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Brewed by Carlsberg Sverige
Style: Baltic Porter
Falkenberg, Sweden

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RATINGS: 915   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.6   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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One of Michael Jacksonís 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.


4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Chantdaddy (19) - New Jersey, USA - FEB 15, 2008
2004 vintage. This is easily the best new porter Iíve tried in the past year or so. Immediately obvious that this brew (the recipe itself) was created by a Scotsman... (even though itís physically made in Sweden). Just about black in color with garnet highlights when held to light. Extremely smooth mouthfeel. LOADS of malt... really pushes this beer more into the stout realm...but so what. Chocolate malt and roasted barley are in perfect harmony... as are the hops, which have just enough pressence to keep everything else in check. The yeast give lots of subtle highlights of dark fruits (plums, raisins) without going overboard. This is a great beer. Period. The brewers have reached a level that many can only aspire to.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Braudog (5903) - Traveling the USA, Missouri, USA - JAN 2, 2004
2001 beer - Poured dark brown with nicely poofed head. Powerful aroma of roasted grains and sweetness. The beer is pleasantly smooth and understated, with a hint of woody chocolate and crunchy toast. Beautiful beer.

4.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Bigsilky (327) - Charleston, USA - MAY 21, 2005
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.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Rballs01 (280) - Madison, New Jersey, USA - JUL 29, 2005
Wow! Real porters definitly come from over seas. This one is thick and sweet, soo good. Deep dark and black. Nice robust roasted flavor that doesnít over power your mouth. Toffee sweetness followed by a slight bitterness. Drink it alone and "FEEL THE SWISS"

4.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Slubgob (195) - West Hartford, USA - SEP 8, 2013
Tap. Opaque black coffee, fine light tan head. Chocolate nose. Full but not heavy on the mouth, lots of chocolate fading to a suggestion of prunes and cocoa and other flashes of flavors I canít quite define, finishing with more dry chocolate and just a touch of bitterness. Fantastic porter!

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
eboats (1082) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - JUL 26, 2004
UPDATED: MAR 4, 2006 Bottled 2001. Pour black with little head. Had a nutty roasted aroma with some hint of chocolate, coffee, and fig. Definately feels like milk on the palate. Has a sweet fruity taste including plums, prunes, and fig. This brew is more sweet than most porters. I have got to say that this is one good porter. I enjoyed this bad boy more as it got warmer. Thanks to Landseer for this 2nd tasting! Re-rate: Aroma is chocolate, coffee, nuts, carmel, and some cherry. All the aromas are in proportion to each other with none dominating. The cherry is slight however. Flavor is chocolate, nutty, carmel, and has a velvet milk texture.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Pigfoot (2268) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - SEP 21, 2004
A definitive ebony hue. Good, crackling tan head. As Fred Eckhart recommends, put this one to your ear and listen! Aroma is a blast of espresso, cocoa, anise and molasses. Rich and roasted, with loads of bitterness on the palate and a tenacious finish. Complex, if a bit gritty. Not a brew for novices or girly-men, this is stiff and substantial stuff. Label says best before August 2O1O, but who could wait that long? Unfortunately, the brewery has become bereft of their senses and is discontinuing this classic, so grab one if you can.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Barrabass (31) - Karlstad, SWEDEN - MAR 25, 2006
Dark brown almost black colour with a thick tan lacy head. Nose of dark fruits, dark chocolate, wood and hints of madeira wine. roasty sweety and nutty taste.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
GypsyHead (33) - California, USA - OCT 27, 2011
Well rounded porter with more dark fruit notes than I expected. Nice medium body, though not as full a head nor as much lacing. Fantastic aroma, rich and malty

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
ads135 (3078) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - APR 21, 2012
Had this beer on a few occassions, always bottled. Bought the first one in Warrensburg MO is was blown away by the typically Baltic nature of this porter. A surprising amount of hops, a smooth body, rich with coffee and chocolate. One of my favorites.


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