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Regular Coffee - Carton Brewing Company

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Regular Coffee
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BA SCORE
95
world-class

105 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

(view ratings)
Ratings: 105
Reviews: 9
rAvg: 4.31
pDev: 9.51%
Wants: 19
Gots: 5 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Carton Brewing Company visit their website
New Jersey, United States

Style | ABV
Cream Ale |  12.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
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.

(Beer added by: mikeburd1128 on 12-13-2013)
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Reviews by BKBassist:
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BKBassist

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3/5  rDev -30.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This is an odd bird. I almost can't review it as a beer, as it had no beer qualities outside of appearance. Blindfolded I would have thought I was drinking a chilled coffee soda. The appearance gave no hint of this, it looked like a standard amber/dark golden cream ale.

If you look at this as something of an experimental brew, it surely succeeds in tasting exactly like coffee soda.

If you want something with any of the qualities of a beer outside of appearance, this is the wrong choice for you.

I felt middle of the road ratings were the only appropriate thing to give this, as I feel it probably is doing what it set out to do, but that thing is so odd. I'd rather no longer talk about this beverage.

Serving type: on-tap

02-06-2014 00:42:39 | More by BKBassist
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A: A hazy yellow color with a tiny bit of transparency, no head that I saw, besides a tiny ring around the top of the glass, a tiny bit of lacing as you drank this one.

S: Complete coffee nose on this one, with slight hints of sugar and caramel.

T: Straight up coffee, nothing else, this was like drinking a regular coffee with cream and sugar, they hit this spot on.

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Regular Coffee from Carton Brewing Company
95 out of 100 based on 105 ratings.