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Carnegie Porter 5,5% - Carlsberg Sverige AB

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

458 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 458
Reviews: 325
rAvg: 4.12
pDev: 10.92%
Wants: 46
Gots: 19 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
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Sweden

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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PorterLambic

Florida

4.6/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

A beautiful pitch black brew with a 1 1/2" tan head that drops to 1/2" smoothly. Some scattered, coarse lace.
Smell was of roasted malt, oak, coffee with a hint of toastiness to it.
Taste was wonderfully complex, with roasted malt and a coffee tinged oakiness, a bit of dark chocolate & a hint of vanilla (?) this was just perfectly balanced.
Mouthfeel was very nice, creamy, full-bodied and smooth with just the right amount of carbonation.
This brew is supremely drinkable, in fact, the only thing I can possibly knock it on: I would have liked a little smoky flovor to it. I would have gone almost all 5's then. A tremendous beer.
For the record, mine was a 2001 on the label (the picture on the site shows 1997) and I noticed at the bottom of the back label was printed "Best before April 2010. Yes, 2010. A three year old beer with 7 more to go. I'll be looking for more of this.

April, 2007

I found more! A 2004 vintage. The appearance score drops slightly due to minimal head retention but the taste and smell increase due to finding the previously sought smoke character which was all over the nose, mouth and aftertaste that just lingered forever (with vanilla) at the back of the throat. Buy it, drink it, want more.

Serving type: bottle

07-07-2004 23:54:01 | More by PorterLambic
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Tsar_Riga

Indiana

4.3/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A - Dark brown, nearly black brew, opaque with brown highlights, and a light tan head that reduces to a ring, with mild lacing.

S - Delicious nose of malts and burnt sugars, molasses, with a slight boozy character.

T - Delivers on the nose, but in a quiet, restrained manner. The flavor showcases caramelized sugar and molasses, with a slight hint of smokiness. Very little bitterness.

M - Smooth and surprising light on the tongue, with a mild acidity.

O - The smells from this beer are robust, and while the beer is more restrained when it hits the palate, the overall result is a top-notch porter.

Serving type: bottle

07-09-2014 02:44:55 | More by Tsar_Riga
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TastyIsBeer

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -9%

06-20-2014 23:20:58 | More by TastyIsBeer
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Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev -15%

06-14-2014 05:25:36 | More by hardy008
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Maillard

California

4/5  rDev -2.9%

06-11-2014 05:08:34 | More by Maillard
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Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

06-09-2014 14:40:16 | More by paulys55
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spoony

Colorado

4.11/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From a 330 ml bottle (best by October 10, 2015) into a snifter.

A-The beer is a nice-looking ebony brown/black color with about one finger of tan head. I get some lacing on the glass as I drink, but the head retention is on the shorter side.

S-The aroma is simple at first, but reveals more complexity with each new sniff. I get some roasted flavors, but overall bitterness and smokiness are moderate. The malts are earthy with aromas of tobacco, prunes, and molasses. There is some caramel sweetness and dark fruit, too.

T-The taste is not quite as intriguing as the smell, but is pleasant nonetheless. There is just a bit of acrid, smokey bite, as well as caramel, molasses, earthy oak, and a bit of rye bread crust. Bitterness is pretty low for the style, but the beer packs a little touch of pleasant, coffee-like acidity.

M-The feel is medium in heft with a chunky carbonation that is below average in volume.

O-This is a very nice beer. The aroma, in particular, just keeps revealing new flavors with each sniff and each new flavor just seems to fold into the rest in a really pleasing package. The taste is a bit simpler and the mouth is a touch lighter than I would like, but I would happily drink more of this.

Serving type: bottle

06-03-2014 00:31:44 | More by spoony
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Raziel313

California

2.75/5  rDev -33.3%

06-01-2014 09:30:59 | More by Raziel313
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Latarnik

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -2.9%

05-24-2014 23:07:19 | More by Latarnik
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Florya

Norway

4/5  rDev -2.9%

05-23-2014 23:14:08 | More by Florya
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mikeg67

New Jersey

3.9/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Bottle 2013, Klass III. Pours black with small, creamy, beige head and nice lacing. Aroma is of floral hops, toasted malt, dark fruit and coffee. Body is full and slightly crisp. Taste is of toasted malt, coffee, vanilla, brown sugar, dark fruit and floral hops. Finish is long and bittersweet. Very nice porter.

Serving type: bottle

05-19-2014 15:32:05 | More by mikeg67
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Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -15%

05-16-2014 12:04:05 | More by atrocity
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New Jersey

4/5  rDev -2.9%

05-08-2014 02:17:23 | More by ImFlyerThanYou
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Louisiana

4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

05-02-2014 01:31:55 | More by tbryan5
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datalager

Connecticut

4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

04-06-2014 17:09:35 | More by datalager
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DaveMiller

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

03-28-2014 04:37:20 | More by DaveMiller
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brpendergast85

District of Columbia

3.5/5  rDev -15%

03-25-2014 03:29:49 | More by brpendergast85
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Andreias21

Florida

4/5  rDev -2.9%

03-24-2014 12:17:51 | More by Andreias21
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afsdan

Colorado

4.75/5  rDev +15.3%

03-23-2014 14:12:59 | More by afsdan
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DrunkinYogi

Connecticut

4/5  rDev -2.9%

03-21-2014 03:13:35 | More by DrunkinYogi
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oso

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -9%

03-18-2014 04:34:25 | More by oso
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Louisiana

3.5/5  rDev -15%

03-14-2014 03:12:21 | More by CDCNAM
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Bonis

Ohio

4/5  rDev -2.9%

02-19-2014 23:00:51 | More by Bonis
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57md

Pennsylvania

4.06/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a dark brown color with ruby edges. The beige head was less than full finger and it dissipated down to a thin film rather quickly. The nose had mild roasty notes. The flavor is a well balanced combination of dry roast and hop bitterness. The hop presence appears to be slightly above the norm for the style, but it makes for a terrific finish alongside the dryness of the roast profile.

This offering is hard to rate in comparison with other Baltics. It seems to be more in the vein of a classic Baltic while most contemporary beers of the style are heavier in body and roasted malt. I'll just say that this is a unique and very tasty offering.

Serving type: bottle

02-17-2014 00:12:48 | More by 57md
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Snowdog

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

02-14-2014 23:04:44 | More by Snowdog
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Carnegie Porter 5,5% from Carlsberg Sverige AB
92 out of 100 based on 458 ratings.