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RATINGS: 290   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.55/5   EST. CALORIES: 234   ABV: 7.8%
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 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
FunkyBrewster (1518) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 15, 2012
16 oz can. Pours deep brown with a small tan head. Aroma is crisp but lightly roasty chocolate and some sweetness, marshmallow, cocoa.Flavor is crisp chocolate dark fruit, black licorice some spice and hops in the finish. Medium body and a crisp carbonation. Decent beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
saxo (15413) - HÝjbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - MAR 12, 2012
Tap @ Cask Pub & Kitchen. Nice head with good duration. Color is black. Aroma and taste are roast malt, licorice, coffee, chocolate and hops. Medium bodied and medium carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ccex (1121) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 5, 2012
I love Baltic Porters, and had never seen one in a can until today. Pours a very dark brown with a tiny tan head and no lacing. Aroma is full of licorice, roasted coffee, brown sugar and some chocolate. Creamy texture and medium to full body with average carbonation. The finish has some spices that remind me of root beer. Interesting, and worth a try.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
auerbrau (3197) - Ithaca, New York, USA - MAR 1, 2012
500mL Can. My first Baltic Porter from a can! Dry, lightly spiced warm woodsy aroma. The carbonation on this beer is way too high, itís really screwing with the body of the porter. The overcarbonation blows the spice and licorice (strong) all over the place. A hint of molasses and lots of dark malt round out the complexity. If they could tame the carbonation, this would be better, but it still wouldnít deal with the fact that this is mostly a spice porter and that thereís not much Baltic about it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
dmac (4965) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - FEB 16, 2012
16oz can from Spirits The Spot. Poured a super dark brown body with an average size foamy light beige head. Aroma of wet burnt toast, sour milk, citrus. Nice lighter creamy body with average carbonation and oddly enough a fuller finish than the forebody. Flavor is simar to the aroma with lots of roasted malts, lightly burnt toast, touch of sour milk and some citrus rind. I liked drinkin this one straight from the can far better.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Aniela (4198) - GŲteborg, SWEDEN - FEB 12, 2012
Draught at ÷lbaren Copenhagen november 2011. Dark beer with a beige head. Sourish with coffee flavour and aroma.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Oakes (13961) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 9, 2012
Can. Dark brown. The aroma is a bit roasty, with a bit of burnt coffee and maybe some dark sugars. Fairly full, creamy body but the malt character is thin. Thatís a rare achievement, but not a good one. The taste is accented towards bland coffee and light roast, not a particularly complex beer and the flavour notes unfortunately arenít the good one you find in genuine Baltic porters.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
zathrus13 (1741) - Mount Laurel, New Jersey, USA - FEB 7, 2012
16oz. can. Pours dark brown/black, with a brown head. Aroma is roasted malt, coffee, chocolate, and licorice. Flavor is roasted malt, chocolate, coffee, smoke, and licorice. Body is medium, but a little lighter than I thought it would be. Overall, a pleasant surprise in a can.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DYCSoccer17 (3513) - Woodland, California, USA - JAN 29, 2012
20 oz sample on tap at The Davis Beer Shoppe. The aroma on this has more coffee notes at first. Some medium roasted chocolate notes are also present. Some anise and some sweetness are also present. Mildly transparent dark mahogany body with a fair fizzy beige head. Weak lacing. Sweet, sugary start, before some chocolate and anise come through. Finishes with more sugary sweetness. A bit cloying, and a bit thin. Meh.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
BayAreaBeers (85) - Fremont, California, USA - JAN 21, 2012
Pours a deep deep red. Aroma is black licorice all the way with a weird bourbon hint. Taste follows but tamed down a bit. A little fruity ester in there. No distinct fruit flavor, just a fruitiness to it. Pretty good. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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