Brewed by Carlsberg Sverige
Style: Baltic Porter
Falkenberg, Sweden


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RATINGS: 980   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.6/5   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
Bottle: Filtered.
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Papsoe (25063) - 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

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
frankenkitty (2006) - 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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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Bockyhorsey (2628) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - NOV 5, 2005
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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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
HenrikSoegaard (13147) - 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.

   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)

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Brigadier (3535) - Chagrin Falls, Ohio, USA - FEB 22, 2010
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Brandman (2835) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
caesar (6644) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - SEP 17, 2010
Bottled @ Oliver Twist. Dark color, short brown head. Aroma of sweet sugary coffee, molasses. Decent coffee taste, rye, bit too sweet though. Got some smoked meat and bacon aroma as well.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
RuneStumo (2575) - Haugesund, NORWAY - SEP 24, 2010
UPDATED: NOV 22, 2014 22.11.2014. 0,33l Bottle. Vintage/årgang 2014, BB 03.04.2016. Still dark. Very smooth beer with good flavours of dark malts and malt sweetness. Pretty low on bitterness. Faint notes of burnt malts and smoke. Maybe some notes of vanilla. (3,2). 24.09.2010, 0,33l Bottle. Vintage/årgang 2009, BB 09.12.2011. Dark brown, almost black colour. Tan head. Aroma is dominated by roasted malts with a dry bitterness. Medium body with a rich maltyness. Its called a strong porter, but 5,5 isnt that strong. The strength in this beer isnt the alcohol content it the malt and the bitterness. Nice beer. (3,7)

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Chalsk (1104) - North Caldwell, New Jersey, USA - JAN 14, 2011
1997 Vintage. I have to try an earlier vintage. I can tell this brew had some awesomness at some point. Pours a jet black color with no head, no carbonation left. Has a sweet malty taste. You have that chalkiness that kicks up as a beers carbonation drops off. Some roast and chocolate notes mixed in. Thin mouthfeel.

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