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Boxcarton - Carton Brewing Company

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Ratings: 9
Reviews: 2
rAvg: 4.04
pDev: 19.8%
Wants: 0
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Carton Brewing Company visit their website
New Jersey, United States

Style | ABV
American Porter |  4.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

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(Beer added by: Chas58 on 01-28-2013)
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Photo of themind
4.61/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

An amazing very drinkable porter from Carton Brewing. The appearance is a dark murky brown that pours a nice small savory head. The aroma was almost nutty with cocoa and vanilla. The mouth feel was very good but could use a little more thickness. The taste was silky smooth and very satisfying. I would absolutely purchase this again as it's a top notch porter. I really enjoyed this and feel it is one of the best porters I have ever had. This beer is made strictly for the establishment so they have a new best friend in me.

Bottom Line: It's not Everett but it's darn good!

The beer is named after the former gentleman's club that was at this location in years past.

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4.21/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured from my Growler filled at Freebridge Wine and Beer store in Phillipsburg New Jersey into my Firestone Walker Nonic Pint Glass. 

Appearance - Pours an inky black  with a tight yet limited brownish head. a limited lacing is left on the glass.

Smell - This has a very strong and very pleasant intial aroma of coffee beans and rich dark cooca, with a hint of vanilla and chocolate. The aroma is just wonderful. I am pretty sure that i have not had a porter that has such a pleasant and enticing aroma. I think Carton has really nailed the rich Porter aroma with this beer. 

Taste - I love when a great aroma translates into an equally great taste, and boy this one sure does that. The coffee and rich cocca aroma translate into a rich, dark and very complex flavor profile. Roasted malt is clearly the star in this beer, with a hint of vanilla subtlely that settles some of the rich flavors that could yield a bitter aftertaste, none exists here. I love the taste profile of this beer

Mouthfeel  - A moderate level of carbonation, appropriate for the style, and a nice bittering leaves behind a cocca type residue. As mentioned the coffee, cocca and chocolate are settled by the vanilla, but still leave behind a nice rich pallette residue.

Overall  - This is a really great. A 4% abv beer in a Porter style with this rich and complex flavor is really nice to find. I understand that this is a very limited offering, and am even hearing that the beer was named after an infamous club in the highlands area. I would encourage lovers of Porter to seek this out and for Carton to expand the offering of this, as it is really good.

Boxcarton from Carton Brewing Company
- out of 100 based on 9 ratings.