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RATINGS: 285   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
spacecube (1342) - Leeds, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - AUG 10, 2014
Can, pours blac with a small tan head. Roasted malt, chocolate, liquorce in the noise, full bodied, sweet, oily, treacle like. A little too sweet for me.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Fin (8332) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - JUL 20, 2014
Can consumed at Truck Festival, Steventon, Oxon, Saturday 19th July 2014 Pours like cola with a rapidly diminishing tan head, just a few stray bubbles remain. Quite chocolatey, liquoricey in fact very liquoricey. Coats the tongue and roof of mouth with a light chocolate sheen. Loz gets the star anise more than me. Hoppy beneath the roastiness and chocolate. Good. A6 A4 T7 P4 Ov13 3.4

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ABUSEDGOAT (2416) - California, USA - JUL 18, 2014
Black pour, tan head, decent lace/retention. Aroma is chocolate, light roast, light licorice. Medium bodied, chocolate and licorice dominate.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
thb (751) - Alberta, CANADA - JUL 18, 2014
pours basically black with a couple inches of noisy, bubbling, light brown head. Aroma of dark fruits, licorice, burnt toast, leather. Rich creamy mouthfeel starts with a rich fruity burst, before moving to a licorice/anise flavour, before moving to a drying coffee/cocoa finish. Quite enjoyable, but not one to drink quickly.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jamestulloch (2142) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 8, 2014
Can from Cornelius. Dark brown body with a thin beige head that fades almost instantly. No lacing. Aroma of paper, onion, fig and first aid kit. Flavour of apple, tangy plum, herbs, liquorice and Coca-Cola. Thin body with a watery, slightly oily texture. Soft fizz. Unusual, not the nicest...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
allmyvinyl (6345) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 8, 2014
Keg at The Hanging Bat. Pours dark brown with a thick tan head. Aromas are liquorice and dark chocolate. Taste brings more liquorice and roasted coffee bitterness. Rich mouthfeel, medium body, bitter finish. Good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Scottishchris (429) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 4, 2014
Keg at the bat. Pours black, decent tan head. Coffee dark roasted malt on the nose. Amazing first hit on the tongue, sweetish dark chocolate, liquorice and spice. Initial taste explosion fades somewhat but still pretty damn good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Fatehunter (1647) - Corbett, Oregon, USA - MAY 18, 2014
Pours one finger of tan head on a black body. The aroma is a big roasted malt with some burnt wood in the background. Excellent. The taste is roasted malt and dark, mildly bitter, chocolate. The texture is smooth with low carbonation. Very enjoyable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
PhillyCraft (3970) - 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 (4228) - 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

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