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Late in the 18th century Britain’s 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 weren’t satisfied with the Baltic Porter’s 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 Porter’s hearty character.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
NordicV (1293) - Malmö, Sweden, SWEDEN - OCT 11, 2012
Smakprov på SBWF12 Nästan helt svart med ett beige krämigt skum. Doft av rostat kaffer och lakrits. Detta återkommer i smaken tillsammans med lite sötma och choklad. En bar Baltic Porter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
AndySnow (4587) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - OCT 9, 2012
Sample @ SBWF 12. Dark brown colour with a tan head. Roasted malt and anise aroma. A bit thin. Flavour is liquorice, chocolate, dried fruit.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Rune (9065) - Tromsø, NORWAY - OCT 2, 2012
250ml draught at Gaasa. Black as pitch, almost. Fawn-coloured head leaving spotty lacing. Smell of semi-sweet malts. Dark fruity and salty liquorice in flavour with notes of spiced berries. Bittersweet ending. Fine bodied. Likable (Oslo, 19.09.2012).

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
AmEricanbrew (6215) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - SEP 27, 2012
Black color with tan sheen. Milk chocolate, dark roast, coffee aromas. medium body. Rich sweet dark chocolate flavors with dark roast malt, and mild earthy kelp--good

   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 it’s defense, it was received well by others in the party, but it just wasn’t for me. Also, not crazy about brews that are served in Cans....

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hombrepalo (1923) - 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

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
gunnar (6193) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
patricks110 (1958) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Gerbeer (2264) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
gam (3518) - 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

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