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Regular Coffee - Carton Brewing Company

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Regular CoffeeRegular Coffee

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196 Ratings
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Ratings: 196
Reviews: 26
rAvg: 4.36
pDev: 9.4%
Wants: 106
Gots: 42 | FT: 4
Brewed by:
Carton Brewing Company visit their website
New Jersey, United States

Style | ABV
Cream Ale |  12.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: mikeburd1128 on 12-13-2013

A Classic Jersey-ism is "regular coffee." Here when you oder a "regular coffee" at any place you trust to make a pork roll and cheese you get a paper cup of coffee with "milk and 2 sugars" rather than a "black coffee that hasn't had the caffeine removed." Acidic bitter coffee flattened by milk and sweetened; the perfect foil for the salty unctuous savor of breakfast on a roll. For our homage to Jersey's breakfast beverage, we teamed up with our neighbors at Fair Mountain Coffee Roasters looking for an elevated version of classic crappy coffee. We chose Mexican Chiapas for its bitterness akin to artichoke, roasting it a little darker than usual, along with Ethiopian Sidamo for its pleasant lemon-like acidity, which we pushed up through fermentation. We added this coffee blend to a high gravity golden cream ale, contributing our "milk and 2 sugars." Drink Regular Coffee because running over a black beer with coffee is no way to get to work.

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Photo of jgeddis
4.81/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of thegish
4.31/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Just as described. "Regular Coffee" in a beer form, with a 12% kick

Photo of Mikexw
4.43/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Tbub18
4.46/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of NiceTaps
4.11/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz can in a tulip.

A- Darkish copper orange color with an almost 1f white head that fades fast and leaves only a bit of lacing. Its hazy look does not hide the bubbles.

S- It smells exactly like a "regular coffee". Undoubtedly coffee, some sugar, some milk.
And a touch of alcohol as it warms.

T- Milky sweet coffee cream ale. I get the alcohol and a bit of orange, too.

M- Full body, well carbonated, creamy.
It has a whiskey like feed on the finish. This is no light beer, or coffee.

O- It is a big brew in two ways. A hearty 12% abv beer and a strong coffee that holds up to the milk and sugar. Beware of the sneaky alcohol content.

Photo of Jaywalsh20
4.66/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of DudMan
4.49/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of mmhannon
4.59/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of GCBrewery
3.84/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jedk
4.53/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of tikk
4.29/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of abkayak
4.4/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of njbeergeek01
5/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of dtm426
4.38/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of SpeedwayJim
4.19/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

32oz. growler into a Bullfrog Grrrz snifter. Shared with schen9303.

Pours a foamy 1 finger white head with moderate retention. Beer is a clear copper. Lacing is stringy and spotty with little stick. Average.

Nose is lactose and coffee. Simple but pretty aromatic and a huge departure from the aroma of a normal cream ale.

Opens sweet coffee, lactose, cane sugar and a subtle, creamy booziness in the background. Middle is more of the same with a nice balance between the coffee and cream. Aftertaste of coffee beans. Sticky and sweet. Pretty simply but really enjoyable.

Medium bodied with ample carbonation. Prickly and lively in the mouth and goes down surprisingly smooth for the abv. Finishes clean with a lightly lingering aftertaste. Impressive.

As a coffee beer this is just average. However, as a cream ale, this is unbelievable! It depends on how you categorize it but as its listed, its hard to say this beer isn't top notch!

Photo of ArtZan
4.5/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Oddpac87
4.62/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of chadwicktorres
2.96/5  rDev -32.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Really just average all around. I completely don't understand the hype on this one but more power to Carton for getting another beer on the map. Love Boat Beer dearly.

Photo of GinjaSlice
4.5/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Pours a semi cloudy light orange color. Had a decent white head and not much lacing at all
S: Good smelling beer lots of coffee and sweet malts in the nose. But also a slight grassy/wheat smell in the back.
T: Where this beer shines. I can't believe its 12% hides it so well. Has a nice sweetness on the beginning and end with a slight bitter coffee middle. But the coffee taste is all the way through. Like a nice cup of ice coffee. Has a real nice aftertaste as well.
F: Very good mouth feel. Nicely carbonated and leaves a nice coating in your mouth for that delicious after taste.

O: A very unique beer that everyone should try. Cup of coffee in a can and its delicious.

Photo of njtmayhem
4.79/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

This beer is pretty much exactly what a coffee ale should be. I don't prefer sugar in my coffee so its a little sweet but it works. At 12%abv this beer isn't boozy at all. This is a must try for anyone who has the chance. I picked up a growler tonight and am extremely happy about it.

Photo of heystevec
4.46/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Sp015
4.16/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Very unique, and the ABV is more hidden than almost any beer I have ever drank. Great mouth feel, and it absolutely tastes like a heavy cream and sugared coffee.

Photo of SocalKicks
4.49/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of twofacedmonster
4.73/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Neorebel
4.62/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

With a beautiful honeyed color and frothy white head, Regular Coffee is certainly very inviting. It's got a sweet and malty aroma, with a bit of citrus, a hint of coffee and perhaps even some light hops. The taste is very bready, and it's certainly identifiable as a cream ale, however, the genuine coffee flavor definitely comes through enough to make it very unique. What's crazy is that it's so soft on the palate, and the large ABV % is essentially undetectable. Very dangerous to have a few of these and not realize the magnitude of what one has just drank. But truly, a marvel has been crafted here, I am proud that this was made in my home state. A must try if you can obtain it.

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Regular Coffee from Carton Brewing Company
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