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Carnegie Porter 5,5% - Carlsberg Sverige AB

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

460 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 460
Reviews: 325
rAvg: 4.12
pDev: 11.17%
Wants: 46
Gots: 19 | FT: 1
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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".

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aforbes10

Iowa

4.28/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

2004 bottling. A brown and pretty beer. Opaque with a small, compact tan head. Smells of prunes, soy sauce, toffee, dark chocolate, cherries. Fruit odors are the most prominent, along with a rummy, scotch-like odor. Mmmm...yes, further evidence that baltic porters may be the most underappreciated of the top beer styles. This one is oaky and slightly burnt tasting, with lots of rum-like notes and a soft fruitiness. Burnt quality is maybe a bit too strong, turning the maltiness into more of a blackend coffee, but its still a great tasting beer. Too fizzy of a mouthfeel would be my only major complaint. Another great B.P. from Northern Europe!

Serving type: bottle

09-18-2007 20:36:47 | More by aforbes10
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rallison

California

4.43/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Vintage 2004. Very cool retro style yellow and black label stood out to me while perusing HiTime. Despite the ~$6/bottle cost I picked one up. As a baltic porter, I was slightly skeptical of the 5.5% abv on this one. But hey, I figured it was only fair to give it a try.

Pour is a very nice dark ruby black with a 1 finger light tan head that leaves a ton of lacing on the glass. First smell is of molasses, dark fruits and roasted flavors. Nice - lots of aroma for such a low abv beer!

First taste surprises me. This is 5.5%? Lots of molasses and dark fruits. Some nice roasted flavors emerge with a touch of chocolate. Prunes. Delicious mix of flavors, and all in a very sessionable 5.5% abv! Nice.

Mouthfeel is surprisingly rich for the abv, but still a touch light for the style. However, this is a nice upside, as I would love to have a beer like this for evenings when I want a beer that is both flavorful and sessionable.

Drinkability is exceptional.

Recommended. Maybe a different take on the Baltic Porter category, but quite a nice take on it.

Serving type: bottle

09-17-2007 07:06:52 | More by rallison
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drseamus

New York

3.98/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This is the 2004 vintage.

A: Fantastic looking beer all around. I poured it into my DFH snifter which it fit perfectly with the one inch head. The body is very dark black with a bit of ruby shining through the bottom. The head is actually a bit grayer than I'm used to for a porter but is nice and thick.

S: Smells more like whiskey than beer. There seems to be a bit of wood and chocolate and a good amount of sweetness.

T: It seems to have a whiskey taste as well including the woodiness. Just like the smell, there is some chocolate behind that although the sweetness is not there.

M: It isn't as thick as I would like and almost more reminiscent of the higher ABV double stouts like KBS or WWS.

D: Not a bad beer although it doesn't fit the Baltic Porter category very well.

Serving type: bottle

09-06-2007 03:00:45 | More by drseamus
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xgabe

California

4.68/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

16.9 fl. oz. bottle labeled "ÅRGÅNG 2001"

Appearance: Pours thick and dark... reddish hues with hints of brown at the thinnest edges when tilted and seen against light. Very little head on this... as expected from most beers I've had cellared this long. The head is negligible, fading to few large bubbles which is very unappealing.

Smell: Ahh... things take a turn for the better. Chocolate mocha sweetness really dominates the smell. No hop presence. Given the style, very appealing and inviting.

Taste: WOW... I think this is the only time I've given a beer a "5" (correction: I've given one other beer a "5" in the taste category)... given the style of beer, this one really tells me "thanks for letting me mature". The malt and smoked characters are balanced out by mocha sweetness as detected in the smell.

Mouthfeel: Very full body, which is surprising considering my previous experiences with porters at this ABV. Very crisp and clean finish... the taste lingers in the palate for just about 10 seconds, letting you contemplate the complexities, before it disappears, beckoning you to take another sip.

Overall: Extremely enjoyable. I was expecting a dud. I was SO surprised by this one... I may have trouble waiting another year or two for the other bottles I have.

Serving type: bottle

08-28-2007 05:40:11 | More by xgabe
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udubdawg

Kansas

4.38/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

16.9 oz bottle of the 2004 vintage
Pours nearly black, with some reddish highlights where sunlight sneaks through near the edges. Noticeably thin compared to most everything I else I drink that is this color. A tan head formed slowly but eventually reached over an inch in height before fading to an uneven ring with only a couple spots of lacing left behind.

