sunevdj (3461) - Copenhagen OE, DENMARK - AUG 2, 2007
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours a clear dark brown with a beige head. Sweet and sugary. Some caramel and bitterness towards the end. Quite high carbonation. Light bodied. Also a hint of butter. Chalky finish with a hint of metals. Seem like a sweet dark lager.
saxo (14705) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - AUG 2, 2007
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Nice head with medium duration. Color is black. Aroma is malt and notes of licorice. Taste is malt and licorice as well.
charlotte (4683) - rødovre, DENMARK - JUL 14, 2007
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Dark brown colour with small beige head light tosted and sweet taste of licorice with mild finish.And a o.k. Porter by only 3.5 % alc.I guess.
Rastacouere (6159) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 10, 2007
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bought this bottle to cook and took a few sips. It is cola coloured and smells rather sugary, rooty with candied pear and chocolate milk notes. Obviously very thin in mouth and with rather fading carbonation that leaves a rather empty body. generic plum-like fruitiness completes the portrait. Fair.
JensenTaster (1719) - DENMARK - MAY 27, 2007
1.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 4/20
(on bottle) Has a nice look and even sniffs like a porter. Once you drink it, it all ends tho´. Tastes like liqouriced water with carbonation. No complexity at all.
Moz (613) - Gothenburg, SWEDEN - MAY 5, 2007
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle. Dark brown colour with a small tan head. Very light porter. Mild roasted coffee aroma with a similar flavour.
taunusmies (335) - FINLAND - APR 27, 2007
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
UPDATED: JAN 17, 2009 Pours mahogany colour. Quite light body for being a porter. Sweet and malty with some coffee and chocolate notes. Too watery. An easy drinkin’ porter.
ekstedt (5904) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAR 5, 2007
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle. Pours dark brown with a hint of red. Lacks the depth of Carnegie Stark Porter, leaving only an overly sweet and thin brew.
faroeviking (10284) - FAROE ISLANDS - MAR 1, 2007
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle bought in Malmö. Dark brown with a nice off-white ehad. Aroma of roasted malts, roasted coffe and sweetness. Flavour is smooth, sweet with good roasty malts, roasty coffe and a littlle liquorice. Bit thin but good.
lagomswedish (213) - Umeå, SWEDEN - FEB 3, 2007
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from CoOp in Umeå.
I had a full-strength 2006 Carnegie Porter last night and was impressed at the way it had aged, having developed a very creamy, oatmeal texture and flavour. So when I saw a bottle of the 3.5% Carnegie sitting on the supermarket shelf, rather than ignore it as usual I took a couple home to see if it in any way resembled its big brother.
In all honesty it doesn’t of course - lacking the muscle, the rich burnt malt flavours and the satisfying mouthfeel of the full-strength version.
But to compare one with the other is not doing this 3.5% justice. Despite being ’watered’ down, it is still a reasonably deft beer, with suggestions of coffee, brown sugar and chocolate. And because it’s 3.5% (the maximum abv allowed in the retail sector in Sweden) you can knock back a couple of bottles and still remember where you left the car keys.
Second only to Bishops Finger 3.5% as the best in its category in my opinion.