bconley (352) - Fern Park, Florida, USA - JAN 7, 2009
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
2006 Bottle. Thanks GodofThunder. Dark brown with a little red in there. Head is beige. Good but light roasted malty goodness in the smell. The molasses taste mixed with light chocolate. I like this one, kinda sweet though.
footy (345) - scottsdale, Arizona, USA - SEP 10, 2007
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
9/13/05. 500ml. Dark brown with brown head and good lacing. Sweet malt and coffee aroma. Chocolate, figs with some coffee flavor. Less bitterness than expected. Body a little thin.
mgoy (344) - New York, New York, USA - FEB 21, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Vintage 2004, sampled in 2008. Carnegie Stark Porter is a fantastic beer. It has an almost black color and a creamy/chocolaty colored head. The flavor is very sweet with traces of raisins and chocolate and the aroma compliments the flavor perfectly. With a nice smooth finish, fantastic taste, deep color and stimulating aroma, this is a great porter.
alafito (334) - tijuana, MEXICO - OCT 12, 2006
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Chocolate and honey porter with little to no coffee or caramel flavors. Almost no carbonation and a tad light in the palate. Tad sweet and lightly roasted with a bittersweet finish. Or maybe astringent an oily too. Not quite the best but a decent porter.
Neeskens (328) - SWEDEN - DEC 10, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Vintage 2007 bottle, rated Dec í10. Pours dark brown with a ruby touch, close to black, with a light brown head. Medium nose with roasted malts, sweet caramel, coffee, chocolate alcohol and a slight acidity. The mouth have more of the above, but with a touch plums, pruns, coca-cola and a slight peatyness in the end. Quite thin mouthfeel and the alcohol comes through more than expected, but is still not intruding. A solid porter.
Bigsilky (327) - Charleston, USA - MAY 21, 2005
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
2004 vintage. Exceptional porter. No real head retention, but not necessary. True to style color, deep garnet bordering on brown. A sweet malt starts off on the palate and seeps into the taste buds and quietly fads away until it picks back up as it is swallowed. It you can find this beer it is worth whatever itís priced at.
Todeon (325) - SWEDEN - MAY 23, 2008
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
2002 bottle. Black with a brown head that disappears quickly. Fruity and smokey flavors with lots of chocolat and coffee in it.
stison42 (318) - Blacksburg, Virginia, USA - SEP 20, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black. Medium head. Slight toasted aroma. Creamy, coffee taste. Smooth, good body. Licorice. Fades well.
ChrisPants (317) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JAN 27, 2005
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
(My bottle says "Argang 2001.") Head dissipated within one minute. Nutty, complex nutty, coffee, and sweet licorice flaovors. Iíll try this again.
xav33 (313) - Midland, MI, Michigan, USA - SEP 22, 2006
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: JUN 21, 2007 D. Carnegie & Co. Stark Porter
Argang 2004, absorbed 09/06
Medium pour in an English pint glass.
Poured black with hints of deep mahogony, with a small mostly diminishing creamy light brown head.
Smelt of very faint molasses, raisins and roastiness.
Taste was upfront medium rich sweet molasses and raisins, and light lactose sourness followed by a moderate rustic moldy earthy finish accompanied by moderate roast, with light lactic sourness, dark berries, and caramel character.
Mouthfeel was medium, oily, overly fizzy, and slightly astringent.
Overall, a baltic porter with a closed up aroma and flavor. Way better warm. Could improve with age.
D. Carnegie & Co. Stark Porter
8.82 Fl Oz bottle (size?)
Argang 1997, absorbed 09/06
Medium pour in a tulip glass.
Poured black with some faint brown highlights. Absolutely no head or carbonation.
Smelt of strong molasses, raisins, smoke, roasted grain, moderate vinous alcoholic qualities.
Taste was upfront strong bitter stale bread, cardboard, and cobwebs with light molasses and dried plum sweetness followed by a moderate bitter cobwebs, tar, hazelnut and yeast bitterness and light molasses sweetness on a light moderate length finish.
Palate was light to medium bodied, oily to a dry finish, barely any carbonation, just a slight tingle on the palate, and lightly astringent.
Overall, it definitely tastes old. Itís very interesting how it developed, although there is definitely a stale bread flavor. It aged nicely and is very interesting to try, with very subdued, balanced and intriguing new flavors. Past its prime though. Still enjoyable. 6/2/7/3/13