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Boxcarton | Carton Brewing Company

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4.05/5
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19 Ratings
BEER INFO

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

Style: American Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.00%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by Chas58 on 01-28-2013

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#12,444
Reviews:
4
Ratings:
19
pDev:
15.56%
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0
 
 
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Ratings: 19 |  Reviews: 4
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4.08/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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3.93/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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2/5  rDev -50.6%

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3.25/5  rDev -19.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Neorebel
4.18/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Boxcarton - Unique to Free Bridge Wine & Spirits. Review from prior notes in Untappd. Apparently the owner Tricia has a good rapport with Augie Carton. The look of this libation is wonderful, with a nice deep, earthy brown and a healthy off-white head. I found it to have a very pleasing level of roastiness to it and a bit of 'smoke' as well, with more hop flavor than one might expect in a porter within the finish. Smooth moderate mouth feel, but very big on flavor for 4% ABV! How do they do that? :)

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Photo of themind
4.6/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

An amazing very drinkable porter from Carton Brewing. The appearance is a dark murky brown that pours a nice small savory head. The aroma was almost nutty with cocoa and vanilla. The mouth feel was very good but could use a little more thickness. The taste was silky smooth and very satisfying. I would absolutely purchase this again as it's a top notch porter. I really enjoyed this and feel it is one of the best porters I have ever had. This beer is made strictly for the establishment so they have a new best friend in me.

Bottom Line: It's not Everett but it's darn good!

The beer is named after the former gentleman's club that was at this location in years past.

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Photo of DaveHack
3.74/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of CaysE
4.61/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

I really enjoyed this brew. Smooth, complex and tasty, but the finish is the real selling point on this one, giving a surprising dab of sweetness at the end where I've come to expect blandness or bitterness in a porter.

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4/5  rDev -1.2%

Photo of Chas58
4.21/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured from my Growler filled at Freebridge Wine and Beer store in Phillipsburg New Jersey into my Firestone Walker Nonic Pint Glass. 

Appearance - Pours an inky black  with a tight yet limited brownish head. a limited lacing is left on the glass.

Smell - This has a very strong and very pleasant intial aroma of coffee beans and rich dark cooca, with a hint of vanilla and chocolate. The aroma is just wonderful. I am pretty sure that i have not had a porter that has such a pleasant and enticing aroma. I think Carton has really nailed the rich Porter aroma with this beer. 

Taste - I love when a great aroma translates into an equally great taste, and boy this one sure does that. The coffee and rich cocca aroma translate into a rich, dark and very complex flavor profile. Roasted malt is clearly the star in this beer, with a hint of vanilla subtlely that settles some of the rich flavors that could yield a bitter aftertaste, none exists here. I love the taste profile of this beer

Mouthfeel  - A moderate level of carbonation, appropriate for the style, and a nice bittering leaves behind a cocca type residue. As mentioned the coffee, cocca and chocolate are settled by the vanilla, but still leave behind a nice rich pallette residue.

Overall  - This is a really great. A 4% abv beer in a Porter style with this rich and complex flavor is really nice to find. I understand that this is a very limited offering, and am even hearing that the beer was named after an infamous club in the highlands area. I would encourage lovers of Porter to seek this out and for Carton to expand the offering of this, as it is really good.

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4.48/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

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3.53/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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4.58/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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4.23/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

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5/5  rDev +23.5%

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4/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Boxcarton from Carton Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.05 out of 5 with 19 ratings
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