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Pleasantville Smoked Porter - Captain Lawrence Brewing Co.

Pleasantville Smoked PorterPleasantville Smoked Porter

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205 Ratings
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Ratings: 205
Reviews: 125
rAvg: 4.04
pDev: 8.42%


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:
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(Beer added by: Billolick on 02-12-2006)
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doho95fu

California

4.13/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at the brewery.

A - Dark brown and you can see the thinness of the beer. Slight head even poured roughly.

S - Smoke, coffee and some cocoa. The smoke smell was not overwhelming.

T - Really good. Not a style I usually head towards but the flavor of this one is gentler. A roasted flavor, some amoke and even some fruit.

M - Thin and more carbonated than I would have thought.

Highly drinkable for the style.

Serving type: on-tap

09-28-2008 01:22:21 | More by doho95fu
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TheycallmeTim

New York

4.22/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Ontap at Jimmy's No. 43 into a nonic imperial.

A--Purplish black. Had a Young's double chocolate stout before this and is definitely more raisiny in the body. Short, quick half finger head that dies off without a trace of skim.

S--Some deep almost Cabernet winish notes along with a trace and whiff of both roast and smoke. Like slightly burnt bread at the end of the first good sniffs.

T--A nice sock of parched, Cubano tobacco leaf as you fill out into more caramel malts and a nice floral hops to round things out toward the end. Really nice almost phenolic character that helps balance the, again, red grape immediately followed by the licking a cigar on your tongue. The hops clean you out so another sip is a welcome endeavor rather than an obstacle.

BTW, as this puppy warms it opens up both in the nose and in the mouth to reveal, to riff on the Capt. Larry naming theme, black gold. There's deep resonance of almost woody textures at work, as well as more chocolate than at first, cooler sips, so you get something like an experience of drinking great Merlot over a campfire.

M--Really nice, actually. For all the dry puckering action you get from peatbog like flavors this ride remains smooth and supple. But then again I like Islay scotch.

D--No complaints for being such a unique taste. Could definitely follow this up and would go great with autumnal or wintry fare.

Serving type: on-tap

09-16-2008 04:55:41 | More by TheycallmeTim
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jwc215

Wisconsin

3.78/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours black with a white head that becomes a swirl. Some lacing sticks.

The smell is of meaty smoke, vinuous notes, wood and something medicinal.

The taste is of chocolate with vinuous (red grapes) notes. It's smoky in a meaty way. Sweet with a balancing deep smokiness and an earthy bitterness. There's a touch of warming alcohol in the finish.

It's on the fuller side of medium bodied with medium carbonation. Smokiness clings to the palate.

The smokiness is well-done - featured but not overwhelming or too masking. There's a certain astringency slowing it done a bit, but it's an interesting "sipper".

Serving type: cask

09-14-2008 14:03:24 | More by jwc215
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JoeMayo

Massachusetts

4.15/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A- Pours very dark and surprisingly carbonated for such a rich-looking beer. The head was much thicker than I expected.

S- The smoke provides the foundation of the aromas, but is accented with notes of cocoa, espresso, and oak.

T- More complex than I would have immagined. The chocolate and coffee really mingle well in the flavor and are imbrued with a smokey, yet creamy flavor. Everything works extremely well together here.

M- Really creamy, yet very effervescent for a porter.

D- I shared the growler with 2 friends, but I'm pretty sure that we could have done a growler each. It's rich without being too heavy.

Serving type: growler

09-08-2008 13:41:45 | More by JoeMayo
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TheViceBlog

New York

4.5/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

My uncle got a growler for me onsite at the brewery.

Pours dark like STP. Smokey, obviously, with tastes of rich chocolate, coffee, creaminess and nutiness. Hints of black licorice which is my favorite part of this beer, making it very unique. Yum. Absolutely delicious.

I'm usually wishy-washy on porters because, though I love the taste of them, they are often avoided by me because after one I feel unable to drink for the rest of the night. They are so hefty and potent. After a single porter, my stomach doesn't feel like adding any more beer to it while my mouth is so overwhelmed that I can't drink anything else. But this is a surprisingly drinkable and refreshing smoked porter. Stone is maybe the only other brewery that makes a smoked porter I like as much as this one. The flavor stays in your mouth and your tongue well after you've swallowed a gulp. And you do gulp this beer it is so amazing. So complex. Don't drink this one too cold or you'll miss out on its subtleties. It can be enjoyed at near room temperature, maybe just a little chilled. A beautiful, unique beer. Not for everybody, not for "amateur" drinkers, but I think this is one most beer enthusiasts will adore.

