. Donít pick up a lot of chocolate on the nose and in the taste, the aroma to me is more star anise, a little warming in the taste, maybe rich dark chocolate, not outstanding but very drinkable.


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