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Imperial Smoked Porter - Captain Lawrence Brewing Co.

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Imperial Smoked Porter
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Ratings: 50
Reviews: 29
rAvg: 4.36
pDev: 14.68%
Wants: 27
Gots: 4 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Captain Lawrence Brewing Co. visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
American Porter |  12.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Billolick on 08-03-2010)
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jrallen34

Illinois

4.88/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

650 counter pressurized bottle from BierKraft, another huge thanks to hoppy...A dark black pour with about four fingers of head, falls pretty quickly. The head is a bright light tan, ok lacing...A super strong aroma of salty bacon and smoke, its awesome...The taste is equally amazing, the salted pork comes through strongly with smoke, but what sets this apart is the complexity brought about by the addition of some sweet chocolate, which just takes this too a whole new level. Unreal smooth chocolately finish. An unreal feel and super easy to drink.

I really hate to throw this term around, but this beer is almost perfect in every way. Get this beer.

Serving type: growler

11-11-2010 02:44:58 | More by jrallen34
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District of Columbia

4/5  rDev -8.3%

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4.75/5  rDev +8.9%

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New York

4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

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New York

5/5  rDev +14.7%

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4/5  rDev -8.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

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New York

4.75/5  rDev +8.9%

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smutty33

Connecticut

4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

12-30-2011 02:19:48 | More by smutty33
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Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

12-29-2011 09:56:00 | More by asparkoflife
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Maryland

4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

12-17-2011 20:14:31 | More by jackie7787
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mltobin

Connecticut

3.93/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served on draft in Westchester NY.

This is the base beer for CLs Smoke From the Oak series. It pours a near black color with two fingers of a light tan head. The nose on this imperial smoked porter begins with a smokey quality, no big surprise there. There is also some coffee with roasted malts. For the taste, more of the roasted malts, dark, a bit of chocolate presents itself. The smoke continues to make itself known, in a balanced manner. Its`s body is medium with a similar carbonation level. Another solid offering from the crew over at CL.

Serving type: on-tap

12-14-2011 02:52:52 | More by mltobin
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Illinois

5/5  rDev +14.7%

12-14-2011 00:04:46 | More by spycow
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Rhode Island

5/5  rDev +14.7%

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Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +14.7%

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Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -8.3%

12-04-2011 17:24:02 | More by xnicknj
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alalvarez75

New York

5/5  rDev +14.7%

12-02-2011 22:00:45 | More by alalvarez75
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Connecticut

5/5  rDev +14.7%

11-16-2011 01:19:00 | More by HopStoopid120
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New Jersey

5/5  rDev +14.7%

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New Jersey

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Connecticut

4/5  rDev -8.3%

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New Jersey

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mikesgroove

South Carolina

4.6/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

black with a small tan, caramel colored head that did not have much staying power. Low retention led to a quick fade to a skim layer on top and a smll amount of lace.

Big smoked flavors were the predominant course here. Small hint at some sugary sweetness and perhaps a bit of a bittering hop in their at the end. But just about anything in there would have been overwhelmed by the absolutly absurdly strong smoked flavors.

Tons of flavors in the back here, but I think this may need to sit down for a few to get the strong aromas to mellow and allow some more of the subtle stuff to come though. Great, really light frothy carbonation left the palate feeling cleansed and refreshed. A slight bittering hop could be found in the finish and and a long lingering flavor that I could still taste several hours later!

overall like a chocolate campfire. wonderfully well done and just about as solid as you can get for the style.

Serving type: growler

07-11-2011 03:05:43 | More by mikesgroove
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DNICE555

Connecticut

4.43/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On tap at Lazy Boy Saloon. Owner is such a cool dude. He gives Jlynn a free pint of bluepoint blueberry and me a free la choufee tulip with my KBS to go in a bottle. Really knows his beer. Recommended me a Keedhan Ale Jo Mama's milk stout that was bangin. He also hand out a nice Brooklyn Bottle opener. On to the review. Poured into a 12 ounce glass.

A Black body with a nice brown head. This porter looks like me with my shirt off... BigTyme.

S Smoke, Roasted Oats, Sugar, Chocolate, smells like roasting marsh mellows around a campfire with a bowl of oatmeal.

T Smokey, chocolate covered roasted oats. Wow this flavor is intense. I haven't had many smokes porters besides the stone smoke porter. The smoke in this one blows the stone away. I feel like I'm hanging out by a bonfire with this one. Very interesting.

M Huge flavor profile. Overwhelms the palate in a good way. Very full bodied especially for a porter.

O Easy to drink for the huge smokey flavor and high abv. I was definitely feeling it after this one. CL has really gotten me interested in smoked porters. I'll have to see more out.

Serving type: on-tap

04-11-2011 19:05:44 | More by DNICE555
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Imperial Smoked Porter from Captain Lawrence Brewing Co.
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