G.O.R.P. (Good Old Raisins & Peanuts) - Carton Brewing Company
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Ratings: 72 | Reviews: 9 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by Morningside:
4.03/5 rDev +2.3%
Served in a chalice at Surf Taco, Jackson NJ on 2/25/13. Taken from notes.
Deepest shade of brown, nearly black, with hints of hazelnut brown when held to the light. Light tan head quickly dissipates to nothing but a crown, leaving a light rim of persistent, half finger wide lacing. Nice.
Modest, restrained nose, but when you dig deep and let it breathe there are a lot of things going on here. Strong roasted characteristics, to be expected in the style, with espresso bean leading the way. Vanilla bean and raisins give a mildly sweet, but also savory note. Peanut oil and peanut shells combine to round out a very interesting aroma profile.
Silky and seductive with notes of round dark fruits. Plums, raisins, and dark figs specifically. Tiny hints of black licorice. Moderate dryness brings hidden flavors of peanut shell. Considering the novelty of a trail mix inspired beer, this isn't reinventing the wheel, but with the influx of so many (sometimes absurd) experimental beers, this is refreshingly traditional and insanely drinkable. Alcohol is also well disguised. Also, at 28 IBU, this is balanced and not a hop bomb like so many dark beers are nowadays.
Carbonation is concentrated and punchy, a little cloying, but overall this is silky and smooth, exactly what I love from a dark beer.
Well done again Carton. I almost expected a strange experiment, but instead I got a remarkably drinkable and very flavorful porter that was a true pleasure to drink.
03-08-2013 19:38:14 | More by Morningside
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4.36/5 rDev +10.7%
Had this on draft at GORP Day at Carton Brewing.
Appearance was a dark brown color, with normal head. was quite murky.
Smell - smelled really nice, nutty, sweet.
Taste - delicious. Chocolate, Peanuts, Raisins. Certainly reminiscent of trail mix.
Mouthfeel - smooth, not too heavy considering the abv.
Overall, this was delicious. Glad i purchased some growlers!
03-17-2014 15:19:56 | More by kingkevz
G.O.R.P. (Good Old Raisins & Peanuts) from Carton Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 72 ratings.