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RATINGS: 295   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.55/5   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 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
kaser (5567) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 30, 2013
Poured from 16 oz can at George street pub. Black with off white head. Can definatly taste the licorice. Sweet and oily. Plum and chocolate notes. Tasty beer

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
MattH (772) - California, USA - SEP 21, 2013
16 ounce can from 41st street Liquor in Capitola. A great price at $2.25. Enjoyable brew with a nice chocolate and black licorice flavor. I want to try more beers from this brewery.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jmikolich (1477) - North Ridgeville, Ohio, USA - AUG 22, 2013
16oz can, uncommon is a good name for them, they are doing some oddball additions to their beers, most of them work pretty well and this is no exception, though I donít feel the addition gains much. Slightly smoky flavor with a decent anise punch that black licorice taste lingers and holds on.. not bad

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
GIJOE (1078) - North Berwick, Maine, USA - AUG 15, 2013
Smooth tasting, foamy porter with an interesting licorice-like note to it; something herbal, too, perhaps. I like it! Very nice! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
sulawang (1006) - British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 12, 2013
Visual: Good visual of the licorice plant and star anise on the front, as well as a decent description of the beer itself. Pours jet black with a large lasting cream-foamy head, CO2 activity at the surface. Nose: Roasted coffee and thick sweet malts; (8/10-aroma strength) Attack: tingly-fizzy-creamy mouthfeel Mid-palate: roasted coffee syrup, 7/10-sweet caramel, licorice Finish: fizziness, hints of cola (star anise), malty phlegm, mild coffee sourness, medium-deep roast coffee bitter finish. Summary: This beer dispels my belief that no good beer comes out of a can; on the contrary, this Baltic Porter has good depth, decent complexity, good length and pleasant smoothness. The sourness grows as it warms up however. Recommended at least 1x.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
tom10101 (5214) - Quebec, CANADA - JUL 28, 2013
Can (16 oz). From dresden, thanks! Black with a medium tan head, ok retention and little lacing. Aroma if of roasted malt, liquorice, milk chocolate and ashes. Taste is moderately sweet with roasted malt, liquorice, milk chocolate, ashes, lactose and vanilla. Medium body. Silky mouthfeel. Moderate carbonation. Good balance. Nice Baltic Porter!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
crossovert (11204) - Illinois, USA - JUL 21, 2013
Old can. BPA aged. IT pours with a fizzy head, a denze brownish black. Smell is anise, cocoa, some coffee. Flavor is fruity, earthy spice, cocoa brownie, coffee. Its okay.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
chuckstout (331) - Washington, USA - JUL 12, 2013
Vanilla, licorice, smooth, bready, chocolate, dough, woody, creamy, black with red highlights, nice head. Good mouthful tasty brewdough,

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sic1314 (4775) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - JUL 10, 2013
Poured black with a beige head. Aroma of sweet vanilla bourbon, caramel malt. Medium to full body, flavour of the aroma, seems more a standard stout than a Baltic Porter. Still very nice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sevenlee (1762) - Central Coast, NSW, AUSTRALIA - JUL 10, 2013
Pours totally black with a beige head. Aroma is roasted malt, caramel, chocolate, licorice, coffee with some dark fruit. Taste is medium sweet leading to a roasty and sweetish finish. OK.

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