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Brewed by Carlsberg Sverige
Style: Baltic Porter
Falkenberg, Sweden

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RATINGS: 904   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.6   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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Bottle: Filtered.
One of Michael Jackson’s 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.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
herbjones (742) - Orange, California, USA - JAN 7, 2003
Nice dark brown pour with a decent tan head.Big roasted coffee nose. Coffee is also at the front of the first sip with a little bitter chocolate sweetness coming in at the middle and riding it out to the end. Creamy palate gives this brew a full mouthfeel but the alcohol comes through a little much for only 5.6%.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Crit (3350) - Surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 6, 2003
Brown with large lasting tan head. Roasted nose. Good roasted malt flavor with medium alcohol heat.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jbak (111) - Torrington, Connecticut, USA - JAN 4, 2003
2001 vintage. Sweet plum, chocolate and roasted malt in the nose. Deep dark reddish-brown coloring, thin light head with decent lacing. Medium heavy body. Tastes are the same as the aroma, nice chocolate and roasted flavors also some coffee notes as well. I’m quite pleased with this, a must buy!!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
estoppel (1028) - Buffalo, New York, USA - JAN 2, 2003
2001 vintage, sampled 1/03. I get some soy sauce in the nose, with a hint of chocolate. I expect that this bottle is too young. Dark reddish-brown body, small tan head, lasting with lace. Smooth chocolate flavor. I expect that this would be better with some aging.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
muzzlehatch (4424) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - DEC 27, 2002
2001 bottling. Beautiful body, with creamy medium-lasting head. Aroma is very pleasant if on the mild side, milk chocolate raisins and coffee. Rich, roasty, chocolaty flavor, very smooth, perhaps could use a touch of hops for character? But overall a very fine brew; tis the season for great roasty porters.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
jefyou (39) - Menlo Park, California, USA - DEC 24, 2002
Very dark, with virtually no head. Execellent balance of malty sweetness and hops. Sort of sweet with chocolate, fruit, and coffee. Nice flavor and feel but not as good as most American porters that I have tried. Bought at sam’s in chicago for $3.99.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DankbrewedDank (162) - East Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - DEC 24, 2002
1998 vintage, sampled in late 2002.--- Had this just above room temp. It was a tast xmas eve early morning treat. very smooth with a fruity finish. Chocolat plums dipped in coffee.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Jokes (1453) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 19, 2002
Pours pretty dark, with a virtually no head. The malt is sort of sweet with fruits, caramel, chocolate, and toffee, but also roasted leaving coffee and burnt toast. Finishes with noticable hop bitterness, but nothing overwhelming. A very nice, easy drinking porter.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
igneous1 (1497) - Davenport, Iowa, USA - DEC 14, 2002
color is VERY dark brown with not much of a head. aroma is malty, caramelly and oaky. flavor is mainly chocolate with just the tiniest hint of alcohol.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
iwantalambic (1478) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - DEC 7, 2002
Underrated beer in my opinion. . .wonderfully full fruity aroma. Nicely roasted, creamy with some sweet syrup (melted caramel or maple), balanced with bitter notes and some coffee. I really enjoyed this one!


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