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Brewed by Carlsberg Sverige
Style: Baltic Porter
Falkenberg, Sweden

bottled
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RATINGS: 970   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.6/5   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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Bottle: Filtered.
One of Michael Jacksonís 500 Classic Brews. Carnegie Porter was brewed for the first time in 1836 and tastes the same today as it did then. Carnegie Porter has a creamy head with a scent of coffee. Its sweet and wellrounded flavor is balanced by the bitterness of the hops. Storage helps the flavor mature and enhances its harmony.


3.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
WabashMan (1023) - Noblesville, Indiana, USA - MAR 22, 2005
Based on other ratings, Iím almost certain that I had a bad bottle of this beer. Mine had NO head to speak of to complement its nearly black color. Nose was fantastic...but flavor was very weak and flat. Iíll have to try this again, hopefully with better luck.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Magjayran (1378) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - MAR 22, 2005
Thick head. Very dark beer with only a little hint of deep brown showing when held to light. Hints of chocalate and some caramel in the aroma. Has a nice malty taste with some chocolate aftertaste. Good but not great beer.

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
PrimeMinister (138) - Quebec, CANADA - MAR 17, 2005
Dark Opaque body with marvelous head. Molasses and roast aroma. Thick burned palate. Nice beer for a St-Patrick! Thanks to Eructoblaster for this one.

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
legion242 (2344) - Richardson, Texas, USA - MAR 17, 2005
Probably one of the better porters I have ever had. It is missing all of the ashy-ness that I normally associate with the style- might have to do with this one being European instead of American.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
auerbrau (3203) - Ithaca, New York, USA - MAR 9, 2005
UPDATED: MAY 19, 2005 Pitch black with lots of tan head. Nice broken sheets of lacing. Herbaceous, malty alcoholic aromas. Chcolately and almost sea salty, with a succulent savory burst. Very creamy and rich. Palate is smooth and fulfilling, like good chocolate cherry bread. A little metallic aftertaste brings this one down for me.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
aspidites (1272) - manteca, California, USA - MAR 4, 2005
anise and roasted chocalate upfront with a creamy mouthfeel and avery longlasting dry finish. Rasins andPlums roundout this very nice Baltic porter.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ukoolaid (579) - Amherst, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 3, 2005
Bottle. Very dark brown color with decent sized brown head. Aroma is malty with a hint of dark fruit. Taste is smooth and malty with a little roast. Pretty decent, but nothing to write home about.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
kms399 (267) - plymouth, Minnesota, USA - FEB 25, 2005
2001 bottle. pours black with a slight red when held in front of light.no head or lacing. bitter chocolate and coffee which is good not much carbonation and a nice bitter after taste. really a pretty good porter.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BT (123) - Westchester, Illinois, USA - FEB 20, 2005
1997 vintage: Poured coffee brown, no head, and thin. Chocolate and roasted nuts in aroma and flavor...bitter long finish. Disappointed by its thin texture and feel in the mouth.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mds (2250) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 20, 2005
bottle, 1997 vintage. big aroma of licorice, raisins, alcohol, and sweet maltiness. black body, no head. flavour is not unlike milk chocolate. some roastiness and coffee-like properties. very sweet. body is a little on thin side. Itís funny because I didnít realize how old this bottle was..I just picked it up off the shelf at Merchantís Fine Wines in Dearborn without thinking about it. That said, it turned out to be a decent porter.


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