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Carnegie Special 175th Anniversary Porter

 (RETIRED)
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98
87
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Formerly brewed at Carlsberg Sverige
Style: Imperial/Strong Porter
Falkenberg, Sweden
Serve in Shaker, Snifter

bottled
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RATINGS: 110   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.73   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 264   ABV: 8.8%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Carnegie Porter började bryggas 1836 och är ett av det äldsta svenskbryggda ölet – tillika Sveriges äldsta aktiva varumärke som med decennierna blivit känt över hela världen. 175-årsjubileet firas med en Jubileumsbrygd, signerad av Carlsberg Sveriges bryggmästare Daniel Eriksson och Brooklyn Breweries bryggmästare Garrett Oliver.
– Om jag hade varit pizzabagare hade jag beskrivit brygden som ”extra allt”. Till skillnad från vanlig Carnegie Porter, som är underjäst, har vi använt både över- och underjästkultur till jubileumsbrygden. Det har gjort den välhumlad, men faten har samtidigt minskat bitterheten och adderat smakerna av vanilj, kokosnöt och lite bourbon, säger Daniel Eriksson.
I april anlände amerikanska bourbonfat till Carlsberg Sveriges bryggeri i Falkenberg. Daniel Eriksson slet hårt tillsammans med Garrett och hans bryggare från Brooklyn för att få alla 130 träfat på plats och genomföra tappningen av brygden. Till sin hjälp hade de representanter från Porters Drinkers Association och medarbetare från Carlsberg.
Under lagringstiden spelades det musik för trätunnorna från en öppen spellista på Spotify där allmänheten var med och påverkade valet av musik. Det spelades allt från Cole Porter, Brooklyn-låtar och klassisk musik till reklamlåtar från västkustkompisarna Pripps Blå och Falcon.
– Under lagringstiden blev ölet smakrikare och starkare, från planerade 6,9 procent till en slutprodukt på 8,8 procent. Om det var ljudvågorna som påverkade låter jag vara osagt, men portern utvecklades fantastiskt bra, säger Daniel Eriksson.


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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
yespr (31178) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - MAY 13, 2012
From tap. Pours hazy dark brown with a small tan head. Aroma is dark malty, vanille and roasted. Vanilla and smooth caramelish. Bitter, toasted malty and caramelish. Smooth toasted malty and caramelish. Bitter and toasted smooth vanilla finish.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
olio (6166) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAY 12, 2012
Draught @ Ølfestival Kobenhavn.
Pours deep dark ruby red color with small off-white head. Aroma of dark berries, dark roasted malts, chocolate notes, caramel and some dark ripe fruit notes. Flavor of caramel, vanilla, toasted malts, fruity notes and dark sourish berries. Malty and fruity bitter palate, medium carbonation, dry fruity finish.
5526

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
lusikka (6239) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAY 12, 2012
Draught @ Ølfestival København 2012.
Pours a black colour with a creamy beigeish head. Aroma of roasted malts, vanilla and butter. Flavour of roasted malts, butter, dried fruits, vanilla, bourbon and low bitterness. Full bodied, smooth mouthfeel and a smooth, roasty bourbon finish. I don’t like the buttery notes here, but other than that this is a well made dessert.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
tiong (3746) - Espoo, FINLAND - MAY 12, 2012
Draught @ Ølfestival København

Pours dark brown, almost black with a smooth foamy head. Aroma of sweet roasty malts, salty licorice, chocolate, oak and vanilla. Taste is sweet and slightly roasty and buttery with a lot of bourbon, vanilla and oaky notes. Hints of salty licorice and chocolate. Finish is salty and bourbony. Nice, quite tasty.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
laiti (5655) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAY 12, 2012
Draught @ Ølfestival København 2012
Aroma has some bourbon notes with vanilla and hints of wood. Flavour has slightly stinting bourbon with vanilla and woody notes. Also hints of licorice. Warming alcohol in the finish. Good, although the bourbon comes through a bit too much.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
brnandersen (1905) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 12, 2012
Sample from tap, CBF 2012. Pitch black colour with a small tanned head. Aroma is roasted malts, chocolate and caramel aroma with hints of wood and vanilla. Roasted, sweet taste with malts, chocolate and caramel. Full body with a creamy texture. Finished long lasting with roasted malts, chocolate and caramel, hints of bourbon and vanilla. Excellent porter! And it´s even a Carlsberg!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
jesperhammer (2888) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 11, 2012
10-MAY-2012, draft @DØE Ølfestival 2012. Clear, dark brown with lasting beige head. Bourbon, vanilla, sweet roast in the background. A little tart. Very smooth. Fantastic drink.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Papsoe (25085) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAY 11, 2012
On tap. Pours a dark brown with an orange hue and a beige head. Subtle roasty aroma with distinctly sweet vanillaish oak. Medium body, heavy sweet bourbony oak and subtle roast. No real bitterness, just heavy sweet Bourbon throughout. Very enjoyable. 110512

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Skinnyviking (7062) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 11, 2012
Draught. Low fluffy white head. Pitch black body. Powerful creamy and smooth milky coffee liquorice aroma. Flavor of roasted malt coffee liquorice vanilla and a bit of wood. Nice amount of hops bitterness and suitable amount of alcohol to make a solid body. Low carbonation, long aftertaste.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
MiP (13598) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - MAY 10, 2012
Draught. Vanilla aroma, coconut. Clear very dark brown colour. Small stable brown head. The flavour is nicely sweet with a good alcohol note. Tart note in the finish. Well-balanced and good.


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