Epitome - Carton Brewing Company
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Ratings: 58 | Reviews: 6 | Display Reviews Only:
3.98/5 rDev -5.7%
A: The beer is jet black in color. It poured with a finger high beige colored head that died down but consistently consistently left a short head covering the surface and lots of lacing down the sides of the glass.
S: Moderate aromas of chocolate and roasted mats are present in the nose along with notes of pine resin hops.
T: The taste is similar to the smell, but is more complex and has additional flavors of chocolate and a moderate amount of bitterness. Notes of citrusy hops are also perceptible.
M: It feels medium-bodied and a little crisp on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer is extremely drinkable for a 10% beer as it hides its alcohol very well and has a good balance between the malts and hops. It also doesn't seem as bitter as a Black IPA should be, but this makes it balanced and adds to the drinkability.
04-26-2014 21:09:51 | More by metter98
4.2/5 rDev -0.5%
Appearance: Arrives with a fudge brown colored liquid capped by an inch or so of foam; a fairly nice amount of lacing lined the glass as the beer was consumed
Smell: Piney with some roast and chocolate tones
Taste: Dark chocolate and roasted malt tones form the backbone with piney hops building into the middle; just a hint of citrus but both the hops and malt flavors are well-balanced
Mouthfeel: Medium to full body with moderate carbonation
Overall: A very impressive ABA; so many of them are unbalanced but this one showcased both the malt and hops very nicely
02-08-2014 23:01:47 | More by brentk56
Epitome from Carton Brewing Company
92 out of 100 based on 58 ratings.