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RATINGS: 296   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.55/5   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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3.9
cgarvieuk (24462) - 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

3.4
madmitch76 (24791) - , Essex, ENGLAND - APR 15, 2012
11th April 2012
On tap at the Craft. Clear dark red brown beer, palate is light and semi dry. Mild dark malts. Has a interesting mild medicinal herb thing going on. Not bad, a little unusual.

3.9
DruncanVeasey (8226) - NUNEATON, 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.

3.8
isabitrunk (5) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 5, 2012 does not count
cask @ craft beer co. Pours brown/black with a tan head. Metallic / rusty on the nose. Rich palette but slightly hoppy - a good porter!

3.6
dresden (1581) - Saskatchewan, CANADA - APR 1, 2012
Black with a tan head. Aroma of star anise and roast malt. Light licorice under strong porter body. Pretty decent !

3.4
Crit (3996) - Surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 31, 2012
Black,huge rocky brown head.Roasty dark sugar nose.Light roast profile, quite thin. Licorice is present but very subdued.Alcohol overtones

3.6
FunkyBrewster (1518) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 15, 2012
16 oz can. Pours deep brown with a small tan head. Aroma is crisp but lightly roasty chocolate and some sweetness, marshmallow, cocoa.Flavor is crisp chocolate dark fruit, black licorice some spice and hops in the finish. Medium body and a crisp carbonation. Decent beer.

3.6
saxo (18300) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - MAR 12, 2012
Tap @ Cask Pub & Kitchen. Nice head with good duration. Color is black. Aroma and taste are roast malt, licorice, coffee, chocolate and hops. Medium bodied and medium carbonation.

3.7
ccex (1313) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 5, 2012
I love Baltic Porters, and had never seen one in a can until today. Pours a very dark brown with a tiny tan head and no lacing. Aroma is full of licorice, roasted coffee, brown sugar and some chocolate. Creamy texture and medium to full body with average carbonation. The finish has some spices that remind me of root beer. Interesting, and worth a try.

3.3
auerbrau (3203) - Ithaca, New York, 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, it’s 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 wouldn’t deal with the fact that this is mostly a spice porter and that there’s not much Baltic about it.


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