Nor' Easter - Captain Lawrence Brewing Co.

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Reviews: 211
Hads: 309
rAvg: 4.13
pDev: 8.47%
Wants: 155
Gots: 57 | FT: 4
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Captain Lawrence Brewing Co. visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
Belgian Strong Dark Ale |  12.00% ABV

Availability: Winter

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Beer added by: Billolick on 02-12-2007

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Photo of Sammy
4/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On-tap at the Ginger Man in NYC.Black with little head, chocolate and bourbon in aroma. This is some crafting of fruitiness, bourbon, malt and hops. Not one overpowers the other. This is a slow sipper, as in hours, and in that regard I could not finish it. Low carbonation, woody, quite complex, with a bit of sourness in the finish. A bottle a year later with great head and bourbon and oak aroma. (398 characters)

Photo of metter98
3.88/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: The beer is jet black in color and has a thin layer of bubbles floating around the edge of the glass.
S: There are light aromas of dark fruits in the nose.
T: The taste has flavors of dark fruits--elderberries stand out in particular--and has a slight amount of initial sweetness. Otherwise, the elderberries lend some tartness.
M: It feels medium- to full-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
D: The alcohol is relatively well masked so this beer isn't that difficult to drink. (507 characters)

Photo of Thorpe429
4.05/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Reviewed from notes.

Poured into a tulip. Appearance is dark brown with a tan head and some light lacing. Nose is tart cherries, berries, oak, light vanilla, and some roast. Fairly complex but I think what I had was too young and hadn't quite integrated yet. The taste is similar with roast and tart fruits. Really nice feel with a bit of tart character and a good body. Drinks well now and this should age supremely. (418 characters)

Photo of brentk56
3.82/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Batch 4

Appearance: Pours a fudge brown color with ruby highlights; the head was rather modest but it did leave plenty of lace

Smell: Great complexity to the aroma, with the elderberries and Bourbon presenting themselves, up front, with dark fruit, licorice and leather underneath

Taste: Dark fruit, up front, with fig flavors that quickly move in the tart direction provided by the elderberries, with some licorice underneath; after the swallow, there is a hint of Bourbon that gets added to the mix, but the vinous tartness overwhelms the finish

Mouthfeel: Medium body with moderate carbonation

Overall: While I appreciate the complexity, the tartness was overwhelming and didn't enable the other elements of the the flavor profile to shine through (755 characters)

Photo of Phyl21ca
4.32/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle courtesy of John_Adam2002: Poured a clear deep brown color ale with a medium off-white foamy head with good retention and lacing. Aroma is dominated by some bourbon notes with limited alcohol appearance and some sweet malt notes. Taste is also dominated by some malt with some light toffee notes with some bourbon and vanilla dominating but not going overboard. Body is full with some great carbonation and alcohol is mildly noticeable. I could not detect the elderberries but overall I thought this was complex without being too one-dimensional or too bourbon dominated. (578 characters)

Photo of mikesgroove
4.12/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

medium brown color with a smallish tan head about a half inch high by using a very vigorous pour. The ale was not nearly opaque as you could definitely make out hints of light on the sides and bottom of the glas

full of spice and a touch of sour fruit as well.lots of dark fruits of varying degree going in here for sure, very interesting.
spiciness that was coming through from the very first taste. A big healthy dose of cinnamon, nutmeg, and earthy malts right on the front end, hints of apples and raisins and plums rippling through all at once, while at the same time really puckering the lips. As if that was not enough, on top of the oak flavors started to percolate through and really start to show them off. Really getting complex not with hints of vanilla and even caramel as it warmed starting to mingle, but the finish went right back to that deep sour note. Very nice indeed. (890 characters)

Photo of zeff80
4.07/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A - Poured out a cloudy, dark brown color with a tan, thin head of bubbly foam. It left some soapy lace residue.

S - It smelled of candy sugar, ripe fruits and malty sweetness. Bourbon and oak aromas were present, too.

T - It tasted of oak, bourbon and of fruits like plum and raisin. There was a strong sweet caramel maltiness, too.

M - It was soft and smooth. A full-bodied ale that packs a strong alcohol punch.

D - This is a great tasting beer. I would like to try more brews from Captain Lawrence. (506 characters)

Photo of TMoney2591
4.32/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served in a Dogfish Head snifter.

Big thanks to cuzco for this bottle!

