JorisPPattyn (7716) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - APR 17, 2006
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Dark, thick creamy, collapsing head; near black beer. Fruity (apples, strawberry), but with an artificial sweet aroma, and lots of grain. Sweet; grainy and only very restrained roasted notes, bit toasted. Creamy, but very light MF. As a beer, this is doubtful. As a tablebeer, this is actually very good.
HenrikSoegaard (10090) - Randers, DENMARK - APR 14, 2006
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Frothy off-white excellent mostly lasting head. Redbrown colour. Week toasted malty aroma. Nice licorice flavor with burned toastnotes. Average finish. Soft carbonated and watery palate.
Jukkabro (3484) - Tampere, FINLAND - JAN 18, 2006
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dark red, almost black colored. Little beige head. Roastiness, sweetness, smoke and mild chocolate in aroma, not very rich but still complex. Thin to medium bodied. Roasted and smoky flavor with mild sweetness, ends with mildly dry and roasted tones. Too thin bodied, otherwise nice brew.
PetetheMeat (621) - Hove, DENMARK - NOV 15, 2005
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 7/20
Brown, beige tall head. Malty aroma. Roasted malts. Some noppy notes. Very mild flavour. Some roasted malts. Smoke? Watery palate.
sayravai (4667) - Helsinki, FINLAND - OCT 6, 2005
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: JAN 13, 2008 (Bottled, BBE 03/2006) Dark, reddish brown color with a small, tanned, quickly fading head. Roasted-malty, somewhat sugary aroma, a bit like the Finnish kotikalja. Quite roasted, sweetish-malty, moderately hoppy flavor with a nice, dry and ashy-roasty finish. Body is on the thin side, but not watery. Smooth carbonation. An easily drinkable, quite pleasant "driver’s porter".
(Aged sample, BBE 10/2006, sampled 1/2008) Clear cola brown with a small, tanned head. Caramely-malty aroma. Smoothly malty, slightly sour and cardboardy flavor with very low bitterness, and some faint licoricey roastiness. Would give the same score as for the fresh sample.
Papsoe (25094) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - SEP 12, 2005
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
(Bottle 33 cl) Very dark brown with a reddish glow. Nice but fastly collapsing head. Soft sweetness perfectly matched by some late bitterness. Notes of coffee and chocolate in the flavour. Watered down version of the original Carnegie Porter. 130502
Engelsmann (651) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - AUG 30, 2005
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottled. Pours brown, with a tan head. Aroma is sweet roasted malts. Taste is roasted malts, and sweet caramel
yngwie (12612) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 27, 2005
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
UPDATED: JAN 29, 2009 Bottled. Dark brown beer with a fast vanishing head. It has a malty aroma, but it is not strong. The taste is more like a dark lager, but with hints of coffee. The aftertaste is second to none. Believe it or not, the label on the backside says the beer gets better if it is stored! At 3,5ABV, I think it is better not to buy this one, but rather buy its stronger brother. Rating: 3-3-4-2-8-2. (050827)
Bottle. A clear, brown beer with a beige head of moderate size. The aroma has some chocolate, but is mostly roasted malt. The flavor is much the same, and with a thin mouthfeel. A very uninteresting beer, especially if you consider what you get if you chose it’s big brother. To be honest, I would rather have a Coke. (081128)
Dixen (1465) - Flagstaff, Arizona, USA - AUG 9, 2005
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Weak and malty nose. Very dark brown body, small off-white head. Sweet and weak flavor. Theres nothing similar between this and the normal Carnegie.
screwball (1099) - Motala, SWEDEN - AUG 9, 2005
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dark black. Big head. Grassy aroma and taste. A slight taste from coffee and burnt malt.