Unjunct | Carton Brewing Company

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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
Ratings:
107
Reviews:
34
Avg:
4.15
pDev:
5.54%
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
25
For Trade:
1
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Ratings: 107 |  Reviews: 34
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Photo of tigg924
4.63/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

From a growler. Pours opaque, black in color with 1/3 inch head. Taste is milk chocolate, char, vanilla, milk sugar, and cocoa powder. Medium-heavy bodied, moderate carbonation, sweet and char filled. This is everything I want in a straight, no frills stout. Plenty of depth and complexity, yet still plenty of malty goodness. Glad to have found this on tap. Will get this again.

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Photo of stereosforgeeks
3.75/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of acurtis
3.52/5  rDev -15.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of JMS1512
4.1/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Conradist
4.5/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of socon67
4.15/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Damian74
3.99/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of VoxRationis
4.03/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Decanted from a 16 fluid oz (473 ml) can into a conical pint glass.
A: Pours a dark mahogany color with a half inch brown head. Little head retention or Belgian lacing.
S: Aromas of dark roast coffee, sugar cookie, anise, and pepper.
T: Similar to nose: bitterness nicely offsets the sweetness.
M: Medium to full bodied. Modest carbonation.
O: An highly drinkable American take on Stout. More or less as billed in production notes.

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Photo of Lone_Freighter
4.1/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a becher pint glass, the appearance was a thick jet black pour with a good finger and a half’s worth of dark tan head. Dies off at a nice pace. Filmy lace coats the sides. The aroma bleeds sweet to spicy black licorice coating some dark fruits but also with milk and dark chocolate flowing all into it very nicely. Nice level of roast for balance. The flavor moves between the roast and the sweet of the combination of dark fruits, molasses, black licorice, milk and dark chocolate. Semi-sticky roasty aftertaste flowing nicely into the finish. On the palate, this one sat about a medium on the body with a fair sessionable to sipping quality about it. Mild carbonation. ABV felt a tad lower than projected by the brewer, but I’m okay with that. Overall, wonderful American Stout that I would love to have again. Too bad, I had to drive out of my current distribution to find this gem.

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Photo of dvmin98
4.04/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Eamonn-Cummings3
4.25/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 16oz can into a speiglau stout glass.

Look is absolutely pitch black with an inch and a half head.

Aroma immediately fills the room. Lots of astringent roast malt with a definite milk chocolate sweetness.

Taste is a lot more of that intense roast bitterness with a light milky sweetness.

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Photo of ChipChaight
4.09/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Can from Noble Grains NYC on the UES
Black with mocha head, smell has hints of chewy toffee, booze, old stale coffee, cocoa powder, taste is bitter molasses, stale coffee, bitter chocolate. Excellent classic stout, would make a great base beer for an adjunct stout.

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Photo of ArtZan
3.5/5  rDev -15.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jaydoc
4.21/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Mineo
4.1/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Walleybeer
4.13/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of GreesyFizeek
3.95/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Can purchased at AJ's Beer Warehouse in Henrietta, NY.

This one pours a very dark black color, with a small head, and a lot of lacing.

This smells like roasty dark coffee, herbal hops, and dark chocolate.

I expected a bit more out of this, honestly, but it's still quite good anyway. The coffee flavor is quite nice, without actually using coffee. There's a bit of dark bitter chocolate, and a little bit of hoppiness.

This has a pretty creamy body, but not super thick, with a good level of carbonation.

This isn't Carton's best, but it's still pretty damn good.

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Photo of Greywulfken
4.5/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Nailed it. With the premise that they can get all those delicious stout elements, coffee, chocolate, molasses, vanilla, and smoke and dark fruit, out of just malts, hops, yeast, and water - with no "adjuncts" ("unjunct," get it?), they are wildly successful.

The pour looks thick, and on the drink, it is supported with a smooth, rich, silky feel. The aromas are exactly chocolate, coffee, a little char, something like vanilla and molasses... And the flavors pull together all of those great stout characteristics - rich and full, sweet but mildly bitter... I don't get much dark fruit or smoke, but that could just be my palate - this beer tastes like they added coffee beans, cacoa nibs, molasses/brown sugar, and vanilla bean - but they didn't. Very impressed - other brewers, take note!

I felt it to be more of a double stout than a "regular" stout, based not just on the abv, but also the feel and flavor profile. If it were a double, it might get lost in the morass of double stouts out there, but as a "single" stout, it really stands out.

2/6/17 canning

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Photo of Stofko1992
4.21/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of DrBier
4.02/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of metter98
4.08/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A: The beer is jet black in color. It poured with a half finger high dark tan head that died down, consistently leaving a thin layer of bubbles on the surface and a narrow collar around the edge of the glass.
S: Light to moderate aromas of dark fruits are present in the nose along with notes of chocolate and coffee. As the beer warms up, hints of licorice also become perceptible.
T: The taste follows the smell and has flavors of dark fruits such as prunes along with notes of chocolate and coffee with hints of licorice. As the beer warms up, the coffee flavors and associated bitterness become stronger.
M: It feels medium-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer is extremely complex and is almost like a hybrid between a stout and a Belgian Strong Dark Ale with the aromas and flavors of dark fruits.

Serving type: bottle

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Photo of jtk21351
4.31/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of teamwiggum
4.25/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of TheLefty1616
4.21/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Dominic_Decoco
4/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Unjunct from Carton Brewing Company
4.15 out of 5 based on 107 ratings.
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