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Carton Brewing Company
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Limited (brewed once).
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look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Poured from my Growler filled at Freebridge Wine and Beer store in Phillipsburg New Jersey into my Firestone Walker Nonic Pint Glass.
Appearance - Pours an inky black with a tight yet limited brownish head. a limited lacing is left on the glass.
Smell - This has a very strong and very pleasant intial aroma of coffee beans and rich dark cooca, with a hint of vanilla and chocolate. The aroma is just wonderful. I am pretty sure that i have not had a porter that has such a pleasant and enticing aroma. I think Carton has really nailed the rich Porter aroma with this beer.
Taste - I love when a great aroma translates into an equally great taste, and boy this one sure does that. The coffee and rich cocca aroma translate into a rich, dark and very complex flavor profile. Roasted malt is clearly the star in this beer, with a hint of vanilla subtlely that settles some of the rich flavors that could yield a bitter aftertaste, none exists here. I love the taste profile of this beer
Mouthfeel - A moderate level of carbonation, appropriate for the style, and a nice bittering leaves behind a cocca type residue. As mentioned the coffee, cocca and chocolate are settled by the vanilla, but still leave behind a nice rich pallette residue.
Overall - This is a really great. A 4% abv beer in a Porter style with this rich and complex flavor is really nice to find. I understand that this is a very limited offering, and am even hearing that the beer was named after an infamous club in the highlands area. I would encourage lovers of Porter to seek this out and for Carton to expand the offering of this, as it is really good.
Serving type: growler
01-28-2013 00:55:11 |
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