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Carnegie Porter 5,5% - Carlsberg Sverige AB

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484 Ratings

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Ratings: 484
Reviews: 329
rAvg: 4.12
pDev: 10.92%
Wants: 48
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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5/5  rDev +21.4%

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, Today at 04:21 AM
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3.4/5  rDev -17.5%

AndreasDif, Friday at 05:23 PM
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3/5  rDev -27.2%

Ropowers3, Oct 05, 2014
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3.9/5  rDev -5.3%

Hootie159, Oct 05, 2014
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3.9/5  rDev -5.3%

costanzo_mike, Oct 05, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

McAndrew, Sep 25, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

IBUQT, Sep 24, 2014
Photo of ryan1788a5
4.2/5  rDev +1.9%

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 -2.9%

dental, Sep 19, 2014
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4.07/5  rDev -1.2%

Kayaker, Sep 11, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

MSandahl23, Sep 09, 2014
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4/5  rDev -2.9%

Hellpop65, Sep 01, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +15.3%

OregonGrown7, Aug 23, 2014
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4/5  rDev -2.9%

heresy22, Aug 23, 2014
Photo of BillRoth
4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

Popped a 10yo bottle of Carnegie Stark Porter in anticipation of trip to Sweden. Cheers to Bark!
Happily no significant oxidation. Have had this many times, but this time worthy writing about. Beer was a soft wash of roasted coffee and bitter chocolate. Excellent mouth feel, which is delightful considering the rather low abv. My 61 yo old nose doesn't pick up much these days, but there is still a nice roasted grain scent and a hint of fruity sweetness. This is just a great porter. May possibly be my favorite ever. As a lover of Porter...No small praise.

BillRoth, Aug 15, 2014
Photo of GreesyFizeek
3.94/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Bottle purchased at Beers of the World in Rochester, NY. '04 vintage.

Pours an inky black, with a small filmy head, less than 1/4 inch, and no lacing.

Smells like sherry, port, chocolate, dark fruits, and roasted malt.

I am dumbfounded that a porter of this low of an ABV could last a decade, but it has. It seems a bit thin, and slightly watery, but there are some really nice flavors here. There's vanilla, chocolate, roasted malt, slight oxidation, sherry, port, and lots of dark fruit flavors. Pretty swell.

This one is fairly light bodied for the Baltic Porter style, but with that, it's still very drinkable, and tasty. There is a very low level of carbonation.

This one was impressive because it lasted so long and remained drinkable- it also helps that it tasted pretty good!

GreesyFizeek, Aug 12, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

BrahptimusPrime, Aug 11, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -9%

silamikanico, Aug 10, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

Snodman, Aug 09, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

mudboneINla, Aug 09, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

TwoBeers, Aug 05, 2014
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4/5  rDev -2.9%

Andyourdog2, Aug 04, 2014
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4/5  rDev -2.9%

joemcgrath27, Aug 02, 2014
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4/5  rDev -2.9%

OKCNittany, Aug 01, 2014
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Carnegie Porter 5,5% from Carlsberg Sverige AB
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