Nose is lighter than I remember it - perhaps it is fading with age though I remember it lasting longer than this before. Still, it is very nice, full of chocolate, dark fruit and molasses. A bit redolent of port wine. Not noticing any alcohol here. I've had other bottles that rated a 4.5 - at least - in this category.

Just as tasty as I remembered it. More of the same from the aroma - rich, carmelized, and a bit roasty, flavors blended about perfectly. Quite sweet, complex, and fruity. Molasses and chocolate lasts into the finish, which also features a pleasant bitterness not noticed before. Excellent.

Very low carbonation and a bit thin across the tongue - a bit surprisingly for how creamy it is. While I wouldn't have more than one very often, that one delicious bottle is extremely drinkable.

Serving type: bottle

08-21-2007 01:30:34 | More by udubdawg
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mortarit

North Carolina

3.8/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I found this in the reduced price bend. It's ironic that I was looking for DuckRabbit Baltic Porter. I see this is the same style, awesome.

Great head that creates a full lacing effect while it last.

The alcohol isn't noticeable so it is easier to drink I think.
Has a nice toasty taste to it, hey I finally taste the caramel that everyone has mention in other post. It's rich concentrated taste.

This is a real easy drinking porter. I am surprise that I saw it in the reduce basket. I bought two of them so I will definitely enjoy the other one too.

Serving type: bottle

08-14-2007 07:29:21 | More by mortarit
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Metalmonk

North Carolina

4.38/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

I never think about Swedish beer, but I suppose if I did, I wouldn't think "porter". Let's see...

Poured a big head, though it didn't stay around, reducing to a thin layer and a more substantial tan crown. The black color is a beautiful thing, and bubbles show ample carbonation within the abyss.

Big juicy aroma, bursting with chocolate, coffee, and dark fruits, with just a little smoke giving a nice edge.

Flavor brings on some big, upfront flavors: coffee, caramel, chocolate, dates, cola, and a balancing citric sweetness in the finish. Slightly mineral aftertaste, and an earthy overall bitterness that makes sure this doesn't become too overbearing one way or another.

Mouthfeel is mildly sticky, giving some character to the medium body. Stickiness lets a variety of flavors ride out on the tongue, I still taste smoke, toffee and chocolate long after I've put the glass down.

This was immensely enjoyable. I look forward to hunting it down again. [I'm assuming "Argang 2004" on the bottle means it was brewed in 2004. Best Before date is May 2014]

Serving type: bottle

07-03-2007 21:06:01 | More by Metalmonk
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bditty187

Nebraska

3.95/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Clear, dark brown in hue with a mix of ruby and tan highlights; beige head, at the apex the foam was over two fingers tall. Head retention was impressive; while the foam had a pocked soda look the bubbles did hang together very well. A tight cap lasted the entire consumption. Lacing started before I took a sip but, overall, it wasn’t very widespread. I can’t complain about the appearance, so I won’t. This is an attractive beer.

The nose has lots of toffee and caramel aromas as well as a faint but noticeable chocolate smell. Hints of molasses, figs, and raisins… no alcohol notes which should be expected considering it clocks in at sub 6% ABV. Clean aromas, no ale fruitiness. Lager yeast maybe? Not the most complex Baltic Porter I’ve smelled but it fits the mold, IMO. Moderate potency; I’ll call the aromas inviting, if not a tad straightforward.

The palate has a wonderful charred taste along with black coffee notes. Dry… more roasted then the nose indicated. There are suggestions of figs and raisins but these flavors are much in the background. Chocolate finds a home in the middle, somewhere after the char and coffee but before the dark fruits. Right before the finish, at the swallow, there is a brief hint of vanilla. Quick, dry, roasted aftertaste. I really like it. Compact flavor profile with enough complexity to keep me interested. Overall, it is tasty.

IMO, the mouthfeel is a tad thin and watery; about medium in body… maybe this is fitting for the size of this beer. Even so, I want more heft. Low but natural carbonation; on the whole the mouthfeel is okay. While I have complaints, this aspect of the beer doesn’t ruin the overall experience.

