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RATINGS: 295   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.55/5   EST. CALORIES: 234   ABV: 7.8%
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 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Borup (12032) - Albertslund, DENMARK - MAY 17, 2012
Tap at CBC. Black with a beige head. Aroma and flavour of roasted malt, hops, coffee, vanilla, and fruit.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
b3shine (8183) - Indiana, USA - MAY 16, 2012
Can to snifter. Looks good; dark with little CO2 and thin lacing. Smells dry and roasty, but good. Tastes silmilar. Mouthfeel is good. Solid.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tkrjukoff (4306) - SWEDEN - MAY 16, 2012
CBC 2012. Pours pitch black with a nice tanned had leaving small laces. Aroma is sweet coffee vanila roasted malty. Flavor is sweet malty caramel vanilla coffee fruity with moderate bitterness. Finishes coffee and roasted sweet.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
sethbreaker (179) - New York, Greater London, USA - MAY 16, 2012
From the can. Roasted malt with licorice and some booze on the nose. Starts sweet with some roast, licorice , anise and bitter hop. A little on the sweet side. don’t think I’m a fan of Star Anise

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Pinball (11939) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 13, 2012
clear dark brown , small yellow head. mild roasted malty aroma. falvor is malty, flowery, floral hops, well brewed tasty but mild, slightly roasted malty brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
williamstome (1709) - Somerville, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 10, 2012
Black pour. Chocolate/Licorice aroma, flavor is malty, smokey, with more licorice. Interesting, not bad.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Marheb (5019) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 8, 2012
Grosses notes rôties en arôme, mélasse, anis également. En bouche ce qui me frappe c’est la présence presque littérale de cendres, dans le corps et l’arrière goût. Une certaine présence lacté encourage le reste des saveurs. Certainement unique.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
GothGargoyle (2436) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 4, 2012
On draft at CASK in London. Black with virtually no head. Aroma is coffee, anise, chocolate, blackcurrant. Smooth, slightly creamy mouthfeel, good bodied, long dry licorice and roasty finish with no bitterness. Well balanced.  Taste is chocolate, oatmeal, licorice, fig, cider vinegar.  

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
boxofrane (2553) - Spring City, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 30, 2012
16 ounce can. Pours black with a large, long lasting, off white head. Aroma has roast and some licorice - minor booziness. Taste is sweet with the anise jumping on the tongue. There is some dark maltiness cutting the sweetness down. The palate is a little lively on the tongue and finishes alcohol free. Pretty solid find from whole foods.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
cgarvieuk (21868) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 25, 2012
at Craft beer co ... deep brown ... thin tan head ... soft dark roast malts ... big toffee roast ... soft caramel ... soft toffee and chocolate malt

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