St Kitts Coffee | Carton Brewing Company

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4.45/5
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BEER INFO

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

Style: Cream Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 12.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Imperial Cream Ale with Coffee & Coconut Aged in Rum Barrels

St Kitts Coffee is a continuation of the Regular Coffee game. Our golden imperial coffee cream ale has been finished on Brinley Shipwreck wood and coconut. Much like Regular Coffee looks to evoke an amusing version of the acidic bitter coffee curbed by milk and sugar that starts a day in a paper cup, St Kitts Coffee addresses it in a Caribbean rendition of a mug of sweet, coconut rum touched coffee, lazily sipped in a languid breeze. Drink St Kitts Coffee cause what’s the rush man?

IBU: 20

Added by Britt on 01-05-2018

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#3,420
Reviews:
5
Ratings:
27
pDev:
4.49%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
8
Gots:
3
Trade:
1
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4.5/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.74/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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4.49/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.1/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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4.25/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.25/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of SiepJones
4.5/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of kylehay2004
4.47/5  rDev +0.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.42/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

**

02/22/18

Carton Coffee Cream Ale tasting.

Impressed overall at all 5 of these beers; didn't eralize they were 12%. The ABV is well masked.

#1 St. Kitts Coffee
Awesome Cocnut Flavor. Rum is sweet and smooth. Awesome beer. Heavy and light at the same time.
#2 Regukar Coffee
The standard. Coffee and lactose are a natural match in this. Very SMooth. This one also feels fuller than the others.
#3 Irish Coffee
Surprise here. Minty and spicy. The mint actually works pretty well in this unlike many other mint beer disasters I've had. Nutmeg is also apparent and gives a kick to the coffe flavors.
#4 Kaffee und Kuchen
Cherry is a downer, but the almond keeps it at bay.
#5 Cafe Y Churro
Disappointed in this since it was rated so high. Felt like it needs mroe of the vanilla and cinnamon.

Overall these were a great experience. Would love to get some of the St. Kitts in the summer.

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4.22/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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4.57/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from can to snifter. Color is a deep golden with mild head. Smell is straight coffee with a bit of sweetness. Now the fun starts. Flavor is coffee up front, great coconut/coffee in the middle, then the sweetness from the rum hits you in the back. Nice cream ale. Probably the best I've ever had. Great job Carton!

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5/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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4.49/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.77/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

On tap at EBF in Boston, MA.

This one pours a light orangeish/yellow, with a small head, and not much lacing.

This smells like sweet toasted coconut, caramel, creamy coffee, lactose, coconut rum, and toffee.

This is honestly one of the best beers I've had in a long time. The base Regular Coffee is exceptional, and the tweaks to create this variants elevate it even further. The coconut melds incredibly well with the coffee- it feels like both coconut frosting and toasted coconut flakes are here, with vanilla, lactose, caramel, and lots of roasty coffee. The rum barrel is light, but certainly present. I was worried the barrel-aging would increase the booziness. One of the world's biggest mysteries in the world is how they make the 12% ABV in Regular Coffee completely invisible. Even with barrel-aging, this variant is still not boozy. What kind of sorcery is this?

This is one is medium bodied, creamy and delicious, with a normal level of carbonation for a 12% cream ale.

This is such a fun and decadent beer. There's basically nothing like it.

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4.41/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.14/5  rDev -7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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4.49/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.55/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Knapp85
4.38/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured out as a nice golden color with a thin white head on top. The smell of the beer has a very nice sweet coffee aroma to it. The taste reflects the nose. Sweet, coffee and subtle coconut in there as well. Overall the beer is quite good, if you like the series you’ll definitely enjoy this one.

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4.49/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.41/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.5/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.67/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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4.47/5  rDev +0.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.28/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Canned 1/16/18. Poured into tasting glass. Per instruction on bottom of can, let warm to 46 degrees (figured about an hour would do it).

L: 1F head with poor retention, practically no lacing, leaving not a trace. Beer is a clear light copper. Looks good.

S: Coconut and notes of rum barrel, for sure. Lactose, some sweetness and sweet malts. As always, the coffee is behind and weaker than I would like.

T: Pretty much follows nose. Coconut, rum, lactose, sugar, and then the coffee kind of comes along. ABV a bit more noticeable here and I think maybe the rum barrel triggers the senses there.

F: Medium bodied, lightly carbonated. Finish draws out as ABV acts lower than it is and certainly drinks quicker than would be indicated. Good construction and balance.

O: Again, very creative and I think this is the best of this year's new offerings (bring back Cafe Caretto sometime, I loved it!)

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St Kitts Coffee from Carton Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.45 out of 5 with 27 ratings