I hope I like this Nor'Easter more than the one that resulted in my car getting buried in snow this past winter. It pours an opaque black-brown (it may just be the label influencing my thoughts, but it almost seems like a really deep royal purple...) topped by nearly a finger of tan foam. The nose comprises black cherries, bourbon, oak, raspberries (elderberries? I have no idea what they smell like...or look like...frankly, if it weren't for Monty Python and the Holy Grail I would never have even heard o' those damn things...), maple syrup, vanilla, butterscotch, plums, blueberries, molasses, and brown sugar. Whew. What a nose, baby! I'm glad I listened to Arbi (below) and let this guy warm up before I approached it. The taste is also heavy on the dark fruits and berries, with some figs and raisins added for good measure; the spices are also back, with some added cinnamon, nutmeg, and cloves; and a hint of tartness (it fluctuates between cherry, raspberry, and vinegar) makes a short cameo as well. It's all good, baby! The body is a rich medium, with a light carbonation and a thick, smooth feel. Overall, a rather tasty brew, one I wish i had access to more often. Get some! (1,263 characters)

Photo of NeroFiddled
4.17/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Although it was a bit of an expenditure for me at this point ($15 for the 750ml), the collector in me wouldn't let it go, and the beer lover in me wouldn't let one of Scott's brews slip past my palate. He's really found his legs, and he's really putting out some really great brews now. That said, the Nor'Easter was no let down.

It pours an opaque black/brown body beneath a finger thick head of dark tan foam that holds well and leaves some nice lacing about the glass.

The nose is bourbon-like, vanilla-noted, woody, and berryish over a fudge-like malt base.

In the mouth it's creamy smooth with a full body and moderate, very-fine bubbled natural carbonation from bottle conditioning.

The flavor expresses the elderberries upfront, but then they shrink back a bit as it warms to reveal the alcohol and bourbon character. The maltiness rises across the middle, but it's not as full, or sweetish and chocolatey, as the nose suggests. It's more just dark caramel malt with a low-level bittersweet chocolate side as the alcohol comes into play with some heat. At the swallow it turns to a hint of coconut and some woodiness; and it finishes with a spritz of alcohol, some coconut, a hint of fudge, and some drying woodiness along with a smattering of elderberry. The bitterness is a constant anchor, and this ship never slips into "sweeter" waters - but neither does it become drying, chalky, raspy, or abrasive. Nicely done. Interesting. Worth trying. (1,466 characters)

Photo of RblWthACoz
4.32/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks go to scootny on this one.

Pours a dark brown with a slight tan head that falls to nothing. Nose is nice and spicy. Definite barrel aging character here. Can seriously grab it on the flavor as well. I have no idea, but it's bourbon barrels? Nice smooth flavor from it, but robust enough to keep it at a very interesting level. Nice level of spice. Am I getting some coffee on there? Yes, I think I am. Feel has a good carbonation and the liquid is nice too. This is good. Yet another excellent Belgian style out of the U.S. Really an amazing piece of work. (564 characters)

Photo of mdfb79
4.1/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bought this about 3 years ago and have been holding onto it since. Have had this once or twice at NOTB/EBF up in Boston over the years, but now reviewing it for the first time. This is batch 3, which was released December 2008, so it is a month shy of four years old. Poured from a 750ml bottle into my Bruery tulip.

a - Pours a very dark brown color with a slight reddish tint, light carbonation evident, and two inches of light tan head that leaves quickly.

s - Smells of bourbon, apple, dark fruits, light spice, roasted malts, sweet dark fruits, light tart dark fruits, oak, and light vanilla. A nice mix of dark fruits and bourbon, and the bourbon is definitely not overpowering.

t - Tastes of bourbon, sweet dark fruits, molasses, licorice, oak, roasted malts, toasted malts, slight twinge of sour fruits, figs, and raisins. Very nice again.

m - Light to medium body and low to moderate carbonation. Body is a little bit lighter than I
was expecting, and not hot at all.

o - Overall a really nice beer that seems to have held up pretty well. Not hot at all, but there is nice bourbon and sweet dark fruits throughout it. Worth checking out, and ages well. (1,167 characters)

Photo of orangesol
4/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I think Deuane brought this one for us to try. Batch 5.

A - Pours dark brown with a small half finger tall off-white head leaving spotty lace down the glass.

S - Smells of elderberry's dominate the nose initially slowly giving way to hints of wet oak, dark fruits, toffee, and some light spice. Not much booze initially but it grows as it warms up.

T - Starts off with a bright berry twang slowly giving way to hints of raisins, toffee, oak, vanilla and warm bourbon. This one has a lot going on at once, leaving you guessing what is going to come through next. Finish is pretty dry, lingering for some time.

