Sinebrychoff Porter
Oy Sinebrychoff Ab

Sinebrychoff PorterSinebrychoff Porter
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From:
Oy Sinebrychoff Ab
 
Finland
Style:
Baltic Porter
Ranked #26
ABV:
7.2%
Score:
92
Ranked #4,374
Avg:
4.15 | pDev: 10.6%
Reviews:
621
Ratings:
903
Status:
Active
Rated:
Feb 01, 2024
Added:
Feb 12, 2002
Wants:
  105
Gots:
  60
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Reviewed by Rug from Massachusetts

4.06/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
This is my first beer from Finland. I randomly picked this one up on a quick trip to OEC a few weeks back even though I had never heard of the beer or brewery. However, I think all Baltic Porters are worth a gamble so it was a no brainer to give it a shot. Let's pop it open and find out what it's all about

Pours almost completely pitch black with a finger of creamy dark tan head that slowly fades to a ring and leaves minimal lacing

There's a sharpness in the nose more reminiscent of a RIS but I'm into it. I'm picking up on aromas of molasses, leafy hops, cherry pit, raisin, cacao nib, burnt caramel, brown sugar, black licorice, and the faintest hint of soy sauce

It's surprisingly much more gentle in taste, and there's almost certainly some age on this undated bottle. On the front end of the sip I'm tasting dark bread, black cherry, molasses, brown sugar, black tea, cocoa powder, light herbal hops, and toffee. The swallow brings notes of dark toast, burnt caramel, molasses, cherry pit, leafy hops, cocoa powder, light tobacco, and red grape

A medium body pairs with gentle tingling carbonation, resulting in a slick beer. Finishes truly neutral

This is a fun one. I wish I knew when it was bottled but it can't be too old
Feb 01, 2024
 
Rated: 4.1 by alexsergio from New York

Aug 27, 2023
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Reviewed by brureview from Massachusetts

3.73/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
I’m not sure how old this beer is. I tried to peel off the sticker to see the BB date but it got erased.

It’s probably past the date.

Nice pour: dark brown color with a 2F head.

The aroma is weird: unlike any aroma from a beer I’ve tasted. Woody, caramel. Not bad, but not pleasant.

MF is medium smooth.

The taste mimics the aroma. I can’t define it. Not like the other Baltic porters I’ve tasted which have a more defined porter taste.

Overall: unusual, but just okay.
Jul 27, 2023
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Reviewed by MonDak_Joe1953 from Minnesota

4.02/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
330ml bottle. I think the date coding is under a later affixed 'Jahrgang 1816' sticker.
Black colored body with a red mahogany back lit edge. Two fingers of tan head fizzes away in about a minute. No lacing.
Aroma of dark roasted malts, caramel, a bit of smoke and black licorice.
Taste is dark roasted malts, chocolate, caramel, prune, a bit of smoke and black licorice. Bitterness at the end.
More than medium mouth feel. Seems a little chalky and dry, especially in the throat. Quiet carbonation.
Good overall, but reminds me of an old, flat carbonated cola (without the sugar/corn syrup). Flavors linger only for a short while.
Jun 15, 2023
 
 
Rated: 3.28 by BMBCLT from South Carolina

Dec 07, 2022
 
Rated: 3.65 by Phoodcritic from Michigan

Oct 29, 2022
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Reviewed by Giantspace from Pennsylvania

3.83/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Part of a gift. Drank from the undated bottle. Dark bakers chocolate smell, good mouth feel. Taste is a bit dry some chocolate and coffee? in the rear. Overall a good beer that just seems to be missing something. Is it old? Should I try the other bottle in a glass? Overall I enjoyed this but would not buy this beer unless I saw it on tap just to try that version.

