cgarvieuk (14006) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 12, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: OCT 29, 2011 Bottle at home ... Deep black big foam off white head ... smokey roast malts ... Very sweet lots of dark berries and cherry ... little sweet chocolate....4.0
tk 2 ... very molasis ... bit over much ... 3.6
deep black ... thin tan head ... deep malty ovaltine nose ... sweet dark frutis ... plums ... green raisins ... molasis... nice 3.8
saxo (13796) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - NOV 18, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Nice head with good duration. Color is black. Aroma and taste are roast malt, chocolate and licorice.
Dedollewaitor (13677) - Odense, DENMARK - OCT 1, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark brown with creamy brown head. Roasted malts & dried fruits. Smooth & soft mouthfeel. Chocolate. Very drinkable!
MiP (13513) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - NOV 4, 2007
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
2007 bottle, 5.5%. Roasted aroma. Black colour, small brown head. The flavour is cfeamy and nicely sweet with English liquorice aftertaste. Late malt bitterness. Quite flavourful and well-balanced. Pleasant carbonation. I would probably enjoy it more after a year’s cellaring.
Theis (13284) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JAN 8, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle (1999) at DTE - Ratebeer night (06-01-07). Almost black - brown head. Bread, berries, roasted, burned, smooth, licorice, dusty, caramel, light mould, dry, thin finish - but very good.
harrisoni (13248) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - MAR 11, 2008
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
500ml bottle from Utobeer. Very deep ruby/brown with lasting fawn head. Aroma that has some latte coffee. Body is fairly firm. No great hop presence, but that’s no detriment to what is a pretty solid dark beer. Nice milk choc and milky coffee in mouth, carbonation makes finish a little thin. Decent quaffing beer that becomes a little sickly as it goes down.
yngwie (13160) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAY 15, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JAN 22, 2011 Bottled, June-05. A beautiful-looking, dark, reddish-brown, almost black, with a nice, dense tan head. The aroma is mild, with roastiness, coffee, some hops and a sweetness. The flavor has the same elements, but very low on the hops. A little sourness comes through after some sips. Mellow mouthfeel. Dry, bitter finish. Guess this beer explains why there is a Porter Drinkers Association in Sweden. Rating: 8-5-8-4-15-4. 060430
Bottle, 2010. A clear-looking dark brown to black beer with a small, firm tan head. Roasted nose with some alcohol, chocolate and coffee. Slightly vegetal. Maybe it needs some cellaring, I was not very impressed by this one, neither aroma nor flavor. It’s full-bodied and pleasantly carbonated too. Coffee, dried dark fruits, hoppy bitterness, roasted malts and some vegetal hints. A beer that I definitely like, but I suspect it’s victim of the beer revolution. 110122
TBone (12415) - Pori, FINLAND - FEB 12, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: AUG 29, 2006 Bottled, alc. 5.5%, 2004 vintage in 2005 (BB 12/2014)
Dark almost opaque brown color, good creamy expresso head. Aroma has raisins, roasted malts and coffee: roast, sour and sweet. Sticky sweetish mouthfeel, medium-bodied. As expected delicious chocolaty roasted malts dominate palate. Attacking bitterness and slightly hard/flat mouthfeel too. Aging and extra alcohol would do good to this one. (7/5/7/3/15 3.7)
Vintage 2006 in 2006, alc. 5.5%
Molasses, very light roasted notes in the aroma. Slightly burnt molasses, sweetish, plain. Quite industrial taste as fresh. (6/4/6/3/12 3.1)
Bottled vintage 1998 in 2006
Chocolaty, a bit oxidated nose. Wineous, flat, rounded, roasted coffee beans. Not sweet, drier and more chocolaty than 2005-2006 vintages. Unfortunately past its prime. (6/4/5/4/12 3.1)
Vintage 2000 in 2006
Portwineous nose, clean palate - no oxidation. Chocolaty, not sweet. Rounded, propably "the peak" vintage right now. (7/4/7/3/14 3.5)
Oakes (12234) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 23, 2000
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: APR 7, 2005 One of the best vintage beers I ever had was a 1989 Carnegie Porter, aged 11 years. This was the OLD recipe, Klass III version. Absolute masterpiece. This rating is for the new recipe, not aged. That other one was a 5.0.
Amendment: The 1989 is now past its prime. It is still a tasty drop, but no longer a 5.0. Newer vintages tasted - 1999, 2001, 2003 are all thin, lagerish and lousy. Avoid. Numbers are a compilation of recent vintages.
Another amendment. I’m beginning to suspect there is a different Carnegie Porter brewed for the American market as a recent sampling of a 2001 showed a full-bodied beer with ample toast and cocoa.
bu11zeye (11933) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - AUG 19, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(Bottle) Pours a dark brown with a medium-sized tan head. Aroma of coffee, semi-sweet chocolate, and malt. Creamy palate. Flavor reflects the aroma of the beer quite nicely. Good porter!