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Carnegie Porter 5,5% - Carlsberg Sverige AB

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497 Ratings

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Ratings: 497
Reviews: 331
rAvg: 4.11
pDev: 10.95%
Wants: 52
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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Photo of Hellpop65
4/5  rDev -2.7%

Hellpop65, Sep 01, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +15.6%

OregonGrown7, Aug 23, 2014
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4/5  rDev -2.7%

heresy22, Aug 23, 2014
Photo of BillRoth
4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

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 -4.1%
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 +9.5%

BrahptimusPrime, Aug 11, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -8.8%

silamikanico, Aug 10, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

Snodman, Aug 09, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

mudboneINla, Aug 09, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

TwoBeers, Aug 05, 2014
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4/5  rDev -2.7%

Andyourdog2, Aug 04, 2014
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4/5  rDev -2.7%

joemcgrath27, Aug 02, 2014
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4/5  rDev -2.7%

OKCNittany, Aug 01, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +15.6%

tjdrewry, Jul 26, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -8.8%

Bunuelian, Jul 22, 2014
Photo of Tsar_Riga
4.3/5  rDev +4.6%
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.

Tsar_Riga, Jul 09, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -8.8%

TastyIsBeer, Jun 21, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -14.8%

hardy008, Jun 14, 2014
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4/5  rDev -2.7%

Maillard, Jun 11, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

paulys55, Jun 09, 2014
Photo of spoony
4.11/5  rDev 0%
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.

spoony, Jun 03, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -33.1%

Raziel313, Jun 01, 2014
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4/5  rDev -2.7%

Latarnik, May 25, 2014
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4/5  rDev -2.7%

Florya, May 24, 2014
Photo of mikeg67
3.9/5  rDev -5.1%
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.

mikeg67, May 19, 2014
Carnegie Porter 5,5% from Carlsberg Sverige AB
92 out of 100 based on 497 ratings.