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RATINGS: 296   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.55/5   EST. CALORIES: 234   ABV: 7.8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Late in the 18th century Britains 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 werent satisfied with the Baltic Porters 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 Porters hearty character.

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3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jcwattsrugger (12347) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - MAY 20, 2012
UPDATED: MAY 21, 2012 CBC on tap-pours black with a rich light brown head. Aroma is rich dark malt-chocolate. Taste is sweet rich dark malt-chocolate, some earthy hops.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Borup (13569) - Albertslund, DENMARK - MAY 17, 2012
Tap at CBC. Black with a beige head. Aroma and flavour of roasted malt, hops, coffee, vanilla, and fruit.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
b3shine (8658) - Indiana, USA - MAY 16, 2012
Can to snifter. Looks good; dark with little CO2 and thin lacing. Smells dry and roasty, but good. Tastes silmilar. Mouthfeel is good. Solid.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tkrjukoff (4332) - SWEDEN - MAY 16, 2012
CBC 2012. Pours pitch black with a nice tanned had leaving small laces. Aroma is sweet coffee vanila roasted malty. Flavor is sweet malty caramel vanilla coffee fruity with moderate bitterness. Finishes coffee and roasted sweet.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
sethbreaker (179) - 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. dont think Im a fan of Star Anise

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Pinball (12031) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 13, 2012
clear dark brown , small yellow head. mild roasted malty aroma. falvor is malty, flowery, floral hops, well brewed tasty but mild, slightly roasted malty brew.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
williamstome (1809) - Somerville, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 10, 2012
Black pour. Chocolate/Licorice aroma, flavor is malty, smokey, with more licorice. Interesting, not bad.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Marheb (5632) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 8, 2012
Grosses notes rties en arme, mlasse, anis galement. En bouche ce qui me frappe cest la prsence presque littrale de cendres, dans le corps et larrire got. Une certaine prsence lact encourage le reste des saveurs. Certainement unique.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
GothGargoyle (2585) - 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 drylicorice and roasty finish with no bitterness. Well balanced.Taste is chocolate, oatmeal, licorice, fig, cider vinegar.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
boxofrane (2553) - Spring City, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 30, 2012
16 ounce can. Pours black with a large, long lasting, off white head. Aroma has roast and some licorice - minor booziness. Taste is sweet with the anise jumping on the tongue. There is some dark maltiness cutting the sweetness down. The palate is a little lively on the tongue and finishes alcohol free. Pretty solid find from whole foods.


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