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Carnegie Porter 5,5% - Carlsberg Sverige AB

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

474 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 474
Reviews: 327
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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3.25/5  rDev -21.1%

Zbeetleman, Jul 16, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +15.3%

pathman, Jul 15, 2013
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5/5  rDev +21.4%

shockrocker65, Jul 14, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

eawolff99, Jul 13, 2013
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4/5  rDev -2.9%

bigbluebeerguy, Jul 11, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -15%

DerekMorgan, Jun 29, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

mrfrancis, Jun 28, 2013
Photo of FLima
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.

FLima, Jun 27, 2013
Photo of the_danish_swede
4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

the_danish_swede, Jun 27, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

n2185, Jun 21, 2013
Photo of RichH55
4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

RichH55, Jun 21, 2013
Photo of Budinetz
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.

Budinetz, Jun 15, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -9%

SimonTja, Jun 06, 2013
Photo of ThisWangsChung
4.13/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

I was surprised to see this in my Neighborhood Liquor Store™, so of course I had to bite the bullet. 11.2 oz bottle into a pint glass, 2010 vintage.

A: Pours a dark ruby color. It appears pitch black from a glance, however it shows ruby-red edges when held up to a good light. The head is a two finger light mocha shade. It doesn't retain itself well, unfortunately, but manages to leave behind good lacing.

S: Rich as hell, yet also quite sweet. Aside from mild (and expected) oxidation, there are also strong notes of dark fruits, along with a good helping of cocoa powder. It does a good job of coming across bigger than it really is.

T: The opening flavors, indeed, are sweet and fruity. After that, it gradually dries out. A midtaste full of luscious cocoa powder becomes lightly ashy on the finish and aftertaste. However, it remains plummy throughout the flavor profile, and even shows some good depth.

M: It's got a lighter body, with a mild finishing dryness helping to keep some of the sweeter flavors in check. Carbonation is low as expected, but not quite flat. It's quite easy to drink given its relative rich flavor.

O: Lowish carbonation aside, this has aged like a champ. A shame I'll likely never be able to find this again (barring a trade) because this is really excellent stuff. And hey, I didn't have to drink a crappy Carlsberg lager or sell my soul for a bottle of Kaggen! Stormakstporter just so I could tick a Swedish brew!

ThisWangsChung, Jun 02, 2013
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5/5  rDev +21.4%

kvnstfrd, May 23, 2013
Photo of BeerZack
4.14/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Dark brown with ruby highlights and generous foamy tan head that crowns the beer. Very subtle nose, nothings jumping right out. Hints of caramel, roast and chocolate, with even a bit of alcohol as it warms, but its all very much in balance. Mild coffee and hint of Burgundy wine, even a bit tannic mouthfeel, but only serves to balance the malt sweetness.

BeerZack, May 20, 2013
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4/5  rDev -2.9%

apanloco, May 17, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

SaisonRichBiere, May 12, 2013
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5/5  rDev +21.4%

Peyton5410, May 03, 2013
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4/5  rDev -2.9%

Dreadnaught33, Apr 26, 2013
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4/5  rDev -2.9%

zenithberwyn, Apr 20, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +15.3%

BlitzShadow, Apr 13, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

ThomasAWilson2, Apr 13, 2013
Photo of StonedTrippin
4.16/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

was fortunate enough to find a 2000 vintage bottle of this for just 13 bucks. the label reads best before November 2010, but im thinking its not past its prime at all. it pours a surprisingly lively darkest of browns, without any light at all able to pass through. the head is made up of micro bubbles of a lighter brown color. the head doesn't last, but its easily reinvigorated with a swirl of my globe. the nose on this is heavy chocolate, burnt malt, ash, and a gentle toffee tickle. it has an aged mellowness to it, very earthy and organic, with roasted barley and cocoa powder dominating up front. the finish is like all the best features of dusty leather, my grandpas attic, mature compost, and smoked pork. its just so complex and delicious. there is a funny astringent bitterness towards the finish and the alcohol stands out more than it should in a beer so low in abv, but other than that its phenomenal. the mouthfeel makes it for me, so gentle on the carbonation, and curiously dry for the style. I love the cocoa powder flavor, it transforms into a cocoa powder feel of sorts, really cool. age has definitely done wonders for this beer, and while ive never had a fresh one, I can assure you that this is one special porter. perhaps also my first beer from Sweden. memorable.

StonedTrippin, Apr 11, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

shigg85, Apr 06, 2013
Carnegie Porter 5,5% from Carlsberg Sverige AB
92 out of 100 based on 474 ratings.