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

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80 Ratings
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Ratings: 80
Reviews: 9
rAvg: 3.92
pDev: 12.5%
Wants: 5
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:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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.

 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_o ... 6WbvjLR1Kg 

(Beer added by: Morningside on 03-08-2013)
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look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

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!

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look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Gotta rate this one highly for originality and execution. This is the direction Carton goes where no one else is going. In this case it really works.

A: Nearly perfect porter look, with rings of lace, body, and staying power.
S: The chocolate, raisins, and peanuts rise off the beer in subtle charred format.
T: The taste astounds for being completely original, true to trail mix, and yet a real solid charred, roasty porter without being cloying... finishes dry and long. A great flavor ride.
MF: Excels in body, tingle, finish.

You must try this beer, it's now my favorite porter, which says alot. Compares well with Chocolate Stout and RIS.

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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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On tap at St. Gambrinus. 12 ounce pour.

Dark brown with a creamy coffee colored small head. Lacing was overwhelming but did sit around the glass for a while. The aroma was unique with a robust amounts of dark chocolate, some burnt malts, a vague bit of peanut oil, and a heavily roasted characteristic. The taste was fantastic. Some peanuts, dark fruit, unsweetened chocolate, toasted malts, and a small hint of vanilla.

This is unique to say the least. I was half expecting a disgusting trail mix concoction but was pleasantly surprised by how well Carton got this to blend together.

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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.

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