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Brewed by Carlsberg Sverige
Style: Baltic Porter
Falkenberg, Sweden

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RATINGS: 929   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.


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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
drismyhero (815) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - AUG 2, 2003
Very commanding smokiness, almost rauchbier-like. The roasted barley flavor melts into a strange "hammy" character (something I've found a lot in smoked porters but perhaps haven't developed a taste for yet). Rather dark and mostly smooth, except for a touch of bitterness in that hammy flavor I was talking about.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
veronika (410) - SWEDEN - AUG 17, 2003
UPDATED: FEB 4, 2004 Dark color, almost like coffee. Smells like a cappuchino. A bittertaste that also brings coffee...

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bac080 (398) - Bloomington, Illinois, USA - SEP 19, 2003
A lot of carbonation. This is the louded beer I've ever had, it was like pouring a can of cola. Not bad, but it did taste a bit watered down.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Boystout (1000) - Chisinau, MOLDOVA - AUG 17, 2004
Bottled, argang 2002, sampled same year. Very dark in colour with thick brown head. Roasty, coffeeish aroma; bitter, roasty and chocolate notes in the palate. My friend (not a beer lover) when tasted it said: "Is this a beer? Is it possible for a beer to taste like this?" Then he went to Systembolaget and bought a bottle of Orval...

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Styles (2014) - Lincoln Park, Michigan, USA - JAN 15, 2005
Dark brown with no head. Very wine-like aroma and flavor. Sweet and very dry.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ClarkVV (3928) - Allston, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 19, 2005
2001 Bottle thanks to Heemer77. Dark, black pour at first, but turns somewhat transluscent with a burgundy gleam to the edges. Little, rapidly disipating tan head. Smells of caramel, milk chocolate, light yeast and just a hint of roast. Flavor is rather simple. Too much smooth, slightly boring, milk chocolate flavor. Has its moments of roast and and coffee, but they are still buttressed by the sweetness and only in passing. Medium to medium full body, but loose at the start and finish. Aftertaste has a nice yeast, light vinous notes and chocolate flavor. Still, much lacking in complexity, tastes rather pasteurised.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
jeffc666 (1984) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - FEB 11, 2005
Small light tan ring of a head. Dark opaque black body. The aroma is light licorice, bakerís chocolate, and light soy sauce. The flavor is very chocolately but falls flat quickly. Very flat and watery medium full body. Was exepcting more.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Rastacouere (6148) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - APR 25, 2005
2000 vintage. Dark brown looks, light brown head recedes to a ring. Aroma starts to suggest some oxidation, but itís not quite there yet. Mellow nose, hinting at rich malt that is more or less there I feel. Soy sauce, vanilla and chocolate soaked marshmallows. Subdued roastiness. A bit stale in mouth, chocolate and coffee comes out classic and interesting oaty and graham cookies undertones add a dimension to the overdone sweetness, but unlike a good oatmeal stout, it seems to also give a syrupy and grainy cerealic sensation. Thin-medium body, very low carbonation... Hard to rate this one, itís one of those for which my score could range +/- 1.0 from one day to another, but as of today, I know I certainly wonít seek that anywhen soon.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
KnutAlbert (6312) - Oslo, NORWAY - SEP 4, 2006
2006 bottle, sampled 2006. A fresh beer, smooth, with lots of malt. On the thin side.There is some potential in there, but there are limtis to how much this can improve with age. There are far more exiting porters available nowadays, including some from Swedish brewers.

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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
xav33 (313) - Midland, MI, Michigan, USA - SEP 22, 2006
UPDATED: JUN 21, 2007 D. Carnegie & Co. Stark Porter Pint bottle 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. 4/3/7/3/13 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


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