Ship Wreck Porter | Carton Brewing Company

BA SCORE
92
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192 Ratings
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Carton Brewing Company
New Jersey, United States
cartonbrewing.com

Style: American Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.00%

Availability: Fall

Notes / Commercial Description:
Aged 1 year in Brinley Rum barrels.

Shipwreck Porter
Barrel Aged Porter
ABV: 10% | IBU: 26 | SRM: 42

When our friends and neighbors at Brinley shipped us ten of the barrels used to make their Brinley Gold Shipwreck Rum from their distillery on St. Kitts, we were given the opportunity to create a beer that would take advantage of wood rather than the other way around. We looked to coax complexity out of the marriage of a barrel's soul and a brew's potential, not just to bomb a huge beer with huge flavor. The rum that lives in these barrels for four years integrates its spice to the wood so well that it ends up reminiscent of a Bananas Foster. A sturdy brown honey porter seemed the best host to receive the ghosts from Shipwreck's old home. We started with a base of deep malts looking for notes of coffee and chocolate, then enhanced them with the floral bouquet of local wildflower honey and the preservative strength of 10% ABV while keeping the body sensible. This was put in the casks to meld with the vanilla, wood, and spice notes, toned down by the oxidative effect of a year in the cellar. Drink Shipwreck Porter because a barrel should be so much more than a depth charge.

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Added by Hessian257 on 10-20-2013

BEER STATS
Ratings:
192
Reviews:
27
Avg:
4.23
pDev:
9.69%
 
 
Wants:
26
Gots:
30
For Trade:
5
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1/5  rDev -76.4%

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2.5/5  rDev -40.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

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3.25/5  rDev -23.2%

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3.25/5  rDev -23.2%

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3.25/5  rDev -23.2%

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3.35/5  rDev -20.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

I luv porters and enjoy most offerings from Carton but this one missed the mark to me. Nothing bad going on here but nothing that would make me seek it out again.

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3.5/5  rDev -17.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -17.3%

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3.67/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

On tap at Torst. A decent porter, perhaps smoother by the rum which did not overwhelm the character. Drinkable stuff but do not see what all the fuss is.

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3.67/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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3.75/5  rDev -11.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -11.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -11.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -11.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -11.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -11.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -11.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.8/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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3.81/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

**
01/20/17
In a 4-beer carton sampler at Blend.

LOOK: dark black, small white head, typical porter.
AROMA: Coffee; roasted malt.
TASTE: Coffee leaves it a little bitter and astringent. Otherwise, pretty tasty porter.

**
03/22/17

Porter tasting with DC.

Sealed growler from the brewery to tulip glass.

Liking this a little more this time.

Taste is coffee and vanilla; vanilla is very sweet. Tastier than before. Still get an odd aftertaste, baking soda or soap.

3.52 up to 3.81

**

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3.83/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

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3.86/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.91/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A: Black in color with no transparency, barely no head at the top with no lacing to go along with it.

S: Almost all rum on the nose with slight hint of brown sugar and caramel, very dark rum all over the place, felt like I was smelling captain morgan.

T: Lots of rum on the tongue as well with a strong backbone of sugar, dark roasted malts somewhere in there as well. Not a bad flavor but lots of booze all over.

M: Sticky, lots of carbonation and a medium bodied mouthfeel.

O: Overall not a bad beer from a local brewery but lots going on here and lots of rum flavor on this brew, definitely a Ship wrecker.

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3.93/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Ship Wreck Porter from Carton Brewing Company
4.23 out of 5 based on 192 ratings.
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