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Sinebrychoff Porter - Oy Sinebrychoff Ab

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Sinebrychoff PorterSinebrychoff Porter

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730 Ratings

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Ratings: 730
Reviews: 575
rAvg: 4.18
pDev: 10.05%
Wants: 69
Gots: 15 | FT: 0
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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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New York

3.75/5  rDev -10.3%

11-28-2013 03:18:06 | More by chrishiker1409
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4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

11-28-2013 02:03:17 | More by Sweffin
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3.14/5  rDev -24.9%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

/ Pilsner Glass / Victoria Gastro Pub, Columbia, MD

A: pitch black; dark beige head; broad, fine sheets of lacing, interspersed with round-latticed spattered lacing
S: funky toffee/coffee
T: slightly sweet, roasted coffee, bitter toffee, a bit like bile; roasted coffee back for the finish
M: medium-bodied, only faint edge of bitterness
O: Somehow I just didn't care for it the way the majority seems to. I thought it tasted mostly coffee-ish, except for an unavoidable sense of throw-up, which was obviously off-putting.

Serving type: on-tap

11-26-2013 04:03:27 | More by RandomExile
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New Hampshire

3.45/5  rDev -17.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle from Colonial Spirits
Pours a solid black color with a smallish tan head that dissipates to a small cap. The aroma is heavy with charred wood, and vinous oxidation, supported by dark fruits, smoke and dark chocolate. Little to no hop aroma or alcohol presence. The flavor is a hint of sweet sugar up front that quickly becomes smokey with light fruits and a bit of wine like flavor. A charred ashy flavor sweeps in and lingers long into the finish of every sip. Medium body with a light to moderate level of carbonation and a full almost gritty mouthfeel. Big burnt fruity Baltic porter. I warmed up to it after a while, but it is not my favorite example of the style.

Serving type: bottle

11-25-2013 00:24:57 | More by johnnnniee
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4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

11-15-2013 22:25:22 | More by kiva_beer_club
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4.23/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

33 cl bottle was poured into a goblet.

Appearance: This beer poured a one finger mocha head that reduced to a thin layer. It is a pitch black color with no clarity or vision of bubbles coming up through the glass. Spotty lacing as the beer was drank.

Smell: Roasted coffee, chocolate, burnt molasses, a little alcohol, and some dark fruits.

Taste: Roasted coffee, chocolate, molasses, smoke, dark fruits, a little booze, and very deliciously smooth.

Mouthfeel: Smooth, medium to full bodied, delicious, and medium carbonation.

Overall: i personally think the best Baltic porters come from the Scandinavian countries. Extremely delicious for a beer that has traveled thousands of miles to get to Boston.

Serving type: bottle

11-11-2013 23:11:02 | More by Flounder57
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District of Columbia

3.75/5  rDev -10.3%

11-11-2013 00:03:52 | More by apasternak
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3/5  rDev -28.2%

11-04-2013 18:33:08 | More by xnicknj
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New York

4.28/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

The beer pours in a gorgeous black color with a huge mocha brown head. A beautiful beer.

The aroma has a big sweet chocolate note, with coffee, fudge, molasses, and a sweetness from roasty malt. There's also a raisin and dark fruit sweetness lingering in there.

The flavor follows with a wonderful chocolate note, roasty bitterness, and then a coffee flavor on the end. The carbonation leaves this beer off well from the palate. There's also a raisin flavor that cleans up the beer slightly.

A really wonderful beer. I enjoyed this and it surely surprised me.

Serving type: bottle

10-28-2013 03:12:51 | More by dar482
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3.5/5  rDev -16.3%

10-27-2013 16:21:41 | More by diverite
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4.39/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

11.2oz bottle poured into a snifter. The best before date code is a mystery.

A: Deep inky black on the pour. The light brown head retains very well and leaves a patchwork of lacing.

S: Fudge, dark chocolate, mocha, coffee grounds. Cocoa nibs, black cocoa powder. Blackstrap molasses, carob. Darkfruit abounds. Lots of plum and blackberry. A deep, layered complexity on the nose.

T: Fudge, blackstrap molasses, hints of cola. Carob and dark chocolate fudge sauce. Black cocoa. Dark caramel. Coffee grounds and a hint of smoke. Plum and blackberry darkfruit. Mild acidity. Roasted coffee beans. Long lingering finish of carob, black cocoa, and a touch of smoke and soot.

M: Big and thick in body. Full and rich. Creamy and velvety. Low carbonation. Slight warming alcohol.

O: Fantastic. Sinebrychoff reigns supreme as king of the Baltic Porters. Rich, deep, and complex, yet still very drinkable. Full of character and nuance. There's a lot of legend and history surrounding this beer too. A favorite of the late Michael Jackson, and a timeless classic of a beer.

