taunusmies (331) - 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 (5625) - 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 (10288) - 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.
Marsiblursi (3028) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JAN 11, 2007
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Pours dark redish brown. Sweet, a bit metallic aroma with a light roasted tone. Notes of coffee powder, (brown) sugar and maybe some fruits and raisins. Sweetish, a bit metallic, light rosted flavour with some chocolate and sugar. Maybe a touch of vegetables. Pretty soft mouthfeel. Small body.
invalid (302) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - NOV 30, 2006
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Ugh. Acrid nose and flavor. Dark amber/ruby color, no head. Seems like something that BMC would brew.
gnoff (7975) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - NOV 25, 2006
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
UPDATED: OCT 29, 2013 First rating
Initial Rating Date: 11/25/2006
33 cl bottle from COOP supermarket
Clear deep ruby red color, big lasting tan head. Weak grainy and malty scent, a bit acidic. Thin weak taste of coffee and chocolate. A bit chocolate sweet aftertaste. Low to no bitterness. Thin body.
33 cl bottle BB 11 apr 2007 from deft against 33 cl bottle BB 13 may 2009
Older bottle: Dark deep reddish brown to black color, light brown head. Acidic to sour scent. Thin malty taste, a bit butterscotch and acidic. Thin mouthfeel, low bitterness.
Fresh bottle: Deep dark reddish brown to black color, light brown head. Malty, grainy, some stables, light acidic, metallic scent. Grainy, malty, thin taste. Thin mouthfeel, low bitterness. Quite dry.
madsberg (10457) - Søborg, DENMARK - OCT 22, 2006
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottled. Reddish brown coloured. Dense beige head. Sweet, light fruit and light notes of tee in the aroma. Very vague chocolate notes. Flavour is vaguely roasted and has some light liqourice notes. Is light fruity as well. Light bodied. Sweetish chocolatish end with a very vague bitterness in the background.
fonefan (35959) - VestJylland, DENMARK - OCT 20, 2006
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Red / brown color with a off-white lasting head. Week toasted malty aroma. Nice licorice flavor with burned toast notes. Average finish. Soft carbonated and watery palate.
gunnfryd (11191) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - OCT 7, 2006
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Dark brown colour with a beige head. Aroma is roasted coffee. Flavour is roasted coffee, fruit. Roasted finish.