Sinebrychoff Porter | Oy Sinebrychoff Ab

BA SCORE
93
outstanding
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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Ratings: 863 |  Reviews: 606
Photo of acmurphy696
4.85/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

This beer is a porter, and I love porters. It has a nice, smooth flavor for something so dark.

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Photo of madelf66
4.12/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of newbeeraday
3.5/5  rDev -16.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Beginner2
4.28/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Had often. Had more often than certainly any other beer from Finland and, probably, anything associated with neighboring giant Carlsberg.
Looks given dimension by a coffee-ish foam. Smell is undistinguished, minor notes of dried fruit and cocoa.
Taste is an example for American brewers; malted sweetness checked by roasting malts and subtle hops.
Feel is full and smooth and no lingering bitterness.
Overall, went great with semi-sweet chocolate; each reflected the other.
Listed on the "1001 Beers To Drink Before You Die." Sinebrychoff's Porter deserves to be on the list.

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Photo of datalager
4.29/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

This is an excellent porter, where the flavor profile is slightly smokier. And although there is plenty of malted goodness, it is less sweet than many of the top shelf American porters, such as Founders, Sierra and Smuttynose. Very smooth, slightly carbonated, dry not oily. I wish I had another.

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Photo of HopsForBrains
3.89/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of atrocity
3.25/5  rDev -22.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of NeoClassicist
4.32/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of freewill35
4.25/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of mothmanscott
4.57/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

From notes 4 years old: Pours a midnight cavern brown black. Nice but shortlived 1.5 inch, moca brown, fluffy head with minimal lacing. Aroma sweet dark chocolate, fig/prune/ raisin, molasses/toffee, roasted/burned dark malt, some coffee notes, hint of anise/licorice. Taste burned pumpernickel bread, chocolate milk, chocolate covered cherries, dark fruits, molasses/toffee, bitter coffee, faint anise/licorice. Hop presence is a bitterness immediately following the start through the aftertaste. The burned character intensifies in the finish & aftertaste.

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Photo of John_Beeryman
4.34/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

A wine-like, boozy, but super smoove beer. Interesting, complex, a little sweet, very delicious on the tongue. Pours black a deep space with there is no sun.

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Photo of tigg924
4.22/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours opaque, dark brown with one inch head. Taste is baker's chocolate, smoke, roasted malt, and cream. Body is medium heavy. While no one would call this a rauchbier, I love the smokiness of this one. A sipper, but a beer that I will certainly get again.

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

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

Poured into tulip glass. It pours a deep, dark mahogany, nearly black, with a two-finger mocha-colored head and extensive acing. It's a very attractive pour. It smells of wood smoke, roasted malt, and burnt coffee. The taste is better than the nose: It starts with a nice caramel flavor; it's sweeter than most Baltic Porters I've tasted. But the sweetness is nicely balanced by roasted malt and burnt coffee. It finishes with a nice bitter touch. The flavors blend nicely. For a porter, it has a nice thick, creamy feel. It's well carbonated and the 7.2% ABV gives it a nice kick. Overall, this is a very nicely-crafted Baltic Porter. The flavors work well together and it's a pleasant beer to drink. It would stand up well to a hearty meal. I will seek this one out again.

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Photo of WoodBrew
3.97/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The Sinebrychoff Porter was good....but not an elite Porter. The beer poured an opaque dark with not much head and no lace. The smell and taste were common to most porters....some earth/peat and touch of roast. The mouthfeel was lighter in body with subtle carbonation. Overall it is certainly a sessionable porter and would not shy away from drinking it again.

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Photo of Bitterbill
3.46/5  rDev -17%
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 Jcarriglio
4.34/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of DLancaster04
4.65/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Excellent, I love everything about this Porter. Big, rich and silky. Lots of nice charred flavors ranging from hoisin sauce, dark cocoa, and burnt sugars. 2009 Vintage.

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Photo of Dope
2.82/5  rDev -32.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 2 | feel: 4 | overall: 2

No bottling date that I can find.

A: Jet-black pour with a tall, dark dark dark brown head. Head is thick with the tiniest bubbles I've seen, almost solid looking. Great, long-lasting retention. Spotty bits of lacing.

S: Fruity, lots of dark fruits. Raisins and berries. Charry. Brown sugar.

T: Very fruity, loaded with dark fruits and char. LOTS of char, like drinking raisin juice strained through a BBQ pit. Very dry and acrid finish.

M: Medium bodied. Ashy.

O: Wow. One of the most charry beers I've ever had. It starts out like an ashtray and only gets worse from there. Super dry, acrid and burnt throughout. Surprising.

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Photo of hozersr
4.13/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of TheBen5
4/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ArsMoriendiOU818
4.06/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Roguer
3.67/5  rDev -12%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.75

Dark brew, with a dark mocha head; decent retention.

Roasty, slightly sweet, perhaps a touch oxidized. A little bit of coffee and chocolate from the malt. Really lovely robust porter aroma.

Flavor can't quite live up to the aroma. It's roasty, bordering on ashy. Bitter chocolate malts. Very nutty late finish to the brew, like walnuts and cedar; long finish.

Feel is definitely too thin for the style; very easy, even more so than the 7.2% ABV. A little slick and oily.

A decent brew, but it's fairly two-dimensional: roasty and ashy up front, nutty on the back.

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Sinebrychoff Porter from Oy Sinebrychoff Ab
4.17 out of 5 based on 863 ratings.
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