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

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RATINGS: 1163   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.


4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
seuinoz (142) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 26, 2003
very dark color (black as night.) coffee smell when bottle was opened, coffee smell got stronger once in the glass. very iffy taste at first, then a very pleasent taste after it warmed up a bit. a very tasty porter. shocked that something from finland tasted that good. not a cheap bottle eather(but well worth the money.

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Braudog (5647) - Hampton, Virginia, USA - MAR 2, 2004
Wow, what a presentation ... thick black beer with a dark tan solid head, like I'd dropped a scoop of coffee ice cream into it. The beer is elegantly creamy, wonderfully roasty, lightly hopped with a light sweet finish. This is the best porter I've ever had.

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Pigfoot (2268) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - AUG 29, 2004
After having a couple of lackluster-to-awful porters, I was only too happy to rush into the arms of this little Finnish beauty, whose depth and character Iíd already been acquainted with, and the reunion was most satisfying. Color, a thorough black, firmly opaque, with a flourishing, brown, cakey head, puffy, crusty, elegantly crumbling down. A bewitching brunette. Aroma is sinfully dark, and smooth, carefree, untroubled, untrammelled. Espresso notes, rich and bitter, emerge and dominate, but not suffocating the essentially smooth and creamy character. Smooth and bitter, it may seem contradictory, but that is the way with complex personalities. A pleasure to drink deep into the nose, offering further complexities the furhter along we go. On first taste, a great blaze of bitterness, that soon mellows. Excellent texture, perfect play ont hetongue, long, tasty finish. Full-bodied, full-flavored, sturdy and spectacular mouthfeel, giving away associations of molasses, rum, raisins, chocolate, warm, rich, lush, giving. This is the stuff, I kept thinking, and felt the desire to nothing but luxuriate in itís company. Let the world shut off around me, neglect thoughts of duller cares, and let this magnificent creation perform itís work upon me. The heat and the flavor grow more intense and powerful and the glass grows empty, making the the final sips strain slower, eking them out at miniscule increments, that I might savor every ...last...drop...ah!

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
green (186) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 6, 2005
UPDATED: MAR 27, 2005 3/6/05:Maybe I was delirious. I tried a Alpha Klaus before this one and the Sinebrychoff (koff or whatever it is) just floored me. What a dream of a porter. Cellar Temp. Black with a brown head, pours like motor oil. Great aroma of chocolate and dates. Light but creamy body avoiding the ďisnít this a stout, pitfallĒ. Wonderful complexity in the flavor profile. At this point my notes drift into incoherent babble of pure bliss. I returned to note that as and added bonus there are interesting and equally delightful changes as the beer warms. Bravo! 3/27/05 Rerate Was not delerious on first rating. This is one of the best beers I have ever had.

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
pege58 (2) - FINLAND - NOV 22, 2006 does not count
Winter and cold weather are the friends of this dark and tasteful beer. Try this 50/50 Koff porter/light lager(any) and you will find something very special enjoyable year-round.

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
cathcacr (634) - Oregon, USA - FEB 10, 2007
This was bottled in 1997. I donít think Iíve had a beer nearly this old before. Itís delightful. Cocoa aroma, delicious-looking head, blacker ín a steerís tookus. Medium to thin body made up for by strong doppelbocky, Scotch-aley malt presence, with a combination of sweet and smoky finish. Strong finish has flavor particles crisply dancing on the tongue. (Medium-thin body actually works well on this - moving the palate score from 4 to 5.) Iíll gladly have another. Worth seeking out. Subsequent tastings might make this come down some, but right now itís right up there.

I love the malt flavor of Weltenburger Asam-Back. This is the closest Iíve seen a beer come to that. Scarily close.

I think I may come to really love this style.


4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
elgiacomo (745) - Ringgold/Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, USA - OCT 29, 2007
UPDATED: NOV 23, 2009 33cl bottle. A very good lookiní beer, pours very dark brown with a big frothy brown head. Plenty of sticky lacing. This really came to life after about 15 minutes in the glass. Aroma is a powerful blend of dark chocolate, dark fruits, malt, coffee. One of the best Iíve encountered so far...I find myself drinking it very slowly so I can continue to take in the aroma. Shoulda bought two... Flavor is more of whats in the aroma, very chocolaty. Sweet. Very smooth and rich, but not overly heavy. Iíve been hunting a Baltic Porter for a while, and this Sinebrychoff is an amazing beer. One of the best Iíve ever had.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
bboeckl (142) - Grafton, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 30, 2007
UPDATED: MAY 5, 2009 Bottle. Dark black body with tan head. Retains head well. Head was bubbly at first and later turned more creamy. This is one of my favorite styles. A taste reveals, dark roasted malt, bittersweet chocolate, bakerís chocolate. Powdered cocoa. There are plums, raisins, nuts. but I am most struck by the dark chocolate. Hmmm, I wonder what this one would taste like brandy barrel aged? Only complaint might be that the finish is a bit weak and abrupt. Excellent Baltic Porter. This is how it is done right!

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Eladerman (82) - Newburgh, Indiana, USA - NOV 1, 2007
This is an excellent example of a Baltic Porter. Probably the best I have ever had. I like it a little better than Okocim. Not sure I have ever had a better one...

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Juseq (158) - FINLAND - AUG 27, 2013
Bottle @ akkurat, BBE 27012006 (brewed 2004 being over 9 years old). Aroma is minimally roasty with figs and madeira-type aroma and raisins. Mouthfeel and aftertaste are silky smooth with mainly dark chocolate and coffee. Smooth mouthfeel with plenty of aroma. Rated before as 4.0 as 1 year matured, this tops that nicely.


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