Carnegie Special 175th Anniversary Porter - Carlsberg Sverige AB
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Reviews by cobrarax:
3.98/5 rDev +2.6%
A: Dark, clear liquid with red hue. Large, compact and slightly brown head. Nice lacings. The foam doesn't sink too quickly.
S: The smell isn't that powerful. Sweet malt, some oak tones, bread. Small hints of beef broth. A little grassy with herbal notes, especially a quite strange smell of tarragon.
T: Creamy, sweet and malty. Milk chocolate. The bitterness is small and clean. Roasted malt, luxurious cocoa and coffee. Alcohol isn't noticeable. Some notes of oak and drambuie. Overall quite powerful.
M: Small bubbles, medium carbonation. No alcohol. Smooth.
O: Well, it's obviously good, but I'm lucky I've got another bottle to store. It could get better.
11-08-2011 18:30:57 | More by cobrarax
More User Reviews:
4.08/5 rDev +5.2%
Bottle from Baggio. Thanks, Rob.
Appearance: Clear ruddy brown pour, nearly opaque in the glass with ruby highlights. The two finger head retains well and leaves behind some lacing.
Smell: Plenty of bourbon barrel that's mellow and nicely integrated, with licorice and roasted malt from the base porter. Caramel, a little bittersweet chocolate. Smells quite good.
Taste and mouthfeel: Mellow bourbon, black licorice, oak, roasted malt. Little bit of dark chocolate and caramel. Light bodied with moderate carbonation. Oaky finish with mild roastiness. Pretty nice stuff, light and drinkable with good barrel character.
03-04-2012 02:46:54 | More by largadeer
3.75/5 rDev -3.4%
The brew is dark brown, almost black with ruby nuances, a tan small head with little lacing but good curtains.
Smelling of sweet vanilla sugar, some almond and bourbon nuances, a good measure of oak cask.
The taste has the sweet vanilla, some butter notes and a raw oak bitterness, slightly alcoholic.
Little carbonation, soft but slightly watery.
Feels rather young, save it to at least the 180th anniversary.
10-02-2011 21:55:57 | More by rarbring
3.64/5 rDev -6.2%
Pour is dark brown with a tight tan head. A hint of bourbon but extremely faint, light note of milk chocolate, a touch oxidized, and a good bit of malt berry sweetness. Taste pretty much follows the nose. Faint note of bourbon and some slightly rich malt, oxidation mid palate and a good bit of malty sweetness but not really sugary. Silky smooth body, moderate carbonation. Fairly bright flavors, slightly oxidized, not bad now, probably a bit past it's prime and could have been a really nice beer before.
05-04-2014 21:32:42 | More by cpetrone84
4.05/5 rDev +4.4%
Mycket trevliga vaniljtoner. Mjuk lång rätt maltig smak. Provade den första gången i september 2011 och den var bra redan då men har mognat fint! Köpte ett hundratal flaskor så jag hoppas verkligen att den positiva utvecklingen fortsätter! Carlsberg kan om de satsar!
05-22-2013 09:33:02 | More by porterotto
Carnegie Special 175th Anniversary Porter from Carlsberg Sverige AB
86 out of 100 based on 28 ratings.