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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 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.


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Aniela (2305) - GŲteborg, SWEDEN - FEB 12, 2012
Draught at ÷lbaren Copenhagen november 2011. Dark beer with a beige head. Sourish with coffee flavour and aroma.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
dmac (3892) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - FEB 16, 2012
16oz can from Spirits The Spot. Poured a super dark brown body with an average size foamy light beige head. Aroma of wet burnt toast, sour milk, citrus. Nice lighter creamy body with average carbonation and oddly enough a fuller finish than the forebody. Flavor is simar to the aroma with lots of roasted malts, lightly burnt toast, touch of sour milk and some citrus rind. I liked drinkin this one straight from the can far better.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
auerbrau (3147) - Peace Dale, Rhode Island, USA - MAR 1, 2012
500mL Can. My first Baltic Porter from a can! Dry, lightly spiced warm woodsy aroma. The carbonation on this beer is way too high, itís really screwing with the body of the porter. The overcarbonation blows the spice and licorice (strong) all over the place. A hint of molasses and lots of dark malt round out the complexity. If they could tame the carbonation, this would be better, but it still wouldnít deal with the fact that this is mostly a spice porter and that thereís not much Baltic about it.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
sethbreaker (173) - New York, Greater London, USA - MAY 16, 2012
From the can. Roasted malt with licorice and some booze on the nose. Starts sweet with some roast, licorice , anise and bitter hop. A little on the sweet side. donít think Iím a fan of Star Anise

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
argo0 (11317) - Washington DC, USA - OCT 5, 2009
(16oz can, thanks CaptainCougar) Small off-white head atop black body with brown edges. Aroma is moderately sweet, roast, some bittersweet, chocolate, alcohol. Taste is moderately sweet, roast, milk chocolate, some bittersweet chocolate, light alcohol. Sticky medium-full body.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DocLock (7703) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 4, 2011
Pounder can from Caponeís. Pours turbid deep black with 2-finger tan head. Nose is roasty dark malt, hops, cacao. Tastes black patent malty, with notes of cacao, hops, and a medium to lighter palate.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
beerguy101 (5277) - Newark, California, USA - JUL 2, 2011
Sampled on 6/10/2011. This Baltic Porter pours a dark black color from a 16oz can. Medium to small sized tan foamy head. The aroma is chocolate, fruity and sweet with a touch of licorice. A medium bodied Baltic Porter. The malts are chocolate, fruity and sweet with some licorice. The hops are herbal and earthy. Decent carbonation. Nice balance. Decent roastimess. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is slightly bitter.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
jrallen34 (3478) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 20, 2011
can, an interesting one at that... dark brown beer with a big medium tan head that rises three fingers, nice retention... the aroma is light anise and chocolate, ok... the first sip is distracting with carbonation, licorice and anise as accents are a nice touch, a bit boring and too sweet but ok... great when mixed with Belgian Red

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
CapFlu (4459) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 30, 2011
(16oz can) Purchased at Hillside Liquor in Victoria, BC. Pours a thin, quick dissipating brown head atop a black body. Nose is rather mild, some cigarette among chocolate. Very smooth flavor, vanilla and tobacco leaves. No detection of ABV. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
GT2 (8163) - San Diego County, California, USA - JUL 25, 2012
16oz can shared on the RBSG bus. Clear, deep coffee brown pour. Low carbonation. Nose is coffee, roast, bitter malt husk, sweet lemon tea, cherry juice box. Taste is bitter, cocoa, malted milkballs, dark chocolate, tangy. Very earthy and dirty. Tart palate.


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