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Carnegie Porter 5,5% - Carlsberg Sverige AB

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

476 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 476
Reviews: 328
rAvg: 4.12
pDev: 10.92%
Wants: 47
Gots: 21 | FT: 2
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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Photo of mntlover
4/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours dark with a tan head that falls to a cap and leaves some spotty lace behind.

Aroma is malty chocolate lots of fruity esters some caramel also noted.

Taste is chocolate malt nice roasted flavors mixed with fruit nice carbonation makes it feel zesty then fades to creamy with some light coffee flavors in the finish.

Mouthfeel is nice smooth with some active carbonation that is felt also.

Drinkability is good a nice porter. A bit pricey for what it is but still nice.

mntlover, Jun 28, 2005
Photo of donactive
4/5  rDev -2.9%

donactive, Nov 26, 2012
Photo of dsa7783
4/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Single, 1 Pint, .9 fl oz bottle copped from Livingston for $4.99...
Pours a deep, dark, chocolate-brown color with a modest head that soon receded and left a copious amount of lacing around the head of the glass...
Thick, rich, creamy, malt aroma with obvious cocoa powder and chocolate nuances...
Taste was creamy and heavy on the malts, with a noticeable presence of dehydrated malts, dark latte, mocha, and bittersweet chocolate nuances...
Creamy, thick mouthfeel with a slightly bittersweet finish...
Certainly not the sweetest or best Baltic Porter I've sampled, but a solid serving nonetheless...
Easily drinkable, without any cloying factors and a good level of drinkability due to the modest 5.5% ABV...
Worth a try...

dsa7783, Apr 01, 2008
Photo of TheManiacalOne
4/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

2006 release, acquired from DrJay courtesy of the Birthday Club 2, so a big “Thank you” goes out to him. Poured from a 16.9oz. bottle into a mug glass.

A: The beer is a deep dark brown color with a short off-white head that fades very slowly and leaves a thick lace on the glass.

S: The aroma is full of dark fruit, roasted malts and some chocolate with a touch of hops.

T: The taste starts out sweet and very fruity with flavors of raisins, cherries and chocolate. Then a little bit of smokiness and a hearty malt character provide a lot of substance. Next a mild hops presence comes in to give a good balance. Despite the sweet start, the after-taste is smoky and slightly bitter.

M: Crisp and smooth, medium-to-heavy body, light-to-medium carbonation, slightly sticky finish.

D: Tasty, goes down easily, slightly filling, excellent representation of style, this is a nice beer to sit and relax with, but even though it is got a mild kick, it does not like a beer that I would want to drink a bunch of. Nonetheless, it is a very good beer overall.

TheManiacalOne, Oct 06, 2007
Photo of MaltyGoodness
4/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

25oz bottle. Vintage 2004.

Pours a rich black with some ruby highlights. A tan head that thins, but doesn't completely fade. Nice lacing on the glass.

Aroma of roasted grains with a sweet malty backdrop. A rather mild aroma.

A nice light roated flavor upfront with a sweet malty accompaniment. Follows with a slight hop bite and finishes roasty and clean.

Medium body and quite smooth.

Nice and easy to drink baltic porter. Has aged nicely. Very enjoyable.

MaltyGoodness, Dec 20, 2005
Photo of DangerDawg
4/5  rDev -2.9%

DangerDawg, Sep 20, 2013
Photo of attackplanr
4/5  rDev -2.9%

attackplanr, Jan 08, 2012
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4/5  rDev -2.9%

smartassboiler, Sep 12, 2013
Photo of Maillard
4/5  rDev -2.9%

Maillard, Jun 11, 2014
Photo of nosavingsaccount
4/5  rDev -2.9%

nosavingsaccount, Mar 25, 2013
Photo of AngusOg
4/5  rDev -2.9%

AngusOg, Mar 12, 2013
Photo of Florya
4/5  rDev -2.9%

Florya, May 24, 2014
Photo of DrunkinYogi
4/5  rDev -2.9%

DrunkinYogi, Mar 21, 2014
Photo of Hellpop65
4/5  rDev -2.9%

Hellpop65, Sep 01, 2014
Photo of bigbluebeerguy
4/5  rDev -2.9%

bigbluebeerguy, Jul 11, 2013
Photo of Bonis
4/5  rDev -2.9%

Bonis, Feb 19, 2014
Photo of avaldivia
4/5  rDev -2.9%

avaldivia, Jul 14, 2012
Photo of SFC21
4/5  rDev -2.9%

SFC21, Mar 16, 2012
Photo of notchucknorris
4/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pours a slightly thin looking black color with about a 1/2 in tan head.

S: I picked up a ton of bitter coffee at first, but it mellowed as the beer warmed a bit. Chocolate and some roasted malt as well.

T: Much sweeter than I expected. Espresso, chocolate, chocolate cake, roasted malt and maybe a touch of hops towards the finish. Pretty tasty. Mouthfeel is slightly thin but has a nice creamy feel.

notchucknorris, Jun 14, 2011
Photo of beveragecaptain
4/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Absurdly small 8.3 ounce bottle. Carnegie porter pours out a black topped with an oily film. Big malty aroma that can be smelled from several feet away. Lots of cookie dough in the aroma, with some cocoa. Roasted malt flavor, followed by sweet dough, like that of a dopplebock. This beer actually makes me think of a stout crossed with a dopplebock. Very little hop flavor. Mouthfeel is a tad watery. This beer left me craving another, but then again it was only an 8.3 ounce bottle.

beveragecaptain, Dec 10, 2005
Photo of lvoutlawjlh
4/5  rDev -2.9%

lvoutlawjlh, Jun 17, 2012
Photo of
4/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

16oz. bottle. 1 year old.

Clear, dark brown liquid with ruby highlights. Large, tan colored head. Label says best before 5/2014. Whew! got here just in time....

Aroma seemed primarily caramel to blackstrap molasses. Hint of coffee. Raisins & figs. Soy sauce scent towards the end of the bottle.

Relatively balanced, but more sweet than bitter. Dark chocolate and raisins. Grassy & herbal. Coffee appears faintly in aftertaste. Soy sauce again as it was hitting room temp.

Medium heavy in body. Medium carbonation. Rather dry. Very smooth.

Quite good, would certainly drink again. Nice balance between sweet & bitter.

, Mar 14, 2007
Photo of Skeeze
4/5  rDev -2.9%

Skeeze, Jul 27, 2013
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4/5  rDev -2.9%

christopheraknox, Feb 11, 2012
Photo of oldedog
4/5  rDev -2.9%

oldedog, Nov 27, 2013
Carnegie Porter 5,5% from Carlsberg Sverige AB
92 out of 100 based on 476 ratings.