Smoke From The Oak (Apple Brandy Imperial Version) - Captain Lawrence Brewing Co.
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Reviews by foogerd:
4.05/5 rDev +1.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
A- Smooth and really rich looking pour, dark black body with some brown on the edges. A beautiful thick luscious looking coffee brown colored head, full lacing lining the glass.
S- Lots of sweet apples and smoke but a sweet smoke, some woody smoke as well but the apple brandy really delivers the smoke in a sweet bbq kind of way.
T- This reports to the palette in a more smokey way than to the nose. Here the smoke is showcased and the sweet apple brandy takes more of a supportive role. Theres a bit of heat as well at the finish, it would probably be best to sit on this for a year or so before cracking it open to see the full potential of the apple brandy treatment to this brew.
M- Cant complain here, full and rich would be the only way to describe this.
D- Very tasty but best to share.
I detracted some points off the taste because of the heat but I believe this brews best days are yet to come with some age.
Serving type: bottle
03-02-2011 04:33:58 | More by foogerd
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3.84/5 rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
750 mL bottle poured into a snifter.
Appearance - Black body. Nice khaki head with a thick collar and nice surface wisps.
Smell - Smoky, but not too intense. Sweet smelling. Chocolate. Lots of vanilla. Some oak. I get some brandy, but I don't think I'd peg it as apple.
Taste - Chocolate. Smoke. Sweet fudgy chocolate comes back after the smoke. Oak. Sweet brandy flavor. Woody finish.
Mouthfeel - Heavy. Pretty sweet and kinda boozy. A little sluggish.
Overall - Nice all around. I appreciate that the smoke isn't overwrought.
Serving type: bottle
07-29-2014 00:53:47 | More by Alieniloquium
4.04/5 rDev +1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
On-tap at Mugs Alehouse, Brooklyn, NY
A: The beer is very close to being jet black in color—slight traces of reddish brown are visible near the edge of the glass when it is held up to the light. It poured with a thin light tan head that died down and left a large patch of bubbles in the center and a collar around the edge of the glass.
S: Light to moderate aromas of iodine and smoke are present in the nose.
T: Like the smell, the taste has flavors of dark malts and smoke, the latter of which lingers through the finish.
M: It feels medium- to full-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer is deceptively drinkable for clocking in at 12% abv as little if any traces of alcohol are perceptible in the taste.
Serving type: on-tap
03-03-2014 01:34:37 | More by metter98
Smoke From The Oak (Apple Brandy Imperial Version) from Captain Lawrence Brewing Co.
89 out of 100 based on 113 ratings.