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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

212 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 212
Reviews: 126
rAvg: 4.04
pDev: 8.17%
Wants: 24
Gots: 8 | 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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Ralphs66

New York

4/5  rDev -1%

12-07-2012 10:41:47 | More by Ralphs66
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meaghan2k

New York

4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

09-27-2012 17:54:40 | More by meaghan2k
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jurbanik

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

07-31-2012 22:11:21 | More by jurbanik
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rolltide8425

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

07-12-2012 03:24:23 | More by rolltide8425
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Sean9689

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to Mike through Ethan for this. 22oz growler into wine glass.

A - Pours darker brown, tan head, spotty lace, thin collar.

S - Excellent level of smoke, chocolate, burnt sugars, and roasted malt. The sweetness plays well off of the smoke, and just like the Imperial Smoked Porter, nearly perfect for the style.

T - Chocolate, smoke, burnt sugars, toasted malts, light roast. Again, the sweetness of the porter just works perfectly with the smoked notes. Nothing too overpowering and so easy to drink and enjoy. The alcohol is really well-hidden, I don't even know it's there. Finish is light smoke and chocolate, some roast too.

M - Medium body, good carbonation, smooth, creamy finish.

O - Captain Lawrence knows how to make a smoked porter, no doubt about it. Both this and the Imperial Smoked Porter are amongst my favorite American Porters of all-time, slightly behind Hill Farmstead Everett. Get some of this beer if you enjoy smoked porters, it's really excellent.

Serving type: growler

03-21-2012 15:46:29 | More by Sean9689
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DoubleSimcoe

New York

4/5  rDev -1%

02-26-2012 03:09:12 | More by DoubleSimcoe
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jfcaa193

Connecticut

4/5  rDev -1%

02-19-2012 17:35:33 | More by jfcaa193
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pjs234

Connecticut

4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

02-17-2012 17:56:42 | More by pjs234
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lovindahops

New York

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

Another new captin' brew that I'm excited to taste!

A- completely smoked out body with appearance of lacing on the sides of the glass. A side of foam collaborates along the glass

S- anticipated charcoal and roasted malt with some darkened fruit as well. Very lively with the chocolate and mild espresso theme showing up. It's a very inviting scent that I enjoy in these types of smoked porters

T- sweet roasted charcoal compacted with BBQ themes as well. The flavor is delicious with the combo of sweet/smoked malt. I'm enjoying this

M- mild yet prickly carbonation with coating flavor

O- smoked porters are fantastic and scott pieced together a mild brew that borders on drinkable. Enjoyable

Serving type: on-tap

01-13-2012 22:57:14 | More by lovindahops
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CaptDavyJones

New York

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

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.

Serving type: on-tap

01-13-2012 05:07:59 | More by CaptDavyJones
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corby112

Pennsylvania

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

Pours pitch black and nearly opaque with faint mahogany edges and a half finger beige head that quickly settles into a lasting ring. Spotty lacing left behind.

Nice smokey aroma with lots of burnt malt character balanced by some sweeter dark malt notes. Hints of charcoal, BBQ, meat and campfire dominating the nose but there are hits of dark chocolate, oatmeal and toffee underneath.

Fuller bodied than expected. Tastes very similar to the aroma and even though there is a heavy dose of smokiness, there are some sweeter malt notes underneath. Lots of burnt malt, smoke, charcoal, smoked meat flavor up front followed by hints of toast, oatmeal and dark chocolate toward the end of the palate. A good balance of smoke and sweeter notes lingering into a dry finish.

Overall I really enjoyed this beer. Most smoked porters are too tame for me but this was a bit of a smoke bomb without being one dimensional. Complex, very flavorful and easy to drink(for me at least). I would love to try the imperial version.

Serving type: on-tap

12-22-2011 02:24:31 | More by corby112
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DeutschesBier

Maryland

4/5  rDev -1%

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

New Jersey

5/5  rDev +23.8%

12-09-2011 15:38:59 | More by stimulus
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nmann08

District of Columbia

4/5  rDev -1%

12-07-2011 19:44:36 | More by nmann08
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asparkoflife

Massachusetts

5/5  rDev +23.8%

12-05-2011 17:16:03 | More by asparkoflife
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jlb502

California

4/5  rDev -1%

11-22-2011 00:01:11 | More by jlb502
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HopStoopid120

Connecticut

4/5  rDev -1%

11-16-2011 01:20:48 | More by HopStoopid120
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randomdanger

New Jersey

5/5  rDev +23.8%

11-15-2011 14:57:41 | More by randomdanger
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VelvetExtract

Massachusetts

3.45/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A-Pours an almost ashy black color. Mild head is about tan in color. Quite dark. Mild lacing,

S-Quite smoky. Almost salty too. Coffee and bits of chocolate to accompany the smokiness.

