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Smoke From The Oak (Wine Barrel Imperial Version) - Captain Lawrence Brewing Co.

Smoke From The Oak (Wine Barrel Imperial Version)Smoke From The Oak (Wine Barrel Imperial Version)

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BA SCORE
88
very good

87 Ratings
THE BROS
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(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 87
Reviews: 38
rAvg: 3.92
pDev: 16.33%


Brewed by:
Captain Lawrence Brewing Co. visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
American Porter |  12.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: aerozeppl on 12-19-2010)
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foogerd

New York

4.33/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A- Pitch opaque black, some brown/reddish highlights at the edges. Coffee colored head, looks like an impressive brew.

S- Smoke is a bit more subdued in this version, vinous sour tangy aroma, red grapes, a touch of vanilla.

T- This version really suprised me, to me the wine integrated with the smoke in a more balanced way than the other two version. Nothing screams at you to grab your attention but its amazingly balanced. You have your smoke, thick roasty chocolatey porter character, and then the sour tangy red wine, but this all melds together in a way I didnt think was possible with wine barrel aging. The vinous character really works well here, thats what will blow you away, the balance. Everything is perfectly smooth, theres a dry tannin like finish.

M- Not viciously thick but pretty thick nice and smooth on the palette.

D- Very tasty, takes your taste buds for a trip theyre sure to remember.

Serving type: bottle

03-06-2011 02:35:27 | More by foogerd
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Batch 4

A: dark brown , but still fairly translucent. A bit of a reddish tint. Forms. Them light brown head. No lacing.

S: smoke, apple, cherry, foxy grapes and some light red wine.

T: a tad bit sour. Wine, red grapes, light tartness.

M: medium bodied. Tart, though I'm not sure it's supposed to be. Mild bitterness. Dry and astringent on the finish.

O: a nice beer. Not sure it's supposed to be as tart as it is, but it sort of works. Certainly drinkable and I liked it more so than the rum barrel.

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A - Pours a dark black with a hint of brown and a finger of frothy chocolate-khaki colored head. The head fades down at a normal pace leaving behind some lacing.

S - Aroma is a mix of roasted chocolate malts, coffee, vanilla, smoke, oak, red wine, black licorice, dark fruits, and some booze.

T - Starts off with a mix of roasted chocolate malts with some vanilla, dark fruits, and black licorice. Through the middle, oak and red wine come through with some good smoke and some coffee. The finish is a mix of roasted chocolate malts, red wine, smoke, vanilla, oak, coffee, black licorice, and dark fruits with some booze.

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Smoke From The Oak (Wine Barrel Imperial Version) from Captain Lawrence Brewing Co.
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