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Review: Cody Carrot Cake Porter

Posted by Steve Greenlee  April 17, 2012 09:48 AM

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cody carrot 004.jpgCody Brewing Co. in Amesbury (whose year-round beers I wrote about yesterday) has just released an exceptionally tasty seasonal, Carrot Cake Porter. Deep, dark brown with a 2-inch head, it gives off a sweet aroma boasting notes of caramel, chocolate, and -- natch -- carrots. It tastes much like a pumpkin ale -- imagine crossing Cape Ann Fisherman's Pumpkin Stout with Southern Tier's super-sweet Pumking. These are no mere carrot "hints" or "accents"; the vegetable quotient is huge here, and it should be, since 60 pounds of carrots are used in each barrel. Because of all those carrots, the price of Carrot Cake Porter (which is 6 percent alcohol) is a tad higher than Cody's other beers -- $7.50 to $8 per 22-ounce bottle.

Gary Dzen

About 99 Bottles

Gary Dzen writes about craft beer here and in the Globe when he's not covering the Celtics for He can be reached at Follow him on Twitter @GaryDzen.

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