Carnegie Special 175th Anniversary Porter
Carlsberg Sverige AB

Carnegie Special 175th Anniversary PorterCarnegie Special 175th Anniversary Porter
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Carlsberg Sverige AB
Porter - English
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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3.79/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75
by LinusBohman from Sweden

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
3.77 by DrBier from Pennsylvania on Mar 16, 2015
3.5 by olradetbalder from Sweden on Dec 02, 2014
4 by spycow from Illinois on Oct 31, 2014
3.89 by nmann08 from Virginia on Oct 09, 2014
2.88 by Obi_Wan_Jabroni from Ohio on Sep 01, 2014
4.25 by baybum from Pennsylvania on Aug 20, 2014
3.75 by chanokokoro from Illinois on Aug 04, 2014
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3.65/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
by cpetrone84 from Pennsylvania

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
3.5 by tom10101 from Canada (QC) on Feb 03, 2014
2 by alaimoa from Connecticut on Dec 15, 2013
4.25 by Lare453 from Florida on Nov 18, 2013
4.25 by JRod1969 from New York on Sep 26, 2013
3.75 by WesM63 from Ohio on Sep 18, 2013
4.25 by Bizoneill from Connecticut on Aug 16, 2013
4 by mendvicdog from Maryland on Jul 27, 2013
4.25 by RayOhioFelton from Ohio on Jul 05, 2013
3 by beerist from Missouri on Jun 30, 2013
3.75 by simont1 from Sweden on Jun 18, 2013
3.75 by Anonymous1 from Illinois on Jun 16, 2013
4.75 by CTJman from Connecticut on Jun 08, 2013
4.5 by JAHMUR from Connecticut on May 15, 2013
3.75 by beernads from Florida on May 08, 2013
5 by donactive from Sweden on Nov 26, 2012
4 by rolltide8425 from Pennsylvania on Jul 12, 2012
3.75 by Harkrank from Sweden on Jun 22, 2012
3.75 by Niklas from Sweden on Apr 22, 2012
3 by aztraz from Sweden on Apr 05, 2012
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4.1/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
by largadeer from California

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
4.5 by whartontallboy from New York on Feb 10, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
by Evil_Pidde from Sweden

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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3.96/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
by cobrarax from Sweden

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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3.77/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by rarbring from Sweden

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