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Carnegie Porter 5,5% - Carlsberg Sverige AB

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458 Ratings

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Ratings: 458
Reviews: 325
rAvg: 4.12
pDev: 10.92%
Wants: 46
Gots: 19 | FT: 1
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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New York

4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

02-05-2013 18:52:24 | More by DmanGTR
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New Jersey

4/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I had this as part of a beer experience program at my favorite tavern. If this wasn't part of the program, then I would have probably missed out on this beer.

The bar served this beer with a tulip style glass. The porter was dark with just a little bit of opaque brown at the edges of the glass. There wwas pretty minimal foam that dies down pretty quickly. It isn't a surprise that there wasn't lacing due to the style.

I picked up a lot of chocolate off the top of the Carnegie. There was also some coffee, but that comes way after the chocolate. The flavor follows the nose on this one. This is a pretty tasty beer. You continue to get the chocolate and lighter coffee. There is even some light hopping.

This is a pretty good porter overall.

Serving type: bottle

02-01-2013 02:56:47 | More by ummswimmin
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4/5  rDev -2.9%

01-28-2013 11:04:19 | More by Chrily
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4.14/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

Bottle poured into Sam Adams Perfect Pint Glass....

A: Poured a deep dark brown with a red tint. Good fingers worth of head that settled to a thin layer with wonderful lacing from start to finish.

S: Big strong sweet aromas... lots of molasses, chocolate, licorice, and a little toast.

T: A lot like the smell.... All the sweetness is there right up front, then there is a hit of bitterness that balanced things out.... Starts sweet ends bitter.

M: Strange mix here... Somewhat light but medium bodied at the same time smooth but has a little sharpness from the cabonation.

O: Very interesting Porter here all the sweetness you want but there is a touch of bitterness that brings everything back. Great ABV that makes this a pretty damn good session beer. Worth looking for it you can find it.

Serving type: bottle

01-24-2013 02:25:53 | More by mralphabet
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3.5/5  rDev -15%

01-17-2013 17:18:25 | More by Hultkrantz
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4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

01-12-2013 20:05:58 | More by spycow
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4.75/5  rDev +15.3%

01-12-2013 00:51:56 | More by Thomas_Picton
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4/5  rDev -2.9%

01-10-2013 05:30:19 | More by 2GOOFY
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4/5  rDev -2.9%

01-04-2013 04:19:12 | More by cliff1066
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4.75/5  rDev +15.3%

01-01-2013 19:57:54 | More by TheDarkestYouveGot
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4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

12-30-2012 03:09:29 | More by speak72
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New York

4/5  rDev -2.9%

12-16-2012 22:19:32 | More by gwiedman1
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4.98/5  rDev +20.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This is an outstanding, complex, yet highly drinkable baltic porter. Despite being at the low abv end for the style, it does not lack character.

Almost black, it has a medium tan head very slowly shrinking to foamy ring & wisps, some lace.

Aroma is rich anisy prunes, dark sweet toast, dried dark fruits, chocolate.

Taste is wonderful toasted dark brown bread, singed prunes, anisy-woody elements, roastiness, wood. It has firm sweetness, light engaging bitterness. Finish is roasty and woody with dry cocoa. It is engaging and lively but the feel, though not oily, is full.

It is an outstanding balance between rich, full character, complexity, and easy drinkability.

Serving type: bottle

12-13-2012 23:46:10 | More by Offa
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4/5  rDev -2.9%

11-26-2012 15:27:42 | More by donactive
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4.93/5  rDev +19.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into an allagash goblet type glass. Bottle dated 2010. Have another to compare in a year.

Smooth, but high pour yields an inch and a half khaki head.
Beer is near opaque with deep ruby/amber light showing through when held up toward the lamp.

Smells of raisins, figs, and very faint malt and coffee... VERY faint. The smell is beautiful.

Taste is also fronted by raisin, then figs I get no coffee I the taste. Very nice mild tobacco sweetness. No alcohol taste. Very little bitterness. Smells and tastes perfect to me.

Mouthfeel is nicely carbonated for the thick wet consistency. This is one of the best beers I've ever drank. Definately in the top ten.

Overall- I love this beer. I will buy this over and over again. Next time I see it I'm gonna buy a few to drink and a couple to store. I have one Ike holding for a year, but I have a feeling two or three or more years will make this beer absolutely fanfuckintastic.

Serving type: bottle

11-19-2012 08:16:26 | More by Gregfalone
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New York

3.5/5  rDev -15%

11-17-2012 17:07:59 | More by sneaks2210
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4/5  rDev -2.9%

11-17-2012 03:55:30 | More by deapokid
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3.63/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into pint.

A - Dark brown, nice 1-finger head.

S - Some roasty and bitter aromas. Very appealing.

T - Pretty smooth. But a bit watery and light (obviously with low abv).

M - Not a lot of body. In no way off-putting, just a little weak.

O - I had hoped to like this more, but it was only slightly above average. Maybe I'll give it a chance again in the future. After a long, tough day, it could be my palate is messed up. Others seem to like it more, so it's worth a try. Not bad, just not that great. (And I love the Swedes.)

Serving type: bottle

11-14-2012 03:29:50 | More by Beer-A-Lot
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4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

11-08-2012 03:54:26 | More by Texasfan549
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4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

11-07-2012 00:39:07 | More by kjkinsey
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New Hampshire

3.25/5  rDev -21.1%

11-02-2012 23:06:09 | More by BierBliss
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2.75/5  rDev -33.3%

09-09-2012 23:30:38 | More by t0rin0
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1.75/5  rDev -57.5%

08-27-2012 00:01:39 | More by Joeyuwp
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4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

08-10-2012 15:11:40 | More by leagr
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3.98/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Review from 2/2010 notes. Poured into a Gulden Draak tulip. Pours a very dark brown with red tint at the edges with a light tan head with good retention and lacing. Aroma of toasted malt and light chocolate. Tasted kind of understated on opening, with dark roasted malt and dark fruit. On warming a bit, the cherry, chocolate, vanilla and molasses started coming out. Great flavoe. Medium bodied with some creaminess. A quite nice low ABV porter. I bought this on a whim without great expectations and was very pleasantly surprised, will buy again.

Serving type: bottle

08-07-2012 20:12:37 | More by LiquidAmber
Carnegie Porter 5,5% from Carlsberg Sverige AB
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