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

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

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BA SCORE
86
very good

141 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 141
Reviews: 53
rAvg: 3.81
pDev: 15.75%
Wants: 47
Gots: 37 | FT: 4
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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1/5  rDev -73.8%

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4/5  rDev +5%

11-11-2013 13:34:57 | More by ColForbinBC
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Morey

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

11-07-2013 23:48:35 | More by Morey
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SpeedwayJim

New York

2.76/5  rDev -27.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

2013 vintage. 750ml capped bottle into a Brooklyn Brewery snifter. Shared with schen9303.

Pours a 2 finger rich coffee colored head with moderate retention. Beer is pitch black but pretty thin. Lacing is stringy and spotty with decent legs and good stick. Solid.

Nose is maple, smoke, roast and meat. Like a maple glazed smoked ham. Pretty polarizing.

Opens sweet maple syrup, roast, smoke, and burnt malt. Chocolate, anise, and cocoa powder mix in, in the middle. End is sweet with a touch of booze. Sweet chocolate, roast, and cocoa cola finish with a lingering maple and roast aftertaste. Average.

Medium bodied with ample carbonation. Prickly and aggressive in the mouth but goes down relatively smooth. Messy finish with a slightly lingering aftertaste. The body doesn't hold the flavor of this one.

This is a pretty middle-of-the-road offering. However, considering its $20, its a hard pass. Not worth the price.

Serving type: bottle

10-24-2013 02:09:16 | More by SpeedwayJim
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jarrgal

North Dakota

4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

10-19-2013 03:03:47 | More by jarrgal
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kbuzz

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -21.3%

10-17-2013 23:31:47 | More by kbuzz
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Brewski

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -14.7%

10-14-2013 01:18:06 | More by Brewski
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BryanK

New York

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

09-25-2013 03:11:48 | More by BryanK
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meatyard

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +5%

09-25-2013 00:41:38 | More by meatyard
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Alieniloquium

Florida

3.45/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

750 mL bottle poured into a snifter. 2010 bottle.

Appearance - Black with a nice mocha head. Thick collar and nice legs.

Smell - Very smokey. Meaty. A little bit of sugar. Chocolate. The faintest of rum aromas.

Taste - Much more chocolate. A little ashy. Sharp smoke. Sulfur. Oaky. Some rum in the finish.

Mouthfeel - Bitter. Medium heavy. Medium carbonation.

Overall - This is some intense smoke. I don't get the rum so much.

Serving type: bottle

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New York

3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

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TheSevenDuffs

Ontario (Canada)

3.34/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

2013 Vintage. Poured in to snifter.

A - Poured black with a thin layer of light brown head that quickly receded to a ring around the edges of the glass.

S - A massive smoke aroma hits the nose right away and overpowers the other elements of the beer in the nose. Some oak and a hint of alcohol (rum) are present in the background.

T - The base beer and barrel aging qualities are much more integrated than the nose suggested. Smoke is still the dominant component but a big charred oak presence shows up along with an alcohol taste that must be the rum with lighter notes of spice and roast in the finish. The rum barrel aging notes are a little rough and don't seem to enhance the overall flavour profile.

M - Medium body. Light carbonation.

Serving type: bottle

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MadScientist

New York

4.21/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4

I picked this beer up from the brewery in May.

A: A very dark brown beer with a deep garnet hue.The head is made of compact brown bubbles that leave a fine lacing on the glass and have a long retention period.

S: Fruity, dark malt, coffee and some roast aromas from the porter blend with oak notes. There is a medium vanilla and cinnamon oak character but very little rum character in the nose.

T: The porter flavors of roast, dark malt and some coffee are much more discernible in the flavor along with the rum. The porter and oak dominate the flavor with the rum and a little bit of dark fruit supporting that. There isn't much in the way of hops flavor and a moderately-low bitterness. Some chocolate malt character is evident as it warms. The balance between the malt sweetness and bitterness is about even, maybe just slight bitter. There is a slight charcoal flavor coming out in the aftertaste but it's mostly dark malt, oak and a light fruit juiciness.

M: A creamy, soft beer with a medium-full body and a medium level of carbonation.

O: A velvety porter with roast, coffee and some chocolate layered with oak and supported with some rum making for a nicely balance beer.

Serving type: bottle

09-20-2013 01:14:18 | More by MadScientist
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New York

2.75/5  rDev -27.8%

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Maryland

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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

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Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +5%

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Smoke From The Oak (Rum Barrel Imperial Version) from Captain Lawrence Brewing Co.
86 out of 100 based on 141 ratings.