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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.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DruncanVeasey (7097) - NUNEATON, Top 13, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - APR 7, 2012
UPDATED: APR 17, 2012 Keg, combed reverentially into a glass at Craft Beer Company, Clerkenwell, 04/04/12. Glossy, tar-hued body with a swift collapsing beige top.Streaks of soft plum, orange tang, Pink Lady apple under mellow roast. Sweet and syruped with a sprinkle of burnt toast. Ash and plum aroma. Tasty, if a little sweet.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
cgarvieuk (13911) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 25, 2012
at Craft beer co ... deep brown ... thin tan head ... soft dark roast malts ... big toffee roast ... soft caramel ... soft toffee and chocolate malt

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
thomat (1975) - GŲteborg, SWEDEN - MAY 28, 2012
Very dark brown with a small tan head. Malty with fruity notes. Malt, fruit and licorice. Medium to full body with a nice, balanced finish.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
onceblind (3933) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUN 16, 2012
@ Oskar Blues Burning Can Fest 2012. Black with a creamy khaki head. Aroma of black licorice, dark roasted coffee, black chewy chocolate malts and dry earthiness. Flavor has a bit of black licorice and molasses, with some roasty dark chocolate and some light coffee tones. Not bad!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
gunnar (5096) - Sandnes, NORWAY - SEP 12, 2012
On tap at Gaasa, Oslo. Pours very dark brown, like Coke, with a small tanned head. Aroma of dark malts, liquorice and light smoke. Taste is strong liquorice delights, black coffee. Almost full bodied. Lovely baltic porter.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Swans (127) - FRANCE - OCT 16, 2012
On tap@Kitsch, Nice spicy porter with a perfect creamy head. Iím so glad to find this on tap in Spain. Really addictive saisonal beer.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
tomthompson89 (1895) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 18, 2012
dark pour with nice beige creamy foam. nose is sweet roast malts. flavor is similar with a touch of alcohol and highly drinkable.great beer. Hand with Northyorksammy

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
WheatKing (1234) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 11, 2013
Exposing my inner n00b, but canít say Iíve had a Baltic porter from a can before. The cashier agreed nodded blankly in agreement. Doesnít take much to be considered a beer geek in Canada. Lots of roasted caramel, a thick syrupy porter with some tobacco on the nose and chocolate, dark but not a bitter dark. Molasses and licorice, of course. Itís a simple and extremely tasty version of whatís becoming one of my favourite styles, a style which honestly Iíd expect a local brewery to have made by now. Though each time Iíve had a BP with someone Iíve been the only one who cared for it... I guess itís like licorice, most people canít stand it, but its fans like it very, very much.

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
chuckstout (243) - Washington, USA - JUL 12, 2013
Vanilla, licorice, smooth, bready, chocolate, dough, woody, creamy, black with red highlights, nice head. Good mouthful tasty brewdough,

3.9
   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.


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