I decided to pull the gold foil sticker off the bottom of the bottle. Surprise, best by 13 November 2020. FUCK YOU Shangys. There are other reasons I won’t buy beer from your shop and this is just another. How many other OLD beers are you putting stickers over dates. The sticker looked like it belonged till I really looked at it.
May 21, 2022
 
Rated: 4.77 by RBorsato from Virginia

Apr 12, 2021
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Reviewed by backblast from Alaska

4.43/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
An excellent porter. Nice roasted malt, earthy wet skree (best way for me to describe the earthiness), dark bitter coffee, a bit dry with a medium mouthfeel. The way it should be.
Feb 10, 2021
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Reviewed by Storm_Rryder from Iowa

3.75/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Not sure about this one. There is a good maltiness to it, with medium carbonation but significant bitterness followed by a smoke/burned taste. It is not a bad taste, just not sure this all works together, feels like it does not blend together, kinda of clashes I think. Maybe I just didn't have a lot of porter lately.
Jan 21, 2021
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Reviewed by Whyteboar from Michigan

4.64/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
One of the finest porters I think I've ever tasted, but that could have been just my mindset at the time. In any case, it's very good. Pours near black with a short (1/2") head that dissipates to a trace. The aroma is wonderful, I got loads of malts with notes of caramel, and a whiff of maybe smoked barley? The taste follows the aroma and it too is wonderful. In addition to the caramel I sense licorice and that smoke essence. The feel is more than I expected, just that good. This is definitely one I would be happy to have in the cellar on a regular basis. I sipped it slowly so as to savor the experience, so good.
Oct 15, 2020
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Rated by mhuber from New York

4.41/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Pours dark brown, almost no head. Chocolate aroma and burnt caramel taste with a slightly hoppy burnt toast aftertast. A very satisfying porter.
Aug 04, 2020
 
Rated: 3 by Hayley_86 from Netherlands

May 24, 2020
 
Rated: 3.96 by matuka123 from Finland

Apr 24, 2020
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Reviewed by FBarber from Illinois

3.95/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
Pours a lovely dark brown almost black color. Completely opaque and rather "thick" in appearance. Pillowy 3-4 finger mocha colored head dissipates slowly leaving a thin layer of bubbly foam on top of the beer. Lots of stick lacing is left behind on the glass.

Aroma has notes of roasted malts, some dark fruits, licorice, and dry cocoa. There is a slight smoky aroma more reminiscent of smoked bbq (as someone described it) more that it is just straight up smoked malts like in a rauchbier. Finally you do get some of that lager yeast coming through on the nose.

Taste follows the nose, you get some roasted malts, cocoa, dark fruit and licorice, with a smoky finish. Very earthy herbal hops provide some bittering on the back end. Light smokiness comes through as the beer warms up with a definite smoked bbq like quality.

Feel is light to medium bodied with a certain dry chalkiness to it. Moderate carbonation prickles the tongue. that dryness to the beer carries into the finish.

Overall this is a really nice baltic porter.
Feb 15, 2020
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Reviewed by KooVee from Finland

4.39/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
330ml bottle. Impossible to decipher best before, as the stamp overlaps the text.

Black with a red tint at the edges. Dense tawny head of decent height, leaving medium lace.

Nose is enticing. Fudge mixed with licorice in the centre. Roasted, even some pleasantly burned aromas, hot chocolate, just a hint of red berries.

Long aftertaste of bitterness mixing hops and dark chocolate. Tart roasted bite at the front on the other hand. And in the middle both blend harmoniously.

Still a uniquely smooth example within the style. Hard to break into parts as the elements blend so well.
Feb 14, 2020
 
Rated: 3.75 by BEER88 from North Carolina

Feb 01, 2020
 
Rated: 4.04 by AMCPhD from Virginia

Oct 28, 2019
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Reviewed by GuyFawkes from Illinois

4.34/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
From old, undated notes. Poured from the bottle.

Pitch black; no ruby around the edges.

Small dark khaki head which quickly dissipates. Almost no lacing.

Nose is of smoked barbecue, with a rich sweetness. Pork ribs slathered in BBQ sauce comes to mind. Subtle black licorice as well.

Thin mouthfeel; dangerously drinkable for such a dark porter.

Slight metallic flavor on first sip; gives way to malted chocolate flavor. As the beer progresses, the metallic taste (which all Baltic Porters have to me) goes away and reveals a roasted character. By far the best BP I've ever had; complex & enigmatic. Would definitely buy again (and have).
Sep 21, 2019
Sinebrychoff Porter from Oy Sinebrychoff Ab
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