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Something Like Sandy - Carton Brewing Company

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68 Ratings
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Ratings: 68
Reviews: 8
rAvg: 3.84
pDev: 14.32%
Wants: 0
Gots: 4 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Carton Brewing Company visit their website
New Jersey, United States

Style | ABV
American Wild Ale |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

Sandy tore through in October 2012 and changed many facets of life in our neighborhood. At our brewery, she knocked out all power and controls for eight days. Upon returning to power, we came back to an experimental stout in the Tippy we had intended to sour for two days but which Sandy left wild for ten. A high point of our second year was finishing the beer Sandy made and putting it to some good as Sour Sandy which helped raise money for some displaced friends from the craft beer community. To commemorate our second year, we re-worked the brewing process and took a step in fermenter pre-boil. In this step we let it go wild for two days and then slowly brought it down to 50 degrees while the Lacto and Pedio did their job for eight more days, recreating the median brewery temperature during the eight days that Sandy incapacitated the brewery's controls. The resulting wild stout, Something Like Sandy, is our Second Anniversary offering and will benefit New Jersey Sandy Relief Fund. Drink Something Like Sandy because a sour stout out of a catastrophe is essentially our lemonade from lemons.

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(Beer added by: mdfb79 on 09-04-2013)
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Pours jet black with a two inch fine light tan head.

Smells of roasted coffee, cocoa, figs, and grapes.

Flavor is of tart grape, roasted coffee, and some oak woodiness.

Medium body with a light tingle of carbonation on the roof of the mouth.

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Looks black in dimmer light. The head has some decent height in the mini-snifter. Retains very well, too.

Stout-like roast aromas with a slicing tart note of cherry and currant. Lacking intensity. It has a little dark cocoa and faint lemon zest.

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Something Like Sandy from Carton Brewing Company
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