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


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RATINGS: 1236   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.86/5   EST. CALORIES: 216   ABV: 7.2%
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
kujo9 (1095) - North Ridgeville, Ohio, USA - DEC 15, 2004
Dark brown, almost black beer w/ a short lived light milk chocolate brown head. Chocolate malted milk shake, toasty wheat bread malt and diacetyl dominate at first. Some caramel that is toffee paired w/ the diacetyl. Roast is an afterthought. Very little fruitiness. Well balanced, but sweet malt flavored with chocolate and caramel. Bready malt flavor, semi sweet finish, like Nestle tollhouse morsels, and a lightly roasty dry aftertaste. Very little fruitiness in the flavor, but it is lightly raisiny. Very smooth bodied, well hidden alcohol, fuller medium body, low carbonation. Damn! This is a good beer. Alcohol is a little high for a session beer, but is well hidden and could be sort of dangerous if you are a porter or stout lover. Well Done!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Goblincat (397) - Petersburg, Michigan, USA - DEC 14, 2004
vintage 1996. Pours black with a thin tan head. Chocolate malt and coffee nose. Very smooth chocolate and coffee taste. I’m impressed with this offering.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
badnewsbeers (2312) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - DEC 13, 2004
pours black with small light brown head....aroma is abundant of dark chocolate and coffee, with prominent roasted notes....taste is wonderful, with strong notes of coffee, chocolate, vanilla, and nuts...great palate

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Walt (2449) - Austin, Texas, USA - DEC 12, 2004
Poured black with a big milk chocolate colored head...aroma is rich and roasty with chocolate and coffee...taste is very sweet and fruity at first...sweet like a raisins...great mouthfeel...nice bittersweet coffee/cocoa finish...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
skaughty (652) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - DEC 10, 2004
1997 vintage
The pour is just fantastic, thick syrupy grape juice colored nectar. The aroma is mild - likely due to the mellowing of the hops. The flavor is also of red grape, but seems to just be starting to turn. I think this beer is on the downside of its prime, and will be seeking a fresher bottle.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
footy (345) - scottsdale, Arizona, USA - NOV 28, 2004
bottled 11.2 oz. Black with large tan head A suprisingly fruity taste. nice balanced very good. Need to try again.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BeerAteHer (384) - St. Paul, Minnesota, USA - NOV 27, 2004
Nice tannic head with weak lacing. Great aromas of chocolate, malt and straw-banana yogurt. Strikingly complex flavor - perhaps the hoppiest porter of which I am aware. Malt is pleasant, subdued compared to the aroma. There are also subtle flavor elements of corn, toffee and port wine. The body is bubbly and rich but perhaps slightly too thick for this style. In the past I wasn’t much of a porter person but lately I’ve come across some great ones - including Sinebrychoff

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
piscator34 (2181) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - NOV 24, 2004
Black in colour with a small off white head. Aromas of sweet malt, dark berry fruit, and a bit of soy. Flavors of prune dominate along with notes of black licorice and a bit of iron. Nice mouthfeel. Less "bright" fruit than I had expected, and quite dominant alcohol presence as well.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JFGrind (1935) - Glenside, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 19, 2004
UPDATED: JAN 30, 2006 I had the opportunity to re-sample a bottle of Sinebrychoff Porter. Well blended mix of chocolate and licorise malts with a spicy yeast. Sweet and roasted malts flavor. An intersting twist on a Baltic Porter, I think it has a bit of English influence. Original rating 11.19.04 @ 3.1 It was a five year old bottle, probably past its prime.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ChillCoat (1029) - Concord, California, USA - NOV 17, 2004
Pours absolutely black with a lasting tan head. Carmel and coffee aroma with some hops. Caramel and coffee again in the flavor but it was all much more subtle than I expected. Also seemed a little thin on the palate but overall I’d say this is a great porter.

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