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To Wong Brew, Thanks For Everything! Julie Brewmar | Carton Brewing Company

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3.82/5
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38 Ratings
To Wong Brew, Thanks For Everything! Julie BrewmarTo Wong Brew, Thanks For Everything! Julie Brewmar
BEER INFO

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

Style: American Wild Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.50%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
A Fabulous Sour Smoked Milk Porter

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ocZT4oqis-8

Added by sloan123 on 09-30-2016

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
9
Ratings:
38
pDev:
15.45%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
0
Gots:
1
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 38 |  Reviews: 9
Photo of oriolesfan4
3/5  rDev -21.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of cyrushire
3.94/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of JerzDevl2000
4.28/5  rDev +12%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Traded for this a while ago, as it had a date of 9/15 on the bottom of the can with "Start @ 38F" written above it. I never saw the movie that this was based on but the quotes on the can were probably from the movie and I liked the idea behind this, in addition!

Can't say that I've ever had a Sour Smoked Milk Porter as I was even more confused when I saw the style of this beer on here. I thought it was a Porter because of how it poured - thin, cola brown, and with plenty of tan, fluffy head to boot. Then came the aroma - sour and smoked in equal parts. A bit of lactose, roasted malt, and baker's chocolate rounded things out as they were all in the taste as well. Dang, how odd was this but at the same time, how intriguing! Mild coffee tied everything in together as the mouthfeel wasn't that thick but the roasted and espresso notes were nowhere to be found. A faint hint of sweetness and oatmeal-like malt gave this nice depth and body and as it warmed up, The creamy nature of this beer really took hold! The carbonation was light too, allowing for plenty of time for introspection here.

Not a lot of alcohol here either, which allowed all of the sweetness, funk, and darker notes to come out in full. Out of the hundreds of beers I've reviewed on here, this has to be one of the 4 or 5 most unique ones. A fellow reviewer stated that this was brewed for a Patrick Swayze event and regardless of that, this needs to come out again. One of Carton's better and more memorable offerings that quietly grew on me and like the tg characters in the movie, can't quite be categorized under current classifications. This was so much fun to have and truly fabulous, darling!

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Photo of CharlesK
3.78/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Vivs85
4.02/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Hopznbuds
4.7/5  rDev +23%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

This is by far one of the most interesting beers i've ever had. absolutely loved it. sour smoked milk porter.

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Photo of WheelsPSU
3.59/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of q33jeff
4.08/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

**
01/20/2017
In a 4-beer carton sampler at Blend.

LOOK: dark black. Small head ; off white. not lasting at all.
AROMA: smoked cheese. smoked meats. Roasted grains, barley, rye, wheat.
TASTE: savory meaty flavors...best of the group surprisingly. I actually did not even order this, but it replaced another stout.
FEEL: medium thick body; sticky, chewy.

OVERALL: really nice beer. surprised at this with it being a kitschy name.
**

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Photo of stakem
3.15/5  rDev -17.5%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

Pounder can into a snifter appears brown in color with a khaki cap that fades leaving spotty lace.

Aroma is mineral/carbonic laden not leaving room for much else. As it breathes, some roast and tang emerges.

Taste is tart almost vinous with a little roast/meaty feel on the backend that then gets dusty into the aftertaste. Like the nose suggested, there is quite a mineral contribution to this brews character that im not crazy about.

Light in body, modest carbonation. I have no idea what they were going for here or if this is just an infected brew they tried to salvage/save face with but its not bad. Having said that, I dont need to have it ever again either.

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Photo of reebtaerG
3.27/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Stinger80OH
3.49/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of djrn2
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of CaptDavyJones
4/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ColForbinBC
3.98/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of kjkinsey
4/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Texasfan549
3.81/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of von_kaiser
3.71/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Act25
3.91/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

The challenge of a sour smokey porter like this is that it's 1 and done. I cannot smoke 2 Robustos back to back either.
A) Less lace, more slippery than sticky, brown body, with a large loose head, that laces only a little.
S) The nose is better than the taste. ... sour yeast, charred toast, lactose, roast malts, and lots of smokiness.

T: Taste follows the nose with more emphasis on the wild and sour ale. Roasted with a smoky long finish. Sourness increases as it warms.

F: Medium, apiriny, chalky textured beer, a great tongue rub. Feel is best part.

But my palate becomes exhausted by the sour. Could be a great cheese beer.

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Photo of jhartley
4.34/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 16 oz. can into a Snorkel glass. Dating on the bottom of the can is smudged, but I know this is fresh!

Appearance: Deep dark brown to almost black body, light tan khaki head. No lacing.

Smell: Roasted malts, some coffee, baker's chocolate, a slightness funky sourness and smoke.

Taste: Interesting and intriguing! Light roasted coffee and malts up front with smoke and that sourness following closely behind.

Mouthfeel: Medium feel to this one, with that tangy sourness and smokiness lingering.

Overall: A sour smoked porter! Never heard of such a thing until this one. But this is really well done. You get the smoke and sour and roastiness all together in one glass.

Thanks to Sammyjaxxxx for this one!

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Photo of vfgccp
3.95/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of waddellc2
1/5  rDev -73.8%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Photo of ArtZan
4/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of fosters9
3.5/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of HopBomb515
4.2/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Nearly pitch black, small tan head and dotty lacing. Looks lively in the glass. Coffee, peet and sour funk in the aroma. Notes of coffee touched with sour milk, tart cherry, smoke fresh of wood and lightly burnt grain. Feel is medium body, well carbonated, super dry tart linger. What to make of this? Oddly delicious.

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Photo of jgunther71
4.25/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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