T-Definitely pretty smoky. Lightly salty and hints of oak. Roasty and chocolatey. Smoke is the leader here in the taste.

M-Medium bodied. Moderate carbonation too. A bit slick on the tongue.

O/D-I didn't love this beer but was happy to try it. One glass was enough. Maybe a bit too smoky for me.

Serving type: on-tap

11-06-2011 22:11:51 | More by VelvetExtract
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greybeardloon

Rhode Island

3.58/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: Black with a substantial light-brown head. Not much lacing.

S: Mostly smoke with some sweetness.

T: Clean, ashy smoke that becomes increasingly less pronounced as I drink. The sweetness from the nose comes through much more in the taste, becoming a fruity sweetness with a hint of vanilla. The sweetness becomes a bit too much by the second glass and really hurts drinkability.

M: Medium and creamy.

O: This is basically a sweet porter with some smokiness on top. The flavors don't really come together, and the smokiness isn't enough to balance out the sweetness.

Serving type: growler

07-18-2011 03:12:38 | More by greybeardloon
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mikesgroove

South Carolina

3.48/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured an extremely dark brown, essentially black with a nice opaque color. Absolutly no head, lace, foam, bubbles, nothing, just looked a bit weak to be honest.

Smell was very heavy with the smoked presence, which is only to be expected. A slight hint of caramel or sugar could be picked up, but you really had to look for it.

- Flat, no life to this at all and thin were my first impressions. Really no carbonation and slick and oily in feel. Suprised that there was actually a nice hoppy back which seemed to come out of nowhere. But the feel really distracted me and took big points away from this.

not sure what happened as we opened this and the imperial back to back, odd.

Serving type: growler

07-11-2011 03:07:30 | More by mikesgroove
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drabmuh

Maryland

3.95/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Beer is black with a thin tan head of small bubbles, some lacing on the glass. Carbonation apparently low.

Aroma is pretty sweet, mildly smokey, mildly ashy.

Beer is medium in body and has some ashy bitterness at the back of the mouth. There is some coffee bitterness too. The lead off is sweetness and malt with a nice, but not overwhelming, flavor of smoke in the midpalate, the finish really nice. I'd have it again.

Serving type: on-tap

06-21-2011 17:15:30 | More by drabmuh
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washburnkid

New York

3.95/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Nice big beige bubbly froth. Porter is dark with very little color at the edges. Aromas are smoky and malty but not overwhelming. Flavors are less smoky than the aroma promises but it still makes itself known. Chocolate is burned and there's a minor acidity. Thin mouth. This is a good porter, but as someone who has had the same offering from Stone, it doesn't quite compare in the smokiness factor. Still good!

Serving type: on-tap

06-17-2011 21:30:40 | More by washburnkid
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Thorpe429

Illinois

3.93/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap. Served in a goblet. Reviewed from notes.

Pours nearly black with a very large mocha head and really nice retention. Spotty lacing on the way down. The nose brings some light roast and smoke along with a bit of coffee. The flavor picks it back up with a really nice roast-to-coffee-to-smoke triangle going on. Well done. Medium body with a smokey finish. Good carbonation. Solid brew.

Serving type: on-tap

06-09-2011 18:33:49 | More by Thorpe429
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ngeunit1

California

4.33/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Pours a dark black color with some brown hues and a nice finger of frothy tan head. The head fades slowly down to a ring around the glass leaving behind some nice lacing.

S - The aroma is bursting with smoke and oak notes. There is also some sweet malt and some chocolate and coffee mixed in as well.

T - Starts off with a nice mix of smoke and roasted flavors with some sweet malt and some oak and vanilla notes. Through the middle some sweet chocolate and some coffee flavors come through. The finish is a mix of some roasted and smoky flavors with some oak and chocolate that linger nicely.

M - Medium-full bodied with moderate carbonation. Feels just a bit creamy. The smoke flavor feels great and balanced throughout the beer. The finish especially has some nice warming oak and smoke flavor.

D - Very drinkable. Really nicely balanced flavors and very complex. The smoke feels nice and strong, but at the same times feels balanced with the rest of the flavors.

Serving type: growler

05-27-2011 05:14:21 | More by ngeunit1
Pleasantville Smoked Porter from Captain Lawrence Brewing Co.
90 out of 100 based on 212 ratings.