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RATINGS: 288   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.55   EST. CALORIES: 234   ABV: 7.8%
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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.


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3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sic1314 (4776) - Leiden, - 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.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
s_hartshorne (2364) - wakefield, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - AUG 24, 2015
Bottle 2nd midlands tasting. Black thin head. Aro a is dark fruits liquorice roast malts taste same ok sweetness light smokiness. Ok body. Decent.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Achel (205) - GREECE - AUG 24, 2015
Black with a brown head. Aroma is roasted malt, dark chocolate, ashy and a little liquorice. Flavor is quite sweet and rather bitter. Dry and roasted rather bitter finish. Smooth.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
ramboraffe (1294) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 6, 2015
500 ml can at brewdog Göteborg. Black with off white head. Chocolate, caramel, syrup sugar and tar. Like a regular porter. A little thin. Dry with medium bitterness and medium carbonation.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Nisse666 (5162) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUL 16, 2015
Can at Brewdog Bar Göteborg cons 2015-07-10 Göteborg AR: rosted malt, coffey, mix of spices’ AP: dark brown , frothy head F: roasted malt, chocolate beans, fizzy, finshes roasted malt

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jmgreenuk (5845) - Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - JUL 1, 2015
Draft at Taps Beer Bar, Kuala Lumpur. Poured almost black with a frothy light tan head. The aroma is sweet roasty malt, light molasses. The flavour is moderate sweet with a rich, almost creamy, smoky malt, light liquorice palate. Medium bodied with soft carbonation. Plenty going on and very refreshing even in the Asian heat.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Garrold (2691) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUL 1, 2015
Can share round at Richy’s. Dark, chestnut brown. Film of tan head. Aromas of chocolate. Tar. Liquorice. Taste is tart, vinous dry. Tart, acidic palate. More dryness, and tartness on the finish. Didn’t get on with this one.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BlackHaddock (4978) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - JUN 30, 2015
27th June 2015: 2nd Annual Midlands tasting. 500ml can from Martin, cheers mate. Black body with tanned head which soon fell away to a wisp and collar. Aroma was of liquorice and dark malts. Taste was Victoria Plums with a liquorice undertone and a semi-sweet overtone. Different and OK.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SarkyNorthener (3079) - West Bromwich (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUN 28, 2015
2nd annual Midlands tasting group. Can from stirchley wines. Black beer with small head around rim. Aroma of licorice, dark malts and toffee. Taste is plums, quite a bit of licorice, dark malts and slightly bitter toffee. Decent.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
RichTheVillan (4685) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUN 27, 2015
Can during 2nd Annual Midlands tasting group; dark brown pour with a tan head, aroma has chocolate and some roast malt, taste has chocolate, some roast, dark fruit.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
rouhlas (1330) - GREECE - JUN 21, 2015
From old notes. From tap at Copenhagen Beer Celebration 2012. Black color with beige head. Roasted malty aroma, caramel, chocolate, licorice. Sweet and bitter taste. Medium oily body with soft carbonation


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