Smoke From The Oak (Rum Barrel Aged) - Captain Lawrence Brewing Co.
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3.53/5 rDev -7.1%
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.
02-01-2014 22:56:11 | More by johnnnniee
3.08/5 rDev -18.9%
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.
01-09-2013 02:08:06 | More by beagle826
3.15/5 rDev -17.1%
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.
Unfortunately, the flavor of this beer simply does not live up to the smell. I would have preferred either a lot more sourness, or none at all. There are two beers in this glass, and they are fighting each other for my attention. I'm starting to wonder if this was supposed to be sour at all. Maybe it's just infected.
It is extremely difficult to rate the mouthfeel on this beer, because I can't figure out what it is supposed to be.
In the end, I found myself quite disappointed. To quote Emperor Joseph II from Amadeus, it had "too many notes".
12-09-2012 06:27:46 | More by DaveAnderson
Smoke From The Oak (Rum Barrel Aged) from Captain Lawrence Brewing Co.
85 out of 100 based on 103 ratings.