Sinebrychoff Porter | Oy Sinebrychoff Ab

BA SCORE
93
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863 Ratings
Sinebrychoff PorterSinebrychoff Porter
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Oy Sinebrychoff Ab
Finland
koff.fi

Style: Baltic Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.20%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by Todd on 02-12-2002

BEER STATS
Ratings:
863
Reviews:
606
Avg:
4.17
pDev:
10.55%
 
 
Wants:
93
Gots:
56
For Trade:
1
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Photo of akopczyk
4.93/5  rDev +18.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Libeertarian
4.3/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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.

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Photo of ultrasrs
4.06/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mynie
4/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

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Photo of SABERG
4.04/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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.

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Photo of BenBreeg
4.37/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MonkeyPilates
4.25/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BIGPOPPAS
3.75/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

This Baltic Porter came recommended to me by the beer manager who knows I like dark brews overall, so I made it part of a pick 6 pack.
Poured from a cold bottle into a large tulip, which foamed a huge foamy head that left heavy lacing .
Beautiful rich dark color that had me excited to taste .
The nose to it cold wasn't very intriguing, but added a little as it warmed . Nothing really overwhelming though, so my excitement sort of diminished.
Taste that followed was that of a typical Baltic Porter, so it certainly is correct in its style . Roasted malts, some burnt flavors and nice carbonation. Very refreshing actually and I think I would have enjoyed this more later in the day instead of a morning substitute to my usual coffee stout . It dies leave a nice aftertaste, which is creamy with the roasted malts.

Overall it is very correct for its style, but I think I prefer some of the sweeter American craft styles . I would buy it again, but it wouldn't be my first choice, especially if I saw something like 5Beans available.
CHEERS !!

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Photo of SuomenAmerikkalainen
4.24/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jagada
3.53/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of peerialo
4/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Uconnelmo
4.04/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of The_Kriek_Freak
4.18/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of smakawhat
3.62/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from the bottle into a nonic pint glass. Always wanted to try this glad I found it recently. Best Before date on label says nothing.

Dark mocha fantastic cascading head out of the bottle. Stands a solid three finger tall, and actually seems to get lighter as it settles. Creamy chocolate like top that sits on a very blackend red body. Just a great looking brew.

Small sensing cream and nut like aromas, quite subdued malt body actually. Mild sensing spicy phenols and a bit of small molasses. Nicely put together but seems just a bit too buried on the nose.

Palate comes off surprisingly wet. Light bodied roast with little sensing char or malt flavor. Soft sensing cream but with little to no sweetness and a decent bitterness of grain and roast on the finish. Mild sensing sour twinge a bit but also a slightly flat body that doesn't let the flavors linger.

This feels like a dumbed down baltic porter strangely, and feels like an opportunity that was missed.

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Photo of jroof1
4.25/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of StowePublicHouse
4.11/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of craigmorris74
4.4/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A powerful concoction, that proves to be wonderfully drinkable at the same time. Roasty and chocolaty while packing a warm punch, this is a truly satisfying brew.

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Photo of dsshuck
3.88/5  rDev -7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of AngusOg
4/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of travelguy
4.25/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Duffman79
3.99/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Jeffsta1
3.66/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Beautiful dark, dark brown color, ran head.
Smell is so-so, a little bit unclean.
Taste is decent. Some malty sweetness mixed with bitterness. Bitter cocoa.
Feel is pretty nice. Not overly rich. Carbonation is spot on.
Overall - meh. An ok porter. Happy to have it if a friend served it. Wouldn't buy it again.

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Photo of waiting4lunch
4.5/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of BEERMILER12
4.19/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

A: Pours a near pitch black color with 2 fingers of head that slowly fades down to a small cap

S: Roasted malts, dark fruit, cocoa, and coffee all present and in full force. A light sweetness resonates from the fruit and cocoa

T: Follows the nose. Starts off with the roast, cocoa, and dark fruits along with a touch of sweetness. Coffee and light bitterness follows, only to be met with more fruity notes that add more sweetness. Sweetness, roast, and light bitterness all co-mingle extremely well. Finishes with some berry notes and lingering roasty sweetness

M: Medium bodied with a fine carbonation that breaks up the feel a little

O: An extremely balanced porter with great drinkability and co-mingling of flavors. Nothing over the top, but it is done very well. Definitely worth checking out if you like dark beers in general

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Photo of colts9016
3.79/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Been sitting in my cellar for about 5 years. Pours a dark thick black beer with a one finger tan head that dissipated quickly.

A rich dark roasted malt, sea air, earth, caramel, toffee, raisins, anise, bread and yeast.

A very heavy dark roasted malt, sea air, toffee, raisins, bread,anise, and yeast.

A very smooth creamy mouthfeel with a nice finish.

This is a good porter a light body beer is a nice finish in the beer. I really could detect the sea air in this beer, dunno if that is a fluke or just me. It made is a very pleasant to drink.

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