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Ship Wreck Porter - Carton Brewing Company

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Ratings: 90
Reviews: 9
rAvg: 4.17
pDev: 11.99%
Wants: 9
Gots: 14 | FT: 2
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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Growler shared at the Plan Bee Savage release.

Pours a fairly dark brown, almost black, with a half inch head, and a little bit of lacing.

Smells like rum and all its involved spices, cinnamon mainly, with some chocolate, and roasted malt.

Though the rum is definitely a prominent flavor here, at no point does it overwhelm anything. It's integrated well with honey, chocolate, coffee, and cinnamon flavors. The porter is quite sweet, but stops short of being cloying.

This is medium bodied, not quite as thick as I would've wanted, but still sufficient enough. It's creamy, with some spice graininess in the mouthfeel. It's very drinkable.

I continue to be impressed by Augie Carton's brews. I need to visit soon.

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

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At the brewer, new release, 10-18-14, into a tulip named Carton. Benchmarked vs Founders Porter and TenFidy - 2 of my faves in this dark realm.

A- Syrupy from the honey, ship stain brown-black, scads of lace, looks as good as TenFidy.

S- Roast malt, milk chocolate, Kahlua, spices and sweet rum. Nicely integrated. Dessert like, last beer of the night.

F- Follows the smell nicely, with more sweet rum barrel and honey on the tongue coupled with long, smooth roast malt softened by Kahlua, milk chocolate, espresso, with a dash of spice. Complex. Up there with TedFidy, sweeter.

M- Full body, silky, smooth, like an after dinner drink, it's boozy.

O- I really need to place this side-by-side with TENFidy and Founders Porter to fairly compare. But Carton seems to bring a bit more of the rum barrel, wood, and honey to the experience.

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Orange wax growler. Poured into a FFF/DMC snifter 6/21/2014.

A- Well, this one was a gusher when Roger opened this one up. All the foam in the world rose out of the bottle and coated the ground. But well. This is a dark brown bodied beer with a two finger dark mocha head with fine retention. Bits and bits of lacing.

S- Roast malt, milk chocolate, spices and sweet rum. Smells well-bought together in terms of its components.

F- More sweet rum barrel on the palate that seems to get on the verge of being overshadowing, but there is still a nice roast malt character with milk chocolate and cold pressed coffee, a little bit of what seems to be nutmeg or cinnamon to round things out.

M- Medium in body, silky and smooth. Fairly boozy.

O- Enjoyed this one despite the fact that this was a gusher. There didn't seem to be any off-flavours or signs of infection, so perhaps it was a very vigorous growler fill?

Ship Wreck Porter from Carton Brewing Company
92 out of 100 based on 90 ratings.