Oakes (11031) - 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.
kp (10887) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JUL 18, 2009
Date: February 11, 1999
Source: Wild Wing Cafe, Marietta
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
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
Aroma: chocolate aroma coming through stronger, touch of fruityness
Flavor: drier chocolate flavor
Date: June 26, 2009
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
The score was calculated based upon the notes and an old scoring system.
thewolf (10536) - Kolding, DENMARK - JUL 7, 2007
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
Christian (10357) - Odense, DENMARK - OCT 1, 2007
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
KimJohansen (10341) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - DEC 28, 2008
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Mahogany with a medium beige head. Sweet aroma with roasted malt, caramel and chocolate notes. Sweet flavour with plenty of roasted malt, caramel and butter im afraid.
faroeviking (10299) - FAROE ISLANDS - SEP 10, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: FEB 10, 2009 Botella. Black colour with a light brownish colour. Aroma of roasted malt with coffee and chocolate. Very good mouthfeel. The roasted malt is very much present in the flavour along with chocolate, coffee, some dark fruits and good bitter hops. Tasty brew indeed.
Also tasted a 2004 version.
Pinball (10136) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAR 28, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
Maria (9905) - Thisted, DENMARK - DEC 11, 2007
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Vintage 2006, and I tasted it January 2007. It’s black-brown with a creamy head. The aroma has notes of roasted malt and coffee. The flavour is sweetish and has a fairly thin body with notes of roasted malt and some coffee. The bitterness is nice. I had expected more, but I can see that this matures well, so I’ll try to get hold of a few bottles to mature in the cellar. 1836 I have tasted some older ones since, and they were really nice with a lot more character and body.
Travlr (9833) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - DEC 10, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
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..
bhensonb (9828) - Woodland, California, USA - OCT 18, 2010
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.