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RATINGS: 295   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.55/5   EST. CALORIES: 234   ABV: 7.8%
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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
gegwilson (3199) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - NOV 28, 2014
Can from the Fyne Ales brewery shop. Pours black with a tan head. The aroma is sweet with treacle and liquorice. The taste is sweet too with treacle, liquorice, a little vanilla. Remind me somewhat of dandilion and burdock. Strong flavours and interesting. Not one I’d want to drink a lot of though.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ADfan (852) - Orange County, California, USA - OCT 26, 2014
The beer has a dark ruby color with a nice head. Aroma has roasted malts and fruit. There is also some earthiness to it. Taste has some roasted plums, anise and vanilla. Nice beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
RichardGretton (4639) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - OCT 14, 2014
Bottle. Black beer with a reasonable light brown head. The aroma is malty with mild roastedness, and the flavour is gently bitter with a fairly vinous hit and quite deep roastedness. Overall a nice vinous and roasted porter. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Stuu666 (10594) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 7, 2014
Can at home. Pours deep brown, nose is roasted malts, toffee, taste is caramel, chocolate.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
slowrunner77 (10098) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 1, 2014
"16 oz can...nice. pours black with cocoa head that immediately disappears, though the bar is anything but flat. the anise reminds me a little of stone RIS without the hops. licorice and chocolate (and alcohol) evident in the aroma and flavor. prickly feel that warms you nicely. a nice beer/change of pace."

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jjsint (2328) - Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - SEP 9, 2014
Bottle from Beer Shop, St Albans. Dark, dark brown. Surprisingly little head. Smell of American milk chocolate, liquorice, hazelnut: nicer than it sounds if somewhat artificial. Sweet taste, the star anise really comes through. Slightly sickly. Nice creamy palette with lots of tickly carbonation. Interesting stuff, very well made but a bit too clever for its own good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Torrefacto (1424) - Madrid, SPAIN - SEP 6, 2014
Color negro con reflejos rubí y espuma beige. Aromas de frutos, chocolate y regaliz. Cuerpo medio, inicio dulce y afrutado con final tostado, acafetado y seco. Muy rica.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
charlotte (5188) - rødovre, DENMARK - AUG 30, 2014
Draught.Pitch black colour with medium beige head.Aroma of coffee and liquorice feels a bit salty and hoppy with good full body and smooth well balance mouth feels and oily mouth feels.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
StoutHead (945) - DENMARK - AUG 30, 2014
Draught. Pours black with a beige head. Aroma of roasted malt and coffee. Taste is of roasted malt, coffee, fruits and spices. Highly carbonated. Sweet and roasted but a bit watery finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
AgentAle (1528) - Alberta, CANADA - AUG 28, 2014
Aroma is rich malts, vanilla, chocolate, mocha, and espresso. Some licorice aswell. Taste is again rich malts with caramel and some rich licorice. Light roasted malts transition nicely to a light bitterness that fades smoothly. Appearance is a thick black body with a thin beige head that retains fairly well.

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