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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.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
odinstyr (563) - Hamilton, New Jersey, USA - JUL 11, 2012
Pours dark brown with a lively tan head. Smells of licorice, anise, cough syrup, bread, nuts. Taste is mildly bitter and sweet, with a kick of licorice to it, profound but not overwhelming

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Rune (8464) - TromsÝ, NORWAY - OCT 2, 2012
250ml draught at Gaasa. Black as pitch, almost. Fawn-coloured head leaving spotty lacing. Smell of semi-sweet malts. Dark fruity and salty liquorice in flavour with notes of spiced berries. Bittersweet ending. Fine bodied. Likable (Oslo, 19.09.2012).

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Bov (9755) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - OCT 20, 2012
draught@erzbierschof - black beer with a little yet persistent beige foam and a beautiful lacework; aroma of pralines and black chocolate, walnuts; low carbonation and full-bodied; some sweetnessand almost no bitterness; feels strangely plastic-like on the tongue; moderately long chocolatey and vanilla finish

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bu11zeye (11971) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
KeefOz (963) - 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!

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
DedicatedToFun (2992) - Santa Monica, California, USA - JAN 12, 2013
Overall awesome porter deep in the beer tasting second to last so it wasnt easy but i really enjoyed it

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sevenlee (1393) - Central Coast, NSW, AUSTRALIA - JUL 10, 2013
Pours totally black with a beige head. Aroma is roasted malt, caramel, chocolate, licorice, coffee with some dark fruit. Taste is medium sweet leading to a roasty and sweetish finish. OK.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jmikolich (1477) - North Ridgeville, Ohio, USA - AUG 22, 2013
16oz can, uncommon is a good name for them, they are doing some oddball additions to their beers, most of them work pretty well and this is no exception, though I donít feel the addition gains much. Slightly smoky flavor with a decent anise punch that black licorice taste lingers and holds on.. not bad

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Rando7 (750) - Iowa, USA - DEC 9, 2013
16 oz can. Dense black with one finger tan head. Aroma malt, licorice and roast. taste similar to aroma. Palate thinner than most Baltics Iíve tried. Roasty finish.

Essentially none of the sweetness I generally associate with this style. Iíd describe it as a roasty porter with some licorice. Just OK

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jtclockwork (8877) - , 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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