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Carton Of Milk - Carton Brewing Company

Carton Of Milk
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85
very good

91 Ratings
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Ratings: 91
Reviews: 14
rAvg: 3.78
pDev: 10.32%


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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tobelerone

Connecticut

3.63/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap at Pony Bar. Pours black with a head that's a little on the small side for the style; fair retention, but decent creamy looking lacing on the glass. Aroma is very roasty; mild sweet chocolatey notes emerge as well as an undercurrent of bitter hops that become more assertive as the beer comes to temperature.

The flavor follows the nose and is aggressively roasty, almost burnt, as advertised. Frankly it's a little bit dominating in the overall taste and throws things a little out of whack for my palate. Mild sweetness and chocolate flavor, and again, a late emerging, surprising strong hoppy bitter note not usually encountered in this style.

The body and carbonation both are medium; somewhat vaguely fizzier than I'd like; and the milky lactose creaminess in both taste and feel could be more present.

I'm a big fan of this brewery in general but this was just good, not great, for me. Didn't really hit all the satisfying notes I look for in a milk stout. Not the typical attempt at this style, which is cool in and of itself, but I didn't find the end result to be outstanding.

Serving type: on-tap

11-15-2012 13:59:09 | More by tobelerone
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At the brewery, in a flight.
Carton Brewing "Carton Of Milk" Stout
Shhh. I think they're working on a canned Nitro release....
A: Solid stout appearance. Looks like a pint of Guinness, black-brown with a creamy light tan head. Excellent retention and lacing.

S: stout aroma with roasted dark malts; black coffee acidity, fresh, big, inviting.

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Carton Of Milk from Carton Brewing Company
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