M - Medium body and flavor with moderate carbonation. Smooth feel initially getting a tad watery toward the end, finish is pretty dry.

O - This one was pretty good. It had plenty of flavor, which was both a good and bad thing. I liked some of the older vintages I have had more but this one was still pretty good. (927 characters)

Photo of jwc215
4.82/5  rDev +16.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours black with a dense light brown head that stays. Great retention power for such a high abv.

The smell is of bourbon, vanilla, oak, dark malt and licorice (from the elderberries).

The elderberry (anise/licorice-like) tastes melds exceptionally well with the vanilla/oak. Chocolate pulls through. Vinuous with a wonderful yeast strain. Alcohol is present, but complements in a fruity way. Full-bodied and warming.

Absolutely smooth and drinkable for the high abv. This is a wonderful, unique winter brew that is very well constructed. (540 characters)

Photo of superspak
4/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750 ml bottle into goblet, batch 5. Pours hazy extremely dark brown color with a dense 1 finger light tan head with good retention that reduces to a small ring of lacing. A bit of lacing clings to the glass as well. Aromas of big bourbon, caramel, dark fruits, and molasses; with a bit of booze as well. Some nice strong aromas here, decent balance as well. Taste of big dark fruits(elderberries?) with some caramel and light bourbon on the front; leading to some licorice, molasses, spice, and a bit of slight tartness in the back. Some lingering sweet notes on the finish for a short bit. No bitterness noticed, as expected. Nicely full and smooth body with medium carbonation. Alcohol is extremely well hidden, not noticing any at all in the taste, but there is a decent warming after the finish. Great drinkability for 12%, but still a sipper. Overall, quite a nice Belgian dark ale. Delicious and smooth drinking. (918 characters)

Photo of WesWes
4.64/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

The beer pours a dark black color with a thick frothy tan head that slowly fades to lacing. The aroma is perfect. It has an excellent mix of malts, vanilla, berries, and yeast. It's a thing of beauty. The taste is great. It has a kick ass bourban flavor that compliments everything. The vanilla character playing off the berries is awesome. The Belgian yeast adds a great fruitiness in the finish. The mouthfeel is fine. It is a full bodied beer with adequate carbonation. This is a goddamn great beer. It's complex and easy drinking. (534 characters)

Photo of mothman
3.62/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Batch 4

Poured into Founders snifter

Pours a light layer of tan head. Some thin splattered lace. Color is a copper brown, but settles near black.

Aroma: Notes of cocoa powder and dark chocolate with waves of bourbon up front. It also has notes of the elderberries, vanilla, and some roasted malts. It is fairly sweet.

Taste: The elderberries stick out a lot and it tastes a bit sour, almost like sour cherries. I get a lot of roasted malts, light bourbon and some chocolate. The sourness takes away a lot from this beer. It is creamy and has some vanilla sweetness. It does show some bourbon notes.

Mouthfeel: Tart, creamy, smooth. Medium to full bodied with a medium amount of carbonation. Ends roasted, but clean.

Overall, it is an alright beer, but I was expecting more chocolate flavors and less elderberries. The elderberries really took this beer over it seems. Somewhat drinkable. (893 characters)

Photo of Mora2000
4/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to exiled for sharing this bottle.

The beer pours a dark brown color with a tan head. The aroma is a mix of roasted malt and tart cherries. The flavor is a lot of tart cherries along with bourbon, roasted malt, oak and vanilla. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation. Not sure what I was expecting, but this was completely different - but in a very good way. (368 characters)

Photo of stakem
4.27/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Review from notes taken 12/11/10. Thanks to Jason (ClockworkOrange) for opening and sharing this.

Batch #1 poured into a snifter appears dark brown in color with a thin tan head. Some spotty lace clings to the glass. Lighter brown coloration shines through the edges of the glass revealing a bit of clarity to this brew.

The aroma is dark malt with subtle vanilla smoothness and alcohol warmth fills the nose. There is some brown sugar suggestions along with a bit of cocoa. This is not an overly complex aroma just well rounded and very enjoyable.

The taste of this brew includes a tangy amount of alcohol leaning towards whiskey notes and a warming sense. Vanilla smoothness is again present accenting the dark malt flavor. This brew finishes lightly spicy and a bit fruity. A residual flavor of chocolate hangs in the mouth with minorly bitter hops and bold alcohol flavoring.

