Carton Something Like Sandy
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RATINGS: 24   MEAN: 3.65/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.46/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
Sandy tore through in October 2012 and changed many facets of life in our neighborhood. At our brewery, she knocked out all power and controls for eight days. Upon returning to power, we came back to an experimental stout in the Tippy we had intended to sour for two days but which Sandy left wild for ten. A high point of our second year was finishing the beer Sandy made and putting it to some good as Sour Sandy which helped raise money for some displaced friends from the craft beer community. To commemorate our second year, we re-worked the brewing process and took a step in fermenter pre-boil. In this step, we let it go wild for two days and then slowly brought it down to 50 degrees while the Lacto and Pedio did their job for eight more days, recreating the median brewery temperature during the eight days that Sandy incapacitated the brewery’s controls. The resulting wild stout, Something Like Sandy, is our Second Anniversary offering and will benefit NJ Sandy Relief Fund. Drink Something Like Sandy because a sour stout out of a catastrophe is essentially our lemonade from lemons.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
conway (2210) - - SEP 21, 2013
Draft. Black with a thin tan head. Aroma is chocolate, tobacco and leather. Taste adds some tartness. Medium mouthfeel. Love this.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
j12601 (9562) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - FEB 19, 2015
Pouring at EBF 2014. Pours a clear brown with a thin tan head. Roast and cocoa on the nose, chocolate. Roast and funky chocolate. Tangy roast, sweet cherry. Lots of pretty acid. Funky, tangy, cocoa on the finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
swoopjones (7020) - Buffalo, New York, USA - SEP 14, 2014
draft at Sour’d in September @ Captain Lawrence. darker pour, creamy mouthfeel. choclatety & roasty with asour twang added. interesting, tough getting used to a roasty sour

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Art (3150) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 7, 2014
Yeah I just can’t get into this style. Pours a dark brownish black with a brown head. Sour lacto aroma with a tangy taste and a hint of roasted malts in the aftertaste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beerman6686 (6376) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 23, 2014
This one poured a medium brown with a small beige head. Aroma was of chocolate, light roast, and lactic milk. Flavor was simialr, roast and chocolate are the biggest compnents, with a sour but not really tart finish. Very drinkable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jtclockwork (14999) - , New Jersey, USA - DEC 8, 2013
Draft. Pours dark brown with brown head. Nose and taste of coffee, cocoa, sour malt, light cherry vinegar and lemon. Medium body.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Jow (3511) - New York, USA - NOV 11, 2013
I tried to grab a half growler of this at Whole Foods but the line was messed up so they gave me a quarter growler free of charge which is nice. Pours black with purplish head. Nose of berries and chocolate. tastes of sour cherries, chocolate, malt, cola, and berries. fun brew

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
tcane7 (1670) - Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 7, 2013
Draft at Alla Spina. Pours black with thin, diminishing tan head and some mild soapy lace. Nose of chocolate, lemon, cherry, roast, lactic acid. Medium body and tartness. Pretty solid

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jesterdeal (1985) - Marlton, New Jersey, USA - NOV 1, 2013
On tap at the Mexican Food Factory. Aroma of tart black cherry, chocolate, and port. Pours deep black with a wispy small head. Taste was sour cherry, chocolate, molasses, and Dr. Pepper. Cool beer. Reminded me of some of the more muddled Alvinnes.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
devman171 (1221) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - OCT 31, 2013
draft at Roger Wilco, black pour with thin head. Aroma is tart and roast, tast is similar with a pretty thin body, interesting mistake.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
boxofrane (2553) - Spring City, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 27, 2013
Draft at whole foods. Pours black with a medium sized tan head. The aroma is really just roasty with a bit of coffee grind. The taste is tart lemon in top of a nice roasty stout.. There is a bit of milk chocolate and a bit of bitter dark chocolate on the finish.

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