I can't wait to hopefully find and try more Captain Lawrence beers. It is surely one of the most exciting American breweries around nowadays.

And now I have an empty growler. Time to start a jug band.

Aaron
www.theviceblog.com

Serving type: growler

07-30-2008 04:46:23 | More by TheViceBlog
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WVbeergeek

Ohio

4.63/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Appears a pitch black hue with some deep brown amber edges when held up to the light. Growler maintained great carbonation sealed tight with teflon tape wrapped around the lip of the growler and sealed with a metal cap. Huge chocolate milk tinged head dwindles down slow leaves behind some chunky sporadically spaced lacing around the rim of my tall imperial volume, German style pint glass. Aroma arises with herbal hop notes bringing earthy tea like and mild tree bark tones. Deep creamy slightly burnt marshmallow notes with milk chocolate infused cappuccino being the dominant smell attacking my senses. Arising from deep within the chocolate and coffee edges comes mild tart fruit combinations including tart white grape acidity. Taste wise it's incredibly flavorful but perfectly cohesive in the combinations of flavors. Upfront roasted malts bring dark toasted brown sugar and creamy milk chocolate notes with a mild lactic acidity coming on. Dry finish with burnt malt staying in the finish blended with definitive herbal and earthy hop qualities, also has a nutty character in there as well. Mouthfeel is medium to full bodied creamy textured evenly carbonated, comes off silky smooth on the palate. That growler didn't stand a chance but it was definitely some world class brew after a 12 hour shift as a nurse and I went through four discharges, two transfer admissions, and two emergency room admissions...I'm defniitely ready for a beer or four. Captain Larry's fine porter was the perfect way to relax before waking up and repeating my day over again.

Serving type: growler

07-12-2008 02:12:36 | More by WVbeergeek
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Jmamay22

New York

3.65/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Growler filled at Whole Foods on Bowery. A quick ride home and it was in the fridge. Opened and reviewed the following day.

The porter pours a very dark brown with a ruby coke colored edge. The head quickly dissipates leaving only a thin tan colored collar. Somewhat lifeless appearance without any carbonation bubbles rising to the top. At first I was worried the growler was poorly filled and died out overnight on me.

Smells of roasted chocolate at the forefront. More sniffing reveals a smokey layer that melds well with a caramelized sugar scent.

First sip reveals that my concerns that the carbonation had died out on me is no longer. Taste is more smoke than was evident in the smell. Lots of flavor up front with the chocolate and smoke coming together well, but what seems to build into a big finish rounds out nearly thin. There's a surge and cacophony of flavors that turn from the chocolate and smoke and give way to roasted coffee and a faint hop attempt, but the flavor fails to linger on afterwards.

The fall out of flavor I would credit to a mouthfeel that becomes thin towards the end. Moderate carbonation.

Very drinkable brew that demands you to return for another taste. Altogether an above average, but not a standout from Captain Lawrence.

Serving type: growler

07-10-2008 20:07:15 | More by Jmamay22
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Moxley

New York

3.68/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Enjoyed this tasting with fellow BAs Pleepleus and Hyland.

A: Poured from a growler into a small tasting pilsner. Typical porter appearance, deep brown with a thin film-like head. Bubbly thin lacing.

S: Smoky malts with a faint bitter coffee smell. Not overly complex in the nose.

T: Even though I didn't really like this beer I can definitely see why someone who likes smoky, bitter-sweet porters would. It's rich and smoky with a strong malt presence. Despite it's distinctive bitter element, it doesn't leave you with that unpleasant bitter aftertaste. It actually finishes slightly sweet and nutty.

M&D: Nothing too special for me in the M&D category. Not particularly creamy or thick. Smooth and medium bodied and an excellent representation of the style.

Serving type: growler

07-05-2008 11:39:43 | More by Moxley
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jkane101

New Jersey

4.48/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

First I have to admit to being a huge Captain Lawrence fan...add to that the fact that the brewery is less than 25 minutes away and I'm there every Saturday :)

Pours dark blackish with a dense tight tan head. Initial taste is like a smokey punch in the mouth..however that fades quickly and you never quite get that smokey kick again ..it just remains a subtle flavor after the initial taste.
Velvety smooth in the mouth.

I have to admit that the first time I sampled it I thought..wow I dont think this could ever be something I drink alot of. Boy was I wrong...to me this is an all day drinker. In fact i get at least 1-2 growlers a week.

Congrats Scott on another truely fine beer...

