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Carnegie Porter 5,5% - Carlsberg Sverige AB

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469 Ratings

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Ratings: 469
Reviews: 327
rAvg: 4.12
pDev: 10.92%
Wants: 47
Gots: 22 | 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 Mar02x


3.38/5  rDev -18%

We blind tasted this one during our monthly tasting session in the Mug (Dutch ABT pub).

A - A deep dark red ale, not hazy and no head. Just a thin foam ring.

S - A wine like kind of smell.

T - Malty, grainy, sweet -The body is full of flavor.

M - A medium carbonated beer and a light bitter finish.

O - A nice beer, good enough to try again.

02-15-2012 20:08:08 | More by Mar02x
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3.38/5  rDev -18%

I originally sampled this beer 6 April 2003. I am writing this beer from my notes.
This porter is brownish black, but remarkably light in body. I think that if I had another bottle, that I would lay it down for a couple of years. It's not in it's prime yet. I think it has a lot of potential for aging

08-31-2003 00:33:16 | More by jcalabre
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3.38/5  rDev -18%

My bottle was a 2004, so it was a 6 year old brew.

A - a bit of red showing around the edges. Light tan tight head that leaves basically no lacing.

S - a little bit of a wine scent at the start. After that there are malts and caramel or chocolate.

T - fruit, probably raisin, malts, butterscotch,synergy a little coffee.

M - very smooth. Nice thickness, but not much coating nor tingle or other feeling.

D - very tasty and smooth, but the sweet raisin taste would get a little old after glass number two.

06-15-2010 01:37:10 | More by biglite351
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3.4/5  rDev -17.5%

Revisit #1

D. Carnegie & Co. Stark Porter
8.82 Fl Oz bottle (size?)
Argang 1997, absorbed 09/06
Medium pour in a tulip glass.

Poured black with some faint brown highlights. Absolutely no head or carbonation.

Smelt of strong molasses, raisins, smoke, roasted grain, moderate vinous alcoholic qualities.

Taste was upfront strong bitter stale bread, cardboard, and cobwebs with light molasses and dried plum sweetness followed by a moderate bitter cobwebs, tar, hazelnut and yeast bitterness and light molasses sweetness on a light moderate length finish.

Palate was light to medium bodied, oily to a dry finish, barely any carbonation, just a slight tingle on the palate, and lightly astringent.

Overall, it definitely tastes old. It's very interesting how it developed, although there is definitely a stale bread flavor. It aged nicely and is very interesting to try, with very subdued, balanced and intriguing new flavors. Past its prime though. Still enjoyable.

06-22-2007 03:53:31 | More by xav33
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3.43/5  rDev -16.7%

Poured into a tumbler a brown color, but ends up basically an opaque black color in the glass. Thin tan head, fizzles out quickly - no retention, carbonation is still apparent on the surface.

It smells like a porter right away. But not much of a nose.. just some rich coffeeish and molasses with just a hint of smoke and hops.

Light-medium bodied, but seems light for a porter.. lots of carbonation grabs the tongue. I like a porter that shows this much carbonation, but it is really strong this time around. Medium rich malt flavor, but not smokey or toasty.. kind of plain in that regard. As far as the hops, it's vaguely hoppy. Not foward like an American porter and not as subtle as a British.. Eh.. it is highly drinkable though.

05-06-2005 00:25:08 | More by MrSeth
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3.45/5  rDev -16.3%

2004 Vintage, purchased at A Southern Season. Pours a dark brown with amber highlights, topped by a creamy tan head that has some staying power. Aroma of toasted malt with a slight metallic tinge. The malt comes through rather roasty on the palate, with a bit of a nutty character peeking through. Very light notes of milk chocolate and oats. Body is kind of thin for a porter. Goes down easy, though, I will say that. Not a particularly remarkable beer.

