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RATINGS: 251   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.


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   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Plovmand (6301) - Helsinge, DENMARK - SEP 27, 2010
On tap at Beer Temple, Amsterdam. Shared with Borresteijn and DSG. Thanks for a wonderful time, lads! Pours pitch black with a creamy tan head. The aroma is roasted malt, coffee, spices, chocolate, vanilla, anise, dark fruit and liquorice. Wow! Light spicy flavour with notes of liquorice, roasted coffee beans and light chocolate. Very good.

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   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Marheb (1941) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 8, 2012
Grosses notes rôties en arôme, mélasse, anis également. En bouche ce qui me frappe c’est la présence presque littérale de cendres, dans le corps et l’arrière goût. Une certaine présence lacté encourage le reste des saveurs. Certainement unique.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ngeunit1 (1555) - San Francisco, California, USA - JUN 14, 2012
A - Pours a dark brown-black color with a finger of frothy chocolate colored head. The head fades down fairly slowly leaving behind some nice lace. S - Aroma is a mix of dark chocolate and roasted coffee with black licorice, light dark fruit, and a bit of earthy hops. T - Starts off with a mix of roasted dark chocolate malts with a bit of dark fruit sweetness and black licorice. Through the middle, some roasted coffee comes through with some light earthy hops and a touch of lactose sweetness. The finish is a mix of dark chocolate malts with some bitter coffee,, a bit of dark fruit, and some light earthy hops. M - Medium-full bodied with moderate carbonation. Feels smooth with a sweet, warming, and lightly bitter finish. D - Very drinkable. Nice Baltic Porter with a good body and balance.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
HughConway (772) - Washington, USA - AUG 20, 2012
Can. Pours black, thin tan head, quite a bit of carbonation. Aroma is malt - maybe a hint of the anise and licorice? Taste is roast malt, smooth finish. Nice beer.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Hopfemandli (107) - Zug, SWITZERLAND - JAN 15, 2013
On tap @Erzbierschof - very dark brown with huge lasting beige head. Aroma is dark roasted malt with hints of lemony freshness. Taste is roasted malts with traces of coffee and dark chocolate. Has an old fashioned flavor. Some sweetness combine well with moderate carbonation. Alcohol is hidden. Some more bitterness is missing. Top fermented.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SamGamgee (2452) - down the whirlpool, California, USA - MAR 24, 2009
Draught at The Red. Black with a small tan head. Sweet coffee and licorice aroma. Full bodied with a very silky texture and dark chocolate flavor. Lots of dark, rum soaked fruits, coffee, and a bitter finish. Very smooth, rich, and boozy in a good way. Great baltic porter.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
HighWine (946) - Whalezbro, Illinois, USA - SEP 1, 2009
Draft at California State Fair Brewfest. Dark black pour...thick but not syrupy. Nose and taste are true to the description, lots of anise and licorice. Excellent mouthfeel and overall a very, very pleasant surprise.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
zathrus13 (1703) - Mount Laurel, New Jersey, USA - FEB 7, 2012
16oz. can. Pours dark brown/black, with a brown head. Aroma is roasted malt, coffee, chocolate, and licorice. Flavor is roasted malt, chocolate, coffee, smoke, and licorice. Body is medium, but a little lighter than I thought it would be. Overall, a pleasant surprise in a can.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
GothGargoyle (1095) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 4, 2012
On draft at CASK in London. Black with virtually no head. Aroma is coffee, anise, chocolate, blackcurrant. Smooth, slightly creamy mouthfeel, good bodied, long dry licorice and roasty finish with no bitterness. Well balanced.  Taste is chocolate, oatmeal, licorice, fig, cider vinegar.  

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
revnorm (3) - - MAY 23, 2012 does not count
I was taken a little aback by this beer. Poured out nice and dark with a tan head. A lot of herbal notes on the nose and it finished nice and smooth.


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