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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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
PhillyCraft (3783) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 9, 2014
Draft recently and a can a year or two ago. Pours brown color with pretty light head. Notes of light roast, milk cocoa, grains, and some toasted hops. On the thinner side for the style. Just ok

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Pyrmir (3986) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - APR 11, 2014
On tap at Pipes of Scotland. Near black with tan head. Aroma of heather, roasted malt, alcohol, whiskey and light tangy coffee notes. Taste is surprisingly light, mild roasted, whisky, alcohol light wood and some spicy notes. Decent

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Cornfield (5570) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - MAR 14, 2014
This p0ured a dark br0wn, nearly black b0dy with an 0verfl0wing f0amy/fizzy br0wn head. 0ddly, n0 lace. It had a smell 0f dark r0astiness, a t0uch 0f milk ch0c0late, and a str0ng whiff 0f lic0rice. It seemed a bit thin despite its p0tency. The flav0r had m0re lic0rice/aniseed than dark malt, a light sweetness.. the r0astiness being l0st by the finish. N0t bad.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
stouby (3957) - Holbæk, DENMARK - FEB 28, 2014
Draught sample at Bjergtrolden, Uncommon Oak Aged Porter. Black. Aroma heavy malty (roasted, burnt, vanilla, barrel/Wood, licorice). Flavor medium sweet, some alcohol. Medium+ body. Nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jredmond (6062) - Manhattan, New York, USA - FEB 3, 2014
Can shared with Clocks, Andy, Max, Paul and Zdk. Pours a deep black body with off white lacing. Aroma is rich coffee and dark roast. Mouthfeel is rich and creamy with notes of coffee, earthy roast, bark, light oak and light hop. The depth and richness here really surprised me.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jtclockwork (10442) - , New Jersey, USA - JAN 31, 2014
Can at DadsThursday. Pours brown with white head. Nose and taste of toasted malt, roast chocolate, almond and light coffee. Medium body.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Thisis12ptfont (969) - Los Angeles, CA, California, USA - JAN 29, 2014
Very earthy porter aroma with resin, chocolate powder, coffee bean oil and espresso. Pretty black appearance with a very thin brown lace. Bitter coffee punch upfront with decent chocolate, fudge, mocha, cocoa and carbonation. Overall, this is a well rounded porter. B rating.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
skoisirius (1823) - Earth, Washington, USA - JAN 15, 2014
Tap at Chucks Greenwood. Nice black pour, little head. Aroma of faint cocoa, faint roast, and wet dark malts. Flavor is wet chocolate up front, hints of burnt malts and licorice in the middle, and a nicely done sour from a Baltic Porter in the finish. Little hint of booze there in the end too. Good, not a standout.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
luttonm (2909) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 8, 2014
16oz can in Seattle. Creamy, darkest brown with purple glow with nice foamy head. Very vinous and sweet, prune and fig, raisons. Big hit of licorice sweetness and anise spicing, not normally my thing but it works well in this beer. Quite nice balance and palate, drying bitter is a great finish to the sweetness (soy and licorice) up front. Nice

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Iphonephan (4046) - McLean, Virginia, USA - DEC 26, 2013
From a pint can shared on boxing day. Pours black with a tan head. Smoky coffee nose. Flavors of licorice and anise. Medium bodied, low carbonation and a bitter sweet roasty finish.

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