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Carnegie Porter 5,5% - Carlsberg Sverige AB

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

517 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 517
Reviews: 337
rAvg: 4.11
pDev: 10.71%
Wants: 51
Gots: 25 | 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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Photo of BeerImmediately
4.23/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

2004 vintage into stout glass in the 45 degree range.

Pours with a healthy 3F of creamy, tan head over top of a deep brown body with burgundy edges. Nice amount of lacing present.

Powdery cocoa aroma, with butterscotch, molasses, and some bark in the back.

What a creamy, pleasant mouthfeel. Cocoa aroma transforms into milk chocolate with Kahlua, butterscotch becomes more pronounced with warming, and some roasted coffee bean finish throughout.

This goes down FAR too easily - thankfully, it's under 6%. Highly recommend that you pick this one up if you see it.

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4.23/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Purchased at the Foreign Beer Bar, NWAF 2008, Manchester. "Argang 2007" says the label, BB 13 NOV 17 ("2017" it means?!), served chilled in a straight imperial pint glass.

A: very dark brown in colour, nearly black, coming with a creamy tan head with good retention and restrained carbonation.
S: a settled fruity aroma as of cherry skins and berry-liquor, plus sweet roastiness like coffee-syrup, black sugar, and sweet nuttiness, with a mildly alcoholic touch as well as a lager's refreshing acidity in the background. Very "quiet", yet also "deep"... and, have I just sensed a touch of banana-esters??
T: caramelised dates, roast nuts, chewy black malts with a hint of finely ground espresso blend approach upfront; in no time the more aromatic and powdery Munich malts (as of a Dunkel) develops, along with bitter-sweet burned sugar and moderate but deep-running herbal bitter hops at the back of the palate. The finish is rather clean (in line with a lager), while the roasty aroma and chewy bitter mouthfeel just linger beautifully (like a true stout)...
M&D: refreshing, with lovely creamy fizz soothing the palate; this Baltic Porter is the lowest-gravity one that I've tried, and yet it provides all the complexities and an even higher drinkability. A delicious, well-hopped, and well-made dark gem this is, really like a chocolate stout blended with a full-bodied and fruity Czech dark lager.

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.

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4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of silver0rlead
4.25/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours an opaque black, with a thick tan head that retains nicely, a fine looking porter. Smell is an intriguing mix of coffee, chocolate, roasted malt and a smokiness thats hard to place. Taste had coffee flavors along with a sweet chocolate malt taste and and a smokey roasted flavor that is mild but noticeable. The finish is pleasantly dry and bitter, a nice crisp finish to a flavorful porter. The mouthfeel is creamy and smooth but the carbonation is moderate and adds a nice crispness to the beer. Overall an excellent porter, this is my first baltic porter and im looking forward to trying some more.

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4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of Packforever1976
4.25/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured chilled into my british pint.
2006 vintage picked up from Four Firkins.

A: Pours a very dark brown, almost black. There is a slight reddish hue when held up to the light. About a one finger light tan head that receades quickly, leaving a slight film over the brew. Nice lacing.

S: Very interesting smells. Some tobacco, vanilla, a hint of dark fruit, a little cinnamon. Molasses too. Very nice, can't wait to taste it.

T: Wow. I've tasted nothing like this, ever. Sweet tobacco, vanilla, molasses=delicious! Dark fruit and cinnamon as well. This is fantastic!

M: Fairly light mouthfeel, proper carbonation. Dry finish. Nice.

D: Very drinkable. I'm wondering how this qualifies as a Baltic, as it comes in at 5.5%? Either way, it is a very tasty porter. A nice reccomendation from the clerk at Four Firkins. I'll be searching this out again for sure!

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4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

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

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4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Vintage 2004.
Dark brown. Aromas of molten red clay, coffee, chocolate, nut paste and poppy. Drinkable, even texture. Sweet coffee liquor rushes the doughy mousse. Very neat and perfect proportioned. Highly drinkable. Perfect with butter drenched prawns, crab or rare grass fed filet, Irish style.

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4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

Carnegie Porter 5,5% from Carlsberg Sverige AB
92 out of 100 based on 517 ratings.