Brewed by Carlsberg Sverige
Style: Baltic Porter
Falkenberg, Sweden


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RATINGS: 948   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.6   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MAP (1133) - Lakewood, Ohio, USA - AUG 14, 2003
Very dark, with a tad bit of creamy head. Smells is heavy on roasted malt and other sweets. Body is smooth and a tad oily with a decent bite to it. It has all the qualities of a damn good beer, but nothing that stands out from others.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
rlgk (14386) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 14, 2003
UPDATED: SEP 4, 2006 060902: Changed my rating. Had a bottle from 2004, stored for 2 years. Still black with a brownish head. This beer really grows with time. Wonderful soft malty chocolate aroma, even better flavor, chocolate, mailky and with a perfect palate. Very, very good. I recommend everyone to but a lot of bottles and then store them... Also, without adding it to my rating, I just loved the 1986 verision of this beer that was sold at the Stockholm Beer Festival 2004...

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dalle (1145) - Skørping, DENMARK - AUG 12, 2003
2003 vintage. Black, small head. Sweet and roasted aroma (oil or smoke?). Sweet (little chocolatey), liqourice-bitter finish. Full. A very good porter.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
ante (3374) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - AUG 3, 2003
(Vintage 2002) Dark ruby-brown colour with biege head. Roasty aroma with hints of cacao, sweet chocolate and coffee. Taste is to sweet and sticky, choclate, cacao and brown sugar. Needs to mature for 2 or 3 years.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
drismyhero (815) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - AUG 2, 2003
Very commanding smokiness, almost rauchbier-like. The roasted barley flavor melts into a strange "hammy" character (something I've found a lot in smoked porters but perhaps haven't developed a taste for yet). Rather dark and mostly smooth, except for a touch of bitterness in that hammy flavor I was talking about.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
MartinT (8619) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 26, 2003
UPDATED: APR 27, 2005 (2001 bottle, so around 2 years old)...Wet charcoal aroma over an oversweet black grape juice which borders cough syrup sweetness...The majestuous elegance of subtlety is personified in a refined fieldberry milk gusto...Conversations are fed with an admirable tobacco and port wine combo...Proof that originality and exuberance are not a requirement for personality...

The really old bottles still available do not represent what this beer can be though, so watch out. Just had an 8-year-old one, and it was barely agreeable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Cashazza (217) - Morganville, Maryland, USA - JUL 21, 2003
Aroma and flavor of raisins and coffee, which is overpowered by sweetness. Lacks body.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Shag (2698) - Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA - JUL 21, 2003
Aroma is mainly chocolate and some darker fruit. Taste is slightly bitter but mostly sweet. Palate is a little thin. A good porter but not one of my favorites.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BeerLimey (2154) - California, USA - JUL 15, 2003
2001: Roasted coffee, raw bread and funky grain aroma. Very sweet raisin/prune fruitiness on the palate, a little pastey towards the end. Too sweet at first but actually finishes nicely with a roasted coffee bitterness. Probably needs time to temper the sweetness and soy flavors.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ericnixon (741) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 8, 2003
2001 bottle quaffed in 2003. Wow, some damn good portah. The obligatory choco-coffee tastes are there along with some fruity undertones married with a roasty aftertaste. not too heavy at all. yar this be good!

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