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Pleasantville Smoked Porter - Captain Lawrence Brewing Co.

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Ratings: 216
Reviews: 128
rAvg: 4.04
pDev: 8.17%
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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Photo of DIM
4.3/5  rDev +6.4%

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, Tuesday at 11:22 PM
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3.96/5  rDev -2%

Keene, Sep 10, 2014
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4/5  rDev -1%

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 -4%

wisegreensoul, Aug 15, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

PursuitOfHoppiness, Jul 02, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

paulish, Jun 29, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -13.4%

JRosolen, Jun 18, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

wrightst, May 29, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

Latarnik, May 24, 2014
Photo of farrago
3.91/5  rDev -3.2%
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 +5.2%

allenson21, Apr 20, 2014
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4/5  rDev -1%

dtomes, Apr 05, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

danwho, Feb 08, 2014
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4/5  rDev -1%

Curt1, Feb 03, 2014
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4/5  rDev -1%

Drknight, Jan 24, 2014
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4/5  rDev -1%

Griffith, Jan 09, 2014
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4/5  rDev -1%

jaxon53, Dec 22, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

rbrefbeerman, Dec 08, 2013
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4/5  rDev -1%

garuda, Dec 06, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

Hanzo, Dec 05, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

ELECTRONICAnonymous, Nov 30, 2013
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4/5  rDev -1%

JoeMans, Nov 25, 2013
Photo of usechopstix
4.1/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The pour was pretty standard, black straight pour with nice tan head that lasted.

The aroma is probably my favorite part of the beer. Love the chestnest, coffee, smokey smell that fills the air when you pour it. There's also a bready, cracker note along with malt. It blends together very well, forming a nicely layered scent that reminds me of Christmas.

I was surprised by the feel of the beer; something this dark, I usually expect a thicker beer but this was lighter, almost watery. But do not be fooled, this is as smokey and bitter as any other porter. First and foremost, I taste the carby, malty taste first then it firsts off with a more complex mix of chocolate, woody black coffee taste. The label says they use German malt, which makes sense as this reminds me of dunkel.

Very good beer at a very affordable price.

usechopstix, Nov 22, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -13.4%

djrn2, Nov 21, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

Rudy, Nov 18, 2013
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Pleasantville Smoked Porter from Captain Lawrence Brewing Co.
90 out of 100 based on 216 ratings.