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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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
HenrikSoegaard (11420) - 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)

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Brigadier (3225) - 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 won’t 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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
brokensail (12852) - Orange County, California, USA - APR 14, 2012
The pour is brown in color with a small tan head. Some roast malt, dark fruit, and a hint of coffee come through first on the nose. A bit dusty and oxidized. Quite a lot of dark fruit, especially prunes. The flavor is fairly simple. Some roasted malt, chocolate, and tons of dark fruit.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DSG (8324) - Tel Aviv, - DEC 30, 2012
UPDATED: JAN 1, 2013 Bottle sample at a tasting at Dancing Camel. Thanks David Cohen. Dark brown with a beige head. Sweet aroma with caramel, chocolate, a bit of vanilla and dark fruits. Sugary sweet malt flavor with some chocolate and caramel. Finishes drier. Medium-bodied.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Borresteijn (5317) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - JAN 31, 2013
33cl Bottle from ABC Beers, 2012 version. Clear dark reddish brown to black colour, light-beige head. Aroma is sweet, brown malts, some dark fruits, typical lager notes, sweet coffee. Flavour is medium sweet, brown malts, roasted malts, coffee with milk & sugar, dark fruits, sweet light sugary finish with some coffee bitterness. Light-bodied. Decent, but not nearly as good as expected.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
thorongil2 (1616) - , Ontario, CANADA - MAY 7, 2013
(tap) clear very dark brown colour with a small brown head; faintroasty aroma; balanced flavour; somewhat creamy palate; average

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Hermod (4043) - Vantaa, FINLAND - SEP 29, 2013
33cl bottle @ Arlanda airport. Almost black, beige, thin head. Roasted malt, sweetness, soy sauce in aroma. Flavor has roasted malt, mild coffee notes, licorice. Long sweet finish with caramel. Thin body.

-- via beerbasher.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Lukaduke (2658) - Gray, Maine, USA - OCT 10, 2013
Pours a burnt umber color with a finger of mocha foam. Aromas are sweet caramel, roasted malt and a bit of coffee. The palate is a bit sticky but the round molasses notes work nicely with the roasted coffee background and a touch of bitterness to clean up the finish. A bit buttery but it kind of works with the style... just not in love with it.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
chinchill (2901) - South Carolina, USA - FEB 5, 2014
330ml bottle served in a Belgian snifter. Pours very dark reddish-brown with a tan head of moderate size and retention. Spotty lacing. Aroma: dark and smoked malts with a hint of dried dark fruits. Flavor: dark fruits, dark bread, light smoke and a hint of coffee.


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