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G.O.R.P. (Good Old Raisins & Peanuts) - Carton Brewing Company

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G.O.R.P. (Good Old Raisins & Peanuts)
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88
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68 Ratings
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Ratings: 68
Reviews: 9
rAvg: 3.96
pDev: 11.87%
Wants: 3
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Carton Brewing Company visit their website
New Jersey, United States

Style | ABV
American Porter |  8.40% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
Chris and Augie grew up as neighbors next to the hiking trails of Hartshorne Woods Park. Back then, trail mix was called GORP, standing for Good Old Raisins and Peanuts, which described it perfectly. Familiar and dependable, GORP trail mix was a combination of clean and complimentary flavors appropriate for being out on the trails. With GORP beer, we evoke recollections of fun and flavors of the trails by adding peanuts and chocolate to a robust porter base th

(Beer added by: Morningside on 03-08-2013)
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look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

This brew from Carton smokes Sweet Baby J! its thicker ( which I like ) has a great mouthfeel and aroma and the taste rocks. If you like Sweet baby J then this is a brew right up your alley. Carton is a fantastic brewery and this beer does not disappoint.

Bottom Line: raisins, peanuts, porter...whats not to like?

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A: Dark brown in color, with a slight transparency, almost copperish. No head on this one and left a little lacing around the glass as you drank it.

S: strong hint of peanut butter, a slight sweetness at the end from the raisins, some sort of fruit in there also that I could not make out.

T: Earthy, with strong hints of peanuts and raisins just like the nose, strong molasse character as well.

M: Sticky and thick mouthfeel, with a good amount of carbonation, and burn from the booze.

O: Definitely taste like a trail mix, I think CARTON hit that point straight home, an average beer, but well balanced and flavorful.

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The flavor follows of porter like roasted malt, sweet cocoa, chocolate, a hint of vanilla, and lots of nutty lots.

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Taste: opens up with huge bites of peanut. the middle is full of raisins and dark crystal malts. other small notes of roasted malts, some earthy and woody qualities to it.

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G.O.R.P. (Good Old Raisins & Peanuts) from Carton Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 68 ratings.