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Brewed by Sinebrychoff (Carlsberg)
Style: Baltic Porter
Kerava, Finland

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RATINGS: 1186   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.87   EST. CALORIES: 216   ABV: 7.2%
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Sinebrychoff Porter is a dark unfiltered beer manufactured by using top fermentation. Munich malts and plenty of hops impart a strong flavour to the beer.


4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
obisbeer (565) - Barcelona, SPAIN - JUL 15, 2004
Very very dark with brown head. Marshmallow, chocolate, coffee, tootsie roll aromas. Rich w/light acidity to cleanse chocolate, toffee, coffee, grounds, and some bitter chocolate and a roasted malt finish.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
arjoseph (639) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 14, 2004
Bottle into tulip glass. Thanks to Suttree (my Secret Santa) for this one. Smell was roasty and toasty, definitely full of malt, with dark chocolate notes and a funkiness that I can only describe as reminiscent of damp green vegetables (that brought the score down a bit). It poured with a huge light brown head, creamy to rocky in texture; opaque black in the glass. The taste was dominated by a roast coffee flavor that was nicely full and strong. It was tainted, however, by the flavorful analog to the veggie smell; thankfully, that was barely noticable, and after the first few sips, you either get used to it or it goes away. Nice finish carries the roasty toasty malt flavors for a good amount of time. In light of the strength of the flavor, the mouthfeel was on the watery side, but since this is a porter and not a coffee stout, that’s understandable. Despite the medium body, it was smooth and creamy. I like when a beer (especially porter) can fill the mouth with taste; this one definitely does.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
SledgeJr (3577) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - JUL 2, 2004
In the bottle. Purchased at Dirty John’s. Aroma of hops and coffee. Fluffy brown head floats above a dark black ale. Milky body, so rich and thick. Strong coffee and chocolate overtones followed by a great hop bitterness. Enough alcohol to let you know that you’re drinking an adult beer. This is glory in a bottle. It may very well be the finest porter I have ever had out of a bottle. Sweetness of the ale is balanced by a generous hop bittering unit dose. These Finns know what they’re doing. Race out to try this porter. You will like it.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SubstanceT (1092) - Saint Louis, Missouri, USA - JUN 27, 2004
Interesting, a porter that doesnt make me want to kill a small kitten after drinking it. Dark with a thin chocolaty brown/grey head. The nose is sweet and bitter with a buch of malts. The taste definately have a cool chocolate feel to it. Not bad overall.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Terminus (3283) - Las Cruces, New Mexico, USA - JUN 26, 2004
UPDATED: MAR 31, 2005 ReRate-2003 bottle-pours almost pitch black with a nice tan head with good lacing. sweet, chocolate, slilghtly woody/funk/skunk/lager thing going on. You can tell this beer has some age to it,. but its not badly oxidized. dark chocolate, roast, coffee and those oxidative notes finish out the flavors with some burnt notes alongside. It held up pretty well, but the finish shows the oxidization. Thick, dark, and clean. Goes down smooth and is tasty at any temperature. Tasty malt and a coffee/woody aftertaste makes this an enjoyable porter.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
beermatrix (1497) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - JUN 19, 2004
Thickset molasses colored pour, settles opaque and black with a tall cocoa brown head thats fluffy yet crumbly after a vigorous pour, takes forever to work its way down to one super thick maze of a skim on top and oodles of ink blobby lacing sticks all over the glass. Beautiful! Aroma of subdued plum, raisin, and molasses, gains more roastyness as it warms and gets a bit more complex in the malts. Dustings of cocoa and soft smoked wood emerge as well. Taste has a smooth, well rounded roasty feel, hardly overbearing at all, just a whole lotta smooth. Easy going black malts with a bit of sweet chocolate roast. Nice earthy backing of smokey malts that still maintains a strong base of roast. Touches of tangy prunes, some molasses, and darker toffee keep some interesting sweeter tones over the top of the roast. Finish has very nice mixture of both sweet and roasted characteristics with a softly drying lofty edge via moslty chocolate. Feel is quite smooth, sweet and roasty tones always switching within the medium full body. Slightly dry finish with a certain tang left over. A solid baltic porter that keeps a real nice smoothness the whole duration making for one sound drinkin’ porter. One that grows on ya.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Kinz (3365) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - JUN 5, 2004
Darkest brown apperance, rapidly fading head. Aroma of dark fruits, hint of chocolate. Medium body, predominately fudge flavors with a hint of plum. Very nice, if not insanely complex. Excellent example of the style.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
walleye (1067) - Sterling Heights, Michigan, USA - JUN 1, 2004
bottle with a lable that stated this was bottled in 1997 bottle # 1470.out of a tulip glass poured dark brown to black small brown head little lacing. aroma deep dark choc. molasses, dark fruits a hard time taking my nose away to drink this. flavor molasses, coffee dark fruits, port wine wow this is good right now # 3 on my list of favorites

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
humulus (339) - Salem, Missouri, USA - JUN 1, 2004
I love porters and really enjoyed exposing myself to this one. Deep sultry malts with a black smoothness and an archaic earthy flavor. Ample tawny head the color of Eriophorum chamissonis trichomes that lasts to the end, lacing its way down the glass. The aroma is chestnut and dark roasted marshmallow both of which breach into the flavor with zeal. The carbonation is perfect and serves to solidify the palate and overall mouth feel. The hops lend exquisite bitterness moments after the malty tones are swallowed. There is also a slight lactic nature to the mouthfeel. Bottom line, one hell of a porter (though very stout-like) that everyone should expose themselves to as soon as possible.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Pailhead (5073) - Brownstown, Michigan, USA - MAY 31, 2004
UPDATED: JAN 14, 2005 Bottle: Aroma is coffee, chocolate and cream. Pours a very dark brown, almost black, with a small tan head. Flavor is very malty and very high in chocolate. Very sweet. Some coffee with cream. Finishes more on the coffee side, with a chocolate and cream aftertaste. This is excellent. A must try. As of beer 71, this tops my list. Don’t know if this makes a difference but bottled in 1997, bottle #0950.


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