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Smoke From The Oak (Wine Barrel Aged) - Captain Lawrence Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

174 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 174
Reviews: 133
rAvg: 4.03
pDev: 11.91%
Wants: 110
Gots: 9 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
Captain Lawrence Brewing Co. visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
American Porter |  6.40% ABV

Availability: Spring

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

Enhanced with Brettanomyces

(Beer added by: Billolick on 03-18-2007)
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RedChrome

Connecticut

4.08/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Thick ultra dark mahogany liquid that is impossible to see through. Massive three inch head proves the warning label about high carbonation is not just for show. Tan colored lace in big clumps.

A sour and tart aroma hits the nose first and brings to mind a cherry scent. The roasted malt smell is hidden behind the sour and gets downplayed a bit too much. There is also a faint hint of bubblegum sweetness mixed in.

Sour tinge to the sweet malt of the porter. The wine comes through with a very dark red wine presence leaning towards cherry. Very faint bit of vanilla and plum.

Extremely clingy on the tongue. Carbonation bursts all over the mouth and helps flavors develop.

A great brew. Would work well with beef medallions sauteed in a red wine. Definitely a nice beer to seek out if your a fan of sours. Another hit from a great brewer.

Serving type: bottle

08-11-2010 08:34:56 | More by RedChrome
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Smoke From The Oak (Wine Barrel Aged) from Captain Lawrence Brewing Co.
90 out of 100 based on 174 ratings.