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Pleasantville Smoked Porter - Captain Lawrence Brewing Co.

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Pleasantville Smoked PorterPleasantville Smoked Porter

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

213 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 213
Reviews: 126
rAvg: 4.03
pDev: 8.19%
Wants: 24
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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wisegreensoul

New York

3.88/5  rDev -3.7%

08-15-2014 03:42:21 | More by wisegreensoul
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PursuitOfHoppiness

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

07-02-2014 19:41:12 | More by PursuitOfHoppiness
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paulish

New York

4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

06-29-2014 01:02:59 | More by paulish
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JRosolen

New York

3.5/5  rDev -13.2%

06-18-2014 14:59:46 | More by JRosolen
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wrightst

Maryland

4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

05-29-2014 03:05:53 | More by wrightst
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Latarnik

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

05-24-2014 12:49:42 | More by Latarnik
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farrago

New Jersey

3.91/5  rDev -3%

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.

05-11-2014 01:38:32 | More by farrago
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allenson21

New York

4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

04-20-2014 00:09:16 | More by allenson21
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dtomes

New York

4/5  rDev -0.7%

04-05-2014 02:30:55 | More by dtomes
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danwho

California

3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

02-08-2014 01:21:12 | More by danwho
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Curt1

Minnesota

4/5  rDev -0.7%

02-03-2014 23:56:33 | More by Curt1
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Drknight

Virginia

4/5  rDev -0.7%

01-24-2014 15:12:06 | More by Drknight
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Griffith

Connecticut

4/5  rDev -0.7%

01-09-2014 20:03:25 | More by Griffith
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jaxon53

Connecticut

4/5  rDev -0.7%

12-22-2013 14:55:22 | More by jaxon53
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rbrefbeerman

California

3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

12-08-2013 22:57:36 | More by rbrefbeerman
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garuda

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -0.7%

12-06-2013 17:36:18 | More by garuda
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Hanzo

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

12-05-2013 02:01:40 | More by Hanzo
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ELECTRONICAnonymous

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

11-30-2013 00:33:43 | More by ELECTRONICAnonymous
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JoeMans

New York

4/5  rDev -0.7%

11-25-2013 09:07:03 | More by JoeMans
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usechopstix

New York

4.1/5  rDev +1.7%

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.

11-22-2013 21:03:10 | More by usechopstix
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djrn2

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -13.2%

11-21-2013 12:46:00 | More by djrn2
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Rudy

California

4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

11-18-2013 07:08:28 | More by Rudy
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jp312

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

11-02-2013 14:09:39 | More by jp312
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KenC

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -0.7%

10-30-2013 00:34:10 | More by KenC
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Synergy87

Wisconsin

4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

10-29-2013 01:01:32 | More by Synergy87
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Pleasantville Smoked Porter from Captain Lawrence Brewing Co.
90 out of 100 based on 213 ratings.