Brewed by Carlsberg Sverige
Style: Baltic Porter
Falkenberg, Sweden


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RATINGS: 956   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.6/5   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Theis (14659) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JAN 8, 2007
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MiP (14562) - Sřnderborg, DENMARK - NOV 4, 2007
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Theydon_Bois (14315) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - FEB 5, 2014
Day 2 of the post Xmas Bamberg Jolly, Cafe Abseits Tasting bottle (2010 vintage) thanks to Andy Snow, 25/01/14. Extremely dark mahogony brown with a big old tan covering. Nose is dark toffee, light smoke, light cardboard, earthy. Taste comprises roasted malts, dark toffee notes, cooca, burnt sugar, earthy, lightly oxidised pangs. Medium bodied, moderate carbonation. So so porter.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
brokensail (14042) - San Leandro, California, USA - APR 14, 2012
The pour is brown in color with a small tan head. Some roast malt, dark fruit, and a hint of coffee come through first on the nose. A bit dusty and oxidized. Quite a lot of dark fruit, especially prunes. The flavor is fairly simple. Some roasted malt, chocolate, and tons of dark fruit.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Oakes (13913) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 23, 2000
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
chrisv10 (13463) - DENMARK - JUL 16, 2015
Bottle. Very dark brown with medium beige head. Aroma is roasted malts, chocolate, coffee, caramel and liquorice. Flavour is roasted malts, chocolate, coffee, caramel, sweet, liquorice, hop and medium bitter.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gunnfryd (13324) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAY 12, 2006
Bottle . Produced june 2005. Brown black colour with a beige head. Pleasent roasted coffee aroma and flavour. Roasted pleasent finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bhensonb (12951) - Woodland, California, USA - OCT 18, 2010
Bottle from Oak Tree. Argang 2004!!!!! Pours very brown/black with a 3 finger foamy tan head. Aroma of fresh dark fruits. Like fresh fig even. Full bodied with near creamy carbonation. It’s very full of freshish dark fruit flavor. Rounding off with treacle. Not bitter, but not all that sweet. This must be balanced. Good drink. Ages well too.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
argo0 (12498) - Washington DC, USA - JUN 13, 2002
Dark beer with good head. Chocolate aroma with hints of roastiness. On taste, this flip-flops, with the roastiness becoming dominant but supplemented by hints of chocolate. Roasty bitter aftertaste. Full bodied, slightly chewy, but smooth. Incidentally, I accidentally served Kathy the top, and me the bottom (i.e., no mixing), of the beer. There was a noticeable difference in flavors, with the ’top’ half tasting less full, and even slightly metallic. This rating is based on re-mixing the two halves.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tmoney99 (12407) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 5, 2006
Bottle from River’s Bend. Poured a dark brown color with a large creamy brown head that was mostly lasting with excellent lacing. Solid roasted malt and dark fruit aroma. Medium body with smooth texture. Medium bittersweet roasted flavor with a medium smooth balanced finish of moderate duration. Solid drinkable beer that did meet my expectations.

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