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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 14/20
olsvammel (3319) - ÷rebro, SWEDEN - OCT 6, 2010
Draught at SBWF 2010. It poured a dark black liquid with some reddish tones. Sweet flavour with chocolate and a bit sour. Nice baltic porter.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
omhper (19671) - TyresŲ, SWEDEN - OCT 5, 2010
Draught at Stockholm Beer Festival. Near black, small head. Interesting flavour with roasty licorice and cocoa. Mid sweet and surprisingly slim with clean rounded mouthfeel. Somewhat vinous with flavours of crackers and aniseed. Some herbal bitterness. Unusual, still well balanced and really tasty.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Plovmand (6525) - Helsinge, DENMARK - SEP 27, 2010
On tap at Beer Temple, Amsterdam. Shared with Borresteijn and DSG. Thanks for a wonderful time, lads! Pours pitch black with a creamy tan head. The aroma is roasted malt, coffee, spices, chocolate, vanilla, anise, dark fruit and liquorice. Wow! Light spicy flavour with notes of liquorice, roasted coffee beans and light chocolate. Very good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
buzzoven (376) - JAPAN - SEP 26, 2010
Smelled very herbal and medicine-like. Looked damn good though, so i tried a sampler. Syrupy, thick, boozy, and altogether a bit too sweet for me to enjoy. Glad that i didnít have a pint because i think it would have made me sick. I love my beers, big, bold, and black...but this one seemed to lack character, malt, and most importantly...balance.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
joergen (21087) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - SEP 25, 2010
Draught at BeerTemple. Black coloured with a medium sized beige head. Roasted aroma of caramel, dark chocolate and liquorice. Roasted flavour of caramel, liquorice ad dried fruits with notes of alcohol and dark chocolate. Roasted and warming alcoholic finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
joeneugs (3329) - Livermore, California, USA - SEP 19, 2010
Pours muddy dark brown with no head. The aroma is mostly plums, prunes, and black licorice. The flavor is the same with some noticeable anise. Only hints of roasted/tobacco notes in the finish. Carbonation was a little low, just above flat. Interesting flavors, but lacks complexity.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mpersinger (349) - , California, USA - JUN 8, 2010
Pours dark and opaque, with slight roasty and chocolate aromas. Flavors are more of fruity (as in ale yeast at warmer temps) and dark fruit character, with some roast (darker malts, maybe mineral too) and lots of sugars. Mouthfeel is somewhat goopy. No hop bitterness or warming alcohol notes to balance. Not much here that is typical of a clean, lagered Baltic porter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
elihapa (1525) - Honolulu, Hawaii, USA - JUN 3, 2010
6/2/10 notes: On tap, Beachwood BBQ. Pours dark brown-black with a small head and minimal lacing. Body is medium, creamy yet light enough so as to encourage another sip. Flavor starts with rich toasted brown bread, tobacco, coffee essence, chocolate. Mid-palate contributes an essence of nuts and dried dark fruit (might have been from the licorice/Star Anise), leading into a finish with again forefronts toasted grains and black coffee. Great balance, depth, flavor.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
goozen (2996) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - MAY 29, 2010
Tap Beertemple,Amsterdam: Black brew with and roasted malts and dried fruits taste, and well balanced bitternesh.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Getbetter (874) - East Palo Alto, California, USA - APR 26, 2010
From Tap@Lucky Baldwins,This taste like a salty version of a porter,black,chocolate,and white head.

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