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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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   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 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jamestulloch (1228) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 8, 2014
Can from Cornelius. Dark brown body with a thin beige head that fades almost instantly. No lacing. Aroma of paper, onion, fig and first aid kit. Flavour of apple, tangy plum, herbs, liquorice and Coca-Cola. Thin body with a watery, slightly oily texture. Soft fizz. Unusual, not the nicest...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
allmyvinyl (2795) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 8, 2014
Keg at The Hanging Bat. Pours dark brown with a thick tan head. Aromas are liquorice and dark chocolate. Taste brings more liquorice and roasted coffee bitterness. Rich mouthfeel, medium body, bitter finish. Good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Scottishchris (158) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 4, 2014
Keg at the bat. Pours black, decent tan head. Coffee dark roasted malt on the nose. Amazing first hit on the tongue, sweetish dark chocolate, liquorice and spice. Initial taste explosion fades somewhat but still pretty damn good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Fatehunter (1178) - Corbett, Oregon, USA - MAY 18, 2014
Pours one finger of tan head on a black body. The aroma is a big roasted malt with some burnt wood in the background. Excellent. The taste is roasted malt and dark, mildly bitter, chocolate. The texture is smooth with low carbonation. Very enjoyable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
PhillyCraft (3071) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 9, 2014
Draft recently and a can a year or two ago. Pours brown color with pretty light head. Notes of light roast, milk cocoa, grains, and some toasted hops. On the thinner side for the style. Just ok

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Pyrmir (3197) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - APR 11, 2014
On tap at Pipes of Scotland. Near black with tan head. Aroma of heather, roasted malt, alcohol, whiskey and light tangy coffee notes. Taste is surprisingly light, mild roasted, whisky, alcohol light wood and some spicy notes. Decent

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Cornfield (5437) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - MAR 14, 2014
This p0ured a dark br0wn, nearly black b0dy with an 0verfl0wing f0amy/fizzy br0wn head. 0ddly, n0 lace. It had a smell 0f dark r0astiness, a t0uch 0f milk ch0c0late, and a str0ng whiff 0f lic0rice. It seemed a bit thin despite its p0tency. The flav0r had m0re lic0rice/aniseed than dark malt, a light sweetness.. the r0astiness being l0st by the finish. N0t bad.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
stouby (3686) - Holbæk, DENMARK - FEB 28, 2014
Draught sample at Bjergtrolden, Uncommon Oak Aged Porter. Black. Aroma heavy malty (roasted, burnt, vanilla, barrel/Wood, licorice). Flavor medium sweet, some alcohol. Medium+ body. Nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jredmond (5200) - Manhattan, New York, USA - FEB 3, 2014
Can shared with Clocks, Andy, Max, Paul and Zdk. Pours a deep black body with off white lacing. Aroma is rich coffee and dark roast. Mouthfeel is rich and creamy with notes of coffee, earthy roast, bark, light oak and light hop. The depth and richness here really surprised me.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jtclockwork (7898) - , New Jersey, USA - JAN 31, 2014
Can at DadsThursday. Pours brown with white head. Nose and taste of toasted malt, roast chocolate, almond and light coffee. Medium body.

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