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Carnegie Porter 5,5% - Carlsberg Sverige AB

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471 Ratings

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Ratings: 471
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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4.75/5  rDev +15.3%

08-23-2014 21:05:25 | More by OregonGrown7
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4/5  rDev -2.9%

08-23-2014 02:37:54 | More by heresy22
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4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

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.

08-15-2014 01:39:36 | More by BillRoth
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New York

3.94/5  rDev -4.4%

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!

08-12-2014 15:01:52 | More by GreesyFizeek
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4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

08-11-2014 14:41:42 | More by BrahptimusPrime
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3.75/5  rDev -9%

08-10-2014 10:02:46 | More by silamikanico
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West Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

08-09-2014 15:36:16 | More by Snodman
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4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

08-09-2014 05:38:29 | More by mudboneINla
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4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

08-05-2014 14:34:07 | More by TwoBeers
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4/5  rDev -2.9%

08-04-2014 03:57:50 | More by Andyourdog2
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Alberta (Canada)

4/5  rDev -2.9%

08-02-2014 03:41:11 | More by joemcgrath27
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4/5  rDev -2.9%

08-01-2014 02:27:50 | More by OKCNittany
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4.75/5  rDev +15.3%

07-25-2014 23:52:59 | More by tjdrewry
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3.75/5  rDev -9%

07-22-2014 12:05:17 | More by Bunuelian
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4.3/5  rDev +4.4%

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.

07-09-2014 02:44:55 | More by Tsar_Riga
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3.75/5  rDev -9%

06-20-2014 23:20:58 | More by TastyIsBeer
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3.5/5  rDev -15%

06-14-2014 05:25:36 | More by hardy008
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4/5  rDev -2.9%

06-11-2014 05:08:34 | More by Maillard
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4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

06-09-2014 14:40:16 | More by paulys55
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4.11/5  rDev -0.2%

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.

06-03-2014 00:31:44 | More by spoony
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2.75/5  rDev -33.3%

06-01-2014 09:30:59 | More by Raziel313
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New Jersey

4/5  rDev -2.9%

05-24-2014 23:07:19 | More by Latarnik
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4/5  rDev -2.9%

05-23-2014 23:14:08 | More by Florya
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New Jersey

3.9/5  rDev -5.3%

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.

05-19-2014 15:32:05 | More by mikeg67
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3.5/5  rDev -15%

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Carnegie Porter 5,5% from Carlsberg Sverige AB
92 out of 100 based on 471 ratings.