Carton Of Milk
Carton Brewing Company

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Style:
English Sweet / Milk Stout
Ranked #697
ABV:
4%
Score:
86
Ranked #20,676
Avg:
3.84 | pDev: 9.38%
Reviews:
46
Ratings:
324
From:
Carton Brewing Company
 
New Jersey, United States
Avail:
Year-round
Wants
  11
Gots
  57
SCORE
86
Very Good
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Notes: The key to a sessionable beer is the way it evolves over time well spent. Here we took an extremely dark malt bill and dulled its edges with the addition of lactose and nitro conditioning, then we wafted black currant notes of Bullion hops through the middle. Nuanced to keep it an interesting part of a gathering while neither dominating nor being inconsequential to banter. Drink Carton Of Milk because it does a session good.
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3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

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Photo of slader
3.89/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Session stout! Splendiforous charcoal bite with a light clean finish. Session = low ABV...yet taste stands tall.

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4.08/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

Photo of AyatollahGold
4.06/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pouring from a 16 oz. can into a Guinness pub style glass. (because brewery’s instructions say flat bottomed glass) Bombing this beer into the glass (another brewery instruction) provides wonderful sights of a quick rush of black liquid that melds into a dark brown while bubbles of nitrogen quickly form a delightful, thick, peanut butter fudge looking crown. The beer itself is a very deep brown; it looks entirely black in the glass until holding it to light reveals highlights of ruby and mahogany shades. It maintains a pinky width of crown throughout the entirety and leaves slight lacing.

The nose offers dark, roasty and sweet malts. Slightly burnt, bitter bakers chocolate takes the show away with the prominence but allows notes of dried, dark fruit to tangle through as well. It definitely doesn’t smell like anything was sacrificed to make this sessionable, which I love.

The taste brings in fresh, dry and not yet roasted coffee beans that show themselves sitting on top of that bitter baker chocolate presence. The dark, dried fruits like currants and burnt blackberries come in about halfway through and carry you the rest of the way through the tunnel, while the bitterness is leading the way with a flashlight.

The mouthfeel is somewhat on the thinner side (which I always seem to think about nitrogen beers) but offers a nice creaminess. While the bitterness isn’t overpowering, it is the one aspect that stays in this beer from beginning to end.

Overall, this is a pretty good treat. I love the fact they made a stout that is this sessionable (4%) without having the feeling that anything was sacrificed.

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Photo of JRed
3.68/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Muddy black in body with dark khaki head. Aroma of cocoa, earth, cinnamon. Tastes of cocoa, earth, milk, cinnamon sticks, coffee grounds. Medium bodied with medium carbonation.

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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

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3.71/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Knapp85
3.97/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of kingjohnh
3.8/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of siege06nd
3.84/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

Photo of mdfb79
3.68/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had this a few weeks ago at Pony Bar on the UES in NYC.

a - Pours a very dark brown, almost black color, with one inch of light tan head and light to moderate carbonation evident.

s - Smells of chocolate, roasted malts, coffee, pine hops, floral hops, earthy notes, chalk, light cream. Decent nose; hoppier than I was expecting.

t - Tastes of chocolate, roasted malts, chalky, earthy notes, pine hops, floral hops, resin, toasted malts, and some light coffee. Again, a decent amount of hops in the taste.

m - Light to medium body and low to moderate carbonation. Pretty easy to drink.

o - Overall a decent milk stout. Not too sweet, but more of a hoppy stout, which I am usually not too crazy about. Some nice chocolate and roasty notes with pine hops, worth checking out if you like hoppy stouts, but not Carton's best. I'd stick to their other beers.

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Photo of Crookdrain
4.43/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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3.84/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

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4/5  rDev +4.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

This beer is ironically refreshing, not heavy. Toasty, choclolate and coffee taste with a hint more hops than other milk stouts. Dangerously easy to drink, but eight of them didn't kill me. A ton of flavor for a low alcohol beer. I like the style Carton's brews.

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3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

Carton Of Milk from Carton Brewing Company
Beer rating: 86 out of 100 with 324 ratings