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Sinebrychoff Porter | Oy Sinebrychoff Ab

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870 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:
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Added by Todd on 02-12-2002

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#1,519
Reviews:
608
Ratings:
870
pDev:
10.34%
Bros Score:
4.25
 
 
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96
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Photo of winomark
3.03/5  rDev -27.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours an inky black with a small, quickly fading brown head. Almost a syrupy, glugging sound when poured. Aromas of soy sauce, licorice, and lots of roasted malts. Toasty, slightly bitter palate. Not as thick and rich as the nose promises. Long, lingering finish. Flavorful, toasty mouthfeel with a light toasty finish. Overall, a solid beer. I think this is my first baltic porter, and it has encouraged me to try more.

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Photo of Stirner
3.1/5  rDev -25.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

It's a pretty standard porter.

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Photo of RandomExile
3.12/5  rDev -25%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

/ Pilsner Glass / Victoria Gastro Pub, Columbia, MD

A: pitch black; dark beige head; broad, fine sheets of lacing, interspersed with round-latticed spattered lacing
S: funky toffee/coffee
T: slightly sweet, roasted coffee, bitter toffee, a bit like bile; roasted coffee back for the finish
M: medium-bodied, only faint edge of bitterness
O: Somehow I just didn't care for it the way the majority seems to. I thought it tasted mostly coffee-ish, except for an unavoidable sense of throw-up, which was obviously off-putting.

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Photo of HopHeadKen
3.15/5  rDev -24.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Thanks to Steelreign for the trade.

Good Pffftt sound when the bottle is opened, and it pours a deep amber color with a thick creamy tan head composed of fine, medium and large bubbles. This head has some staying power.
Smells of toasted malt, with a taste of toasted malt and roasted barley with hints of carmel and chocolate. There is a slight hint of sourness (bitterness?) in the aftertaste; perhaps it is the age of this beer, it has a date code of 6-27-2003, and I do not know how it has been stored or treated over these past three years. This is the reason I have not scored this beer well in the Taste category.

Mouthfeel is good, not thin.

In my opinion this porter is a near cousin to an English Stout, and I would like to try another one that is not as well aged.

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Photo of rderedin
3.15/5  rDev -24.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Good, Solid Porter. Closer to a Stout.

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Photo of ccrida
3.16/5  rDev -24%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

33cl bottle poured into my meantime snifter, Sinebrychoff Porter is a pitch blackish brown with a dark, red tinged tan head that leaves pretty heavy lace. Served around 55F.

Smell is faint, dusty and, very cardboard like, weird. Some burnt caramel malt comes out as it warms.

Taste is chalky, some ashy roast, drying alcohol, leafy hops, with astringent aftertaste. There is a little bit of coffee creamer and cocoa, some old leather and wood, but it's really not to my taste and overall on the blander side for the style.

Mouthfeel is very dry, and prickly, with a thicker body.

Drinkability is OK, I have to say I was disappointed with this one for sure, especially once I saw how highly rated it was. I prefer my Baltic's richer, sweeter, and with more depth and smoothness, this one is all about the dry, boozy roast.

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Photo of patre_tim
3.21/5  rDev -22.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

A: Dark brown to black with perhaps an amber fraction of a faction of a hair near the edge of the glass under a bright light, 5 fingers of dark beige chocolate milk head with a slight amber tinge. Thick lacing.

S: Cocoa, good boozy quality, chocolate, syrupy liqueur like quality, licorice, light tar.

T: A solid sweetness, a heavy rusty quality, licorice, burnt toast, molasses, any alcohol is hidden. Brown sugar.

M: Thick and syrupy, little carbonation.

O: Got this one at Grapevine in Lakeland, FL. A sign said it’s a Baltic Porter from Finland, so it got me interested as I’ve only had a few in this style, and perhaps its my first from this country. Not the best I've had of the style, but glad to have found it, especially one from so close to the Baltic. . Drank in Pensacola, FL July 24, 2014.

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Photo of atrocity
3.25/5  rDev -21.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of RWNewhouse
3.25/5  rDev -21.9%

Photo of sliverX
3.26/5  rDev -21.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

poored a pitch black, held up to light and none came through, a small mocha head that dissipated fairly quick to just the rim of the glass which left quite the amount lacing every sip
smelled faintly
tasted like a very bitter burnt chocolate with an alcohol after bite
wasn't bad but wasn't great in the mouth
wasn't to bad to drink either but will most likely just be the one time purchase

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Photo of deejaydan
3.37/5  rDev -19%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours an inky black with a good a head and good retention. Aroma is slightly of burnt raisins, but also a funky smell that I can't put my finger on. It's almost like that of my dog's treats. Taste is raisiny and chocolatly and a hit of coffee in there too. Mouthfeel is good. Drinkablity.. it's interesting, I will finish this bottle for sure, but I don't know if I'd seek it out again. It's a very clean non-lingering beer.

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Photo of Knapp85
3.4/5  rDev -18.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

This one was recommended by a friend of mine, he said that he loved it and that if I hadn't drank it before I should give one a try. So I ordered one up and poured it out. The beer was black as night and had a thin brown colored head on top. The smell of the beer was heavily roasted, it had some light chocolate aromas too. The taste of the beer was almost like charcoal at first. It was burnt tasting and not all the good to me. The aftertaste sort of gave off this odd creamy flavor. Not sure how it works but that was what I kept getting. The mouthfeel was thinner than I expected it to be. Overall I wasn't a huge fan of this beer but it must strike good with some people it seems. Maybe worth trying again.

