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American Imperial Porter
Ranked #263
Ranked #16,308
3.96 | pDev: 6.31%
Carton Brewing Company
New Jersey, United States
Notes: When you task your sales team impractical exercises like relating truffle tripels, wasabi sours, and salted clam ales to a world thirsty for more IPAs, it’s only right to take their notions seriously every now and again. Stormy is the brainchild of our lead sales guy Doug. We took some of our Ship Wreck Porter, an un-spiced imperial honey porter aged in Brinley Gold spiced rum barrels, added a couple of pounds of raw ginger, and let it spend an additional half year in barrel. Drink Stormy because Doug isn't just a sales genius.
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4/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Reviewed from notes.
The appearance was a pitch black color with a short finger's worth of eggshell white foamy head that slid off at a moderate pace. Slight trickles of lace.
The aroma had some dark roasted malts, light coffee roast, some honey, dried sweet wood, some ginger, a whiff of vanilla extract and ended with a little bit of cocoa powder.
The flavor was moderately sweet running into the ginger and coffee roast pretty damn nice. Aftertaste was fully loaded with the sweetness and richness of the malts awakening the spices ever so slightly.
The mouthfeel was about medium bodied with a good sipping quality about it. ABV did feel appropriate because my original review of this was done fresh. Carbonation felt fine. Slight tickle of spice in the finish.
Overall, this is one of those imperial porters that BA doesn't recognize but I'm okay with giving this great marks due to the fact that everything came out well done. Thanks to Jason for the share!

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4.22/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Dark and pitch black, small tan head and spotty lacing. Sweet, spicy, rum and ginger fill the nose. Notes of roasted grain, spicey wood, ginger, and honey sweetened light coffee. Full, thick, coating, somewhat dry and slight hint of the abv. You need to like ginger for this, I almost knocked it down a bit but only because of my disposition to the ginger qualities.

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HopBomb515 from New Jersey, Oct 02, 2016
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3.77/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

EBF sample pour. Poured dark. Spiced porter. Rum barrel and ginger were used here. They combine to make a very highly spiced beer. Dark & Stormy is what I am guessing they were going for. Makes sense. At the time in which I drank it, I don't think I was fully invested in getting behind this being one of those mimic-cocktail-beers. I found it to be very spicy but the other elements of the beer seemed to clash. That being said, afterwards, I thought about this beer.

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VelvetExtract from Massachusetts, Feb 09, 2016
Stormy from Carton Brewing Company
Beer rating: 90 out of 100 with 35 ratings