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Carton Of Milk - Carton Brewing Company

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Carton Of Milk
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85
very good

137 Ratings
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Ratings: 137
Reviews: 14
rAvg: 3.76
pDev: 10.64%
Wants: 7
Gots: 11 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Carton Brewing Company visit their website
New Jersey, United States

Style | ABV
Milk / Sweet Stout |  4.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
The key to a sessionable beer is the way it evolves over time well spent. Here we took an extremely dark malt bill and smashed it against the sweetness of milk, then we wafted black currant notes of Bullion hops through the middle. Nuanced to keep it an interesting part of a gathering while neither dominating nor being inconsequential to banter. Drink Carton Of Milk because it does a session good.

(Beer added by: Jimmys on 01-22-2012)
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Reviews by Citadel82:
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Citadel82

New Jersey

3.83/5  rDev +1.9%

A very sessionable brew with a great hop profile and a light body and moderate carbonation. I can easily polish off a few pints of this before moving on to an 077 "dub dub."

Pour is nearly pitch black with a wispy whitish head. Some stickyness to the head making for some decent lacing. Held to the light deep chestnut highlights are evident at the edges.

Smell is floral hoppiness with some roasty notes -- a touch of coffee?? Some pine?

Taste is more on the dry side than the sweet, the malt is there, some espresso, some sour notes, but the kicker is the strong hop profile. Caught me by surpise when they called it a "milk stout" I was expecting more sweetness than I found. Not disappointed though, I love the flavor profile trending toward the hops on this one. Refreshing and light. Works year round for this Bayshore dweller. I would pair this with some local shellfish or a surf-caught Striper.

Mouthfeel is light and crisp. Carbonation is moderate.

Overall this is a great go to beer from the first brewery in Atlantic Highlands since the Dutch Arrived here in the 1600's.

Keep up the good work lads!

04-03-2012 01:36:15 | More by Citadel82
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3.79/5  rDev +0.8%

Carton Brewing "Carton Of Milk" Stout
Poured via nitrogen dispense at Fountain Porter in Philadelphia on 11/08/2013 ($4 pint during Happy Hour)

Typical stout appearance. Looks like a pint of Guinness, black-brown with a creamy light tan head above. Is this always poured via nitrogen? Excellent head retention and lacing. Really faultless with full sheets of lace along the side made up of many rings of lace stuck together.

Typical stout aroma with roasty, dark malts; black coffee acidity; and dark chocolate. There's nothing missing, nor does anything odd stand out, just as expected. Fresh and bright at least.

Typical stout flavor. Oddly, it's not that "milk stout"-like. There IS a hint of lactose - and I'm not sure how I'm even finding that because lactose is not really a sweet sugar (it's not a sweet beer, it's actually quite dry), but it's noticeable so lactose must have some flavor to it. Or am I imagining that based on the knowledge that it's a milk stout? I think not; it reminds me a wee bit of Mackeson's (although who knows who's even brewing that now, or what it tastes like today). It's good but it's not as full-flavored as I'd expected...

...nor does it have the mouthfeel of a milk stout. It's thicker than Guinness, that's for sure, but it's not nearly as full in the mouth as I remember Mackeson's (brewed by Whitbread) before they got bought out by InBev. Still, it's OK. It's quite smooth... so I again questions, is this beer intended to be served via nitrogen dispense?

Putting aside the question of whether or not this is a "proper" milk stout, I'll simply address it from a hedonistic side (because as it does have lactose added, it's obviously a "true" milk stout). I liked it. I'd have had another if there weren't so many other good choices at hand. Worth trying.

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Carton Of Milk from Carton Brewing Company
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