A session Baltic Porter? I think so. Should there be such a thing? Carnegie is not better than Gonzo or Ockocim but I like it all the same. Some crackers and cheddar cheese would rock with it. Maybe even a black bean burrito or a burger. I purchased a couple bottles in Council Bluffs, IA for $3.29. It was worth it.


“årgång 2006”

Serving type: bottle

07-03-2007 15:18:26 | More by bditty187
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RedHaze

Nebraska

4.1/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

årgång 2006.

Pours a very dark chocolaty brown with some ruby peeking through the edges. The head peaks at about one finger and fades fairly quickly to a thin soapy cap, leaving behind a thin bit of lacing.

Smell; dark roasted/toasted malts, chocolate, coffee and some mild hops. There's some dark fruits going on, and a little malty sweetness as well.

Taste; lots of roasted flavors up front with burnt toast and coffee, and there's a pretty strong chocolate presence. Some dark fruits and a bit of a hoppy bitterness round out the finish.

Mouthfeel is medium to full bodied and with a fairly smooth carbonation it has a pretty silky feel. The drinkability is really good, and add in the fact that, for a Baltic Porter the alcohol level is fairly low, I could easily enjoy a couple of these.

Serving type: bottle

07-01-2007 00:14:18 | More by RedHaze
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msubulldog25

Oregon

4.2/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A 16.9 oz bottle, with a simple label almost all written in Swedish - årgång 2004. Not my first Swedish beer ever (thanks to a 1999 trip to Stockholm/Västerås for my brother's wedding, where plenty of Pripps Blå was consumed), but my first in a long time. Label reads: "Carnegie Porter was brewed for the first time in 1836 and tastes the same today as it did then."

A: Deep, dark brown with amber at the edges. Hardly any head; what there is appears stark white, surrounding the glass with a small ring and capping it with a star-shaped film. A little sticking lace, in thin bands.

S: Sweet & malty, to be expected of a Baltic Porter. Toasted grain and mild fruit. Pleasant, though a little subtle.

T: Malty sweetness with lots of spice and caramel, but with more bittering, grain huskiness, a little smoke. Slightly medicinal, citrus-y finish. Cocoa and darker chocolate in the finish. Dark roasted and some lactic sourness in the finish. Very tasty and nicely balanced.

M: Actively carbonated mouthfeel on a medium body. Grainy/sweet finish with some lingering spice. Infinitely smooth, lightly creamy, nice mouthfeel overall.

D: Very easy to drink, flavors aren't conducive to lots of drinking but good for a bottle. Worth a try, a good Baltic Porter.

Serving type: bottle

06-30-2007 03:53:16 | More by msubulldog25
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ybnorml

Rhode Island

4.18/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A very dark brown beer with dark mahogony highlights. Has a nice creamy dark beige head. There is a light dark roasted malt aroma with hints og coffee and licorice in the background. The flavor is full of roasty malt goodness. A nutlike sweetness on the sides of the tongue with a soft coffee bitterness at the back of the throat. The smooth creamy texture of the mouthfeel really drives this great beer home.

Serving type: bottle

06-23-2007 21:34:34 | More by ybnorml
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xav33

Michigan

3.4/5  rDev -17.5%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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.

Serving type: bottle

06-22-2007 03:53:31 | More by xav33
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clickpush

Pennsylvania

4.03/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Bottle to tulip forms a three finger light brown head over very dark body, tinted w/ ruby hues. The head makes a rather speedy descent about half way, then slows to a fizzle where it's rocky and solid. Ends with a nice coat of lacing, a healthy halo, and lots of webbing along the glass. The smell is nice and roasty, some chocolate and plum, chalky and dry. It’s only been an hour in the fridge, it’s smooth and only very slightly carbonated in the mouthfeel. Leaves a lingering roast flavor in the mouth while the forefront is a bit sour and fruity, plums and chocolate, just like the smell. Some maple syrup qualities as well. Really easy drinking, appreciate the low carbonation how the beer is still thick without a ton of bubbles.

Serving type: bottle

06-05-2007 07:50:00 | More by clickpush
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plaid75

New York

3.9/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Argang 2004.

Poured a deep black hue with a one finger foamy tan head. There was good retention and lacing.

The smell featured a soft cocoa aroma with hints of coffee and mild caramel.

The taste consisted of an upfront lactose sweetness that gradually blended with the roasted coffee element The sweetness prevented the flavor from drying out. I was a bit suprised by this.

