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Nor' Easter - Captain Lawrence Brewing Co.

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Nor' EasterNor' Easter

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

299 Ratings
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Ratings: 299
Reviews: 211
rAvg: 4.1
pDev: 12.2%
Wants: 156
Gots: 56 | FT: 5
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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TheycallmeTim

New York

4.38/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 750 ml. batch #2 bottle into an Ommegang chalice.

A--Body is the color of melted dark chocolate, which is too say: deep brown and totally opaque. Actually looks creamy. Head is small but lasting, maybe eighth of an inch. One advocate described it as "ovaltine" and I like that enough to heist it.

S--Tons of hot bourbon on the sides of the nose, and in the middle is a sweetish ripened fruit that might be elderberries, might be prunes, raisins, currants--you name it. Dark skinned ripe and dried fruit. Amazingly there's still room in the nose for some vanilla and dark wildflower honey.

T--HUGE flavor profile on this badboy. All the bourbon-barrel aged beers I've had to this point, which are admittedly few, have been overtaken by the sweetish mash flavor in the tasting. Not this one. This puppy has as much as its nose: more vanilla, some almond, a spicy sassafras-like character, and then the dark-skinned fruit that's in the aroma. Extremely vinous, with chocolate notes and black licorice toward the end of the spectrum. There's even a small hop bite in the very back right at the end, alongside a solid sweet malt backbone throughout the rest of the tasting. One of those beers that reveals a new flavor ever sip (and you will be sipping).

M&D--Mouthfeel's extremely milky and carbonation is gentle. This is the port of winter beers. It's like a beefed up dubbel, like a dubbel on methamphetamines. Alcohol is well-hidden, but you feel it in no time (or at least I did). Not one to be trifled with, I tells ya--this proves the Captain sea-worthy. Consummate beer for cold weather, and I bet one that mellowed with some age. I'll find out when I score some '08 vintage, hopefully immediately!

Serving type: bottle

12-14-2008 21:52:38 | More by TheycallmeTim
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Nor' Easter from Captain Lawrence Brewing Co.
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