Carnegie Porter 5,5% | Carlsberg Sverige AB

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Carlsberg Sverige AB
Sweden
carlsberg.se

Style: Baltic Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

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".

40 IBU

Added by BeerAdvocate on 02-04-2001

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#5,035
Reviews:
355
Ratings:
591
pDev:
10.73%
 
 
Wants:
69
Gots:
46
Trade:
2
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Photo of Berknerj
4.55/5  rDev +11%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of GlennWB
4.01/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of hophugger
3.56/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of TheCrowsEye
3.98/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of coryhk
4.21/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of beergoot
4.09/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Deep, dark mahogany color; decent head, lots of clinging foam along the glass. Excellent aroma, filled with notes of charred grain, figs and dates, cocoa. Rich chocolate flavors with a strong vanilla and mocha components. Full bodied, smooth and lush on the tongue; deep sweetness at the finish.

A fine porter overall, rich and decadent with the taste and leaving a buttery, sweet chocolate coating on the palate from start to finish. The ABV would be on the low side for a Baltic porter, but with such classic flavors and sublime mouthfeel, the alcohol range is really immaterial. A very satisfying porter.

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Photo of SiepJones
3.5/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of vabeerguy
4/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Bajengurkan
4.77/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of paulish
4.25/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of festizio
4.6/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of dbrauneis
4.04/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Note: 2014 Vintage

A: Pours an opaque yet still clear extremely dark brown, approaching jet black in color with light to moderate amounts of active visible carbonation rising along the edges of the glass and faint very dark cola brown colored highlights. The beer has a two finger tall sudsy foamy dark tan head that reduces to a large patch of semi-mottled thin film covering the majority of the surface (~90%) of the beer with a thin ring at the edges of the glass. Moderate amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Slightly stronger than moderate aromas of dark + roasted malts with moderate aromas of chocolate malts and molasses. Light aromas of dark fruits + licorice.

T: Upfront there are slightly stronger than moderate flavors of dark + roasted malts with moderate flavors of chocolate malts and moderate molasses sweetness. Light flavors of dark fruit (plum + fig) and licorice. Light amounts of earthy hops which impart a light amount of bitterness which does not linger.

M: Just shy of medium bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Smooth but slightly thin/watery.

O: Drinks easily, especially for the style - I could definitely have a couple of these in a session. Nice flavors and aromas without much alcohol presence at all.

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Photo of tone77
3.49/5  rDev -14.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a brown 11.2 oz. bottle. Has a cola color with a tiny head. Smell is of chocolate, roasted malts. Taste is roasted malts, smoke, some chocolate, light sweetness. Feels medium/light bodied in the mouth and overall is a decent beer, but I was hoping for more.

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Photo of dvmin98
4/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of paulkuhn
4.24/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of weareallfalafel
4.91/5  rDev +19.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Bluegrass49
4.78/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of GuyFawkes
4.5/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from the bottle into a glass.

Brown liquid; ruby & slightly see-through when held to the light.

Nice khaki head; spotty lacing.

Dark fruit & coffee in the nose.

A creamy, medium mouthfeel.

Dark fruits & coffee in the flavor, this is rich, flavorful & pretty wonderful. A home run. Tastes like a well-rendered English porter to me, but who am I to complain...

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Photo of Mattdy
4.06/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of The_Kriek_Freak
4.31/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Uconnelmo
4.04/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Dkline39
3.96/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of StowePublicHouse
4.14/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a shaker glass. Nice initial light tan colored foam about one finger thick. Color is very dark ruby/black. Aroma of dark roasted malts, sweet, with a hint of coffee. Taste like a well brewed Porter! Dark roasted malts, toasted malts, and low bitterness. Mouth feel medium bodied and smooth. Overall this is a great Porter from Sweden!

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Photo of craftbeersweden
3.45/5  rDev -15.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

2016 Edition.

The beer pors clear, dark brown with a one finger high beige head that leaves lacing on the glass.

Nose: Roasted malt, caramel, chocolate, fudge, vanilla, hops and coffee. A soft, sweet and nice aroma!
Taste: Brown sugar, vanilla, caramel malt, dark bread and coffee.
Mouth: Medium body. Medium carbonation. Soft but little light texture. Sweet / dry ending.

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Photo of Dope
4/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Don't see any date on this one so who knows.

A: Pours black with a small thick head. Excellent lacing and head retention.

S: Huh, not what I expected. Sweet and fruity period. Overripe dark fruits and some silky caramel with just a touch of chocolate syrup. No sign of anything roasted/toasted. Not bad, just unexpected.

T: Chocolate and overripe dark fruits. Caramel sweetness with chocolate syrup in the finish. A hint of char lingers in the aftertaste. Has almost a root beer flavor in the aftertaste sometimes.

M: Medium bodied, smooth.

O: Interesting one. A LOT of caramel for a baltic porter, backed with dark fruits. It's smooth and drinkable but definitely unique with the heavy dominant caramel.

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Carnegie Porter 5,5% from Carlsberg Sverige AB
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