Obsidian in color with a thick caramel head, Carton Brewing’s Unjunct Stout offers a return to basic stouts. Nothing fancy, just a well-made stout. The head diminished rather quickly, providing some lacing. I smelt roasted malts and coffee, with lovely vanilla and hints of booze and berries. As I drank, I first noticed bitter, dark coffee, followed by licorice, and ending with an alcohol finish. This beer had a thick body with moderate carbonation. Carton hit their mark here, just a stout with nothing else. A solid beer. However, once I tasted the licorice, that was all I could focus on, which took my enjoyment down a notch.