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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: 25
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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Texasfan549

Texas

4/5  rDev -0.7%

01-14-2013 17:41:19 | More by Texasfan549
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LoveStout

New York

4/5  rDev -0.7%

06-30-2013 19:21:16 | More by LoveStout
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CaptDavyJones

New York

4/5  rDev -0.7%

This porter was served in a pint glass from a tap.
Pitch black in color with almost no light penetration.
One finger mocha colored head that dissipates very slowly.
Aroma is all smoke, literally. Nothing else but smoke comes through in the nose. One of the smokiest porters I have had. Lives up to it's name as a smoked porter.
Taste akin to the aroma feels like a bonfire on the palate. Sweet upfront with a hint of bitterness in the finish. Medium bodied porter that is easy to drink. However, the smokiness was just a tad overwhelming for my palate.
Definitely worth a try though.

01-13-2012 05:07:59 | More by CaptDavyJones
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iL0VEbeer

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -0.7%

04-04-2013 18:01:34 | More by iL0VEbeer
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siege06nd

Virginia

4/5  rDev -0.7%

07-17-2013 23:15:09 | More by siege06nd
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jjayjaye

New York

4/5  rDev -0.7%

Pours an opaque darkness with a foamy dark tan head that resists fading. Some lacing. The smell is an aggressive lightly roasted malt with tootsie roll creamy chocolate and java notes. Medium bodied, the mouth feel is adequately carbonated with a tingle of hops. Full flavored, the taste is similar to the nose. A lightly roasted semi-sweet malt with a smoky dark chocolate character. I good drinker.

09-29-2007 22:47:44 | More by jjayjaye
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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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oriolesfan4

Maryland

4/5  rDev -0.7%

04-03-2013 04:37:03 | More by oriolesfan4
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DeutschesBier

Maryland

4/5  rDev -0.7%

12-13-2011 19:58:51 | More by DeutschesBier
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mtnwesdew

New York

4/5  rDev -0.7%

10-20-2013 01:27:12 | More by mtnwesdew
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Zkman87

New York

4/5  rDev -0.7%

12-29-2012 01:41:28 | More by Zkman87
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sleazo

New York

4/5  rDev -0.7%

A_Pours a jet black with light brown highlights. The minimal cream head is small but lingers.

S_A light smoky ash and charred malt dominate.

D_On dry side of things. The smokyness plays well with the roasted malts and is not overpowering but perfectly complimentary. A pleasing earthy hop bitterness works as well.

M_Medium bodied with a pleasing soft carbonation.

D_An excellent overall porter. The smoke is not a huge component but manages to incorporate into the overall package quite nicely. My preference would be for more smoke, but it is still very good.

10-22-2008 00:39:25 | More by sleazo
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ChainGangGuy

Georgia

4/5  rDev -0.7%

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.

01-13-2008 23:40:28 | More by ChainGangGuy
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jfcaa193

Connecticut

4/5  rDev -0.7%

02-19-2012 17:35:33 | More by jfcaa193
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garuda

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -0.7%

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

New York

4/5  rDev -0.7%

06-08-2013 02:53:31 | More by Goobastic
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oberon

North Carolina

4.01/5  rDev -0.5%

Pours a deep chocolate brown with a large fluffy beige head atop.Aromas of smoke and earth with only mild sweetness.a creamy feel with mildly sweet brown sugar notes,the smoke is the major component wich it should be ,not alot of sweetness here.One of the first brews from CPL. and it's solid.

10-03-2013 00:05:47 | More by oberon
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rlee1390

Indiana

4.01/5  rDev -0.5%

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.

08-11-2013 21:27:08 | More by rlee1390
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qcbrewer

North Carolina

4.03/5  rDev 0%

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.

08-14-2013 21:16:20 | More by qcbrewer
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ppoitras

Massachusetts

4.03/5  rDev 0%

Screw-cap growler provided via trade by gpcollen1. Thanks for the opportunity.

Poured into an imperial pint glass, formed a 1/2" brown head over the nearly opaque dark brown brew. Head recedes sedately, with lots of coating froth. Aroma is hearty grains and ample smokiness. Taste is chocolate sweetness upfront, seguing into light coffee bitterness, with the smoke coming in at the close and lingering. Mouthfeel is creamy smooth and drinkability is quite nice as well. Smoky enough to interest, but not so much to get old after one pint. Another great offering here.

