G.O.R.P. (Good Old Raisins & Peanuts) - Carton Brewing Company
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Ratings: 32 | Reviews: 2 | Show All Ratings:
4/5 rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
From 03/23/13 notes. Had this on tap at Proletariat on St. Mark's Place in NYC. Served in an oversized wine glass.
a - Pours a dark mahogany brown color with one inch of light tan head and low carbonation evident.
s - Smells of raisins, peanuts, roasted malts, plums, dark fruits, chocolate, toasted malts, and burnt malts. Lots of raisins and peanuts; interesting but I like it quite a bit.
t - Tastes of peanuts, bitter chocolate, roasted malts, raisins, figs, plums, dark fruits, toasted malts, coffee. More peanuts and normal porter characteristics than the nose and less raisin, but quite good.
m - Medium body and low carbonation. No alcohol presence, pretty easy to drink.
o - Overall an interesting, and good, porter. Lots of raisins and peanuts to it as promised, and alot of roasted malts and chocolate in the taste. Would like to have it again.
Serving type: on-tap
03-27-2013 14:17:48 | More by mdfb79
4.03/5 rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25
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.
Serving type: on-tap
03-08-2013 19:38:14 | More by Morningside
G.O.R.P. (Good Old Raisins & Peanuts) from Carton Brewing Company
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