01-13-2006 03:50:28 | More by ElGordo
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New Hampshire

3.48/5  rDev -15.5%

Pours a one finger light tan head that fades slowly, leaving some lace. Totally black color. Light-medium carbonation and heavy bodied. Slight chocolate nose. Flavor is chocolate and roasted coffee, some bakers chocolate at finish. $4.20 for a 500ml bottle from Colonial Spirits Acton, Ma.

07-29-2008 22:18:20 | More by jdhilt
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New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -15%

03-16-2013 18:29:23 | More by acurtis
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3.5/5  rDev -15%

08-30-2013 05:06:27 | More by Reappropriated
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3.5/5  rDev -15%

The body is very dark reddish-brown with a head that starts to fizz but stops before dissipating, which it does, eventually. The aroma is light, mostly a bit of chocolate. The flavor is vinuous, a bit of raisin and chocolate followed by a faint bit of char.

02-04-2004 07:20:56 | More by aracauna
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3.5/5  rDev -15%

08-29-2013 00:22:27 | More by ygtbsm94
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3.5/5  rDev -15%

06-29-2013 04:39:31 | More by DerekMorgan
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3.5/5  rDev -15%

The pour is brown in color with a small tan head. Some roast malt, dark fruit, and a hint of coffee come through first on the nose. A bit dusty and oxidized. Quite a lot of dark fruit, especially prunes. The flavor is fairly simple. Some roasted malt, chocolate, and tons of dark fruit.

07-17-2012 17:28:40 | More by womencantsail
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3.5/5  rDev -15%

03-14-2014 03:12:21 | More by CDCNAM
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3.5/5  rDev -15%

01-17-2013 17:18:25 | More by Hultkrantz
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District of Columbia

3.5/5  rDev -15%

03-25-2014 03:29:49 | More by brpendergast85
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3.5/5  rDev -15%

03-17-2013 18:11:49 | More by duceswild
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3.5/5  rDev -15%

05-16-2014 12:04:05 | More by atrocity
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North Dakota

3.5/5  rDev -15%

I must say, I'm a little let down by this one. I had such high expectations for it, and I just don't think it delivered. It was quite tasy and smelled okay; it just wasn't the big, black, chocolate pudding beer I thought it was going to be. It poured a dark reddish brown colour through which light could pass. It had a sandy coloured foamy head that stayed around for ages and left thick lacing clinging to the sides of the glass. This was quite nice, but I would have liked it better were it darker still. The smell was roasted malts with a bit of a bitter coffee bean under tone, and a really faint chocolate aroma hidden deep down. I expected so much more in the smell. I expected the roasted malt, coffee, and chocolate, but at much higher levels. There was also a bit of a soured smell present here, as well, such as something you might expect to find with a lambic. Not as strong of course, but there, faintly, nevertheless. The taste was sweet roasted malts and a touch of caramel. Not the unmanageable semi-sweet chocolate and punch in the face coffee bean bitterness I was so hoping for. Mouthfeel was a bit thin, both for what I was expecting, and the style as a whole, I thought. Overall, this was a good porter. Not a fantastic porter, simply a good one. I was simply expecting so much more from this one, only to be dissappointed a bit. 3.5's across the board.

08-26-2006 00:36:25 | More by SilentSabre
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New York

3.5/5  rDev -15%

11-17-2012 17:07:59 | More by sneaks2210
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New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -15%

03-16-2013 18:30:02 | More by djrn2
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3.5/5  rDev -15%

03-15-2013 03:53:59 | More by oriolesfan4
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3.5/5  rDev -15%

06-14-2014 05:25:36 | More by hardy008
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3.51/5  rDev -14.8%

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.

11-07-2013 02:32:00 | More by BeerFMAndy
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South Carolina

3.53/5  rDev -14.3%

Undated 330ml bottle served in a Belgian snifter.

Pours very dark reddish-brown, clear with a tan head of moderate size and retention. Spotty lacing.

Aroma: dark and smoked malts with a hint of dried dark fruits.

Flavor: dark fruits, dark bread, light smoke and a hint of coffee.

02-06-2014 02:04:29 | More by chinchill
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