Carnegie Special 175th Anniversary Porter
Carlsberg Sverige AB

Carnegie Special 175th Anniversary PorterCarnegie Special 175th Anniversary Porter
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Carlsberg Sverige AB
English Porter
3.86 | pDev: 14.51%
Oct 09, 2015
Aug 30, 2011
Very Good
Carnegie Special 175th Anniversary PorterCarnegie Special 175th Anniversary Porter
Notes: This is a collaborative beer made by Carlsberg Falkenberg and Brooklyn Brewery. It was top-fermented and then aged for three months in Heaven Hill bourbon barrels by Carlsberg and the Brooklyn brewing team, who flew to Sweden to do the barreling, together with members of the Swedish Porter Drinkers Association.
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Reviewed by LinusBohman from Sweden

3.79/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75
Cellared since release date. Live review.Keeping it short I'd say it has aged beuatifully. Smell and taste gives lots of sweetness, oak and dried fruit. Allthough it is more like a bock or a belgian double than a porter.
Oct 09, 2015
Rated: 3.77 by DrBier from Pennsylvania

Mar 16, 2015
Rated: 3.5 by olradetbalder from Sweden

Dec 02, 2014
Rated: 4 by spycow from Illinois

Oct 31, 2014
Rated: 3.89 by nmann08 from Virginia

Oct 09, 2014
Rated: 2.88 by Obi_Wan_Jabroni from Ohio

Sep 01, 2014
Rated: 4.25 by baybum from Pennsylvania

Aug 20, 2014
Rated: 3.75 by chanokokoro from Illinois

Aug 04, 2014
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Reviewed by cpetrone84 from Pennsylvania

3.65/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
Pour is dark brown with a tight tan head. A hint of bourbon but extremely faint, light note of milk chocolate, a touch oxidized, and a good bit of malt berry sweetness. Taste pretty much follows the nose. Faint note of bourbon and some slightly rich malt, oxidation mid palate and a good bit of malty sweetness but not really sugary. Silky smooth body, moderate carbonation. Fairly bright flavors, slightly oxidized, not bad now, probably a bit past it's prime and could have been a really nice beer before.
May 04, 2014
Rated: 3.5 by tom10101 from Canada (QC)

Feb 03, 2014
Rated: 2 by alaimoa from Connecticut

Dec 15, 2013
Rated: 4.25 by Lare453 from Florida

Nov 18, 2013
Rated: 4.25 by JRod1969 from New York

Sep 26, 2013
Rated: 3.75 by WesM63 from Ohio

Sep 18, 2013
Rated: 4.25 by Bizoneill from Connecticut

Aug 16, 2013
Rated: 4 by mendvicdog from Maryland

Jul 27, 2013
Rated: 4.25 by RayOhioFelton from Ohio

Jul 05, 2013
Rated: 3 by beerist from Missouri

Jun 30, 2013
Rated: 3.75 by simont1 from Sweden

Jun 18, 2013
Rated: 3.75 by Anonymous1 from Illinois

Jun 16, 2013
Rated: 4.75 by CTJman from Connecticut

Jun 08, 2013
Rated: 4.5 by JAHMUR from Connecticut

May 15, 2013
Rated: 3.75 by beernads from Florida

May 08, 2013
Rated: 5 by donactive from Sweden

Nov 26, 2012
Rated: 4 by rolltide8425 from Pennsylvania

Jul 12, 2012
Rated: 3.75 by Harkrank from Sweden

Jun 22, 2012
Rated: 3.75 by Niklas from Sweden

Apr 22, 2012
Rated: 3 by aztraz from Sweden

Apr 05, 2012
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Reviewed by largadeer from California

4.1/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
Bottle from Baggio. Thanks, Rob.

Appearance: Clear ruddy brown pour, nearly opaque in the glass with ruby highlights. The two finger head retains well and leaves behind some lacing.

Smell: Plenty of bourbon barrel that's mellow and nicely integrated, with licorice and roasted malt from the base porter. Caramel, a little bittersweet chocolate. Smells quite good.

Taste and mouthfeel: Mellow bourbon, black licorice, oak, roasted malt. Little bit of dark chocolate and caramel. Light bodied with moderate carbonation. Oaky finish with mild roastiness. Pretty nice stuff, light and drinkable with good barrel character.
Mar 04, 2012
Rated: 4.5 by whartontallboy from New York

Feb 10, 2012
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Reviewed by Evil_Pidde from Sweden

3.5/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
A: Dark brown, with hues of red pour. The large tan compact head sinks slowly into decent lacings after quite some time.

S: Lots of vanilla, almost like artificial detergent. Very sweet. Bourbon - oak. Some coffee.

T: Very rich sweet vanilla/oak. Some dry cherries in the back. Not very much else going on.

M: Medium long aftertaste, sweet. Body is full, while carbonation is moderate. Lots of alcohol.

O: Too much vanilla and too little of everything else. Rather pricy, considering the quality.
Jan 07, 2012
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Reviewed by cobrarax from Sweden

3.96/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
A: Dark, clear liquid with red hue. Large, compact and slightly brown head. Nice lacings. The foam doesn't sink too quickly.

S: The smell isn't that powerful. Sweet malt, some oak tones, bread. Small hints of beef broth. A little grassy with herbal notes, especially a quite strange smell of tarragon.

T: Creamy, sweet and malty. Milk chocolate. The bitterness is small and clean. Roasted malt, luxurious cocoa and coffee. Alcohol isn't noticeable. Some notes of oak and drambuie. Overall quite powerful.

M: Small bubbles, medium carbonation. No alcohol. Smooth.

O: Well, it's obviously good, but I'm lucky I've got another bottle to store. It could get better.
Nov 08, 2011
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Reviewed by rarbring from Sweden

3.77/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
The brew is dark brown, almost black with ruby nuances, a tan small head with little lacing but good curtains.

Smelling of sweet vanilla sugar, some almond and bourbon nuances, a good measure of oak cask.

The taste has the sweet vanilla, some butter notes and a raw oak bitterness, slightly alcoholic.

Little carbonation, soft but slightly watery.

Feels rather young, save it to at least the 180th anniversary.
Oct 02, 2011
Carnegie Special 175th Anniversary Porter from Carlsberg Sverige AB
Beer rating: 87 out of 100 with 34 ratings