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CARTON SS HIEF IMPERIAL PALE ALE

On tap at Poor Henry’s, heftier version of brewers’ renowned Boat Beer (masking heightened 8.4% ABV) emboldened by plentiful IPA-like citrus fruiting, grainier pale malt spine and powdered lupulin oils (instead of hop pellets). Lemony grapefruit zest and ancillary guava-papaya tartness grazed by resinous hemp dankness and delicate lemongrass herbage above doughy dry malting. Sunshiny summertime fare with a solid hop-grained redemption.

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CARTON BALINATOR HOP-LESS DOPPELBOCK

Interesting (if not totally convincing) bock hybrid layers medium-roast Blue Moon coffee beans above coarsely dried-fruited peat malts, leaving sweet vanilla and dark chocolate tones in the lurch. Using green Bali coffee beans instead of dry hops, its subtle berry-cherry notions fade too quick while black licorice, cola nut and hazelnut illusions merely waver in an unbalanced mix that’ll satisfy coffee lovers only at the beginning.

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CARTON FRENCH COFFEE IMPERIAL CREAM ALE

On tap at Beef Trust, frothy whipped cream head settles atop milk-sugared French roast coffee sweetness of orange brandy-barreled Regular Coffee derivation. Soothing Grand Marnier illusions promote sharp citrus bruise and mild grape tannins to envelop vanilla-dipped cappuccino, caramel latte and crème de cacao riffs. Just a tad too liqueur-sweet for perfection, but a wonderful brandy nightcap alternative nevertheless.

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CARTON PRIMOODONNA LACT-OAT PORTER

Bustling carrot cake-inspired porter (in collab with Bolero Snort) goes way beyond rarefied hybridized style. Creamy dark chocolate syruping adds bittersweet crescendo to carrot-sugared walnut flouring. Ancillary Sambuca, Kahlua, creme brulee, Turkish coffee, cinnamon bark and vanilla illusions as well as cherry-pureed dried fruiting climb aboard in the midst above lactic milk-sugared oats base.   Image result for CARTON PRIMOODONNA LACTOAT PORTER