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Pleasantville Smoked Porter - Captain Lawrence Brewing Co.

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Pleasantville Smoked PorterPleasantville Smoked Porter

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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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Photo of dar482
3.56/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

The beer comes in a black color with an off white head.

The aroma has tons of smoke and roasted malt. It's quite strong.

On the flavor, the front is some deep espresso, then bacon, then ash and charcoal. There is an extremely smokey aftertaste that is almost like drinking liquid smoke.

This beer has some wonderful characteristics, but really could use some other flavors to balance out the overwhelming amount of smoke that eventually invades the palate. I would share this beer for a good smoked beer experience, but don't really see drinking a reasonable volume of this.

dar482, Aug 30, 2013
Photo of da_beers
3.26/5  rDev -19.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

A - Pours a thin black, not thick like a stout. Light tan, bubbly head, not real thick. No lacing, very watery and thin looking. Overall a nice look.

S - This may sound odd, but all I get is Copenhagen. I can't get past it. There obvious smoke in there too. Reminds me of old hunting trips. Not too appetizing.

T - Not hot on this one. Smokey, for sure, but not as much as the nose. A good level of woody characteristics as well. Maybe some nuttiness, but hard to tell, masked by nose.

M - Very light body, which surprises me. Smooth. Very "drinkable", per se, but I don't overly enjoy it so I wouldn't choose to keep drinking it.

O - Meh... It looks nice, taste and smell on the low scale, however. Kinda disappointed, but for what it is, its unique.

da_beers, Aug 27, 2013
Photo of qcbrewer
4.03/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Enjoyed at the taproom.

Coal black in color. 1/8" to a 1/4" in head.

You catch dark roasted malts in the aroma, mixed well with a bit of smoke, but just enough to let you know this is a smoked style porter. Personally I don't love smoked beers that you can smell from a mile away so this is very pleasant.

The taste is wonderful. Huge malt background and a bit of smoked salmon as one would expect, but not over powering in the least. Bitter dark chocolate is the result of a good hop profile with a good use of roasted malts.

Mouthfeel is surprising thicker than expected. Their Baltic Porter was a little thin, so I expected the same here, but I find this to be far more pleasurable on the tongue. Perfectly carbonated, and the malt provides a firm, lasting finish.

I'm thinking about bringing a 6er of this back to NC. I highly recommend this one.

qcbrewer, Aug 14, 2013
Photo of rlee1390
4.01/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A-Black in the glass, one finger off white head with some lacing.

S-Rather smokey, some roasted malt, tad bit of chocolate as well.

T-Smokey, it could be dialed back to improve balance, Then roasted/burnt malt. Some chocolate and coffee.

M-Medium bodied, slightly creamy with nice carbonation.

O-A good smoked porter, better than the Class of '88 one, but no where near the level of HF F&T.

rlee1390, Aug 11, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

JTomczak, Aug 05, 2013
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4/5  rDev -0.7%

Kimbo1318, Aug 04, 2013
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3/5  rDev -25.6%

TheLevi4000, Aug 02, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

quakeroatmealstout, Jul 27, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -13.2%

oline73, Jul 21, 2013
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4/5  rDev -0.7%

siege06nd, Jul 18, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

BurgeoningBrewhead, Jul 05, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -13.2%

cornpone, Jul 03, 2013
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3/5  rDev -25.6%

MADPolo, Jul 03, 2013
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4/5  rDev -0.7%

LoveStout, Jun 30, 2013
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4/5  rDev -0.7%

corysmith01, Jun 25, 2013
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4/5  rDev -0.7%

lpotter, Jun 21, 2013
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4/5  rDev -0.7%

aorloski, Jun 18, 2013
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4/5  rDev -0.7%

Metalaero, Jun 18, 2013
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4/5  rDev -0.7%

brycevolk, Jun 17, 2013
Photo of Bockerdoppel91
4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

Bockerdoppel91, Jun 13, 2013
Photo of donkeyrunner
3.54/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.5

Dark brown with a thick, dark, sandy head. Consistent soap scum layer of retention hangs lace all over my glass. One particular patch looks like a rearing unicorn.

Smells like smoked aged meat like pancetta or salami. Smells salty? Tastes smokey but not as much as the aroma would indicate. The porter underneath is very nice, but I'd like all the smoke I was promised. A bit thin.

donkeyrunner, Jun 09, 2013
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4/5  rDev -0.7%

Goobastic, Jun 08, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

rab53, Jun 01, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

TheRuss9585, May 30, 2013
Photo of WillCarrera
4.1/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

On-tap at the Captain Lawrence tasting room.

A- Pours a super dark brown, topped with a thin tan head.

S- Roasted malt, a bit of chocolate and fruit, smokiness is subtle but spot on. Smells really nice.

T- Roasted malt, nice chocolatey flavors and smokiness, a bit of fruit and caramel. The smoke is subtle and doesn't approach jerky territory.

M- Medium-bodied, smooth feel, very drinkable.

O- I really enjoyed this, a very solid smoked porter.

WillCarrera, May 27, 2013
Pleasantville Smoked Porter from Captain Lawrence Brewing Co.
90 out of 100 based on 229 ratings.