Serving type: bottle

10-20-2013 18:58:48 | More by ryan1788a5
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New York

3.75/5  rDev -10.3%

10-17-2013 23:05:57 | More by Vonhinx
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3.5/5  rDev -16.3%

10-07-2013 00:23:55 | More by Anvilfarm
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New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

09-26-2013 00:15:22 | More by Zimm
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New York

4.75/5  rDev +13.6%

09-25-2013 20:27:08 | More by bsm80x
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3.5/5  rDev -16.3%

09-20-2013 09:17:54 | More by gnikola
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4/5  rDev -4.3%

09-12-2013 00:16:01 | More by Jonny41
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3.75/5  rDev -10.3%

08-22-2013 02:36:44 | More by ygtbsm94
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New York

4.46/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On tap at the Blue Monk in Buffalo, NY.

Pours an inpenetrable dark black. Very ominous, but beautiful. 2 inch head just won't recede. Sticky globs of lacing form on the glass.

Smells like roasted malt, bit of smoke, chocolate, and oak.

Similar flavors. The roasty malt and the smoke give the beer a slightly ashy bitterness, but the chocolate flavors (don't think there's chocolate added, probably just the malt) bring some sweetness to balance it out. The alcohol is not noticed.

Full body and creamy. Low carbonation. Very drinkable.

My first beer from Finland. Really glad to find it on tap as it's one of the best porters around.

Serving type: on-tap

08-11-2013 03:11:49 | More by GreesyFizeek
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4.73/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Sinebrychoff Porter has a very thick, creamy, tan head and a dark brown, almost black, appearance, with thick lacing left behind. The aroma is of extremely rich, stinging malts, astringency, black cherries, licorice, black bread crust, and sour cream. The taste is of all those elements, with little bitterness and no alcohol showing up. Mouthfeel is thick and viscous, and Sinebrychoff Porter finishes dry, sweet, rich, and cake like. Overall, this is an outstanding imperial ale!


Serving type: bottle

08-03-2013 16:17:23 | More by RonaldTheriot
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4.06/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Appearance- Pours up a good amount of head which doesn't retain well but has a nice rush when it is first poured. The head is a dark beige/mocha color while the body is an opaque dark chocolate black. The lacing is minimal. Only a few spots are left behind.

Nose- At the moment, the aroma is exquisite from the bottle but almost nonexistent from the glass. Lots of chocolate, brown sugar, and molasses from the bottle. There are only some weak roasted notes from the glass. Swirling shows stronger roasted malts with some nuttiness but none of the rich aroma of the bottle. When I swirl it in the bottle, I get some raisins and figs as well. Some chocolate starts to come out when I swirl the glass some more.

Taste- The first notes I get are chocolate and bitter coffee with hints of raisins. Some caramel and toffee appear with a slight nuttiness. Brown sugar, some molasses. All of this culminates into a well rounded and slightly bitter finish. It's very close to a stout (as many porters are)- it's a little sweeter (but not cloying) and a little thinner than most stouts. The balance and integration is amazing. The mix of chocolate and smooth coffee flavors give it a nice dark chocolate finish which lingers. As it opens, it becomes sweeter but remains balanced as the coffee bitterness also becomes more defined. Definitely a solid beer. Hints of coconut start to appear as well.

Mouthfeel- Medium bodied with minimal carbonation (the carbonation is not missed) and a slight grittiness on the finish that is reminiscent of an oatmeal stout. I really enjoy the finish.

Drinkability- Very easygoing. No heat. Not the cheapest but at 4 bucks a bottle, still not a bad price.

Overall- Very good beer. There's a tiny bit of thinness to the flavor profile that prevents me from putting higher than a 4.25 but it is close. It's a must try.

Serving type: bottle

08-01-2013 01:36:52 | More by artoolemomo
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4/5  rDev -4.3%

07-23-2013 16:25:28 | More by Rojada1988
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4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

07-15-2013 02:10:25 | More by Boone757
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4.41/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4.5

11.2oz bottle, pours near black, creamy light brown head leaves some lace as it fades. Super rich aroma with plum, raisin, chocolate, booze, anise, black pepper. Tastes are smooth and rich with plenty of dark fruit notes - mainly raisin & plum, with smoke, chocolate, caramel, toffee, anise, and a peppery finish. Medium body but seems watery at times, ample carbonation, very smooth. Really nice to finally come back to this one after 2 or 3 years. Just as good as I remember, and always a favorite!

Serving type: bottle

07-10-2013 01:35:05 | More by barnzy78

South Carolina

5/5  rDev +19.6%

07-08-2013 05:32:51 | More by WOLFGANG
Sinebrychoff Porter from Oy Sinebrychoff Ab
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