Pleasantville Smoked Porter - Captain Lawrence Brewing Co.
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3.54/5 rDev -12.2%
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.
06-09-2013 13:55:41 | More by donkeyrunner
4.1/5 rDev +1.7%
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.
05-27-2013 03:01:43 | More by WillCarrera
3.9/5 rDev -3.2%
500 mL bottle, no date
pours almost black in color, still some reddish highlights in the corners. off-white head that stays awhile. smell is roasty and smokey aroma. like charred wood. same with the taste, just enough smoke flavor without being too much. pleasant. toasty. body on the thicker side. coats the mouth, lower to medium carbonation.
overall -good level of smoke. I don't normally like that flavor when it's overpowering, but this beer is a good one.
04-09-2013 02:26:43 | More by jmdrpi
4.24/5 rDev +5.2%
Pours a nearly fully black with a light brown head. Aroma was very meaty, smoky, woody, chocolate, roast, brisket. Meaty taste as well. Not bacon, but definite smoked meatiness. Light chocolate and char, roast and light fruit notes. Creamy, full body.
Love me a meaty smoked beer and this fit the bill! Than,s a bunch Shane!
03-25-2013 23:32:47 | More by EgadBananas
4.25/5 rDev +5.5%
16.9 oz. bottle.
Dark chocolate brown body. Small, but persistent, light khaki head. Some nice lacing. Nose shows a nice mix of roasted, sweet, and smoke. Charred barley, light coffee, semi-sweet chocolate, light peat, and flinty campfire.
Roasted barley and mild coffee bitterness up front. Light molasses bittersweetness, chocolate, and more roasted malt mid-palate. Smokiness comes on toward the finish. Smoldering campfire and a little peat. Earthy, carob-y,licorice-y sweetness in the finish. Slightly drier with lingering roasted bitterness and smoke. Medium bodied, with a creamy feel. A nicely balanced smoked porter.
03-24-2013 00:54:28 | More by alexgash
4.15/5 rDev +3%
On tap at Mugs Alehouse
A - Black pour with a tan foam that settled fast. Some lacing and minimal carbonation.
S - Sweet sugary fruit smell is balancing some smoky heat. Smells like peppers grilling on the BBQ or the crackling peppers and onions from fresh fajitas.
T - Nice blend of sweet malt and fruit to go with some smoky peat malt. Leaves the right amount of burn on the tongue.
M - Very good balance on this beer. Does not go overboard with the smoke. would easily pair this with good cheeses.
O - I'd get this again. A good introductory smoked beer or an option for those that want some smoke but keep their palate intact.
03-10-2013 20:51:04 | More by socon67
4.09/5 rDev +1.5%
Haven't had this for a couple of years until now, and never in the bottle. Remember liking it pretty well on tap.
A: Very dark brown, with dark tan edges and a small light tan head.
S: A ton of smoke. Campfire smoke. A good amount of dark fruit. Not a lot of roast.
T/M: Smoked malt. Chocolate. Plum. The smoke is the main event but not completely dominant -- there's good balance. The mouthfeel's medium, with low but prickly carbonation.
O: Another great effort from Captain Larry in a style we should see more of.
03-08-2013 18:06:10 | More by CharlatanSin
Pleasantville Smoked Porter from Captain Lawrence Brewing Co.
90 out of 100 based on 213 ratings.