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Regular Coffee - Carton Brewing Company

Not Rated.
Regular CoffeeRegular Coffee

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192 Ratings

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Ratings: 192
Reviews: 25
rAvg: 4.36
pDev: 9.4%
Wants: 106
Gots: 41 | 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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Beer: Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 192 | Reviews: 25 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by BKBassist:
Photo of BKBassist
3/5  rDev -31.2%
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.

More User Reviews:
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 SkiBum22
4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

Photo of Afroman
4.7/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Jason
4/5  rDev -8.3%

Photo of JC333
4.67/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Mikkiicky
4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

Photo of Jsonta
4.24/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of acurtis
3.75/5  rDev -14%

Photo of RichardMNixon
4.51/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

5 oz. goblet at Pinocchio's

Not a color I see very often, very pale but distinctly brown-hued. Not much head, just some bubbles around the glass.

Smells like coffee and cream, incredibly. It's what they set out to do and they nailed it.

Taste is sweet malts, slight staleness, and a beautiful coffee finish.

My fiance was skeptical that we went out of our way for this, but ordered her own after trying mine. It really is as it's described.

Photo of JasonSiedman
4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

Photo of Griffith
4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

Photo of ipc2000
4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

Photo of Cfeezy
4.43/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | 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 Damian74Shensky
3.46/5  rDev -20.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Not a big coffee guy so take that into rating.

Photo of qcbrewer
3.75/5  rDev -14%

Photo of CraigMack61
4/5  rDev -8.3%

Photo of Kegatron
4/5  rDev -8.3%

Photo of stinkboy13
4.49/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I was amazed when I had this. I could not believe how good it tasted.

A - It looked like a typical cream ale/pilsner style beer. I was expecting something darker with a name like Regular Coffee. Also, not much head to speak of. I was a little curious since I'm used to seeing more head develop on this type of beer.

S - Plenty of coffee aroma and cream. Spot on, I'd say. Made me apprehensive yet eager to give it a taste.

T - Dude really? This was amazing. Sweet malt up front, the finish was all coffee and cream. Not bitter black coffee, but something you beg your barista to make for you - just right - when you go to Starbucks or Dunkin Donuts. There is no booziness in the taste. The alcohol is very will hidden for such a high gravity brew.

M - This was smooth and creamy, as classified. Very easy to drink. Quite rich after a few pulls. Makes you want to have another cup, er, pint.

O - They did Jersey proud with this beer. Everyone up here knows what a "regular coffee" is. This one nails that description - coffee with cream/milk and two sugars. I wish my coffee each morning was this nice.

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 bbpro47
4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

Photo of shoretaxi
4.84/5  rDev +11%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Kevincredible
4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

Photo of richj1970
4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

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