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

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BA SCORE
85
very good

102 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

(view ratings)
Ratings: 102
Reviews: 71
rAvg: 3.8
pDev: 13.95%
Wants: 83
Gots: 4 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
Captain Lawrence Brewing Co. visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
American Porter |  10.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: mcallister on 05-25-2007)
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Reviews by Mistofminn:
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Mistofminn

Minnesota

4.22/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Another one opened at a tasting. Bottle thanks to pmccallum86. Second to last bottle I swear!

I think this was batch 2 but I didn't take note of it at the time.

Pours nearly pitch black, and a tan head about two fingers in width sits on top. Good retention, but lacks lacing.

At first whiff, there is no doubt in our minds this is rum aged. Rum is dominant in the nose, almost completely covering up all other aromas. I get the light smell of a smoked porter in the background, but it's overpowered by the saturated rum. Unfortunately it's kind of one track minded.

Thank god, there is so much more to this beer than the rum. The smoked porter shows itself in full force in the taste department, asserting itself as a solid beer and one that makes me want to drink more. The smokey character isn't as strong as one might think given the name from the beer, but it plays nice with the rum and makes for a complex and tasty brew. One taste that came to mind was charred wood.

Mouthfeel is medium to heavy, with a smooth texture and good drinkability.

Overall, I was skeptical at first but this turned out to be a good beer. It all comes together in the end. Thanks for the chance Peter!

Serving type: bottle

03-24-2010 04:36:37 | More by Mistofminn
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3.53/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Bottle shared by HoppasaurusRex, thanks for the opportunity Todd
Opened over the sink and the bottle proceeded to pour itself. Dark brown/black color with a huge never ending tan head. Aromas of tart cherry with hints of chocolate and dark sugary rum notes. A hint of oxidation and a touch of earth. The flavor is tart with a lactic twang. Fleeting caramel and roasted notes with a bit of woody vanillin round out the flavor. Light body with a bubbly tart mouthfeel, and a moderate to high level of carbonation. Infected, but not horrible to drink.

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Had this one cellered for about 2.5 years. Cracked it open and was surprised that it smelled a bit sour. Very dark, viscous looking pour. Taste was a bit sweet, oak didn't come through as much as I expected. Ultimately, a little bit disappointing. Seemed like there was too many conflicting flavors going on at once.

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DaveAnderson

Minnesota

3.15/5  rDev -17.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Batch 2, which means this has been in the bottle for at least 4 years.

A standard pour into a Duvel glass produces a creamy head that looks like a milk chocolate mousse. After reading some other reviews of this batch, I was ready for a gusher, but I just got a properly-carbonated, quite attractive beer in my glass. The beer itself is dark and hazy.

Wow. I was not expecting this to smell sour. I'm suddenly very excited about this beer. I normally don't find rum very interesting, so I expected this to be less interesting than, say, something aged in bourbon barrels. This smells like a chocolatey oude bruin. It also reminds me of a chocolate cherry cordial. The rum -- and the oak for that matter -- is very subtle.

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Smoke From The Oak (Rum Barrel Aged) from Captain Lawrence Brewing Co.
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