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Carnegie Special 175th Anniversary Porter - Carlsberg Sverige AB

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Carnegie Special 175th Anniversary PorterCarnegie Special 175th Anniversary Porter

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BA SCORE
86
very good

28 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 28
Reviews: 6
rAvg: 3.88
pDev: 14.69%
Wants: 3
Gots: 5 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Carlsberg Sverige AB visit their website
Sweden

Style | ABV
English Porter |  8.80% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
This is a collaborative beer made by Carlsberg Falkenberg and Brooklyn Brewery. It was top-fermented and then aged for three months in Heaven Hill bourbon barrels by Carlsberg and the Brooklyn brewing team, who flew to Sweden to do the barreling, together with members of the Swedish Porter Drinkers Association.

(Beer added by: bark on 08-30-2011)
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Reviews by cobrarax:
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cobrarax

Sweden

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
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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.

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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.

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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!

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Carnegie Special 175th Anniversary Porter from Carlsberg Sverige AB
86 out of 100 based on 28 ratings.