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Pleasantville Smoked Porter - Captain Lawrence Brewing Co.

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Ratings: 229
Reviews: 130
rAvg: 4.03
pDev: 8.19%
Wants: 26
Gots: 11 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Captain Lawrence Brewing Co. visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
American Porter |  6.40% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Billolick on 02-12-2006)
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3.25/5  rDev -19.4%

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3.93/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a deep black with a lasting brown head. Aroma of dark roasted caramel malt and smoked barbeque pit essence. Taste is sweet dark mild roasted caramel malt and a flavorful smoked barbeque notes with some mild bitterness and a lingering smoked flavor on the end. Palate is a medium body, smooth with moderate carbonation. This brew is quite good only wish it had a stronger smoked aroma. Overall a very well made, tasty and flavorful brew.

Samp01, Sep 26, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

Notes from 9/18/14. Bottle Date - 12/30/13. Poured into a snifter.

A - One finger of head the color of coffee with one milk. Black body with some brown hues when held to the light.

S - Rich chocolate ice cream. Mellow coffee notes. Slightly metallic. Some smoke in the finish.

T - Mellow chocolate with coffee accents. Finishes with a subtle touch of peaty smoke. The two balance out a bit more as it warms.

M - Relatively thin while cold. Medium carbonation. Watery finish.

O - Not as intensely smoky as I expected. The nose was great, but maybe some of the flavors faded over the last 9 months.

AirBob, Sep 22, 2014
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4.3/5  rDev +6.7%

Black body under a long lasting khaki colored head.

The roasty porter comes first and the smoke second. Just how I like them. I found more smoke in the nose than I did on the tongue. I smelled campfire smoke rather than meaty smoke plus coffee like roasted malt.

The taste is much more chocolaty than the nose suggested it would be. There is a nice lingering roasty char plus subtle smoke. I may have found a hint of sweet vanilla as well. World class smoked porter here, glad I got to try it.

DIM, Sep 17, 2014
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3.96/5  rDev -1.7%

Keene, Sep 10, 2014
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4/5  rDev -0.7%

A: deep brown; 1 finger light brown head that receded slowly to an uneven cap; moderate lacing;

S: smoke, bacon, coffee, dark chocolate;

T: the smokiness is there throughout, but never overwhelming; a little dark chocolate mid-palate; finish is moderately bitter;

M: medium bodied; moderate carbonation:

O: smoke is really well done; some smoked beers are like licking an ashtray - not this one;

HamdenHector, Sep 02, 2014
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3.88/5  rDev -3.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -13.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

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3.91/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Finger plus of foam, average tannish brown color, the center filled with larger bubbles which may reduce retention, the lacing is more splotchy than streaks but can’t fault the stickiness. Black liquid, you can see fat bubbles slide up near the glass sides, nothing to gauge regarding clarity nor cloudiness. The nose is all liquid smoke, like choke to death type smoke, not sure why this is not a Rauchbier if we are being candid, even has that molten rubber aspect, then there’s an odd pairing of plum and green apple fruit scents, caramel and coffee rinds, maybe matted grasses or peat, so intense is the primary element that all subtlety and nuance is lost, you better like smokiness. Medium-bodied, good flow, even wiry, the attack displays a white grapefruit bite which for a moment jolts you, opens your taste buds to more of the cherry, apple, Italian plum fruit. The more you sip the more the smoke permeates. Mild German chocolate cake notes, coconut and caramel. Like the metallic, earthy qualities which linger through the finish. Could use more “bottom,” that is, denser anchor flavors besides the smoke to really get into. Likely best with food, like smoked pork or barbecue, needs a similar mindset.

farrago, May 11, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

allenson21, Apr 20, 2014
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4/5  rDev -0.7%

dtomes, Apr 05, 2014
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Pleasantville Smoked Porter from Captain Lawrence Brewing Co.
90 out of 100 based on 229 ratings.