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

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145 Ratings
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Ratings: 145
Reviews: 53
rAvg: 3.82
pDev: 15.71%
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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3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

juliusseizure, Mar 11, 2014
Photo of Teleweizen2
3.55/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

A - pours a deep opaque black. Thick mouse-like light tan foam billows almost out of the glass, possibly from an overly vigorous pour. A streak or two of lacing is left on the glass.

S - On this barrel aged imperial smoked porter the first thing that jumps out at me is a rich molten chocolate sauce followed by the classic fresh doughy bread character of american 2-row malt. A touch of ashy campfire lingers in the background along with hints of spice in the form of anise and pepper grinds. As it warms woody notes become more present.

T - syrupy chocolate flavors coat the mouth. Sweet bready malt character adds weight to the flavor. The center seems to be a bit brighter. Peppery spice lights up the palate. Slight hints of smoke twoard the back. The finish is medium length and a touch sweet and chocolatey which balances the smokey character.

M - smooth and creamy. Full bodied. Medium carbonation.

O - interesting beer. I feel like i should have drank it sooner and i am now missing out on when the barrel notes where most prominent. It is a very enjoyable beer but i think i was expecting something different.

Teleweizen2, Feb 23, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

DrunkinYogi, Feb 22, 2014
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4/5  rDev +4.7%

BARFLYB, Jan 26, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

Rifugium, Jan 26, 2014
Photo of Griffith
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

Griffith, Jan 09, 2014
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1/5  rDev -73.8%

ThatsThatDude, Jan 06, 2014
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4/5  rDev +4.7%

ColForbinBC, Nov 11, 2013
Photo of Morey
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

Morey, Nov 07, 2013
Photo of SpeedwayJim
2.76/5  rDev -27.7%
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.

SpeedwayJim, Oct 24, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

jarrgal, Oct 19, 2013
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3/5  rDev -21.5%

kbuzz, Oct 18, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -14.9%

Brewski, Oct 14, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

BryanK, Sep 25, 2013
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4/5  rDev +4.7%

meatyard, Sep 25, 2013
Photo of Alieniloquium
3.45/5  rDev -9.7%
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.

Alieniloquium, Sep 24, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

kirchy, Sep 23, 2013
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3.34/5  rDev -12.6%
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.

TheSevenDuffs, Sep 22, 2013
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4.21/5  rDev +10.2%
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.

MadScientist, Sep 20, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -28%

GrindFatherBob, Sep 19, 2013
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4/5  rDev +4.7%

sneaks2210, Sep 07, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

Paul68, Aug 18, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

duceswild, Aug 13, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -14.9%

mendvicdog, Aug 12, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +17.8%

oriolesfan4, Aug 12, 2013
Smoke From The Oak (Rum Barrel Imperial Version) from Captain Lawrence Brewing Co.
86 out of 100 based on 145 ratings.