Medium to light feel with a light level of carbonation. Very drinkable with light spiciness and a warming alcohol touch. This is the exact kind of brew I need to put me in the mood for the holidays. Thanks again Jason! (1,102 characters)

Photo of Gueuzedude
4.35/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Batch 2; Sampled January 2008
Pours with a frothy, initially three-finger thick, pale cocoa tinged, tan colored head that leaves some light lacing on the sides of the glass as it subsides. The beer is quite opaque (even when held up to the light) and is pretty close to being black in color. The aroma has a nice, concentrated fruit note to it that reminds me of rum soaked raisins, a bright, though dried berry note and a bit of estery banana. Underneath this, and in fact contributing to the initially noticed rum note, is a noticeable barrel influence; Aromas of vanillin, spicy wood, butterscotch-like oak and a finish of light bourbon notes are all noticeable, but at a really nice level. Unlike so many Bourbon barrel aged beers the brewer has kept the barrel notes at a secondary, almost subtle level here, though it does contribute lots of aromatics to the nose of this brew. Much of the fruitiness and some subtle spiciness (made more subtle by the more noticeable barrel notes) seems contributed by a Belgian-type yeast strain.

Sweet, fruity flavors greet my taste buds up front. The beer is actually a bit lighter in heft than the fruitiness might suggest; this definitely is a rich sipping brew though. A soft, almost velvety, creaminess accompanies the up front sweetness and continues to envelope the mouth as the beer passes through. A light, tickle of carbonation provides some structure, but does not disrupt the creaminess. Fruit flavors of prunes, raisins, and concentrated berries yield to soft oak notes of vanillin and buttery oak. More towards the finish the spicy oak character and subtle Bourbon notes provide a bit of a bite and a touch of warming character. For how dark this brew is, it has an awful small amount of roast character; it makes me wonder if much of the color came from the elderberries. Still there is some roasty notes in the finish that contribute a touch of chalky, dark grain astringency, notes of deeply toasted bread crust and even some burnt grain acidity. Perhaps a lot of the otherwise easily noticed dark grain character is just well balanced / hidden by the sweet fruit notes and barrel character.

Interestingly, when I suck in a lot of air after taking a sip I really get a strong, warming alcohol note, not unlike straight Bourbon. As the brew warms up a bit (coinciding with my second pour of this brew) from it's initial 60°F / 15°C, the oak character becomes more noticeable; strangely, or not so considering Bourbon gets most of its flavor from oak, the Bourbon character does not become more pronounced. Still the barrel notes are held well in check by the other flavor notes that are happening in this beer. Upon further reflection though, I think that it was the piquant sweetness that has become tempered, and not the jump in barrel flavors; the sweetness is not quit so much now, even if it was never cloying, instead the beer is much more integrated, mellow somehow and just plain harmonious.

What I really like about this brew is that the Bourbon barrel was really held in check; it provides noticeable character to both the aroma and flavor, but I don't feel like it drown out any of the base beer's character (which is certainly the case with 90% of the barrel / oak beers being made right now). The sweetness without the bourbon / oak character would more than likely be overwhelming and detracting, but as couple here with the Bourbon and oak notes it provides a nice balance that really keeps the barrel flavors from becoming too obtrusive and overwhelming. This was a very good beer in the first, cooler pour, but once it warmed up it has become much more harmonious, more balanced and really just a great drinking experience; the fact that I drank a full 750ml bottle of this brew definitely improved the overall experience. (3,802 characters)

Photo of BARFLYB
4.2/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750ML bottle poured into a regular snifter over some time. Batch 3 purchased at brewery in N.Y.

A- CL Nor' Easter comes out of the bottle a dark brown/black color while it settles in the glass completely black. The head is a 1/2 finger of a dark shade white to vanilla color and great lacing for a BA beer.

S- This beer smells great with top notch bourbon and vanilla sweetness with some woody backing. Dark fruits arise also with berries. Some raisins with caramel and chocolate with dark malt. Slight alcohol as it warms.

T- So that's what an elderberry tastes like. Along with other dark fruits the bourbon flavor is pretty strong and pleasant if that's your thing. Getting some oak and a whole lot of vanilla is also present and inviting. A bit of coffee and a backing of wood is coming from the barrel as well. Nor' Easter also has some wine tastes.

M- Very thick on the mouth for me but not a problem. as it warms this one is a breeze to drink. The vanilla stays with me the most. The alcohol is not quite present but I know it's there towards the end of the bottle.

D- Great at 11% and a sipper. There is no reason to rush through this beer as i drank it over 2 hours. I like this out of the bottle a bit better, but on tap it's quite good. The blend of flavors is amazing and quite a change from some winter warmers even though this is a BSDA. Loving the wine qualities. Great for sharing.

