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Carnegie Porter 5,5% - Carlsberg Sverige AB

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

497 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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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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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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4/5  rDev -2.7%

Proclarush, Dec 22, 2013
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4/5  rDev -2.7%

oldedog, Nov 27, 2013
Photo of hockeypuck
4/5  rDev -2.7%

hockeypuck, Nov 27, 2013
Photo of pipinmalikonj
3.75/5  rDev -8.8%

pipinmalikonj, Nov 20, 2013
Photo of jaydoc
4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

jaydoc, Nov 13, 2013
Photo of BeerFMAndy
3.51/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

11.2 oz bottle poured into a snifter.
5.5% ABV, "Årgång 2013"

A - Clarity is hard to come by in this black beer, but when held to the light, ruby mahogany shines through. The loose, soapy head disappears to clusters of spore-like bubbles sporadically dotted around the surface of the beer and on the glass.

S - Burnt cheap coffee, burnt toast, and oak give the aroma a charred, metallic scent that finally opens up as it warms up, allowing some dark fruit and fig nuances and a touch of mocha in on the finish.

T - The charred profile continues into the flavor with tons of black roasted malts imparting earthiness, burnt toast, peppery notes, and thin, dry cocoa.

M - Thin-bodied, this light porter is crisp and clean like a lager but without any malt sweetness or body leaving this reviewer wanting more.

O - Roasted and bitter with out backbone, this light (in every sense of the word) Baltic Porter has flimsy, lopsided flavor and the makings of a nice Baltic but little body to back it up.

BeerFMAndy, Nov 07, 2013
Photo of Kuongming
3.75/5  rDev -8.8%

Kuongming, Nov 06, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

drop6301, Oct 31, 2013
Photo of ERRL710
4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

ERRL710, Oct 20, 2013
Photo of rixcat
4.03/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

I went into my local well-stocked beer store and cruised for eye-candy as neither my memory nor my heart could come up with an otherwise specific reference. I saw the label, the color, the unique bottle shape and I was at the register faster than I could change my mind. I came home, started heating up the kitchen cooking and anticipating what my mind was computing my heart's eye's whim came up with at the beer shop and I could stand it no longer. I popped my stellar bottled "firmament" anxiously pouring it into a handy pint glass to find a most satisfying cooking companion to prepare my palate for the delicious spicy peppers and pasta meal I was preparing. Round, brown, sweet, and smooth. A lucky privileged guy am I. Some of the elements I find in this drink I also look for in my morning espresso, my other main hobby. This is now a permanent inclusion to my short go-to list, awesome everytime brew.

rixcat, Oct 05, 2013
Photo of MickeyMonk
4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

MickeyMonk, Oct 02, 2013
Photo of bennetj17
4.33/5  rDev +5.4%
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.

bennetj17, Sep 26, 2013
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4/5  rDev -2.7%

DangerDawg, Sep 20, 2013
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4/5  rDev -2.7%

smartassboiler, Sep 12, 2013
Photo of Pumilio
3/5  rDev -27%

Pumilio, Sep 10, 2013
Photo of Reappropriated
3.5/5  rDev -14.8%

Reappropriated, Aug 30, 2013
Photo of IndyDad
4/5  rDev -2.7%

IndyDad, Aug 30, 2013
Photo of ygtbsm94
3.5/5  rDev -14.8%

ygtbsm94, Aug 29, 2013
Photo of cyclonece09
3.61/5  rDev -12.2%
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.

cyclonece09, Aug 20, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

Rojada1988, Aug 16, 2013
Photo of pants678
4.34/5  rDev +5.6%
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.

pants678, Aug 05, 2013
Photo of SeanDonahue
4.08/5  rDev -0.7%
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!

SeanDonahue, Jul 30, 2013
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4/5  rDev -2.7%

Skeeze, Jul 27, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -20.9%

Zbeetleman, Jul 16, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +15.6%

pathman, Jul 15, 2013
Carnegie Porter 5,5% from Carlsberg Sverige AB
92 out of 100 based on 497 ratings.