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Brewed by Carlsberg Sverige
Style: Baltic Porter
Falkenberg, Sweden

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RATINGS: 948   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.6   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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Bottle: Filtered.
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.


3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
HenrikSoegaard (11757) - 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 itís 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)

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Brigadier (3275) - Clevelandish, Ohio, USA - FEB 22, 2010
Bottle
Running across a 1997 vintage for only $1.99 I decided to give this a try. I know I can find more recent releases easily enough but it is not often you get to try a thirteen year old beer on the cheap. My overall impression is that it has not only held up well it is actually a solid porter. Having said that even factoring in the age I probably wonít go for another bottle any time soon.

Aroma / Appearance - The oily flat body was as lifeless as you would expect something of this age to be. Sticky clear lacing sheeted down the sides. Despite the age there was only a trace of soy along with the dark chocolate and black coffee. Rich and deep it had held up very well.

Flavor / Palate - Heavy on the chocolate this tastes a bit like an espresso light on the black coffee. Cohesive to the smoky finish this was a fun time capsule to open. After the smoky finish receded I found myself wishing I wanted more.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Brandman (2460) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUL 28, 2010
Black/red body, light brown head. Hoppy aroma with roasted maltiness. Very pleasant. Thin palate. Flavour has some ash, pear and smooth malts.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
glennmastrange (2445) - hobe sound, Florida, USA - JUN 20, 2011
Bottle. moderate toasted and molasses for the malt, light cooked orange and leather for the hops and yeast, with hints of vinegar, cola and charred wood. Head is small, frothy with big bubbles, off-white with some slippery lacing but good legs and is mostly diminishing. Color is dark mahogany. Flavor starts lightly sweet and moderately bitter, then finishes lightly sweet and heavily bitter. Palate medium, watery with a soft carbonation with a fairly astringent and very dry finish. Some good aspects in this Porter, but I didnít like the fact that the sweetness seemed artificial, the body was weak and the flavor was out of balance.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
dEnk (4199) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - AUG 12, 2011
Aroma is mostly roasty malt. Flavour is roasty malt, coffee and a sharp sidenote. Nice.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
olio (7956) - Tampere, FINLAND - SEP 11, 2011
33 cl bottle @ hotel room in London.
Rated on 20110721.
Pours deep black color with light beige head. Aroma of dark roasted malts, licorice and some coffee at the end. Flavor of roasted malts, licorice, mild fruits, grain and coffee. Balanced and full-bodied but not that exciting. A bit disappointing.
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3.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
tlind2 (1338) - Helsinki, FINLAND - SEP 21, 2011
Bottle. Deep brown color, rich tan head. Coffee grounds and wood in the nose. Silky smooth flavor with roasted malts and coffee. Medium-full body, medium carbonation. Itís just a bit too sweet to be amazing, but a decent beer as is.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
POLK (2219) - HÝrning, DENMARK - DEC 16, 2011
Black color with with a fine brown head. Roasted aroma. Sweet and slightly bitter taste. Swet easily drinkable water and some stout, with low carbon content.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BillHick420 (444) - California, USA - DEC 22, 2011
Pours dark black with a slight brown head. Aroma of mild black coffee and slight chocolate notes. A porter with classic taste. I feel like the chocolate aromas are lacking. Seems a bit unbalanced for a porter


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