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RATINGS: 267   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.54   EST. CALORIES: 234   ABV: 7.8%
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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.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Kinz (3365) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - AUG 11, 2011
Pours black, nice head. Aroma is lightly of chocolate, faint note of anise. Flavor is chocolate, with the anise floating in the background, melding nicely. Considering I’m not a huge anise fan, this was actually quite good. The flavorings added complexity without beating you over the head. Nicely done.

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bpreo (1782) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - AUG 2, 2011
Really has an "uncommon" taste to it. Aroma is delightful, flavor is just bizarre, but wholly recognizably a Baltic Porter. Good job making a Baltic in California!

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
beerguy101 (5294) - Newark, California, USA - JUL 2, 2011
Sampled on 6/10/2011. This Baltic Porter pours a dark black color from a 16oz can. Medium to small sized tan foamy head. The aroma is chocolate, fruity and sweet with a touch of licorice. A medium bodied Baltic Porter. The malts are chocolate, fruity and sweet with some licorice. The hops are herbal and earthy. Decent carbonation. Nice balance. Decent roastimess. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is slightly bitter.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Butters (3863) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - JUN 29, 2011
Pours a beautiful near black with ruby highlights and good brown head. mixed feelings on this one. Mixed chocolatey and dark roasty notes. got better as it warmed up and aired out. there was a distinct ’tinny’ taste to it when it first came out of the can. pretty good though.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fonefan (36036) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JUN 23, 2011

Draught @ SUMMER BEER FESTIVAL, Parco Rosati,via delle Tre Fontane, Roma, Italy.

Clear dark black brown colour with a large, frothy to creamy, good lacing, fully lasting, beige head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, roasted, caramel, sweet malt, toothpaste - mint ! Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and moderate bitter with a average to long duration, dark malt, chocolate, licorice notes. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20110513]

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
anders37 (17658) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JUN 2, 2011
Draft @ SBWF 2010. Pours a dark brown black color with a small off-white head. Has a roasted malty chocolate and licorice aroma. Roasted malty caramel and licorice flavor with hints of chocolate. Has a roasted malty licorice and caramel finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
manuchampions (1238) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 17, 2011
Sampled at Brewery Creek U.S. event @ VCBW. Pours from the can a deep black with a medium sized beige head. Aroma of roasted caramel, dark chocolate and licorice. Roasted flavour of caramel, liquorice and dried fruits with notes of alcohol and dark chocolate. Fairly thin mouthfeel but ample taste. Roasted and warming alcoholic finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
egajdzis (5409) - Spring Mount, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 14, 2011
Dark brown / black with a small, light tan head that left nice lacing on the glass. Aroma of roasted malts, anise, and cocoa. Taste of much of the same, with some dark fruits, some vanilla bean, and light alcohol. Not bad for being organic

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
chriso (7428) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 14, 2011
On tap (keg) at Cask Pub & Kitchen on 10 May 2011. Black in colour with a creamy head. Rich chocolatey feel throughout with some licorice in the flavour - didn’t realize it was actually brewed with licorice at the time. Not much sign of the Star Anise though. Some tart, hoppy notes in the flavour. A little sweet for my taste but, overall, extremely tasty and satisfying.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
adrian910ss (2371) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 8, 2011
16 oz can. Pours a deep cola with a large creamy tan head. Aroma of sweet malt, hints of black licorice, toasted nuts and cream notes. Taste of creamy sweet roasted malt, toasted nuts and faint black licorice.


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