Regular Coffee | Carton Brewing Company

Regular CoffeeRegular Coffee
BA SCORE
90.3%
Liked This Beer
4.23 w/ 609 ratings
Regular CoffeeRegular Coffee
BEER INFO

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

Style: Cream Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 12.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
A Classic Jersey-ism is "regular coffee." Here when you oder a "regular coffee" at any place you trust to make a pork roll and cheese you get a paper cup of coffee with "milk and 2 sugars" rather than a "black coffee that hasn't had the caffeine removed." Acidic bitter coffee flattened by milk and sweetened; the perfect foil for the salty unctuous savor of breakfast on a roll. For our homage to Jersey's breakfast beverage, we teamed up with our neighbors at Fair Mountain Coffee Roasters looking for an elevated version of classic crappy coffee. We chose Mexican Chiapas for its bitterness akin to artichoke, roasting it a little darker than usual, along with Ethiopian Sidamo for its pleasant lemon-like acidity, which we pushed up through fermentation. We added this coffee blend to a high gravity golden cream ale, contributing our "milk and 2 sugars." Drink Regular Coffee because running over a black beer with coffee is no way to get to work.

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Added by mikeburd1128 on 12-13-2013

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#1,022
Reviews:
93
Ratings:
609
Liked:
550
Avg:
4.23/5
pDev:
9.93%
Alströms:
4.07
 
 
Wants:
257
Gots:
109
Trade:
5
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5/5  rDev +18.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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5/5  rDev +18.2%

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5/5  rDev +18.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Sweet coffee aroma with a similar taste. This beer is extremely drinkable and the finish is dominated by coffee. I need a pork roll egg and cheese now.

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5/5  rDev +18.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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5/5  rDev +18.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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5/5  rDev +18.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This is beer nirvana. Great beer, real smooth, creme is great. FIND IT!

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5/5  rDev +18.2%

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5/5  rDev +18.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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4.99/5  rDev +18%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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4.98/5  rDev +17.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Well this is jersey coffee.. If your enjoy your coffee with cream and and sugar you'll love this.
This is better then an iced coffee the flavors are on point. I can drink this with my bagel and oatmeal.
If you don't drink coffee with cream then don't bother with it

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4.96/5  rDev +17.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Rich mouth-feel reminds of Backwoods Bastard, while the taste reminds of both Cascade Oblique Coffee Blonde and Terrapin Wake n Bake. This is an excellent beer with no noticeable alcohol presence -- a great accomplishment at 12%. As a NJ native, this is an excellent emulation of the traditional NJ coffee -- creamy with some extra sugar added. The creamy mouth-feel was particularly awesome on this brew; I'd love to see more amped-up cream ales like this one that take advantage of malty goodness and coffee/cream flavors. Easily one of my favorite NJ brews. Hoping that Carton makes it available year-round, or starts distributing it in cans/bottles. That would be a dream come true. Again, awesome beer.

1/22/15 EDIT: and now it's in cans! absolutely incredible beer. one of the best I've ever had.

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look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

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look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Always impresses. Like a cup of coffee in the morning

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4.92/5  rDev +16.3%

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Regular Coffee from Carton Brewing Company
Beer rating: 90.3% out of 100 with 609 ratings
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