The mouthfeel was full and chewy, with a bit of an uncomfortable heavy sweetness.

Overall a nice and flavorful porter. Not as dry as I would have hoped however.

Serving type: bottle

05-17-2007 01:12:46 | More by plaid75
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Derek

British Columbia (Canada)

4.33/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

2004 vintage.

A: Black with a creamy tan head. Great retention & lace.

S: Roasted coffee, brown sugar, dark fruit, floral hops.

T: Roasted grain has a light coffee flavour, brown sugar, dark fruit bread with nuts, slight mineral flavour, light smoke, some roasted acidity, assertive bitterness. Very impressive depth for its weight.

M: Modest body is quite creamy (impressive for its weight), slight chalky acidity.

D: Quite good.

Serving type: bottle

05-14-2007 00:40:14 | More by Derek
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DoubleJ

California

4.55/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This is from the 2004 batch. From the Wine Exchange in Orange, on to the beer:

The black/opaque color and light tan head make a great contrast with each other. Smells of smoky/roasted malts with a sweet banana flavor. The flavor is strong, yet mellow. The bitterness is a burnt one from the malts. Trace of chocolate. The beer sweetens as it warms up, adding a hinted fudge flavor. It was extremely smooth, probabaly from the aging, and was much too easy to consume. It's so easy, a caveman can do it. HA! HA! But seriously, try it out if you can get it.

Serving type: bottle

05-09-2007 06:02:16 | More by DoubleJ
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Gueuzedude

Arizona

3.7/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Best by April 2010, Sampled March 2007
As I pour this beer is shows a clear, dark chocolate brown color; it sits in my glass an opaque, black color though. It is topped by a frothy, initially two-finger thick dirtied brown, tan color. The aroma smells of dark aged malts; notes of chocolate, dusty burnt grain husks, some touches of dry cobwebs and toasted soda crackers mixes with notes of port, sherry and a rich, umami like, lightly concentrated meaty malt character.

The flavor is lightly sweet up front, yet moves to a soft roast driven acidity. The sweet malt notes are a mix of sweetened caramel, and sweet chocolate notes. The finish has a touch of coffee like, burnt bitterness to it as well as a chalky, almost tannic, husky burnt character. I really like the complexity that the slight oxidation notes bring to this beer, it adds a meaty richness to this brew, despite that it has quite a light body and mouth feel to it. I think that the roast character may have faded a bit with time as well, though it is still fairly noticeable, and the flavor profile is still largely driven by the dark malt notes.

In the end this is a fairly tasty brew, but I don't see how this is going to last until 2010. It is probably already just past its peak, and I could see this starting to develop cardboard-like oxidation notes pretty soon.

Serving type: bottle

04-23-2007 04:17:35 | More by Gueuzedude
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cjgator3

Florida

4.6/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

2004 vintage.

Pours a dark black color with a small fizzy head that quickly dissapears. The nose features molasses, chocolate, roasted coffee, and caramel. The taste features much of the same flavors as present in the nose. Overall, this is an extremely well balanced and highly drinkable porter that stands out as one of my favorites.

Serving type: bottle

04-17-2007 03:18:01 | More by cjgator3
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Mebuzzard

Colorado

4.43/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

1997 argang vintage bottle, 8+oz. Found it at Falling Rock in Denver.
Pours a black, slick body with reddish tints around the edge. 1 finger tan head. Very clean; no residue or lacing along the glass.
Smells of sweet chocolate, roasted coffee, molasses, caramel and bbq sauce. Nothing overpowering, alcohol is vacant.
Taste; very nice blend of the chocolate and coffee. Sweetness of raisin and black plum. Molasses turns into a burnt caramel flavor.
Just when I think it's gonna pack an overwhelming punch, it disappears nicely. Good drinking brew, wish it were a bigger bottle.

Serving type: bottle

03-26-2007 20:17:52 | More by Mebuzzard
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Damian

Massachusetts

4.45/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Drank from a 1 pt. .9 fl. oz. bottle purchased at the Wine Gallery, Brookline, MA
Bottle label read: "Argang 2006" and "Best before January 2016"

Poured a translucent black/brown with a tight, creamy, two-finger, mocha-colored head that slowly faded to a bubbly film of lace. Thick, cascading blankets of lacing coated much of the glass and lasted long after the beer was finished.

