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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 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Scopey (8544) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 21, 2012
Can from BrewDog online. It pours very dark brown with a bubbly tan head. The nose is cola, caramel, liquorice, roasted malt, toast and a touch of smoke. The taste is bitter-sweet, roasted malt, pretty big on the liquorice, coffee, cola, decent bitterness, spice, earth and a touch of alcohol warmth in the background. Finish is bitter-sweet. Medium body and pretty harsh, fizzy carbonation. Not particularly complex, but tasty nonetheless. Carbonation does spoil it slightly however...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
DoubleEh (12) - - DEC 20, 2012
Pours a black brown with very slight hints of amber, large frothy head that dissipated quickly. Not much lacing to note. Mostly Coffee and chocolate malt in the nose... Little bit of licorice there. Taste is chocolate and licorice up front giving way to a bitter coffee and a little bit of booze. Medium bodied, a little over carbed I thought ... Think it would have been nice as a nitro but still very smooth and drinkable. Overall a great beer ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
stantheman (732) - British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 19, 2012
From a 16 oz can. Pitch black, with a generous tan head. Coffee, chocolate and roasted malts on the nose. Taste-wise its sweet malts, suggestive of fruits. A very satisfying porter; good to the last drop. It left me wanting more!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
tomthompson89 (1926) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 18, 2012
dark pour with nice beige creamy foam. nose is sweet roast malts. flavor is similar with a touch of alcohol and highly drinkable.great beer. Hand with Northyorksammy

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sammy (9350) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 12, 2012
A serviceable Baltic Porter, picked up fresh recent trip to PA. Pours a bit thick with a bittersweet chocolate scent. Above average mouthfeel. Very drinkable, a little bitter it could use more, a nice roasting. Nice drinkability,

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Pawola22 (3262) - Plainfield, Illinois, USA - DEC 12, 2012
On tap at the Chicago Beer Fest í12. Pours a black body with a finger-width, dense and creamy, dark brown head that dissipates slowly and leaves a nice lacing. Aroma has lots of rich chocolate with a light milky and dark bittersweetness, a moderate roast, a good amount of dark fruits with some licorice, nuts, and a light earth. Flavor is similar. Roasts and licorice up front with some creamy chocolates and nuts in the middle. A few dark fruit notes towards the end as this finishes smooth and clean with a light, earthy and roasty bitterness as well as a good amount of rich chocolates. Lengthy aftertaste following a very smooth, medium body and a creamy, moderate carbonation. Overall, a solid Baltic Porter. Nice chocolates, roasts, and dark fruits with a balanced, easy drinking body and a clean finish. Good one.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
KeefOz (1100) - Tarragindi, AUSTRALIA - DEC 2, 2012
Poured an opaque black colour. Upon the first pour the beer had a 15-20cm tall foamy tan coloured head that slowly diminished to a four-finger thick head and that was maintained until the can was emptied. The head then diminished to a thin bubble line covering the entire surface of the beer. Lacing was absent. Low carbonation. Initially the aroma was strongly of roasted grain but once used to this the subtle liquorice aroma came out as did a hint of chocolate. Taste was similar Ė initially dominated by bitter, heavy, roasted grain but again once used to this the subtle but sweet liquorice flavour came through. Medium body. First up I didnít like it but once over the roasted grains and the beer has a bit of warmth on it the flavours are more pronounced. A good drop!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Cuso (5756) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - DEC 1, 2012
Can from brewdog.com. Very dark brown color with huge light brown head. Roasted malt, coffee, licorice, dark chocolate in aroma. Taste, roasted malt, milk chocolate, ash, licorice, alcohol. Long, strong coffee bitter finish. Tasty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bu11zeye (12112) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - NOV 28, 2012
(Can) Pours a dark brown body with a medium cream head. Aroma of roasted malt, nuts, toffee, and dark fruit. Flavor of roasted malt, nuts, caramel, prunes, raisins, and grass.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
vtafro (4544) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - NOV 27, 2012
Can. Black pour with tan head. Roasted dark malts tones very bitter and dry finish with a bit of licorice.

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