Papsoe (25059) - 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 Beerhunter111 (22212) - P´Castle, GERMANY - MAR 15, 2014
Ins Glas ergießt sich ein dunkel rötlichbraunes Bier mit schöner beigen Schaumkrone. Geruch sehr röstmalzig, Kaffee, Schokolade. Geschmack röstmalzig süß, schokoladig, Kaffee, leicht fruchtig. Leighton (22020) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 28, 2012
Bottle shared with Alice and Sander, NYC. Pours black-brown with a foamy, beige head. Some burnt dark sugar in the nose, a bit of smokey malts. Medium sweet flavor, some firewood, dark sugars, mild chocolate, some odd grass/plastic. Medium bodied with average carbonation. Modest roast and burnt grass and plastic and licorice. Kind of weird. Not altogether bad, but certainly different. Rasmus40 (21688) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - MAR 9, 2011
Black with a brown head. Aroma is roasted malt, coffee and dark chocolate. Flavor is rather sweet and moderate bitter. Dry and light bitter finish. Very enjoyable and solid porter. 170309 fiulijn (21022) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 14, 2002
[1996, 14-07-2002] Dark, poor head and carbonation. Very strong aroma: malt, huge porto wine, liquorice. Good taste, mix of roasted malt, light coffee and chocolate, liquorice, porto wine (this is quite rare!); the body isn't really strong. Good palate, a bit sweet.
Theydon_Bois (20437) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - FEB 5, 2014
Day 2 of the post Xmas Bamberg Jolly, Cafe Abseits Tasting bottle (2010 vintage) thanks to Andy Snow, 25/01/14.
Extremely dark mahogony brown with a big old tan covering.
Nose is dark toffee, light smoke, light cardboard, earthy.
Taste comprises roasted malts, dark toffee notes, cooca, burnt sugar, earthy, lightly oxidised pangs.
Medium bodied, moderate carbonation.
So so porter. saxo (19248) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - NOV 18, 2008
Bottle. Nice head with good duration. Color is black. Aroma and taste are roast malt, chocolate and licorice. harrisoni (19158) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - MAR 11, 2008
500ml bottle from Utobeer. Very deep ruby/brown with lasting fawn head. Aroma that has some latte coffee. Body is fairly firm. No great hop presence, but that’s no detriment to what is a pretty solid dark beer. Nice milk choc and milky coffee in mouth, carbonation makes finish a little thin. Decent quaffing beer that becomes a little sickly as it goes down. rlgk (18852) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 14, 2003
UPDATED: SEP 4, 2006 060902: Changed my rating. Had a bottle from 2004, stored for 2 years. Still black with a brownish head. This beer really grows with time. Wonderful soft malty chocolate aroma, even better flavor, chocolate, mailky and with a perfect palate. Very, very good. I recommend everyone to but a lot of bottles and then store them...
Also, without adding it to my rating, I just loved the 1986 verision of this beer that was sold at the Stockholm Beer Festival 2004... Oakes (18472) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 23, 2000
UPDATED: APR 7, 2005 One of the best vintage beers I ever had was a 1989 Carnegie Porter, aged 11 years. This was the OLD recipe, Klass III version. Absolute masterpiece. This rating is for the new recipe, not aged. That other one was a 5.0.
Amendment: The 1989 is now past its prime. It is still a tasty drop, but no longer a 5.0. Newer vintages tasted - 1999, 2001, 2003 are all thin, lagerish and lousy. Avoid. Numbers are a compilation of recent vintages.
Another amendment. I’m beginning to suspect there is a different Carnegie Porter brewed for the American market as a recent sampling of a 2001 showed a full-bodied beer with ample toast and cocoa.