Sinebrychoff Porter
Oy Sinebrychoff Ab

Sinebrychoff PorterSinebrychoff Porter
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From:
Oy Sinebrychoff Ab
 
Finland
Style:
Porter - Baltic
Ranked #22
ABV:
7.2%
Score:
93
Ranked #3,992
Avg:
4.16 | pDev: 10.58%
Ratings:
896
Status:
Active
Rated:
Saturday at 04:48 AM
Added:
Feb 12, 2002
Wants:
  100
Gots:
  60
SCORE
93
Outstanding
Sinebrychoff PorterSinebrychoff Porter
Notes: None
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Photo of Giantspace
3.83/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by Giantspace from Pennsylvania

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.

Saturday at 04:48 AM
 
4.77 by RBorsato from Virginia on Apr 12, 2021
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4.43/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by backblast from Alaska

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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3.75/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by Storm_Rryder from Iowa

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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4.64/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
by Whyteboar from Michigan

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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4.41/5  rDev +6%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by mhuber from New York

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
 
3 by Hayley_86 from Netherlands on May 24, 2020
 
3.96 by matuka123 from Finland on Apr 24, 2020
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3.95/5  rDev -5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
by FBarber from Illinois

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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4.39/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
by KooVee from Finland

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
 
3.75 by BEER88 from Washington on Feb 01, 2020
 
4.04 by AMCPhD from Virginia on Oct 28, 2019
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4.34/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
by GuyFawkes from Illinois

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
 
4.01 by Abstractspirit from Rhode Island on May 18, 2019
 
3 by dafla67 from Pennsylvania on Mar 05, 2019
 
3.62 by mholdefer from Alabama on Jan 31, 2019
 
4 by baklo from North Carolina on Jan 11, 2019
 
3.63 by Chuckdiesel24 from Illinois on Jan 07, 2019
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4.21/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by jkblr from Indiana

33cL undated bottle poured into a Sinebrychoff 20cL becher glass at fridge temp 7.2% ABV. The beer pours dense black with mocha brown head. The head recedes to fine layer and ring leaving the glass well laced. The aroma is roasty, somewhat ashy with a hint of black licorice. The taste is semisweet roasted malt with minor fruity undertones. There is a thread of underlying mild tartness throughout along with ashy roasted bitterness on the end. Mouthfeel is full bodied with less than medium carbonation and a roast driven dry finish. Overall, very good. No way for me to know the age of this bottle, but it looks like the case might have rode along on the truck for years before being unloaded. All that aside, this is a very complex beer for 7.2% with no wood or spirit aging and no additives. Everyone should try it once.

Nov 14, 2018
 
4 by bpfrush from Wisconsin on Oct 29, 2018
 
3.5 by Nichols33 from Massachusetts on Oct 26, 2018
 
3.44 by jeschaefer from Texas on Sep 29, 2018
 
3.99 by epyon396 from Pennsylvania on Jul 11, 2018
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4.32/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
by puboflyons from New Hampshire

From the stubby 33 cl bottle with no date that I can see. Sampled on April 1, 2018.

The pour is as black as night with lacing-leaving, froth beige head.

Big sweet aroma of chocolate, cocoa, char, roasted caramel, and a little to no hop profile. It smells like an inviting Porter.

The body is creamy, smooth, and easily min the medium to full range.

Same vibrant sweet roasted maltiness in the flavor with chocolate again and a low to no earthy hop profile. A very enjoyable Porter.

Apr 01, 2018
 
3.99 by Giggy from Michigan on Mar 10, 2018
 
3.92 by Roberto11232 from New York on Feb 19, 2018
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3.98/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
by brewandbbq from New Hampshire

Bottle vintage 1996.

Pours oily black with barely a trace of head. Zero retention or lacing. Aromatics are chock full of chocolate syrup, Kahlua, and chocolate liqueur. The body is thick and syrupy with an oily, slick mouthfeel. Rich chocolate on the palate with hints of coffee and roast. Mildly sweet. Finishes with lingering oily chocolate.

