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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

34 Ratings
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Ratings: 34
Reviews: 6
rAvg: 3.85
pDev: 14.81%
Wants: 3
Gots: 5 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
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Sweden

Style | ABV
English Porter |  8.80% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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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4/5  rDev +3.9%

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3.86/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

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4.08/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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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4.5/5  rDev +16.9%

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4/5  rDev +3.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

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4/5  rDev +3.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Dark brown, with hues of red pour. The large tan compact head sinks slowly into decent lacings after quite some time.

S: Lots of vanilla, almost like artificial detergent. Very sweet. Bourbon - oak. Some coffee.

T: Very rich sweet vanilla/oak. Some dry cherries in the back. Not very much else going on.

M: Medium long aftertaste, sweet. Body is full, while carbonation is moderate. Lots of alcohol.

O: Too much vanilla and too little of everything else. Rather pricy, considering the quality.

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4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

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3.64/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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.

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4.5/5  rDev +16.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

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3/5  rDev -22.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 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.

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4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

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4.75/5  rDev +23.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

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2/5  rDev -48.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

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Carnegie Special 175th Anniversary Porter from Carlsberg Sverige AB
86 out of 100 based on 34 ratings.