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Swisher - Carton Brewing Company

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Swisher
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BA SCORE
89
very good

54 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 54
Reviews: 6
rAvg: 4.04
pDev: 9.9%
Wants: 0
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Carton Brewing Company visit their website
New Jersey, United States

Style | ABV
American Porter |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
Swisher
Porter
ABV: 6% | IBU: 420 | SRM: 42

Smoked malt is one of the more dubious tools in a brewer's bag because thresholds are vastly different. What to one palate is a hint of bacon or a whiff of BBQ to another is ashtray or Band-Aids. How can Carton ignore playing this game? Where can smoldering aromatics go off the beaten craft? In Swisher we have reassembled the deconstructed aspects of Swisher Wrap. Rich dark malts brought smoky by the addition of oak smoked pale wheat, touched with sour cherries and a heavy plug of the hops that smell like their cousins. Drink Swisher and hand me down a 50-pack.

(Beer added by: Jason on 02-23-2014)
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Reviews by Act25:
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Act25

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4.2/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Carton is a playful brewer unafraid of flavor. And their pushing flavors rarely seem to backfire as they do for some east coast brewers. They have a good feel for blending, balance, even in a super smokey, in-your-face porter like this one. Bravo!

A: Like all Carton's beers, sharp fresh carbonation, lacing, sticky head, this a a super smoky, hazed porter black-brown. 4
S: Smoke. Hard to know how they make the smokiness pleasant, but they do. Followed by roasty porter grain, sweet malt and balancing hop (grassy, herbal) bitterness. 4.5
T: Follows the smell, would be great with rich foods, indian/asian spicey. Or sweet and sour, or tomato sauce / mexican. 4
MF:As with all craft, there's a weight, a body, and a long finish that showcases the artisan craft. 4

Serving type: bottle

03-02-2014 02:11:07 | More by Act25
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Swisher from Carton Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 54 ratings.