Serving type: growler

07-01-2008 16:52:03 | More by jkane101
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EPICAC

Massachusetts

3.88/5  rDev -4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

I had this on cask at The Blind Tiger in NYC.

Pours a dark black with a brown tint. The head is a light brown, sudsy film. The aroma has notes of alcoholic spice, intense chocolate, dark fruit, toffee and a hint of smoke.

The flavor is sweet, but not too sweet. The dark fruit flavors are subdued. The finish has strong notes of chocolate and roastiness. There's an undertone of smoke throughout that never overpowers. Full-bodied and smooth with light carbonation.

The flavors are tasty, but a bit much for multiple pints.

Serving type: cask

06-20-2008 18:49:10 | More by EPICAC
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Pleepleus

New York

4.28/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Had this with Moxley and Hyland24 at one of thier Poker War nights.
Hyland poured this for me from his growler to a pilsner glass. It was almost black with reddish brown hues around the edges and a minimal cream colored head. Had a malty aroma with just a hint of smokiness. Tasted like a sweet, dark chocolate, smokey malts with bitter coffee, and a nutty finish. Very complex. Had minimal carbonation, heavy feel and a hearty flavor. I enjoyed this at TAPNY and it was just as good as I remember. Captain Lawrence has done it again.

Serving type: growler

06-11-2008 20:57:27 | More by Pleepleus
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Bitterbill

Wyoming

4.38/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I got a filled 22oz bottle in a trade with nutbrown. Thanks Alan!

Nice dark brown pour with a 1 finger head of tannish foam. Lots of lacing here and good head retention until about 3/4s of the way through my glassful.

I smell some roasted malt, chocolate, some coffee, and a touch of smoke. Overall, a swetish smell.

Yum. A very nice taste. First thing I notice is a flavourful coffee that expands into some chocolate, roasted malt, a good smokiness, some sweet malt that offsets the coffee bitterness nicely...again, yum. Nice medium mouthfeel and the light carbonation works very well. I'm especially fond of the coffee bitterness finish that lingers on for some time. This is a very good Smoked Porter indeed and when they are done right, they're one of my favourite styles.

Drinkability is right up there as I find myself taking sip after sip and the contents of the bottle are disappearing far too rapidly.

A big thanks again go out to nutbrown for letting me sample yet another fine Captain Lawrence brew!

Serving type: growler

05-10-2008 16:32:05 | More by Bitterbill
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Avryle

New York

4.08/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Have had on tap several times at the brewery and hooray, Mahar's just tapped a keg.

A- Small light mocha head. Very dark brown in color with ruby highlights peeking in at the sides.

S- Smoke & malt with the tanginess of wood.

T- Smoke and roasted barley. Very sweet. Coffee. Then bitter at the end.

M- Creamy with light carbonation.

D- Great drinking though the smoke does take it down a notch. Maybe not the best pairing for a corned beef toasty but had not problems getting it down.

Serving type: on-tap

05-08-2008 23:06:50 | More by Avryle
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RblWthACoz

Pennsylvania

4.35/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

And here we go with the cask version. Pours pitch black with a foamy tan head. Thick malty flavor. That noticeable coffee. Still thickly robust. The feel is the only thing that's different here. Just a different feel of carbonation as you'd expect there to be. (Which is interesting on a personal level to be able to experience) Just as nice as the tap version, but unique in its own way.

Serving type: cask

04-22-2008 21:21:56 | More by RblWthACoz
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baldycmu

Texas

4.63/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

A- Dark bown, almost black in color with a small bit of tan colored head
S-Nothing overwhelming, but faint notes of espresso
T-Strong notes of coffee and chocolate with a smokey flavor that is not over the top.
M-Smooth but, mild carbonation that provides a nice backbone to the beer
D-Fantastic example of an American Porter.

Serving type: growler

04-10-2008 01:58:44 | More by baldycmu
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Kempleton

Pennsylvania

3.98/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Served from a growler filled on Saturday evening. It's now Tuesday evening. growlers was kept in fridge after a five hour trip home.

