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Nor' Easter - Captain Lawrence Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
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293 Ratings
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Ratings: 293
Reviews: 211
rAvg: 4.1
pDev: 12.2%


Brewed by:
Captain Lawrence Brewing Co. visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
Belgian Strong Dark Ale |  12.00% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Billolick on 02-12-2007)
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CoolJosh

Pennsylvania

3.83/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Graduation Tasting: Second beer of the day, courtesy of Dyan. This beer was a last minute addition, as there was concern of infection revolving around another offering.

This beer pour an unbelievable sludgy brown, with a light creamy head. There are tons of sediment floating around in the glass. This beer is incredibly thick and hazy, and has a coffee like lace that sticks to the glass.

I'm having trouble with the smell of this one. A milky creaminess pops out of the glass. There is also a slight caramel scent, in addition to light toffee. This area of the beer gets a little bit better as it warms, with a spicy aroma rising as well. My qualm, the smell is way too subdued, and you really have to get your nose deep in the glass in order to pick apart the various elements.

This beer is better on the palate then in the nose. It has a very thick and creamy mouthfeel, with slight bourbon notes. A little bit over spiced, and a little bit boozy. There is a very unique slight funk/cheese-like taste, that matches well with the bitter chocolate taste.

This was a very interesting winter warmer, and my first Captain Lawrence beer. Thanks again, Dyan!

Serving type: bottle

05-11-2009 06:58:33 | More by CoolJosh
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Nor' Easter from Captain Lawrence Brewing Co.
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