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Brewed by Carlsberg Sverige
Style: Baltic Porter
Falkenberg, Sweden

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RATINGS: 939   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.6   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.


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
3fourths (8553) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - MAR 29, 2004
UPDATED: APR 6, 2004 Deep brown with red. Smoky malt caramel and wheat aroma. Smells "old" like many imports do... I guess it's been on the shelf a bit. Moderate thickness, dull smoke and tobacco flavors with some old coffee and grains. Not doing much for me.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sven (229) - Lancaster, California, USA - SEP 24, 2004
Bottle 2001 Robust Porter, rich and malty, slightly smokey. Strong taste and smell of alcohol. I think many of the complexities of this beer have mellowed with age leaving this beer quite quaffable but not top-notch. Slightly astringent.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
MrWalker (926) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - SEP 24, 2004
Bottled@ Stockholm Beer Festival
VINTAGE 1986. Lots and lots of raisins. Fullbodied, still. Chocolate and coffe. Well preserved but a bit too hyped. Crispy bacon and burned rubber is also a part of this beer.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Magjayran (1379) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - MAR 22, 2005
Thick head. Very dark beer with only a little hint of deep brown showing when held to light. Hints of chocalate and some caramel in the aroma. Has a nice malty taste with some chocolate aftertaste. Good but not great beer.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jercraigs (8423) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 29, 2005
Bottle of unknown vintage from Premier Gourmet. Dark brown black, headless body. Aroma is sweet caramel and malt, mild muted roast, brown sugar. Dark chocolate bitter, very muted roast in the flavour. Very brief sweetness, dry chalky finish spoils the show a bit for me. Touch thin. Odd but with some nice highlights

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Papsoe (25074) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - SEP 3, 2005
(Bottle 50 cl) Pitch black with a sticky - but not very stable - brownish head. Nice, full body but not very bitter. Roasted notes of coffee and dark, bitter chocolate. A very filling and wholesome brew. During the Swedish prohibition you could get this by the doctor’s prescription only! 140101

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
frankenkitty (1981) - Oak Lawn, Illinois, USA - OCT 3, 2005
Pours very dark, reddish-brown, with a fluffy, creamy mocha head that laces nicely. Aroma is sweetly malted with dark chocolate and a metallic note. Bittersweet chocolate flavor, but the sweetness lingers and turns cloying. Lightly syrupy yet watery body is apropos for the style. There’s a little more metallica in the finish, but a latent smokiness repairs that problem.

This is currently ranked #6 of Swedish beers. It’s the first Swede I’ve reviewed and, while it wasn’t bad, I may proceed with reservations.

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3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Bockyhorsey (2610) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - NOV 5, 2005
Courtesy of Degarth

Aroma was that of musty clothes in a closet for awhile. Dark body with a mahagany hue and tan head. Flavor consisted of smoked and roasted malts. Roasty aftertaste on palate.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
HenrikSoegaard (11432) - Randers, DENMARK - NOV 1, 2009
Bottle. Creamy lightbrown good mostly lasting head. Dark ruby almost black colour. Heavy malty and light hoppy aroma. Roasted and burnt notes. Moderate bitter very burnt flavor. Lacks chocolate. AVerage mdoearte almost harsh bitter finish. Oily palate. Not a very good porter.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ricke (476) - Malme, SWEDEN - NOV 14, 2009
2009 vintage. Dark brown with a tanned head that settles into some lacings. Aromas of smooth malts, rye bread, caramel and notes of vinous fruits. A hint of coffee. The taste is somewhat mild and restrained, but rather good. The taste is mostly sweet with bready malts to the fore. Notes of vinous fruits, wood and a hint of coffee. Faint note of chocolate. The finish is rather short with a minimal bitterness, mineral notes, wood and malty sweetness. Medium body. The carbonation is of the sort you most often find in mass produced fizzy lagers. D: This is a good beer, but no more. I like the vinous and fruity character it showcases. But it’s kind of restrained, both in terms of aromas and flavors, and it lacks complexity, and in my opinion, its reputation as one of the best porters in the world is greatly exaggerated. Perhaps it once was, but the way the brewery has treated this classic beer during the last decade is embarrassing. Serving type: bottle (Copy of old Beer Advocate review)


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