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RATINGS: 254   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.54   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.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fonefan (34404) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JUN 23, 2011

Draught @ SUMMER BEER FESTIVAL, Parco Rosati,via delle Tre Fontane, Roma, Italy.

Clear dark black brown colour with a large, frothy to creamy, good lacing, fully lasting, beige head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, roasted, caramel, sweet malt, toothpaste - mint ! Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and moderate bitter with a average to long duration, dark malt, chocolate, licorice notes. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20110513]

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
yespr (30765) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - FEB 17, 2010
From tap at Rogue Ales Public House in SF. Pours dark brown with a small tan head. Aroma is dark roasted and toffee dense malty. Smooth malty and roasted. Bitter and dark malty wooden. Smooth, dark malty and hardroasted finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ungstrup (29170) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - OCT 27, 2011
Draft. A pitch blackbeer with a dark brown head. The aroma has notes of roasted malt, caramel, and chocolate. The flavor is sweet with notes of roasted malt, alcohol, caramel, and wood, leading to a dry roasted finish.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Papsoe (25089) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - DEC 10, 2011
On tap. Opaque black with a rough beige head. Tart or even sour aroma that pretty much overpowers the hard roast malt. Medium-bodied, hard roasted malt, slightly pruney with an ashy edge and again a distinct tartness. Hard roast malt bitterness in the finish. Quite rough - even without the infection. 251111

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
joergen (20580) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - SEP 25, 2010
Draught at BeerTemple. Black coloured with a medium sized beige head. Roasted aroma of caramel, dark chocolate and liquorice. Roasted flavour of caramel, liquorice ad dried fruits with notes of alcohol and dark chocolate. Roasted and warming alcoholic finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
oh6gdx (20253) - Vasa, FINLAND - OCT 27, 2010
Draught@SBWF2010. Very deep rubyish amber colour, close to black. Aroma is liquorice, some mild toasted notes along with chocolate and some slight spices and ashes. Flavour is quite similar with also some quite bisquity notes. Also the alcohol shows a bit.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
omhper (19237) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - OCT 5, 2010
Draught at Stockholm Beer Festival. Near black, small head. Interesting flavour with roasty licorice and cocoa. Mid sweet and surprisingly slim with clean rounded mouthfeel. Somewhat vinous with flavours of crackers and aniseed. Some herbal bitterness. Unusual, still well balanced and really tasty.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
anders37 (16460) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JUN 2, 2011
Draft @ SBWF 2010. Pours a dark brown black color with a small off-white head. Has a roasted malty chocolate and licorice aroma. Roasted malty caramel and licorice flavor with hints of chocolate. Has a roasted malty licorice and caramel finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
madmitch76 (14501) - , Essex, ENGLAND - APR 15, 2012
11th April 2012
On tap at the Craft. Clear dark red brown beer, palate is light and semi dry. Mild dark malts. Has a interesting mild medicinal herb thing going on. Not bad, a little unusual.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fiulijn (14350) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 2, 2012
Can, from Firefly, Vancouver
Black color, with a short lived brownish head. Gentle aroma of roasted malts, some chocolate, light liquorice. Good body strength; roasted malt and dark caramel flavor, chocolate, with some liquorice; correct bitterness.
Nothing surprising.


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