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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 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.

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3.9
Rasmus40 (20338) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - SEP 26, 2011
Black with a brown head. Aroma is roasted malt, dark chocolate, ashy and a little liquorice. Flavor is quite sweet and rather bitter. Dry and roasted rather bitter finish. Smooth. 260911

3.9
HenrikSoegaard (14101) - Randers, DENMARK - OCT 1, 2011
Bottle. Creamy off-white good mostly lasting head. Black colour. Heavy malty and moderate hoppy aroma. Heavy bitter flavor. Long heavy bitter finish. Creamy palate.

3.9
rlgk (18847) - GŲteborg, SWEDEN - NOV 19, 2011
UPDATED: MAY 12, 2012 Copenhagen Beer Celebration 2012. Black beer witha small beige head. Malty chocolate, cocoa aroma, hop notes, roasted. Chocolate flavor, roasted, cocoa, malty, figs, vinous notes, hoppy, nicely balanced smooth beer with a nice cocoa finish.

3.9
DruncanVeasey (8225) - 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.

3.9
cgarvieuk (24236) - 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
thomat (3830) - 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
onceblind (9442) - 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
gunnar (9019) - 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
tomthompson89 (1982) - 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
WheatKing (1338) - Phnom Penh, CAMBODIA - 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.


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