Aroma was sweet, smooth and very complex. Malty rich and rummy with strong cocoa, coffee and a subtle, powdery dryness that nicely offset the sweetness. As the beer warmed, the sweeter and darker aspects of the nose really came out. Raisins and a general oakiness were quite apparent along with chocolate fudge, brown sugar and sweet dark fruits.

Taste was incredibly smooth and complex and it, like the aroma, changed considerably as the beer warmed. Initially, there was little flavor up front. By mid-bottle, a sweet rumminess was apparent. Notes of roasted malts, freshly brewed coffee and dark chocolate came through mid-palate. A touch of bitterness was noticeable in the back of the mouth before rich baker's chocolate carried into the slightly dry, lingering finish. As the drink progressed, the chocolate aspects became so strong in both the nose and palate that the beer seemed to resemble a chocolate stout more than a baltic porter.

Body was medium for the style (slightly thinner than expected) yet creamy and silky smooth.

Drinkability of this beer was quite good. While some may be disappointed with this beer's lack of both alcohol strength (which tasted even lower than the 5.5% ABV) and hoppiness, this offering impresses with it rich, full flavors and overall balanced profile.

Serving type: bottle

03-20-2007 13:41:40 | More by Damian
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4/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

16oz. bottle. 1 year old.

Clear, dark brown liquid with ruby highlights. Large, tan colored head. Label says best before 5/2014. Whew! got here just in time....

Aroma seemed primarily caramel to blackstrap molasses. Hint of coffee. Raisins & figs. Soy sauce scent towards the end of the bottle.

Relatively balanced, but more sweet than bitter. Dark chocolate and raisins. Grassy & herbal. Coffee appears faintly in aftertaste. Soy sauce again as it was hitting room temp.

Medium heavy in body. Medium carbonation. Rather dry. Very smooth.

Quite good, would certainly drink again. Nice balance between sweet & bitter.

Serving type: bottle

03-14-2007 18:06:23 | More by
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WMBierguy

Maryland

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

Poured a dark, cola brown. Had a moderate, brown head that lingered throughout and left tracings down the side of the glass. The flavor was pure coffee, with a slight, bitter aftertaste. Though porters are not my favorite style of beer, this was one that I'd drink again.

Serving type: bottle

02-21-2007 02:23:41 | More by WMBierguy
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86sportster883

New Jersey

4.47/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

The D. Carnegie & Co. Stark Porter is an outstanding example of the Baltic porter style that's right up there with the Sinebrychoff porter from Finland. In comparing one to the other, the Stark porter may be a little less complex, but it makes up the difference in overall drinkability.

The beer pours clear reddish brown with a quickly fading tan head. The aroma is initially faint and reminiscent of port wine. As it warms, rich sweet malt and caramel aromas dominate with hints of dried fruit (i.e., raisins, figs).

This is a very well balanced beer that starts out sweet with roasted malt and raisin notes, but finishes dry. It has a fine carbonation and silky smoothness. In the end, there is a lingering tartness that might be compared with that of dark chocolate covered cherries. Very drinkable with just enough going on to keep you coming back for more.

Serving type: bottle

01-29-2007 23:41:43 | More by 86sportster883
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BeerHonky

New York

3.65/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This is a pretty darn good stout, not amazing, but darn good. Personally, I like fuller, stronger flavored stouts and I found this one to be a little on the weak side of flavor. Chocolate and coffee flavors were definitely present, but just didn't present themselves as well as I would have liked. Presentation is great with a color and bottle that are both equally stout-like. The aroma wasn't strong enough to get through my slightly stuffy nose. This beer finishes extremely easy and leaves a relatively a clean palate. And like some have said, its very easy to drink.

Serving type: bottle

01-20-2007 22:41:45 | More by BeerHonky
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Georgiabeer

Georgia

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

Pours dark brown close to black with a head that quickly dissipates. The smell is typical Baltic porter, if a little lighter than some. Winey, slightly malty with notes of stewed cherries and prunes. The taste is similar to the smell, with vinous notes, prunes, and quite a bit of creamy vanilla on the finish. The mouthfeel is medium weight but fairly creamy and with nicely restrained carbonation. Very nice example and nicely complex especially given the relatively low alcohol.

Serving type: bottle

01-17-2007 00:43:10 | More by Georgiabeer
Carnegie Porter 5,5% from Carlsberg Sverige AB
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