Cafe Y Churro | Carton Brewing Company

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4.42/5
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BEER INFO

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

Style: American Cream Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 12.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Café Y’ Churro is a continuation of the Regular Coffee game. Our golden imperial coffee cream ale has been finished with vanilla and cinnamon. Much like Regular Coffee looks to evoke an amusing version of the acidic bitter coffee curbed by milk and sugar that starts a day in a paper cup at home; Café Y’ Churro addresses post siesta cup of bitter coffee and scalded milk lazily stirred with a churro to restart momentum on vacation. Drink Café Y’ Churro and mull the next activity.

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Added by Jason on 12-13-2015

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#406
Reviews:
46
Ratings:
213
pDev:
7.92%
 
 
Wants:
80
Gots:
36
Trade:
2
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Ratings: 213 |  Reviews: 46
Photo of Blackop555
4.37/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours gold. Foamy, short white head that Fades fast.

Smells cinnamon, vanilla, coffee, sweet, caramel and grain.

Taste base coffee with light cinnamon and vanilla added. Finish is semi-sweet with a coffee linger. Cannot taste the 12% alcohol well-hidden. Lighter body and fizzy medium carbonation.

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Photo of Jimmys
4.31/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

January 2018 canning.

pours a golden hue, fairly clear. head retention isnt great. smells like a sweet pastry. caramel. sweet body isnt cloying or overwhelming, but provides a nice backdrop for the milk sugar flavor and coffee. finish is not bitter at all, but has a distinct residual crystal sweetness. cinnamon as well. pretty tasty stuff.

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Photo of mkmarth
4.29/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of TheCrowsEye
4.3/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of FFFjunkie
4.4/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Look is a golden honey and poured with a finger of off white head.

Aroma is big cinnamon sugar, vanilla and lots of coffee.

Taste follows nose . Sweet cinnamon and vanilla upfront, with coffee coming on strong at the backend. Nice!

Feel is smooth, creamy and full. Carb is moderate to low.

Overall it’s honestly one of the best cream stouts I’ve had. Huge flavors and a punch of abv combined with a 12 oz can equals awesome.

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Photo of PDinunzi
4.65/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of AZBeerDude72
4.34/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of q33jeff
3.08/5  rDev -30.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

**

02/22/18

Carton Coffee Cream Ale tasting.

Impressed overall at all 5 of these beers; didn't realize they were 12%. The ABV is well masked.

#1 St. Kitts Coffee
Awesome Cocnut Flavor. Rum is sweet and smooth. Awesome beer. Heavy and light at the same time.
#2 Regukar Coffee
The standard. Coffee and lactose are a natural match in this. Very SMooth. This one also feels fuller than the others.
#3 Irish Coffee
Surprise here. Minty and spicy. The mint actually works pretty well in this unlike many other mint beer disasters I've had. Nutmeg is also apparent and gives a kick to the coffe flavors.
#4 Kaffee und Kuchen
Cherry is a downer, but the almond keeps it at bay.
#5 Cafe Y Churro
Disappointed in this since it was rated so high. Felt like it needs mroe of the vanilla and cinnamon.

Overall these were a great experience. Would love to get some of the St. Kitts in the summer.

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Photo of Cwarwick812
4.46/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of gcamparone
4.22/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Thanks Mike for hooking me up with this. 12oz can poured into a tulip.

Pours a crystal clear apple-juice looking body with a small white fizzy head that reduces to nothing.

Aromas are malty and sweet, vanilla and caramel, lots of coffee and perhaps a hint of cinnamon. On the tongue is smooth creamy vanilla-caramel, cream soda, light cinnamon, vanilla ice cream. Barely any alcohol detected for 12%, it's amazing how smooth this is for 12%.

I really enjoyed this beer, tons of flavor and easy to drink for 12%. Dangerous!

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Photo of Mikexw
4.32/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Tony210
4.21/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a beautiful golden hue with minimal head. Not much to the nose at first, but it grows as you let it warm op. Coffe, cinnamon sugar, vanilla. Big flavors! Loads of vanilla, a bit on the sweet side. Some coffee mid swallow, nice cinnamon aftertaste. ABV is pretty well hidden. Thick and syrupy, creamy and full bodied. Overall this is a fun desert beer to sip on, I look forward to next year's batch!

2/8/18
12 oz can from brewery, dated 1/12/18
4.25 rating

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Photo of 7irondave
4.58/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Duncian
4.45/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Act25
4.32/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Play on Carton’s Regular coffee game. I swear I smell wood fire along with the coffee and vanilla. On tap at the brewer.
a_ Mostly clear, wisp of chill haze. As with all additive beers the head falls sooner and laces less than I would like.
S_ Ample of wood smoke, vanilla, cinnamon, roast coffee beans, sweet churro, it’s all in there.
Carnival candy, peanut, coffee milk Cuban style, with Mexican cinnamon..
T_ Slightly too sweet? But builds on the roast, char, coffee, more than balancing the sweet vanilla cake churro. The spice not overwhelming the beer, as is the case with all Carton brews except when desired -as with black truffle.
F_ Less weight than a sweet flavor bomb might have, ample carbonation, tickly, and finished balance despite the calories.
O_ good with a cigar, or after dinner, not a first of the evening beer.

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Photo of Datdubj1988
4.34/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Jrjr0891
4.58/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of rcjennings
4.53/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of DrederickTatum
4.59/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of shoretaxi
4.25/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of SiepJones
4.5/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of TheGent
4.84/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Photo of jakenap
4.7/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Start @46F. Canned 12/15/16 (269 days ago!) poured into a teku glass.

Look: light orange color with slightly off white head with yeast sediment settling on the bottom (way more sediment than fresh)

Smell: CINNAMON SUGAR!

Taste: I've had this beer fresh and the coffee has faded but is still there. Cinnamon sugar is the most upfront flavor with some notes of vanilla

Feel: light to medium mouthfeel, could easily be mistaken for a high quality iced coffee

Overall: this is one of my favorite Carton beers and nice variation on Regular Coffee. I have had many times before and will always seek it out when it's released. (New Years Day usually btw).

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Photo of BEER88
4.29/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Best cream ale I've had ro date!

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Photo of TomMorris
4.5/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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Cafe Y Churro from Carton Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.42 out of 5 with 213 ratings