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Carnegie Porter 5,5% - Carlsberg Sverige AB

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

461 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 461
Reviews: 325
rAvg: 4.12
pDev: 10.92%
Wants: 46
Gots: 19 | FT: 1
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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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bennetj17

Arizona

4.33/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Black appearance, but not very dense or thick. You can see through the edges a bit in the light. The head is thin, with a tan foam that settles leaving a pencil thin ring. The nose has a faint roastiness, with suggestions of caramel and toffee.

The flavor balances nicely between toffee sweetness and roasted chocolate malts. I'm getting a bit of vanilla as well, and the finish leaves a keen bitterness on the tongue. The alcohol seems quite mild, and I'm trying to figure out how this qualifies as a Baltic Porter. The mouthfeel has just the right degree of thickness, with a sharp carbonation that holds up well.

Overall I'm glad this was recommended to me. It's a fairly robust porter with good depth of flavor and supreme drinkability. Definitely a nice change from the typical American style porters that are so common. Highly recommended.

Serving type: bottle

09-26-2013 06:12:26 | More by bennetj17
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DangerDawg

Ohio

4/5  rDev -2.9%

09-20-2013 03:49:43 | More by DangerDawg
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smartassboiler

Illinois

4/5  rDev -2.9%

09-12-2013 01:34:42 | More by smartassboiler
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Pumilio

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -27.2%

09-10-2013 14:23:40 | More by Pumilio
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Reappropriated

California

3.5/5  rDev -15%

08-30-2013 05:06:27 | More by Reappropriated
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IndyDad

New York

4/5  rDev -2.9%

08-30-2013 02:16:29 | More by IndyDad
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ygtbsm94

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -15%

08-29-2013 00:22:27 | More by ygtbsm94
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cyclonece09

Maryland

3.61/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 11.2 oz bottle into a mug. Pours pitch black with a foamy brown head. Smells of chocolate, a little coffee. Tastes of raisins, fruit, and candy, quite surprising. Beer lightly carbonated full body nice finish. Overall a slightly above average beer.

Serving type: bottle

08-20-2013 00:59:47 | More by cyclonece09
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Rojada1988

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

08-16-2013 19:13:26 | More by Rojada1988
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pants678

California

4.34/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Nearly black with a brownish head.

Coffee on the nose.

Roasted malts and espresso but the mix of the two does not hide a rich chocolate/marshmallow tone. Not so much cacao as cocoa as it's a brighter, sweet flavor. But, really, the espresso pervades the palate and can seem almost like an iced coffee without the weirdly rough, twisted back end.

Looks stout but has a thinner, lighter feel though it seems too rich and smooth to be a porter.

Serving type: bottle

08-05-2013 00:22:28 | More by pants678
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SeanDonahue

New Jersey

4.08/5  rDev -1%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

This is a beer from Sweden that you don't see everywhere. I have only seen it sold in a 12 fl. oz bottle so it's something that a browser might skip over at the beer store.

The appearance on this beer is exactly what I would want. It is a very dark brown with some light brown settling at the top. Very little head when poured.

The aroma I get from this beer contains a ton of malt. There are big bready notes in this beer, a ton of grain to be admired.

The taste on this beer is interesting. On the first taste, there are big malt notes that come through. Halfway through, there is a bitter quality that comes out. Mixed in with that, you get those big grains that come out and settle in your mouth.

Overall, this is a fantastic beer if you just want one quick brew with not too much alcohol and a big interesting taste. Sit on the back porch like I am now and enjoy your brew!

Serving type: bottle

07-30-2013 21:10:22 | More by SeanDonahue
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Skeeze

California

4/5  rDev -2.9%

07-27-2013 21:43:52 | More by Skeeze
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Zbeetleman

California

3.25/5  rDev -21.1%

07-16-2013 03:54:46 | More by Zbeetleman
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pathman

Ohio

4.75/5  rDev +15.3%

07-15-2013 02:48:37 | More by pathman
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shockrocker65

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +21.4%

07-14-2013 00:21:08 | More by shockrocker65
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eawolff99

Colorado

4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

07-13-2013 13:40:22 | More by eawolff99
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bigbluebeerguy

Kentucky

4/5  rDev -2.9%

07-11-2013 03:01:43 | More by bigbluebeerguy
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DerekMorgan

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -15%

06-29-2013 04:39:31 | More by DerekMorgan
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mrfrancis

Kentucky

4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

06-28-2013 20:52:27 | More by mrfrancis
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FLima

Brazil

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

This beer dates back to 1836, which was a surprise for a Swedish beer.
Deep black color with a thin head with low retention.
Grainy raw malt aroma with clear mocha notes.
Flavor of roasted and toasted malts, dark chocolate and earthy hops. Hints of licorice, raisins and figs.
Very dry aftertaste with a long lasting residual taste of dark malts, cocoa powder and hops.
Full body with low carbonation.
What a beautiful Baltic Porter. If you like dark beers, it is a must.

Serving type: bottle

06-27-2013 14:26:14 | More by FLima
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the_danish_swede

Sweden

4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

06-27-2013 01:48:42 | More by the_danish_swede
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n2185

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

06-21-2013 21:03:53 | More by n2185
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RichH55

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

06-21-2013 15:38:02 | More by RichH55
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Budinetz

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +21.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Poured feom the bottle vigorously into a goblet.

A- poured an opaque, jet black with a tan foamy head. Great retention and some of the most amazing lacing I've ever seen in a porter, hugging all sides of the glass with an extravagant display.

S- smells of sweet serendipity! Reminds me of funny cake almost...If you Pennsylvania Dutch-German background folks know what I'm talking about...like a chocolate aroma with an ever so slight coffee smell.

T- tastes of slight diacetyl, but not over the top. Some sweet toffee/caramel flavors. Perhaps an ever so slight pumpernickel? Pretty awesome brew overall!

M- very slick on the tongue. Almost buttery but not over the top. Quite drinkable at 5.5% and does not tarnish the palete.

O- a historic brew! One of the first original style porters I've had and one that will always be near and dear to me. This is the brew you should introduce yourself with when trying a porter for the first time.

Serving type: bottle

06-15-2013 08:40:54 | More by Budinetz
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SimonTja

Sweden

3.75/5  rDev -9%

06-06-2013 18:52:20 | More by SimonTja
Carnegie Porter 5,5% from Carlsberg Sverige AB
92 out of 100 based on 461 ratings.