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Carnegie Porter 5,5% - Carlsberg Sverige AB

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

521 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 521
Reviews: 338
rAvg: 4.11
pDev: 10.71%
Wants: 51
Gots: 27 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
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Sweden

Style | ABV
Baltic Porter |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 02-04-2001

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".
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Ratings: 521 | Reviews: 338
Photo of Darkmagus82
4.05/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured from bottle into a pint glass

Appearance – The beer pours a dark brown color with two fingers of a cream colored head. The head has a good level of retention, slowly fading to leave a great level of foamy lace on the sides of the glass.

Smell – The aroma of the beer is quite heavy of a sweeter molasses and caramel smell along with some other nice roasty notes. Along with these smells comes some darker fruit aromas of prune and plum as well as some other aromas of chocolate and a little bit of a grainy smell.

Taste – The taste begins with a smooth and sweet taste with lots of caramel and chocolate mixed with a little bit of a dark fruit flavors of plum and prune. Other notes of a roasted malt taste are also present upfront, creating a nice smooth base flavor for the brew. As the taste advances the fruit fades a little bit all while more and more caramel and chocolate as well as some molasses comes to the tongue. With a hint of vanilla and a tiny bit of an herbal flavor coming at the very end, one is left with a sweet and smooth, roasty flavor to linger on the tongue.

Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is on the average side in terms of its thickness and creaminess with a carbonation level that is on the slightly lower side. For the porter style and the darker but sweet flavors of the brew, the feel is rather nice and makes for a flavorful, but easy drinking porter overall.

Overall – This is a very nice easy drinking porter at of only 5.5 %. A quite tasty brew overall and one to try if you have the opportunity.

Photo of Alex-Alkis
3.84/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MakeMineADoubleJack
4.25/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of RochefortChris
4.5/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of ArrogantB
3.36/5  rDev -18.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

11.2oz bottle $3.99. I remember reading this was a classic porter so why not. Black with a filmy head that laces the glass. Aroma is yeast and dough. Flavor is slightly smoky, roast malts, touch of chocolate. Not my favorite but not bad, worth a try.

Photo of BucBasil
3.76/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of tillmac62
4.35/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

2010 vintage. Pours a clear dark amber with a rich dark ruby cast. Excellent head volume, lacing and retention. Complex nose of dark fruit (fig, plum), molasses and caramel over notes of chocolate and a hint of coffee. Light medium body with a bit of creaminess over a smooth texture. Normal carbonation with a bit of effervescence in the middle and a nice burst in the finish. The World Class flavor profile is reasonably intense, quite complex and masterfully balanced. It begins with a caramel sweet rush that soon flows into the dark fruits. In the middle, molasses comes to the forefront and fades into a mild roast and hop bitterness. As it approaches the finish, chocolate sweetness is evident and oak notes (oxidative aging) are present as is a subtle smokiness. The finish is a slow fade of sweetness into a mild hop bitterness with just a hint of dryness.

Photo of WoodButcher
4.24/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

A: dark black/brown with only a hint of ruby color when held up to the light. Head is thick and creamy, slow to dissipate leaving lacing on the glass.

S: prunes/plums, with a bit of tobacco and chocolate. Smells of molasses.

T: similar to smell, there are lots of dark notes with prunes, molasses and a hint of chocolate and a bit of burnt character, but only slightly. This reminds me of a German double bock rather than a porter with the earthy, molasses finish. Plenty of malt character but not cloyingly sweet like some porters. A delayed, mildly bitter finish rounds out the palate.

Notes: served from an 11.2oz bottle into a pint, mouthfeel is a bit more sharply carbonated than I expected. That is the only thing I didn't care for, but it wasn't bad, merely unexpected. And once I adjusted to the more double bock taste than anticipated I was able to enjoy it. Not surprising given it is a Swede. In fact, it is nice to enjoy a beer from somewhere other than the usual suspects. At 5.5% and a bit rich I won't be quaffing pints, but this is a very enjoyable beer and worth seeking out. Throw some beer love Sweden's way.

Photo of dreis
4.28/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of westcoastbeerlvr
4.32/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of benloho
4.17/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Halvey
4.6/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of trdtercel92
4.25/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of liamt07
3.86/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of T-34-85
4.01/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

2013 Bottle - poured into a snifter glass.

L: Pours an inky black with a 1 finger light tan head that dissipates into a thin ring that leaves lacing around that glass as I consume.

S: Bready/biscuity aroma with a molasses sweetness .

T: A predominate taste of roasty sweetness with a moderate level of bitterness that lingers on the tongue, and a slight bite of sourness.

F: Nice carbonation for a smooth mouthfeel.

Overall: Very good porter. Nice malty sweet beer with a roasty effect.

Photo of LouieBreschi
4.75/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of misternebbie
4.29/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of tally
4.38/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of dsnyder61
4.73/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Photo of keithmurray
4/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance - dark brown body with tan head

Smell - cocoa powder, chocolate, molasses, toffee

Taste - chocolate, molasses, cocoa, toffee, hint of tobacco on the end

Mouthfeel - medium bodied, medium carbonation, slight sweetness upfront, tobacco on the finish, thinner than other examples within the style

Overall - good beer that I've been waiting a while to try for a while, tasty beer at 5.5% ABV

price point - $3.50/11.2 oz single

Photo of psmith161
4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

Photo of Jonny41
4/5  rDev -2.7%

Photo of olradetbalder
3.5/5  rDev -14.8%

Photo of shelby415
3.75/5  rDev -8.8%

Photo of Immortale25
4.18/5  rDev +1.7%
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.

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Carnegie Porter 5,5% from Carlsberg Sverige AB
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