Carnegie Porter 5,5% | Carlsberg Sverige AB

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579 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".

Added by BeerAdvocate on 02-04-2001

BEER STATS
Ratings:
579
Reviews:
353
Avg:
4.11
pDev:
10.71%
 
 
Wants:
66
Gots:
44
For Trade:
2
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Ratings: 579 |  Reviews: 353
Photo of misternebbie
4.29/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of tally
4.38/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of dsnyder61
4.73/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Photo of keithmurray
4/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance - dark brown body with tan head

Smell - cocoa powder, chocolate, molasses, toffee

Taste - chocolate, molasses, cocoa, toffee, hint of tobacco on the end

Mouthfeel - medium bodied, medium carbonation, slight sweetness upfront, tobacco on the finish, thinner than other examples within the style

Overall - good beer that I've been waiting a while to try for a while, tasty beer at 5.5% ABV

price point - $3.50/11.2 oz single

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Photo of psmith161
4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

Photo of Jonny41
4/5  rDev -2.7%

Photo of olradetbalder
3.5/5  rDev -14.8%

Photo of shelby415
3.75/5  rDev -8.8%

Photo of Immortale25
4.18/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a Funky Buddha Brewery snifter. Can't decipher the best before date, but the last two numbers are "15" so I'm going to assume it's good until 2015.

A- Pours a mostly opaque black color with a 1/4 inch tan head that retains a bit before becoming a thick ring around the edge of the glass and some sparse wisps of surface foam. Semi-resilient lacing leaves a thin, jagged ring behind.

S- Milk chocolate aroma with some medium dark roast. Notes of vanilla and a touch of booze.

T- Straightforward porter flavor with more medium dark roast accompanied by notes of coffee, more vanilla and dark bread. Mild bitterness rounds things out making for a tasty drink.

M- Semi-creamy with medium-low carbonation and a full body.

O- A porter by the numbers but executed so well. Very drinkable as well as very flavorful. Now I see what all the hubbub's about.

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Photo of Hayley_86
3.5/5  rDev -14.8%

Photo of a77cj7
4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of grahuba
3.75/5  rDev -8.8%

Photo of lillitnn92
3.75/5  rDev -8.8%

Photo of Griffith
3.75/5  rDev -8.8%

Photo of bulldogg915
3.5/5  rDev -14.8%

Photo of ELECTRONICAnonymous
4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of aleigator
3.5/5  rDev -14.8%

Bottle from rlgk, thanks Ronny!

Perfect beige head, brown-black color.

Aromas of bready, roasted malts and coffee.

Rich malts, going along with toffee, earthy notes, hints of chocolate, coffee and smoke. Sweet malts melt together with chocolate, supported by a perfect fitting carbonation, resulting in a smoky, warm finish. Malt goes through different stages on the palate, mingles up with coffee and later on chocolate, but keeps being the most defining ingredient of this beer the whole time. Oily, smooth mouthfeel, with a bitter finish.

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Photo of campfirebrew
4.08/5  rDev -0.7%

Photo of BeerForMuscle
4.3/5  rDev +4.6%

Photo of zestar
4/5  rDev -2.7%

Photo of Mdodge8837
3.75/5  rDev -8.8%

Photo of templar316
5/5  rDev +21.7%

2004 vintage in my I Believe snifter. Still has a surprising carbonation herringbone head falls back quickly but clings softly to the side of the glass. All the rough edges have been smoothed of this, leaving polished obsidian. Madagascar vanilla, cocoa and the hint of black currant roll past. Evaporating into a dry licorice finish. A dark pleasure!

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Photo of BigJim5021
3.75/5  rDev -8.8%

Photo of AndreasDif
3.4/5  rDev -17.3%

Photo of Ropowers3
3/5  rDev -27%

Carnegie Porter 5,5% from Carlsberg Sverige AB
4.11 out of 5 based on 579 ratings.
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