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Unjunct | Carton Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

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

Style: American Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
The thing about stouts made with additions of things like coffee is, while they taste “just like coffee,” they taste just “like coffee.” A well constructed stout is a study of potential flavors. Both bitter and sweet at once, with just four ingredients aromas can ping-pong between: coffee, chocolate, vanilla, smoke, dark fruits, molasses and myriad others without running over each other. Drink Unjunct and don’t ask us to treat this one.

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Added by sloan123 on 10-13-2016

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#3,094
Reviews:
43
Ratings:
132
pDev:
6.31%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
2
Gots:
27
Trade:
1
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Photo of Wizzle32
4.29/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of hozersr
4.14/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Wheels2532
3.96/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Dougwillhike
4.27/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Khaack
4.43/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of farrago
4.5/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Extremely dark brown foam, crests just short of two fingers, fairly airy so it sizzles off at a steady pace, the lacing starts off strong but lacks stickiness and slides away with ease. The liquid is a predictably impenetrable black, no ability to visually gauge the carbonation and minimal if any orange or yellow coloration around the rims. Nice strong roast to the nose, coffee and cocoa, not arch but not depending too much on sweetness, plum, fig, white grape fruit scents, tar and charcoal, cola bean, manages to pack a lot in there without seeming overbearing. In the mouth it is more medium-bodied but certainly bottom heavy and not that inclined to move. Carbonation is subtle to void. Sweeter here with fresh cream, dark chocolate, licorice, cola to toffee notes. Conversely, steady flow of bitterer coffee and chicory accents. No astringency and alcohol managed well, less roasty. Fig, golden raisin, cherry fruit, retains that white grape to apple embellishment. Finishes dryly and the savory components last longest. As advertised, a more classic rendition yet with the clarity to let the complexity march to its own beat. Very nice.

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Photo of aoampm
4.45/5  rDev +8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

16oz can poured into a snifter. Canned just under 9 months ago.

Look: Pours motor oil black. Dark tan colored head that vanishes quickly. Not much lacing.

Smell: Chocolate, coffee, vanilla bean, marshmallow, brown sugar.

Taste: Bitter chocolate, vanilla, dark fruit, molasses, coffee, lactose.

Feel: Creamy with a nice full body to it. Not very carbonated.

Overall a great beer! My first stout from Carton and it didn't dissapoint.

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Photo of Cachookie
4.05/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of PrestigeWorldwide
4.34/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of atrocity
3/5  rDev -27.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of brentk56
4.14/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Appearance: Arrives coal black with a modest head that quickly fades; a few spots hang around

Smell: Dark chocolate, coffee, dark fruit and licorice

Taste: Dark chocolate forward with prune tones rounding out; through the middle, coffee and licorice emerge; some hop tones through the middle, with a dry licorice-infused finish

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied with moderate carbonation

Overall: Impressive what Carton has been able to achieve with this beer without the use of any adjuncts

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Photo of Gemini6
3.98/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of StormAles
4.43/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Rifugium
3.51/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Tony210
3.62/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Look: pours very dark, thin tan line of head.

Smell: bittersweet chocolate, bitter espresso, a little astringent.

Taste: chocolate, fudge, espresso, lots of roasted malts.

Feel: Rich and creamy.

Overall: a good stout, a little ok the bitter side with an astringent finish.

9/2/17
16 oz can from brewery
3.75 rating
*note - canned on 10/13/16. This beer sat in my fridge for a while.

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Photo of Billolick
4.17/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Tall can

Pour quite dark, very dark mocha frothy head, pretty quickly goes to a film and thicker collar.

Chocolate fudge on the nose

More of the same on the palate, dark fudgy chocolate and expresso coffee coming to mind....richly flavorful and chewy on the palate...worthy bold stout, would be nice with a decadent dessert/as a night capper kinda brew

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Photo of kkazemi
3.99/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of jhavs
4.43/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of 2beerdogs
4.1/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ScaryEd
4.31/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 16 oz can dated 02/06/17.

The pour is pitch black with 2-fingers of creamy mocha head. The head leaves a ton of sticky lacing as it settles into a thick blanket that rests atop the beer.

The aroma brings notes of dark roasted malts, vanilla, coffee, and burnt chocolate. Finishes with a slight tinge of alcohol.

The taste follows the nose: Dark malts and vanilla, with plenty of chocolate and roasted coffee. The finish is faintly tart, with some notes of molasses and black cherries.

The feel is full bodied with moderate carbonation. Creamy and chewy with a smooth finish. Has a light warming from the alcohol.

Overall, an exceptional stout that is bold and full of flavor. This should be an example to brewers that you don't always need additives to obtain flavors in your beer. The natural flavors from the ingredients in this beer provide all the flavor of a coffee stout and then some.

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Photo of FFFjunkie
4.32/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Look is thick jet black and upon a vigorous pour easily provides 2 + fingers of nice burnt caramel head.

Aroma is chocolate, roasted malt and a hint of coffee.

Taste follows nose with bittersweet chocolate, nice roasted malt and a touch of coffee.

Feel is nice. Thick, creamy and coats the palette quite well.

Overall a really well done plain stout. While I do love me some adjuncts, it is nice to be reminded that sometimes plain Jane is all you need.....

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Photo of DoubleSimcoe
3.93/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of tkdchampxi
4.86/5  rDev +18%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Other Brewers, take heed! This is seriously how you make a delicious beer that is still... well... beer! Yes, this is thick, and creamy, and soft on the palate but full of rich chocolate, coffee flavor. It's drinking so great right now, that I want to finish all the ones I have and buy more.

Mouthfeel is seriously my favorite thing about this, btw. Poured into a tulip.

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Photo of srw
4.08/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Wasatch
4.5/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Thanks goes out to thebeers for this brew.

16 oz. Can
Canned On: 02/??/17

Poured into a DFH glass a very nice dark brown color, with some very nice carbonation, with a very nice thick/creamy two-finger tan head, which also leaves some thick/creamy sticky lacing behind. The nose is malty, nice roastyness, chocolate/toffee, slight coffee, some vanilla, slight licorice, slight cherries. The taste is really nice, malty, roasty, with some pretty nice chocolate/toffee, slight coffee, slight cherries, vanilla, some licorice. Medium body, ABV hidden pretty well, nice little bitter finish. Overall, a pretty tasty brew. Glad to have had the chance. Thanks Arthur!

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Unjunct from Carton Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.12 out of 5 with 132 ratings
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