Cody 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.