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Sinebrychoff Porter - Oy Sinebrychoff Ab

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

723 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 723
Reviews: 573
rAvg: 4.19
pDev: 10.02%
Wants: 68
Gots: 14 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Oy Sinebrychoff Ab visit their website
Finland

Style | ABV
Baltic Porter |  7.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Todd on 02-12-2002)
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CHADMC3

Connecticut

3.9/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is a jet black porter featuring a thin tan head, and a lasting, sticky lacing.

Deep roasted malt, oats, and some sort of dark fruit such as plums or nectarines.

Deep, smokey brew, again dark fruits and also featuring graind and biscuit.

Body is on the thinner side with medium carbonation.

Very refreshing & of course easy to sink.

Serving type: on-tap

02-16-2009 03:09:25 | More by CHADMC3
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You'd have to go pretty deep under even in the Baltic Sea before things became this black; Sinebrychoff Porter has an 'ocean bottom' level of darkness (despite the chestnut rim my desktop reading light is able to eek out). Heck, even its head is off-coloured brown. You can tell this style of beer was designed to be tough enough for lengthy exports to places with harsh climates.

If my decipher of this label's alpha-numeric bottling code is correct - and the dust on the bottle when I bought it makes me suspect that it is - this sample is now over 9 years old. And you know something? It smells as good as ever. The aroma, though slightly oxidized (a trait not uncommon even in fresh examples of the style) brims with coffee, roast, and black licorice flavours.

Notions of oxidization and fortified wine continue on the palate but take nothing away from the beer's broad and thick maltiness; they contribute dried fruit notes that compliment the base profile of caramel, soy sauce, burnt wood, dark chocolate, black licorice and even darker, blacker coffee. The aftertaste has notes of fruit cake and ouzo - it's like Greek Christmas up in here.

After a decade of experimenting with it myself, I can speak from personal experience that aging beer is, by and large, a waste of money and a surefire way to set yourself up for disappointment. As with everything, however, there are exceptions. If this bottle of Sinebrychoff Porter is remotely as old as I assume, then here's a top-notch candidate for your cellar (or simply one you can buy by the case full and take your time with).

Anyone who tells you that Sinebrychoff Porter is the world's greatest Baltic Porter isn't lying. Don't get me wrong - there's plenty of incredible renditions of the style out there, but they're all directly or indirectly modeled after this one. Each and every occasion I drink it becomes a "where were you when" kind of memory - it remains truly special stuff even if, as mentioned, more breweries now offer similar offerings. Dating back all the way to 1957, this is still the benchmark.

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Sinebrychoff Porter from Oy Sinebrychoff Ab
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