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Carnegie Special 175th Anniversary Porter

Formerly brewed at Carlsberg Sverige
Style: Imperial Porter
Falkenberg, Sweden
Serve in Shaker, Snifter


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RATINGS: 121   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.76   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 264   ABV: 8.8%
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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
77ships (5500) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - AUG 11, 2013
Courtesy of Sebletitje. Thx! 75 cl. bottle sampled @ RBBSG II. Pours a blackish, very dark brown, quickly gone beige head. Nose is sweet chocolate, raisins, chocolate cornflakes, coffee, cocoa, dark fruits,… Taste is sweet chocolate and coffee, chocolate pie & truffles, dark malts, slightly warming, light toast and dark sugar,… Touch grainy body but very full. I didn’t particularly care for the regular one but this one is truly wonderful. Comes to show if the need or the desire were to arise, the big boys can do incredible work.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
nazzty (921) - Ödåkra - Helsingborg, SWEDEN - MAY 29, 2012
Very mild, despite the high alcohol strength. Fits equally well with beef as snacks or maybe just for yourself.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
sebletitje (7879) - Enghien, BELGIUM - AUG 12, 2013
75cl via trade, Thanks to rlgk - Ronny. BB 16-08-2013. Brune foncée, col crémeux blanc cassé, le tout laissant un léger filament doré sur le verre. Arôme est malté, caramel avec un bouquet moka-chocolat somptueux le tout tirant sur un léger biscuité. Le tout garde un côté fruité en balance, ces derniers rappelant des fruits noirs. Le tout est relevé par une petite pointe de douceur - vanille. Palais est assez doux avec un caramel prenant, malté chocolaté approchant du chocolat au lait et ce profil cara-pâle très européen. Le tout est relevé par un biscuité agréable et une douceur vanillé. Le profil du Bourbon est fort discret et pour moi quais absent. Bière complexe qui sait conserver une approche traditionnelle tout en étant grandement bien ficelée. Vraiment superbe où chaque gorgée est un plaisir.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
gnoff (8793) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - OCT 2, 2011
UPDATED: FEB 28, 2014 First rating
Bottled at the Carlsberg stand at Stockholm Beer and Whisky Festival 2011, sampled on September 29, 2011
Dark brown color, brown head. Sweet, chocolate, oak scent. Sweet and dry, alcohol, roasted taste. Dry mouthfeel, medium bitterness. Very nice!

Draught at Bishops Arms Järntorget, Göteborg, during the Porter Week on October 16, 2011
Clear dark red to black color, tan ehad. Sweet, malty, alcohol scent. Sweet, cream, toffee, roasted taste. Sweet cream and roasted aftertaste. Medium smooth and a bit moussy mouthfeel, medium high bitterness.

75 cl bottle I’ve had in my fridge since it was released and I purchased it at Systembolaget a few years ago. BB 16.08.2013, sampled on Feb 22, 2014.
Clear dark brown color, fluffy lasting tan head. Sweet, vanilla, wood scent. Wood, sweet, vanilla, rich taste. Medium to smooth mouthfeel, medium bitterness.
Certainly not taking damage from being over its BB date, at least not for my personal taste.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Furseth (2025) - Kungälv, SWEDEN - NOV 2, 2011
UPDATED: NOV 9, 2011 0,7l Bottle: Deep(Dark)Red colour, with a nice creamy brown head. Aroma is dominated of Woody,vanilla, whisky,brown sugar,sirap,dark choclate and cellar and Iron, some alcy in the end. Flavor had a smouth creamy mouthfeeling of dark choclate, vanilla, viny, Iron,coffee. This is a beer that myabee is to Young to drink now, againg will do it better, I think. Big Body and a medium to long smouth vanilla/woody alcy finish. Well done, but to young now, the 2/11-2011.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
humlelala (1136) - DENMARK - JUL 15, 2012
(sampled at Papsø’s; courtesy of Joergen) Pours dark copper with lasting toffee head and lace. Aroma is coconut, sweet bourbon or rum and brown sugar. Creamy texture, full body, soft carbonation and a sweet, warming finish. Taste is sweet with notes of wood. Very filling, smooth and pleasant.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
rlgk (14376) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - OCT 2, 2011
UPDATED: OCT 16, 2011 Rerate 111016. Draught at BAJT, Göteborg, during Porterveckan. Flavors are quite simular, but this time its even smoother. Vanilla, licorice, smoked notes. Stockholm Beer & Whisky Festival 2011. Black beer, beige head. Vanilla aroma, woody, toffee, figs and some raisins. Vanilla flavor, oak, tar notes, chocolate, vinous, some whisky, figs, some hops. Drinkable and rather smooth.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
rhialistic (156) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAR 20, 2012
Bottle from gnoff. Black with light tan head. Wonderful rich aroma of raisins, bourbon, creme brulee/bread puddling. Taste of milky chocolate covered raisins, creamy coffee, toffee, vanilla. Sweety boozy finish. Fantastic.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
adnielsen (10138) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUL 14, 2012
Bottle @ Papsø. Dark brown appearance with a light brown head. Very nice, rich caramel, toffee, vanilla bean, smooth whiskey, rich chocolate, dessert aroma. Super smooth, well carbonated, rich turtle dessert (caramel, chocolate), coconut, german chocolate cake flavor with some smooth whiskey notes.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
rarbring (1854) - Linköping, SWEDEN - JAN 26, 2013
Aroma: Smelling of sweet vanilla sugar, some almond and bourbon nuances, a good measure of oak cask. Caramel and butterscotch as well.
Appearance: The brew is dark brown, almost black with ruby nuances, a tan small head with little lacing but good curtains.
Taste: The taste has the sweet vanilla, Caramel and butterscotch, dark dried fruits. Now a pleasant Madeira nuance is developing, some oak notes.
Palate: Little carbonation, soft but slightly watery.
Overall: Now it is starting to mature, much better than the fresh variant IMHO.
Note: Bottle 750 ml. Reviewed 2013-01-25.

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