Pretty tasty for a 20+ year old beer.

Nov 11, 2017
 
3.96 by BeersIsTheName from Tennessee on Nov 07, 2017
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3.93/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by REVZEB from Illinois

Classic baltic through and through. The taste and body are the prototypical flavors and well done. Licorice, malt, dark chocolate, mushroom, roasted coffee and caramel all present. The smell has a little macro finish to it, but otherwise also spot on. Pours a lighter black than normal, but still obviously a porter.

Oct 06, 2017
 
3.75 by paulish from New York on Sep 22, 2017
 
3.96 by Stofko1992 from Pennsylvania on Sep 13, 2017
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4.45/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
by dcotom from Iowa

Poured from 33 cl bottle into a glass drinking horn. A gentle pour yielded an incredible amount of spongy-looking tan foam atop a dark coffee-colored body. Very complex aroma and flavor profiles, with dark bread, dried fruit, a little dark toffee and burnt coffee, and a bit of oaky sourness. Silky mouthfeel, a slightly astringent finish with a bit of tongue-coating sweetness. That Synebrychoff can coax so much flavor and complexity out of the most basic of ingredients is truly a tribute to this brewer's craft. Well done!

Jul 22, 2017
 
4.83 by SynthetikReality95 from Arkansas on Jul 19, 2017
 
4.93 by akopczyk from Ohio on May 21, 2017
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4.3/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by Libeertarian from Montana

From notes taken 04/14/17:

Opaque dark brown or black. See some tannish fine fleks clinging to side of glass near the bottom. Evidently very viscous. A rich golden brown head, thick, fine, dense, foamy, well-retaining. Dark chocolate cake, light smoke, toffee, plum on nose. So luxurious, can’t wait, my first true Baltic Porter! Palate is plum-laden! Just dark fruit throughout, very natural, very distinctive, not too ripe, not too conditioned or aged or boozy. Suggestions of pipe smoke, the tartness and bittersweetness of dark chocolate, licorice, and molasses. Light smoky aftertaste. I can definitely see how this is a porter on steroids, might as well be a stout, and is the ancestor of the Russian Imperial Stout. A little booze flavor and heat, but hard to detect under the dark fruitiness. A little less sharp sweetness but more well-rounded than an Oatmeal Stout. Full bodied, syrupy, semi-astringent with low and quickly dissipating carbonation, just enough to make it interesting.

Apr 19, 2017
 
4.06 by ultrasrs from Illinois on Mar 20, 2017
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4/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by mynie from Maryland

An old school, old world porter. Been way too long since I've had one of these.

Smells sharp, fruity, and chocolatey, basically like some chocolate covered raisins. Rich and intense.

Tastes good, but a tad uneven, with a thin back end weighing things down. Fruity barley up front, fading quickly into dark chocolate and mild hops, ending rough and sweet, with a bitterdry aftertaste.

Mar 14, 2017
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4.04/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
by SABERG from Massachusetts

Poured from a undated 330 cl bottle into the test glass.
A - Midnight, new moon dark. An mocha cap of loose knit spheres rests comfortably on top.
S - Dark roast malts, a bit of espresso, bakers chocolate, raisin, plum and lite smoke.
T - As complex as the nose, some dark fruits, a bit of cigar wrap, dark brown sugar.
M - Thin in body, a strong start that kind of peters out, the linger is sweet, and the palate waits but not much else occurs.
O - I like the offering, solidly constructed, nice aromatics, the body is more delicate that I expected.

Feb 22, 2017
 
4.37 by HopBelT from Belgium on Feb 08, 2017
 
4.25 by MonkeyPilates from Minnesota on Feb 07, 2017
Sinebrychoff Porter from Oy Sinebrychoff Ab
Beer rating: 93 out of 100 with 896 ratings