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Ship Wreck Porter - Carton Brewing Company

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Ratings: 115
Reviews: 13
rAvg: 4.19
pDev: 10.98%
Wants: 11
Gots: 12 | FT: 4
Brewed by:
Carton Brewing Company visit their website
New Jersey, United States

Style | ABV
American Porter |  10.00% ABV

Availability: Fall

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Hessian257 on 10-20-2013

Aged 1 year in Brinley Rum barrels.

Shipwreck Porter
Barrel Aged Porter
ABV: 10% | IBU: 26 | SRM: 42

When our friends and neighbors at Brinley shipped us ten of the barrels used to make their Brinley Gold Shipwreck Rum from their distillery on St. Kitts, we were given the opportunity to create a beer that would take advantage of wood rather than the other way around. We looked to coax complexity out of the marriage of a barrel's soul and a brew's potential, not just to bomb a huge beer with huge flavor. The rum that lives in these barrels for four years integrates its spice to the wood so well that it ends up reminiscent of a Bananas Foster. A sturdy brown honey porter seemed the best host to receive the ghosts from Shipwreck's old home. We started with a base of deep malts looking for notes of coffee and chocolate, then enhanced them with the floral bouquet of local wildflower honey and the preservative strength of 10% ABV while keeping the body sensible. This was put in the casks to meld with the vanilla, wood, and spice notes, toned down by the oxidative effect of a year in the cellar. Drink Shipwreck Porter because a barrel should be so much more than a depth charge.

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Ratings: 115 | Reviews: 13
Photo of HopHead513
5/5  rDev +19.3%

Photo of Fezzik1970
5/5  rDev +19.3%

Just yum. The rum and vanilla notes do so much with the honey and malts. More please.

Photo of jayrutgers
5/5  rDev +19.3%

Photo of AntLeatherface
5/5  rDev +19.3%

Photo of kingkevz
4.82/5  rDev +15%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of StevePalmer
4.81/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

First time had the 2013 and the 2014 shipwreck at Mohawk House, Sparta. First Porter I've ever enjoyed, and enjoyed a lot!

Photo of thedirtystayout
4.75/5  rDev +13.4%

Photo of njtmayhem
4.75/5  rDev +13.4%

Photo of thampel09
4.75/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of njcraft07
4.75/5  rDev +13.4%

Photo of Footballtennishockeygolf
4.74/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Neorebel
4.62/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Absolutely exquisite Imperial Stout. I had this on tap at Free Bridge Wine & Spirits in Phillipsburg and am providing the couple of notes I took when tasting this there. Aroma had some nice chocolate malt and coffee bean elements as well as caramels and a hint of banana. Flavor-wise, I picked up more of a 'molasses' aspect of the rum rather than boozy rum. Syrup and brown bread in the finish. Nice and smooth - another winner form NJ's Carton!

Photo of Wowcoolman
4.57/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Tbub18
4.56/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I got this along with Regular Cofee in a trade. Expectations were kind of low, but I have to say this beer certainly held its own with the RC. Fantastic rich porter, incredibly drinkable at 10%. I get the rum barrels a bit, but not in the overly boozy way that many porters struggle to balance. Would definitely want this bad boy again, really really well done Carton.

Photo of Tobes181
4.56/5  rDev +8.8%

Photo of HopBomb515
4.53/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pitch black with a brown head that fades and doesn't really lace the glass much. Nice rum barrel character in the aroma with coffee, chocolate and burnt malt character from the porter base. What I really enjoy here is how well the rum barrel character plays with the porter. Underneath it all you can tell the porter is truly the hero. Big porter characteristic pops on the flavor with coffee, chocolate, roasted malt, burnt caramel and toffee which melds perfectly with the rum barrel and wood flavors. Mouthfeel is heavy medium and very creamy. This is fantastic drinking and all the flavors are there but component one another. I'm looking forward to seeing this one again!

Photo of Dominic_Decoco
4.52/5  rDev +7.9%

Photo of SammyJaxxxx
4.52/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 32 oz growler that was capped and sealed with Orange wax at the brewery
Appearance: Deep Dark Mahogany brown beer with a fluffy cocoa head. It dissipates to a slight ring that sits on top of the beer and leaves good lacing.
Aroma: Rum, molasses and brown sugar. The nose reminds me of a dark spiced rum.
Taste: Rum is at the forefront, followed by dark chocolate, vanilla , molasses, burnt sugar. You can taste the 10%. The underlying beer tastes like a barleywine.
Mouthfeel" Very smooth sipper It is sweet, but not too sweet, chocolaty Very smooth but offset by a slight alcohol burn. The rum subsides and leavves the cocoa, vanilla, burnt sugar flavors in your mouth.
Overall: This is a great beer from a brewery that never fails to impress me. This beer reminds me of something that DFH would do (and I mean that in a good way) The perfect accompaniment to this cold evening.

Photo of Jsonta
4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

Photo of Hessian257
4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

Photo of Drew88
4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

Photo of st9647v3
4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

Photo of BGsWo22
4.5/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of NJBeer265
4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

Photo of EJLinneman
4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

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Ship Wreck Porter from Carton Brewing Company
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