Poured into a pint glass with a bit too heavy of a hand. A quarter of the glass fills with beer and the rest with dark tan foam. This quickley settles out at about four fingers. Smells smokey and a bit like coffee. This beer is quite dark no light shows through but there are some ruby highlights around the sides of the glass. The head has by now subsided to about two fingers. still that smokey coffe smell with the tiniest bit of sweetness and perhaps a bit of vanilla but I can't be sure. The taste is smoked malt right up front with some coffe here too. There is a tiny hop character fighting it way forward after the intial smokeyness. This beer is quite thick and creamy (Blakeums). I like the way this tastes but it not very easy to drink more than a pair at least.
When repoured properly this beer yeilded a very nice 3/4inch head of dense tan foam with nice tight bubbles

Serving type: growler

04-09-2008 03:00:03 | More by Kempleton
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Shiredave

New York

4.3/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

On tap at the Black Swan in Tivoli. It poured a thick looking brown/black with a full inch of dense tan head. Retention was excellent as sheets and spatters of lace trailed the liquid to the very last drop.

Which leads me to the roasted coffee bean aroma mixed with burnt chocolate and brown sugar sweetness. Dark brown sugar melting over warm oatmeal sitting next to a fresh cup of black coffee. Breakfast anyone?

Very rich dark grain flavors of more chocolate and brown sugar with a great chewy medium ++ body. Up front sweetness blends smoothly into a delicious blackened grain character, then into solid grass and leather hop bitterness that all comes togeather in the finish. A charred and chalky mellow bitter after glow follows with mouth coating caramel and a faint lick of alcohol lingering long after the glass is empty.

Fairly rich and certainly robust, this is one of my favorite dark beers when I want something really chewy but less than Imperial level of alcohol. More than 2 gets heavy though, at least for me. I've never gotten alot of smoke character out of this one beyond the charred aspect from the dark grains, but I dont care what Scott wants to call it so long as he keeps brewing it.

Serving type: on-tap

02-24-2008 16:51:47 | More by Shiredave
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markgugs

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

served from a 64oz. growler into pint glasses, purchased today at the brewery

A: Lovely deep brown, reminds me of root beer. Aggressive pour yielded a nice 2-finger tan head that leaves very little lacing. Quickly goes away leaving a slight swirling effect as you drink.

S: Smells strongly of cola and roasted coffee, not much in the way of hops comes through. Very appealing.

T/M: Yum! A very creamy texture, softly carbonated, allows the ample roasted flavors of bready, buttery goodness. A healthy dose of sweet cookie dough in the middle balances things out, and ample bitterness from the coffee flavors finishes things out. Superb!

D: This could easily be an all-day drinking beer, perfectly balanced, it beckons you to have another glass. If you find yourself anywhere near Capt. Lawrence's facility, make sure to stop by and sample this!

Serving type: growler

02-02-2008 23:31:49 | More by markgugs
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aerozeppl

New York

4.3/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

On tap at Cafe in Poughkeepsie.

A: Two finger tan head. jet black in color with no light getting through. Intricate lacing from top to bottom.

S: Smoke, malt and wood. Not as powerful as you would think.

T: Smoke and roasted barley. Very sweet. Coffee. Then bitter at the end.

M: Creamy and velvety mouthfeel.

D: Super easy drinking. I would even say it is refreshing for a porter. I used to live right near the Brewery and I miss that. Drinking pints of the Captain at the lazy boy in White Plains. Great beer from a great brewery run by a great guy. What is not to like?

Serving type: on-tap

01-24-2008 15:27:43 | More by aerozeppl
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ChainGangGuy

Georgia

4/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Pours a dark brown, near black body with a small off-white head.

Smell: Chocolatey, almost reminiscient of a Tootsie Roll. Fair amount of roast. Vague dark fruitiness. Smoked wood scent, sure, but I get far more wood than smoke, which is reasonably mild.

Taste: Bittersweet chocolate flavor with a mild sweetness and roastiness. Again, for me, it's more woody and smokey. Faint fruit hints. Slight spicy, earthy bitterness. Roasty, wooden finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Mild carbonation.

Drinkability: Why, that's not half bad at all! Finishing a few glasses from the growler was a breeze.

Serving type: growler

01-13-2008 23:40:28 | More by ChainGangGuy
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AndoBrew

Georgia

3.55/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

*liked it, would not buy it*

App: dark brown black cant see through it..

smell: smoke some sausage, some nice roasty rich sweet dark malts.

taste: water, rich goodness, then some sour. nice aand balanced and yummy, lil to much punch in the finish but good.

mf: thin in the front thick in the back.. ok..

drinkable?: sure, bit thick and bitter in the back though.

Serving type: bottle

01-12-2008 22:55:06 | More by AndoBrew
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Sammy

Ontario (Canada)

3.88/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Another Cpt. Lawrence sipper, complex, on-tap at Barcade. My clear winner here over a long night. The smoke is instrinsic, its the smoked malt. The aroma is rather ginger. A whisp of head, lace and it's fresh. Medium mouthfeel, and drying bittersweet finish. Comes to a fruitiness in the mouth. A year later, on cask at Cole's cask fest, just as great, with salty dark taste, lacey.