02-18-2007 00:32:26 | More by ppoitras
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DaggerEyes

New York

4.03/5  rDev 0%

Pours a rich and deep black with a frothy mocha colored head that disapates into a hearty lace. A sticky viscosity can be observed by the eye as residue of the beer slowly creeps back down the side of the glass after each sip.

The smell displays faint hints of coffee.

The first sip is very smokey, and has a "campfire" feel to it. Not overly smokey though. A rich and hearty beer this porter displays heavy flavors of coffee and has the bitter sweet finish of dark chocolate. When sampling at the brewery I was given a piece of dark chocolate to enjoy with this beer, and the pairing was perfect.

Another great beer from this new brewery.

03-08-2006 23:33:11 | More by DaggerEyes
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cavedave

New York

4.03/5  rDev 0%

Thickly woven brown/tan head, two, lasting fingers worth, sits proudly for the ride atop this darkest brown, and thick looking beauty, whose dizzying appearance has incited a cascade of commas in this sentence.

Medium aroma of chocolate and coffee fronting lighter caramel, herbal bitter, and mild roast notes. Wrapping it together into a fine bouquet is smoke fragrance. Nice.

Less smoke in the flavor than anticipated, still it is a key component, alongside caramel, a bit of sweet to it, and medium roast coffee, dark chocolate, even some hoppy bitter to run with the roast. Medium strength, and less full than the look appears, it is a taste that lets smoke do the talking, but lets the other flavors do the walking. As it warms some tart yeast sorta flavors come in lightly. Really tasty.

Not as full bodied as it looks, quite refreshing, and less viscous than it looks, but carb. is perfect, and the finish is nice and clean.

Excellent beer, though hardly from the same Universe as the Imperial Smoked. Good tasty porter, one I am sure to get so long as they are available. Recommend you do same.

12-09-2012 17:47:51 | More by cavedave
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metter98

New York

4.05/5  rDev +0.5%

A: The beer is nearly black in color—traces of dark red are visible near the bottom of the glass when it is held up to a bright light. It poured with a finger high dense tan colored head that died down but left a coating of bubbles down the sides of the glass and a thin head covering the surface.
S: There are moderately strong aromas of smoke and dark and chocolate malts in the nose.
T: Like the smell, the initial taste is smoky but starts to give way to flavors of chocolate and roasted malts as well as some hints of coffee beans. A slight amount of bitterness is present.
M: It feels light- to medium-bodied and a little smooth on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation. The finish leaves your mouth with a slight amount of dryness.
O: While the smoky aromas and flavors of this beer can rival a rauchbier, this beer isn't overpowered by the smoky malts and still has a light-bodied nature and easy drinkability of a porter. I would have no problem drinking several of these in one sitting.

02-23-2013 03:41:33 | More by metter98
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StJamesGate

New York

4.05/5  rDev +0.5%

Ruby black with craggy, purple-tan head that clings and trails.
Iodine smoke but also meat and red berry - gentle.
Prune and licorice, a roasty bite, smoky hit and then a bark and resin hop hit.
Cranberry finish and anise linger
Medium, chewy, some fizz, round.

Unusually, a solid porter on its own merits where the smoke supplements rather than overwhelms. Doesn't cloy, hops are restrained, and smoke appetizes at the end. Usual quality from Capt. Lawrence.

02-28-2013 02:09:55 | More by StJamesGate
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taigor

New York

4.05/5  rDev +0.5%

Poured into regular pint glass.

A - Poured pitch black color with medium head that took a while to dissipate leaving lots of lacing around the glass.

S - Smell is mostly malts with nothing much else detected.

T - Taste is sweet roasted malts with smoked sausage.

M - Medium bodied with above average carbonation.

D - Great porter overall, would be perfect for bbq. I would recommend it. Great job Captain!

11-30-2010 18:16:32 | More by taigor
Pleasantville Smoked Porter from Captain Lawrence Brewing Co.
90 out of 100 based on 213 ratings.