The captain knows how to work a barrel, i wish i got more of these. (1,472 characters)

Photo of Gavage
4.2/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Appearance: pours a thick dark black color with a tan 1" head that slowly falls to some thick surface bubbles. Mild lacing develops during the session.

Smell: malt sweetness, vanilla, and oak. There is a hint of earthiness too.

Taste: big and hearty malt profile with vanilla, oak, alcohol, soft ripe berry tones, plums, pepper, and a nice bitterness. There is a yeast tone that is light. This is a warming and filling beer.

Mouthfeel: lightly crisp at the start, smooth at the finish. Heavy bodied. Bold and lasting aftertaste.

Drinkability: this is one flavorful and enjoyable ale. Alcohol knocks it down a notch, as more than one bomber bottle may blow the barn doors off. Great beer. (700 characters)

Photo of Billolick
4.33/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

The latest creation by Scott V @ Capt. L's (released on Feb. 9th, 2007), this one was available last Friday at the brewery on tap and in large bottles ($11) Strong dark ale, re-fermented with elderberries, Belgian yeast and then aged in bourbon barrels, bottled Jan 23, 2007, only 183 cases were produced.
Pours pretty much black, murky with just a slight bit of light shining through the edges. Dark tan head, with moderate retention. Settles to a thick long lasting tiny bubble film and leaves generous amounts of sticky, sheeting and scattered lacing, nice looking brew. Nose of dark fruits, fusel alcohol and dark toast. This is a manly brew, not for the faint of heart. Big dark fruity and burnt flavors, plenty of woody, smoky, and rum notes. Strong and brash, alcohol present but seems to fit in nicely into the scheme of things in this bold, heady and complex sipper. Will likely only improve with age. Another clear winner for the Good Captain. (955 characters)

Photo of billab914
4.12/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

2010 vintage poured from a 750ml bottle into my Lost Abbey stemware. It poured brown with a bit of a ruby tint to it. A thin but frothy head barely covers the top of the beer. Decent lacing as I drank it.

The fruity elderberries are very apparent in the aroma. There is a good amount of brown sugar, vanilla and bourbon to it as well. The fruitiness has a bit of a tart, slightly sharp presence to it. The elderberries work very well in it.

The taste also shows a lot of the tart, fruity elderberries. The bourbon is a little more reserved but it does give it some nice brown sugar and oak flavors. It's got a little bit of a red wine quality to it in the finish that I'm really liking. The tartness of the fruits give it some nice balance as well.

The mouthfeel is full bodied with carbonation being a little above average for the style. The carbonation fits pretty well with the tart fruits. Overall I thought it was a very nice beer to sip on this evening. It had a lot of flavors to it but managed to bring them together pretty well. The tart elderberries worked well with the sweeter malts and bourbon. Very nice beer overall. (1,135 characters)

Photo of Alieniloquium
3.76/5  rDev -9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750 mL bottle poured into a CCB snifter. Batch 3. Reviewed from notes.

Appearance - No real head. Some bubbles on the surface. Ring around the edge and some lace.

Smell - Wow, it smells tart, which I didn't see coming. Vinous, almost infected. Vanilla and red wine notes.

Taste - Hardly tart at all here. Vinous, at most. More bourbon. Dry with red wine and some astringency. Interesting. Vanilla comes through with a distinct Belgian yeast and candi sugar flavor. A little bit, at least.

Mouthfeel - Dry, vinous, and just a touch tart. Medium carbonation. Medium body, despite being quite dry.

Overall - Very interesting. I'm surprised by the vinous aspects, despite what the label told me. More bourbon would be nice, but it's a fascinating beer. (753 characters)

Photo of Georgiabeer
4.64/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a slightly murky very dark brown with little head. The smell, however, is something different- rich Bourbon notes along with some fruity elderberry as the beer warms. There are definite barrel notes as well, but as an undercurrent, not in-your-face wood. Very nice marriage between the coconut, brown sugar and sultana notes of the Bourbon, the fruitier berries, and a vanilla and lightly roasty finish. If anything, the taste is even better with the flavors even more vibrant than then the aromas. The Bourbon is fairly heavy handed- but I love that. The elderberries add a complex vinous note, and the oak lends a spicy finish, while the malt and roastiness provides an even keel for the other flavors to layer themselves on. Magnificent! Rich and Bourbony in the mouth, but oh, so smooth! What a lovely beer! (817 characters)

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Nor' Easter from Captain Lawrence Brewing Co.
92 out of 100 based on 211 ratings.