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

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BA SCORE
86
very good

95 Ratings
THE BROS
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(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 95
Reviews: 75
rAvg: 3.83
pDev: 18.02%
Wants: 95
Gots: 4 | FT: 3
Brewed by:
Captain Lawrence Brewing Co. visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
American Porter |  7.00% 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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3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

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johnnnniee

New Hampshire

3.03/5  rDev -20.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Bottle from Batch 1 courtesy of mcallister, thanks for the opportunity. Pours a solid dark brown/black color with a huge off white head that fills half the glass and takes forever to recede. The aroma holds some roast and chocolate with a solid hit of bourbon and oak and a curious fruity tartness. The flavor follows the aroma with the sour cherries and lemons taking over the lead role and just about obscuring the porter that was once in this bottle. Medium body with a ludicrous amount of carbonation and an tart ashy bubbly mouthfeel. This beer is a shell of its former self. Some wild yeast have gotten into the bottle and turned this beer, or maybe I just sat on the bottle for too many years.

Serving type: bottle

10-09-2012 03:21:14 | More by johnnnniee
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Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

08-21-2012 21:51:10 | More by orangesol
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koopa

New Jersey

3.7/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Batch 2 bottle that I've been holding on to since it was released.

Appearance: Pours an attractive deep mahogany to borderline black with a 2 finger dark khaki crown that displays nice retention and lace.

Smell: Faint bourbon and oak mixed with a vinous quality that puts some sourness forward. The malt profile underneath is fairly nondescript but it definitely isn't very roasty or sweet.

Taste: Basically all about the light sourness at this point. Bourbon is really subdued and coupled with the bugs in the barrel it comes off more like a sour cherry flavor than anything else. Finishes a little bleh.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with medium carbonation.

Overall: Goes down fairly easy, tastes decent, but nothing special. This one ain't getting any better IMHO so drink up if you still have one.

Serving type: bottle

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Virginia

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Massachusetts

3.85/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Acquired from stonequarrywest via Secret Santa '10 so a big THANK YOU goes out to him!
Batch 2
Poured in to a pint glass.

A: This beer pours an opaque black with a two finger of brown sudsy head. Head recedes quickly leaving wispy lacing on the glass.

S: Nose is very tart, sour, cherry and wood notes.

T: Taste starts with very soured cherry notes at the forefront. Middle is filled with a wood with light chocolate character. Finish is big bourbon and some more cherry notes.

M: Lighter side of medium body, higher carbonation, crisp with a very dry, almost bone dry finish.

O: Goes down rather easy, tasty, not too filling, decent kick, not a great representation of the style, but a damn fine beer in its own right. I rated more to actual taste than to it's style.

Serving type: bottle

09-28-2011 01:40:11 | More by Jayli
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CaseyK

New York

4.13/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Batch two shared with some friends and courtesy of galttfwo.

A: Very dark with a bit of a ruby tinge to it. Pours a thin head that stays for a while and leaves a nice lacing.
S: Wow, this smells sour. Has a nice fruit smell as well, maybe currants.
T: The taste of currants comes through right away for me. Has a nice oak barrel taste as well, not too heavy though. Has a nice sour puckering taste. I really enjoy the variety of flavors present here.
M: Nice mouthfeel, just the right amount of carbonation.
D: I could drink a decent amount of this stuff.
O: A very interesting beer. I didn't know what to expect of it really, but I'm glad I got to try it out.

Serving type: bottle

11-13-2010 20:52:20 | More by CaseyK
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Jwale73

Rhode Island

4.22/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Batch #2 served in my Old Stock snifter. Pours two shades shy of black with a half inch, frothy, tan-colored head that dissipates into a broken skim and a thin, white band around the edges. Nose reveals tart/sour dark fruit, some woody notes, as well as a red wine character. Taste follows nose; however, some bourbon and buttery notes also come out. Mouthfeel is medium-light, with a slight, acidic burn at the back of the throat. Carbonation is quite lively. A very drinkable and complex beer that should be considered closer to a dark American Wild than an American Porter in my opinion.

Serving type: bottle

10-24-2010 02:13:24 | More by Jwale73
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Smoke From The Oak (Bourbon Barrel Aged) from Captain Lawrence Brewing Co.
86 out of 100 based on 95 ratings.