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RATINGS: 290   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
RichTheVillan (5199) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUN 27, 2015
Can during 2nd Annual Midlands tasting group; dark brown pour with a tan head, aroma has chocolate and some roast malt, taste has chocolate, some roast, dark fruit.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
rouhlas (1721) - GREECE - JUN 21, 2015
From old notes. From tap at Copenhagen Beer Celebration 2012. Black color with beige head. Roasted malty aroma, caramel, chocolate, licorice. Sweet and bitter taste. Medium oily body with soft carbonation

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
MrBlueSky93 (504) - Sutton Coldfield, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - JUN 2, 2015
Can from Beers of Europe. Pours dark brown/black with a single finger tan coloured head. Aroma of smokiness, dark fruits, sweetness, caramel, toffee...Taste of initial smokiness, real good smokiness, chocolate then dark fruits, plums, raisins, cherries, caramel, toffee, liquorice...the liquorice is a bit sickly for me, doesn’t mix too well with the creaminess for me...nice nonetheless though!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
gnoff (9191) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - MAY 18, 2015
Draught at 3 små rum, May 18, 2015.
Black color, dark brown head. Light acidic, roasted scent. Light acidic, metallic taste. Metallic aftertaste. Medium mouthfeel, low bitterness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
douglas88 (7585) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 6, 2015
Can. Pours a pitch black hue with a small beige head. A big sweet malty chocolate nose. The flavor is tobacco, dark fruit, dark cherry especially, some ash and very milky. Solid. Drinkable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Desverger (5064) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - APR 24, 2015
Tap@Taphouse, Copenhagen - dark brown verging black coloured pour. Roasted malty aroma and taste, chocolate, caramel, some dark fruits. Decent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
rick_91709 (282) - USA - APR 7, 2015
Poured from a can. Inky black with an enormous tan head. Aroma of roasted malts and something sweet. Very creamy. Bitter coffee flavor. Pretty good. Would drink again. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
maxwelldeux (4219) - Snohomish, Washington, USA - MAR 25, 2015
Can. Pours a near black color with a moderate frothy light brown head on there. Nose is a mixture of dark fruits, roasting, and licorice. Taste is definitely roast and just a bit sour. OK, but not my favorite.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
wheresthepath (1876) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - JAN 20, 2015
Can from the Grumpy Goat, Reading. Black with a tan head. Good strong chocolate aroma. The chocolate is less strong on tasting but still the main flavour. There’s some light roastiness, some sweet cola and- yes- a little liquorice (fortunately not too much). Generally sweetish with some dryness at the end. It’s fine, if a little underwhelming.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jandd1983 (3313) - Wentzville, Missouri, USA - JAN 11, 2015
Sampled at an ESBLS tasting. It poured a dark brown color with a tan head. The aroma was of chocolate, coffee and roasted malts. The taste was of roasted malts, coffee, chocolate and some earthy. Nice.

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