Carnegie Porter 5,5% | Carlsberg Sverige AB

Carnegie Porter 5,5%Carnegie Porter 5,5%
BA SCORE
4.1/5
583 Ratings
Carnegie Porter 5,5%Carnegie Porter 5,5%
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:
#2,237
Reviews:
354
Ratings:
583
pDev:
10.73%
Bros Score:
4.77
 
 
Wants:
68
Gots:
45
Trade:
2
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4/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I had this as part of a beer experience program at my favorite tavern. If this wasn't part of the program, then I would have probably missed out on this beer.

The bar served this beer with a tulip style glass. The porter was dark with just a little bit of opaque brown at the edges of the glass. There wwas pretty minimal foam that dies down pretty quickly. It isn't a surprise that there wasn't lacing due to the style.

I picked up a lot of chocolate off the top of the Carnegie. There was also some coffee, but that comes way after the chocolate. The flavor follows the nose on this one. This is a pretty tasty beer. You continue to get the chocolate and lighter coffee. There is even some light hopping.

This is a pretty good porter overall.

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4/5  rDev -2.4%

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4.15/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

Bottle poured into Sam Adams Perfect Pint Glass....

A: Poured a deep dark brown with a red tint. Good fingers worth of head that settled to a thin layer with wonderful lacing from start to finish.

S: Big strong sweet aromas... lots of molasses, chocolate, licorice, and a little toast.

T: A lot like the smell.... All the sweetness is there right up front, then there is a hit of bitterness that balanced things out.... Starts sweet ends bitter.

M: Strange mix here... Somewhat light but medium bodied at the same time smooth but has a little sharpness from the cabonation.

O: Very interesting Porter here all the sweetness you want but there is a touch of bitterness that brings everything back. Great ABV that makes this a pretty damn good session beer. Worth looking for it you can find it.

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4.97/5  rDev +21.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This is an outstanding, complex, yet highly drinkable baltic porter. Despite being at the low abv end for the style, it does not lack character.

Almost black, it has a medium tan head very slowly shrinking to foamy ring & wisps, some lace.

Aroma is rich anisy prunes, dark sweet toast, dried dark fruits, chocolate.

Taste is wonderful toasted dark brown bread, singed prunes, anisy-woody elements, roastiness, wood. It has firm sweetness, light engaging bitterness. Finish is roasty and woody with dry cocoa. It is engaging and lively but the feel, though not oily, is full.

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4.92/5  rDev +20%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into an allagash goblet type glass. Bottle dated 2010. Have another to compare in a year.

Smooth, but high pour yields an inch and a half khaki head.
Beer is near opaque with deep ruby/amber light showing through when held up toward the lamp.

Smells of raisins, figs, and very faint malt and coffee... VERY faint. The smell is beautiful.

Taste is also fronted by raisin, then figs I get no coffee I the taste. Very nice mild tobacco sweetness. No alcohol taste. Very little bitterness. Smells and tastes perfect to me.

Mouthfeel is nicely carbonated for the thick wet consistency. This is one of the best beers I've ever drank. Definately in the top ten.

Overall- I love this beer. I will buy this over and over again. Next time I see it I'm gonna buy a few to drink and a couple to store. I have one Ike holding for a year, but I have a feeling two or three or more years will make this beer absolutely fanfuckintastic.

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into pint.

A - Dark brown, nice 1-finger head.

S - Some roasty and bitter aromas. Very appealing.

T - Pretty smooth. But a bit watery and light (obviously with low abv).

M - Not a lot of body. In no way off-putting, just a little weak.

O - I had hoped to like this more, but it was only slightly above average. Maybe I'll give it a chance again in the future. After a long, tough day, it could be my palate is messed up. Others seem to like it more, so it's worth a try. Not bad, just not that great. (And I love the Swedes.)

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Carnegie Porter 5,5% from Carlsberg Sverige AB
Beer rating: 4.1 out of 5 with 583 ratings
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