Sundae | Carton Brewing Company

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Brewed by:
Carton Brewing Company
New Jersey, United States

Style: Russian Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
The first stride along this path was enough Super Galena in the middle of the boil leading a strawberry hop tone in vanilla and chocolate malt notes creating a Russian Imperial Stout with a different gait. The move to “let’s throw some Neapolitan ice cream in there and see what happens” isn’t a giant leap. Going from a big bold stout with chocolate vanilla and strawberry freeze dried ice cream to “brandied walnuts and a cherry on top right?” is actually a small step. Sundae is Cosmonaut put down in cognac barrels with maraschino cherries and walnuts for a year. Drink Sundae cause this one’s for you, Mr. Gorsky.

Added by sloan123 on 04-26-2017

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Ratings: 8 |  Reviews: 2
Photo of smcel371
3.75/5  rDev -16.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jgunther71
4.5/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of RickyBfromCT
4.43/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of krome
4.75/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of michaelbritten
4.82/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Walnuts-in-syrup envelop a chocolate-malted fountain soda that stabs-strawberry; generously-topped, sugar-soaked waffles and ice cream at the Jersey shore. This captures a very specific summertime overindulgence: slick, sweet, and three-scoops-to-the-wind.

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Photo of MacMalt
4.52/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Growler purchased two days after release. Poured into tulip glass. It pours a rich, deep walnut with a fluffy, khaki-colored head and generous lacing. It features a nice aroma dark roasted malt, chocolate, burnt coffee, peat, tobacco smoke, and dark cherry. The maraschino cherry dominates the initial sip followed by rich, dark chocolate, vanilla, and coffee. While I didn't taste it initially, as the glass warmed I began to pick up the walnut and cognac. I like the fact that the cognac is delicate and doesn't overwhelm the other flavors. It's really very good and improves as the glass warms. Like the base Cosmonaut, it doesn't have a heavy feel. It drinks more like a porter than a stout (which is generally the case with Carton offerings). It has a pleasant level of carbonation and the taste is so good that you don't really notice the 10% ABV. When Cosmonaut was released, I thought it was a fun idea to use freeze dried ice cream as a proxy for dark fruit. Sundae takes it to another level of enjoyment. It is an absolute delight to drink!

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Photo of SadMachine
4.34/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of lr300
4.72/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Sundae from Carton Brewing Company
4.51 out of 5 based on 8 ratings.
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