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RATINGS: 289   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.55   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Reid (2095) - Salem, Oregon, USA - OCT 1, 2011
16 oz can from "Lifesource" Salem. $2.95 Again ,as with the Siamese Twin, the pour is horrendous..a gentle pour ensures a glass 90% foam. Is there some sort of trouble with transportation or at canning..oh well heres another 10 minute wait to taste the stuff. OK after a long thirsty wait here goes. Typical baltic porter body..almost black yet with mahogany aspects on the edge. Actually a nice ,tight,creamy tan head..when its under control. Aroma is pleasng.. fresh ground coffee bean,cocoa nibs,,touch of aniseed, a faint aroma of medicinal liquorice. Very nice. Taste is the same as the aroma basically..with a little alcoholic warming and some blackcurrant. The mouthfeel is slightly over carbonated for style but OK and finally get some strong liquorice goodness. Over all a nice beer..but i dont know if i want to buy anything else from this brewer to drink with friends..as waiting for the froth monster to shrink isnt really my thing.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
HenrikSoegaard (11858) - Randers, DENMARK - OCT 1, 2011
Bottle. Creamy off-white good mostly lasting head. Black colour. Heavy malty and moderate hoppy aroma. Heavy bitter flavor. Long heavy bitter finish. Creamy palate.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
matthewjk (1002) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 27, 2011
Poured from multiple 16oz cans- Damn, I really wanted to enjoy this more, but quite astringent and medicinal. What an "uncommon" brew, but not in a good way this time. Looking for something smoother and less harsh. Iím not opposed to trying UB in the future.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Rasmus40 (14419) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - SEP 26, 2011
Black with a brown head. Aroma is roasted malt, dark chocolate, ashy and a little liquorice. Flavor is quite sweet and rather bitter. Dry and roasted rather bitter finish. Smooth. 260911

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
chrisv10 (13131) - DENMARK - SEP 26, 2011
Tap @ FairBar. Black with small light brown head. Aroma is roasted malts, chocolate and and little liquorice. Flavour is roasted malts, strong liquorice, chocolate, coffee, little caramel, spices, hops and bitter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Camons (8025) - Hasselager, DENMARK - SEP 25, 2011
Tap @ Fairbar. Pours black with a small tan head. Aroma of roasted malt. coffee, tart fruit, cherries. Taste is malt, light coffee, caramel, sweet and tart cherries, blackberries. Medium body, soft carbonation. 250911

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TURDFERGUSON (4024) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - SEP 19, 2011
Thanks E for all these ticks Dark reddish brown with a small tan head that fades. Nose of dark fruit, roast, and booze. Flavor has lots of roast, some fruity notes, heavy licorice. Solid baltic.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
emacgee (4426) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - SEP 19, 2011
Dark ruby brown with one finger of dark tan head. Nose is sweet and caramelly with some chocolate and coffee and black cherry. Some fusel alcohols in the flavor and weak coffee and chocolate, mild dark grain acidity and roast. Some fruit skins. Medium body, light acidity.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
michael-pollack (4960) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 18, 2011
16oz. Can: Faint aroma of malt, chocolate, a hint of toffee, and slight licorice. Poured dark brown in color with a medium-sized, creamy, dense, tan/beige head that diminished but lasted throughout. Opaque. Sparkling. Flavor is medium sweet and lightly bitter. Tastes of malt, roasting, chocolate, light licorice, anise, slight toffee, and some ash. Medium body. Lightly tingly, then dry texture. Average carbonation. Malt, chocolate, roast, ash finish is dry. 7.8%ABV is completely hidden throughout.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
evergreen0199 (2518) - Northwood, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 3, 2011
Keg at Craft beer Co, Clerkenwell, London. A dark brown/black coloured pour with a medium beige head on top. Roasty, malty, fruity aroma. Taste is quite unexpected, really rich, sweet, malty, dark fruit, hint of chocolate, almost port like. Could not detect any licquorice in there but a really interesting brew indeed.

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