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Brewed by Carlsberg Sverige
Style: Baltic Porter
Falkenberg, Sweden

bottled
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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.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Travlr (11835) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - DEC 10, 2011
Bottle as Porter Klass III. Black, thick brown head with fair retention and slid lacing. Aroma of concentrated milk chocolate. Taste is smooth Hershey’s syrup. Taste is strong coffee with a tad of cocoa. Impressive for a 5% beer..

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
argo0 (11533) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rasmus40 (11199) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - MAR 9, 2011
Black with a brown head. Aroma is roasted malt, coffee and dark chocolate. Flavor is rather sweet and moderate bitter. Dry and light bitter finish. Very enjoyable and solid porter. 170309

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
thewolf (11184) - Kolding, DENMARK - JUL 7, 2007
UPDATED: SEP 30, 2007 Bottle. 2005 vintage @ YNWA, 5,5 %. Pours a slightly black with nutty brown borders. A medium creamy beige head that stays throughout the drinking experience. Mild aroma that is dominated by roasted malts. Mouthfeel is round and creamy. Flavour is mild, and surprisingly fruity with a little liqourice and a lot of roasted malts at the end.

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Christian (11119) - Odense, DENMARK - OCT 1, 2007
Dark brown with a red hue, lasting off-white head. Light toffee aroma with some chocolate, but quite weak. Sweet and toffee filled flavour. Big and soft mouthfeel, and drinkable, yes, but not really exciting. Quite a disappointment to me.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bhensonb (11066) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Leighton (10969) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 28, 2012
Bottle shared with Alice and Sander, NYC. Pours black-brown with a foamy, beige head. Some burnt dark sugar in the nose, a bit of smokey malts. Medium sweet flavor, some firewood, dark sugars, mild chocolate, some odd grass/plastic. Medium bodied with average carbonation. Modest roast and burnt grass and plastic and licorice. Kind of weird. Not altogether bad, but certainly different.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
brokensail (10917) - Orange County, 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.

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
UPDATED: JUL 18, 2009
Date: February 11, 1999
Mode: Bottle
Source: Wild Wing Cafe, Marietta
Vintage: 1997
Aroma: slightly sweet malt aroma, touch of licorice, slight alcoholic esters (5, 5%)
Flavor: very rich malt flavor, lots of chocolate, hint of vanilla, very complex and tasty

Date: April 13, 2005
Vintage: 2004
Aroma: hint of tartness in the aroma
Flavor: much simpler malt flavor, touch of bitterness in the finish, too young?, chocolate eventually shows up

Date: June 26, 2009
Mode: bottle
Source: tasting
Vintage: 2004
Aroma: chocolate aroma coming through stronger, touch of fruityness
Flavor: drier chocolate flavor

Date: June 26, 2009
Mode: bottle
Source: tasting
Vintage: 2006
Aroma: rich sweet chocolate aroma, fruity sweetness
Flavor: rich and fruity flavor

Aroma: 5/10; Appearance: 5/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 5/10; Overall: 16/20
Rating: 3.4/5.0
Score: **4

The score was calculated based upon the notes and an old scoring system.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Pinball (10799) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAR 28, 2012
vintage 2007 from ølbutikken, tasted mar. 2012. bbf 23 apr 2017 acc. to label. very very dark amber, smooth very light brown head. quite complex aroma, although also somewhat oxidized notes in there.roasted malts, chocolate, licorice, dusty, wet-cellar like note. flavor is roasted malts, caramel, coffee, light oxidation, licorice. The flavor is way more heavy and full than what you would expect in a 5.5% brew.patale is thick, body is full. Nice one.


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