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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

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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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zestar

California

3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

06-23-2014 04:59:15 | More by zestar
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BGsWo22

New York

3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

06-11-2014 01:24:07 | More by BGsWo22
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ubufan2112

Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

06-08-2014 23:27:47 | More by ubufan2112
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dcloeren

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

03-25-2014 17:03:41 | More by dcloeren
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ari32

Georgia

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

03-19-2014 12:45:41 | More by ari32
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kjkinsey

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

03-15-2014 23:01:15 | More by kjkinsey
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johnnnniee

New Hampshire

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
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ajzy

Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

12-01-2013 17:00:26 | More by ajzy
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IrishColonial

Texas

3.25/5  rDev -14.5%

08-16-2013 23:39:17 | More by IrishColonial
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duceswild

Maryland

3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

08-13-2013 13:22:15 | More by duceswild
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markasparov

District of Columbia

3/5  rDev -21.1%

08-10-2013 23:35:35 | More by markasparov
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thegerm87

Connecticut

1.5/5  rDev -60.5%

08-09-2013 16:57:00 | More by thegerm87
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mendvicdog

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

05-16-2013 13:00:32 | More by mendvicdog
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jkane101

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

05-15-2013 00:49:52 | More by jkane101
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acurtis

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

04-03-2013 23:07:30 | More by acurtis
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jlenik

New Jersey

2/5  rDev -47.4%

03-21-2013 22:57:21 | More by jlenik
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Jason

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

03-17-2013 23:22:40 | More by Jason
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BeerThursdays

Delaware

3.25/5  rDev -14.5%

03-16-2013 12:34:49 | More by BeerThursdays
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spycow

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

01-14-2013 04:40:42 | More by spycow
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beagle826

New York

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
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DaveAnderson

Minnesota

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
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imperialking

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

11-13-2012 19:31:58 | More by imperialking
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Shango42

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +5.3%

10-01-2012 03:06:17 | More by Shango42
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t0rin0

California

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

09-09-2012 23:20:13 | More by t0rin0
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stevefinny

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +18.4%

06-20-2012 01:43:10 | More by stevefinny
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Smoke From The Oak (Rum Barrel Aged) from Captain Lawrence Brewing Co.
85 out of 100 based on 102 ratings.