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Photo of Hagbard
3.41/5  rDev -18%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

This is some potent stuff! Pours a deep black into the glass. A very thick, dark brown head forms after a less-than aggressive pour. The aroma doesn't really prepare you for the taste...it is just understated malt with some chocolate undertones. The understatement ends as the beer hits your tongue. Chocolate malt grips your tongue and does not let go until well into the aftertaste. The first few sips were almost overwhelming due to the strength of the malty background. This is definitely not what I was expecting, as I expected something a little less potent. That's not to say I didn't enjoy it, or wouldn't seek it out again, it's just not something I would want more than one of in a sitting. Drinkability suffers due to sensory overload.

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Photo of Halvey
3.42/5  rDev -17.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jhu1995
3.42/5  rDev -17.8%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a pint glass and had a black color, with a dark tan, thick head. Excellent lacing. Appearance was exceptional with this beer. The smell was mostly roasted, and coffee-like with not much else. The taste followed the smell with roasted/coffee flavors dominating and a slight touch of sweetness in the aftertaste. Was expecting something a little more complex. I thought it was very full-bodied and very smooth on the mouth. A very drinkable beer, but missing some complexity in the taste. Overall a very solid brew.

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Photo of teromous
3.44/5  rDev -17.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Pitch black with a fluffy brown head. Leaves some traces of lacing.

S: The scent is extremely subdued. There's a faint hay-like sweetness on the nose, and the scent of alcohol permeates as well. Not a whole lot more going on here.

T: At first there is a light toffee and caramel taste, quickly followed by dark roasted flavors of roasted coffee beans and toast. There is an end sweetness like you'd get from sweetened coffee.

M: The mouthfeel is fairly full bodied, but

O: Overall I thought this was a good Baltic Porter. It's pretty much your standard fare, and I doubt porter and stout lovers would have anything bad to say about it. There are some slightly odd characteristics to the scent and taste, but they provide a sort-of sweetness that is a welcome counterpart to the toasty flavor.

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Photo of Bitterbill
3.46/5  rDev -16.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours pitch black with an inch of tan foam. (after settling down)

Smells of roasted malt that goes a step further. Smokey as in burnt. Also some sweet malty notes.

Roasted malt and yes, smokey, burnt, yet has its sweeter side. A certainly different Baltic Porter than I'm used to but it's good.

The body just eeks into medium territory.

My first Finnish beer, I reckon.

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Photo of rmolledo
3.48/5  rDev -16.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A: Pours Black as night with a Big, retentive, Frothy Beige head.

S: Alcohol, Chocolate, Vanilla, Woody. No Hop Aroma.

T: Roasted Malts, Dark Chocolate, Prunes. Roasted Coffee Beans.

MF: Dry Smooth Finish. Slight Alcohol Burn. Low to Moderate Carbonation.

D: Light Feel for a Porter but doesn't Lack in flavor. Less Filling than most porters. Not bad. Could probably have a couple of these in 1 night.

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Photo of johnnnniee
3.48/5  rDev -16.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle from Colonial Spirits
Pours a solid black color with a smallish tan head that dissipates to a small cap. The aroma is heavy with charred wood, and vinous oxidation, supported by dark fruits, smoke and dark chocolate. Little to no hop aroma or alcohol presence. The flavor is a hint of sweet sugar up front that quickly becomes smokey with light fruits and a bit of wine like flavor. A charred ashy flavor sweeps in and lingers long into the finish of every sip. Medium body with a light to moderate level of carbonation and a full almost gritty mouthfeel. Big burnt fruity Baltic porter. I warmed up to it after a while, but it is not my favorite example of the style.

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Photo of merlin48
3.49/5  rDev -16.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

11.2 oz bottle pours an opaque dark brown with a three finger tan head that seems to last forever, and leaves patches of sheet lacing all over the glass. Very nice looking. Aroma is disappointing, with not much on the nose but some chocolate and light smoke. Mouthfeel is creamy, but has a light texture. Taste just doesn't seem to emerge until room temperature. Cocoa, a hint of coffee, light smokiness, and a slightly dry finish. Very smooth, and alcohol is well concealed, but this one will sneak up on you with its superb drinkability. I was disappointed in this one, as it doesn't measure up against others of the style.

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Photo of mjc410
3.49/5  rDev -16.1%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3

The pour into my La Moneuse tulip raises a very dark tan two finger head with large bubbles and slick lacing, above a mysterious opaque body. The head falls at an average rate to a glass ring. The nose is very malty sweet and alcoholic, with raisins and other dark fruits leading to a cloying odor. There's also a strong roasted scent. The taste is at once toasted and sweet, smooth and acidic. Finishes with a mild anise flavor. This is quite mild, but enjoyable. The body is heavy, with fairly low carbonation. A nice drinker, but not a standout that I'll seek again.

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Photo of Lanstrum
3.5/5  rDev -15.9%

Photo of gnikola
3.5/5  rDev -15.9%

Photo of kustard
3.5/5  rDev -15.9%

Photo of probert
3.5/5  rDev -15.9%

Sinebrychoff Porter from Oy Sinebrychoff Ab
Beer rating: 4.16 out of 5 with 870 ratings
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