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


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RATINGS: 1266   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BeerandBlues2 (12192) - Escondido, California, USA - OCT 5, 2004
Pours jet black with a thick brown head, enough of which hangs around for some good lacing. Aromas are sweet malt and licorice with a nose of plum and raisins. Sweetly bitter flavor with coffee and plum hints. Slight metallic feel on the palate, otherwise a full-bodied porter. Paired very well with a spicy meal.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Crosling (1864) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - OCT 3, 2004
Sinebrychoof pours pitch black with a small dark tan head. It sinks to a thin layer of head floating at the top of the beer in less but laces up very well. Nice chocolate notes in the aroma along with bananas, vanilla and coffee. Smells somewhat sweet in the nose. Nice aroma just like a fresh bouquet of florers. The porter has a lovely taste. Taste somewhat sweet almost like chocolate with pieces of toffee grinded up in it. Lots of coffee as well as caramel. Nice hop bite on the back on the tongue. Exactly as I would expect from a big porter. The finish teases me. It acts like itís gone but then comes back and pleases you. Wonderful.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Cobra (1100) - - OCT 3, 2004
11.2 oz. / 33 cl. stubby brown bottle. No freshness date or bottling date seen anywhere. Weak pfftt when opened. Poured out an incredibly dark brown color, with a dark, cocoa powder colored head. Aromas right off the bat are of licorice, anise, roasted espresso coffee beans, dark brown sugar, wildflower honey, and alcohol. Tastes are of licorice, espresso coffee, dark bittersweet chocolate, alcohols, and oak barrels. Some tobacco notes as well. Hops are not present in aromas or flavors. This is strictly a malt only beer. Alcohol is warming, and definitely noticeable. The level of carbonation is just right, neither too much, nor not enough. It is a lively beer, to say the least. Thick, rich, and chewy mouthfeel. Almost a meal in a glass. Finished slightly bitter, but nothing overpowering. A top notch Baltic-style porter. It paired really well with the prime rib steak I enjoyed it with.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
joeycapps (1468) - Waterdown, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 29, 2004
Bottled in 1998. Black w/ creamy finger of brown foam. Robust aroma of molasses, brandy, licorice, fruit cake & chocolate w/ wood & coffee notes. Soft, full-bodied, buttery feel. Sweet, complex flavour of molasses, licorice, chocolate, fruit cake, espresso, wood & brandy. Rich, warming finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Hangover (1117) - Atlanta, Alabama, USA - SEP 17, 2004
Jet black pour with an attractive tan head which lasts for quite a while. Very intense aroma of chocolate with some caramel and vanilla. Very pleasant on the palette with roasted malts and smoke coming through first followed by dark chocolate, expresso, fruit. Medium bodied and very creamy. Nice hopping towards the end. Excellent porter. Even more excellent is the fact it is relatively cheap!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
unclebleen (620) - California, USA - SEP 16, 2004
Bottled 1997: Wow this is just an amazing beer. Pours a nice dark brown color with an everlasting tan head. Aroma is so good....plums, chocolate, cherries, some hops as well. Flavor is also something amazing...the perfect mix of malt, bringing out the chocolate bitterness, melding perfectly together. Body is thick but not sticky. Man this is so good.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jefcon (1656) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - SEP 16, 2004
UPDATED: FEB 18, 2008 Great Gods of Porter! This unfiltered porter, even in the glass, impresses. It has a beautiful, dark, diminishing head. It is muddy, cloudy and rich ruby in the glass. Burnt malt aromas are front and center, but there are also toast, meal, tobacco, dust, and even brown sugar in the mix. The palate is smooth and lasting. The Sinebrychoff is so good, it almost seems too easy. One of the best porters with which Iíve ever crossed paths. Update: I had a 1998 vintage of the Koff and it was outstanding; ripe fruit and sherry/vanilla notes. Beautiful stuff.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
badgerben (4887) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - SEP 15, 2004
UPDATED: DEC 14, 2004 Original Rating - September 15, 2004: Black color with a thin head. Smallish roasted aroma. Strangely large hop taste in addition to the malts. Dry. A tad thick. Quite tasty. 7-4-7-4-16 Bottled 1997 Vintage (#2110), Tasted and Re-rated December 13, 2004: I didnít pick up on the hop taste, but there was an obvious soy sauce quality this time around in both the taste and aroma. The little bit of salt present was likely derived from that. Still dry. The body was more medium than thick. I think the age gave the Baltic flavors time to come out and shine. 7-4-8-4-17

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
robertsreality (2460) - Minnesota, USA - SEP 15, 2004
Black Coloring. Good Tan Head. Coffee Roasts, Malt Aroma. Malt and Hop Bite, Dry on the Tongue. Unusual Amount of Hops for a Porter...at least What Iím Used To. Still a Very Good Porter..

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JCapriotti (1379) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 8, 2004
Nice tall and thick tan head with good lacing, dark brown/black body. Roasted dark fruit aroma... chocolate, grapes, prunes, bandaids. Good aroma, but a bit light. Subtle licorice hints in the flavor, along with blackberries, roasted chocolate, and a slight pleasant hop bitterness. Smooth and soft mouthfeel.

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