Serving type: on-tap

01-10-2008 04:23:45 | More by Sammy
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akorsak

Pennsylvania

4.15/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A tumbler served at CB Six in NYC.

A: The porter is a pitch black color, obscured further by the darkness of the bar. A thick off-white head coats the top of the glass and leaves hints of lace as it is consumed.

S: The nose is full of roasted malt notes from a porter; only on deep inspection do I pick up some of the smoked curehouse aromas.

T: A sip reveals a strong porter body, thick with chocolate and roasted malts. The chocolatey flavor holds up nicely against the smokiness, creating a hybrid aroma of bacon and chocolate (it's better than it sounds). Caramel flavors later in the sip add further sweetness that contrasts nicely with the smoke flavors.

M: The mouthfeel is wonderful, silky and sweet without an overpowering liquid snoke flavor.

D: This is a really enjoyable drink. If the regular ol' smoked porter is this good, I can only imagine what the Smoke of the Oak series tastes like.

Serving type: on-tap

12-12-2007 02:50:32 | More by akorsak
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Gueuzedude

Arizona

4/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

My growler of this beer, with a little bit of rousing, pours with an initially fat-two-finger thick, dusty chocolate cream color that leaves some nice lacing on the sides of my glass. The beer is quite dark, definitely opaque and so close to black I am having a hard time saying it is not. The aroma is most noticeably smoky; in fact it seems characteristic of malt smoked over beech wood (rauch malz). Underneath the smoke is an interesting sweet, fruitiness; this is not always noticeable, but at times is distinctly noticed as sweetened raisins. That last is actually quite fleeting and now that I am looking for it I am having a hard time picking it out of the other aromatic components. Lots of rich malt aromatics linger around in the nose too; Aromas of toasted malt, touches of black coffee, roasted grain dust and perhaps a touch of liquorice.

Lightly sweet tasting, which accentuates notes of burnt prunes and roasted raisins. This fruit character plays second fiddle to the dark & smoke malt character though. The roasted malt flavors play a much bigger role, in comparison to the smoke flavors, than the aroma would have suggested. In fact the roasted character of this beer is the dominant flavor contributor; flavors of espresso, darkly toasted malt flower, toasted bread crust and a significant, though not overwhelming burnt acidity. This acidity from the roasted grain lingers on in the finish a bit (like the slightly acrid, sharp bit found in a dark roasted pull of espresso), it is tempered a bit by some malt sweetness, notes of chocolate and some sweet smoke flavors. The smoke for the most part plays a secondary supporting role here in the flavor. It is noticeable at all flavor points during a draught of this ale and serves as a nice foil for the roast grain flavors. Somehow it does meld and even accentuate the residual malt sweetness found in the beer. I nice mouthfeel to this beer and the body has a certain heft to it that allows the malt to cling to the palate. Medium full feeling, especially up front and through the middle; the roast acidity serves to lighten the fullness of this beer a bit starting in the middle through to the finish.

I like the heft of this beer, it could perhaps use a touch more body to offset the heavily roasted flavors, but it is almost where it needs to be. As someone who loves smoked beers, I could wish for a touch more smoke character to, but it certainly plays a significant role here (especially in the aroma). While I find that it is generally so, the contribution of the smoke to the perception of sweetness in this brew is definitely notable (this is certainly not an overly sweet beer though, it is just interesting that I am specifically noticing the interaction between smoke & perceived sweetness). I definitely can't wait to try the barrel aged versions of this beer; I am almost quite curious to see how a beer of this heft will stand up to and not be overwhelmed by the various barrel types. This is quite a nice beer & I am certainly enjoying the ability to quaff a couple pints of this brew.

Serving type: growler

10-30-2007 01:40:06 | More by Gueuzedude
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Amalak

New York

4.22/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Very dark, basically completely black.

S: Average smokiness.

T: Very creamy with a kick. You can totally taste the smoke flavor.

M: Chocolatey and dries the mouth.

D: Very dominant smoked chocolate taste. Smooth and lasts long.

Very good Porter, even though I am not a huge fan of porters. This one is done well when you want that smokey type of beer.

Serving type: growler

10-13-2007 19:13:27 | More by Amalak
Pleasantville Smoked Porter from Captain Lawrence Brewing Co.
90 out of 100 based on 205 ratings.