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Carnegie Porter 5,5% - Carlsberg Sverige AB

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497 Ratings

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Ratings: 497
Reviews: 331
rAvg: 4.11
pDev: 10.95%
Wants: 52
Gots: 23 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
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Style | ABV
Baltic Porter |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
First introduced in 1836.

Strong beers were banned in Sweden 1923-1956.

The 5.5 % original recipe was re-introduced in 1985 as a beer fermented with both top and bottom yeast.

In 1993, the yeast was changed to a single bottom-fermenting strain.

In 2009, the label design and name was changed from "Carnegie Stark-Porter" to "Carnegie Porter".

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 02-04-2001)
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Photo of Immortale25
4.19/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a Funky Buddha Brewery snifter. Can't decipher the best before date, but the last two numbers are "15" so I'm going to assume it's good until 2015.

A- Pours a mostly opaque black color with a 1/4 inch tan head that retains a bit before becoming a thick ring around the edge of the glass and some sparse wisps of surface foam. Semi-resilient lacing leaves a thin, jagged ring behind.

S- Milk chocolate aroma with some medium dark roast. Notes of vanilla and a touch of booze.

T- Straightforward porter flavor with more medium dark roast accompanied by notes of coffee, more vanilla and dark bread. Mild bitterness rounds things out making for a tasty drink.

M- Semi-creamy with medium-low carbonation and a full body.

O- A porter by the numbers but executed so well. Very drinkable as well as very flavorful. Now I see what all the hubbub's about.

Immortale25, Today at 12:11 AM
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3.5/5  rDev -14.8%

Hayley_86, Sunday at 10:53 PM
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4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

a77cj7, Friday at 05:47 AM
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3.75/5  rDev -8.8%

grahuba, Thursday at 11:05 PM
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3.75/5  rDev -8.8%

lillitnn92, Nov 19, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -8.8%

Griffith, Nov 16, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -14.8%

bulldogg915, Nov 08, 2014
Photo of ELECTRONICAnonymous
4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

ELECTRONICAnonymous, Nov 06, 2014
Photo of aleigator
3.5/5  rDev -14.8%

Bottle from rlgk, thanks Ronny!

Perfect beige head, brown-black color.

Aromas of bready, roasted malts and coffee.

Rich malts, going along with toffee, earthy notes, hints of chocolate, coffee and smoke. Sweet malts melt together with chocolate, supported by a perfect fitting carbonation, resulting in a smoky, warm finish. Malt goes through different stages on the palate, mingles up with coffee and later on chocolate, but keeps being the most defining ingredient of this beer the whole time. Oily, smooth mouthfeel, with a bitter finish.

aleigator, Nov 04, 2014
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4.08/5  rDev -0.7%

campfirebrew, Nov 04, 2014
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4.24/5  rDev +3.2%

BeerForMuscle, Oct 30, 2014
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4/5  rDev -2.7%

zestar, Oct 30, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -8.8%

Mdodge8837, Oct 30, 2014
Photo of templar316
5/5  rDev +21.7%

2004 vintage in my I Believe snifter. Still has a surprising carbonation herringbone head falls back quickly but clings softly to the side of the glass. All the rough edges have been smoothed of this, leaving polished obsidian. Madagascar vanilla, cocoa and the hint of black currant roll past. Evaporating into a dry licorice finish. A dark pleasure!

templar316, Oct 26, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -8.8%

BigJim5021, Oct 25, 2014
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3.4/5  rDev -17.3%

AndreasDif, Oct 24, 2014
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3/5  rDev -27%

Ropowers3, Oct 05, 2014
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3.9/5  rDev -5.1%

Hootie159, Oct 05, 2014
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3.9/5  rDev -5.1%

costanzo_mike, Oct 05, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

McAndrew, Sep 25, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

IBUQT, Sep 24, 2014
Photo of ryan1788a5
4.2/5  rDev +2.2%

11.2oz bottle poured into a pint glass.

A: Very dark brown in color, near black. Beige head settles soon. Small spots of lacing.

S: Molasses, plum, rum raisin, caramel, bready. Faint whiffs of brown cocoa and grassy hops.

T: Brown and black cocoa, caramel and molasses, some yeast, plum, faint grassy hops. Medium sweet. Oak? Very subtle licorice sort of taste. Brown sugar and hints of roasted coffee beans and smoke on the finish.

M: Medium bodied. Some sense of weight and heft in the mouth, but it stops just short of being sticky. Carbonation is very fine-bubbled and scrubs gently. Silky and texturally pleasant.

O: A nice true to style, old school Baltic porter. One of the style benchmarks.

ryan1788a5, Sep 19, 2014
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4/5  rDev -2.7%

dental, Sep 19, 2014
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4.07/5  rDev -1%

Kayaker, Sep 11, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

MSandahl23, Sep 09, 2014
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Carnegie Porter 5,5% from Carlsberg Sverige AB
92 out of 100 based on 497 ratings.