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Barrel Select Black - Captain Lawrence Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

80 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 80
Reviews: 20
rAvg: 4.19
pDev: 6.44%
Wants: 82
Gots: 21 | FT: 5
Brewed by:
Captain Lawrence Brewing Co. visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
American Wild Ale |  10.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Jason on 01-09-2012)
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New York

5/5  rDev +19.3%

03-18-2012 21:57:22 | More by Orbfan
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Minnesota

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cosmicevan

New York

4.63/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

thanks to GuisseppeFranco for lending a hand in acquiring this one. enjoyed from my capt lawrence tulip.

a - popped the bottle, filled my glass, brew poured black (as advertised) with a frothy grey white head that dissipated leaving a thin layer of head that hung out, swirling the tulip brought it back to life.

s - as soon as i opened the bottle the sourness filled the air. upon closer inspection a wonderful oak sweetness. it is rosso sourness, really well balanced and wonderful. there is an undertone of nor easter, but really in the background, this is a classic captain lawrence sour - sweet tarts and smarties to the T.

t - wow, that really is wonderful. the sourness is strong, but the base beer tames it back giving it a fullness and a red wine in the background. essentially the taste is smarties and sweet tarts on a nice not dry cabernet. very tasty.

m - the mouth is a bit odd. the sourness thins it out, but the base beer is rich and full. not dry at all. really a huge step up from nor easter. the feel is sort of halfway between watery and medium bodied.

o - overall, right before i cracked this, i had heard that it was the sleeper of the series and i think that is pretty spot on. barrel select 1 was amazing, but this one puts the cherry and raspberry to shame...and probably tops the batch 1 by having a really nice (not dry) red wine vibe. the oak tames things, but the sourness is pretty spot on. cheers to scott and the capt lawrence crew. these guys seem to really understand sour beers. thumbs up. looking forward to drinking more of these.

Serving type: bottle

03-13-2012 02:41:57 | More by cosmicevan
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nickhiller

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

02-05-2012 21:42:12 | More by nickhiller
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Connecticut

4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

05-01-2012 22:12:21 | More by hoppymcgee
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Ontario (Canada)

4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

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Maryland

4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

05-11-2012 23:58:50 | More by billyshears
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Connecticut

4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

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District of Columbia

4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

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New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

06-20-2012 01:40:41 | More by stevefinny
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Connecticut

4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

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Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

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Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

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Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

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ehammond1


4.38/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bottle (2012)

Acquired via trade
Thanks, whartontallboy!

A very dark crimson and dark brown, but definitely not black. There isn't a lot of visible carbonation and the head is small, quickly fading, and light brown in color. It leaves the glass oily on the way down.

The aroma is complex, evolving, and immensely enjoyable. There's big, stinging sour character immediately, along with a good amount of barrel, and dark fruit--cherries? currants? There's also a bit of roast character rounding things out nicely.

The flavor is just as nice as the aroma, with a big, full sour character from sip to swallow, lots dark cherry and/or black currant fruit, nuts, and mild roast. This comes together really nicely.

Medium bodied with low carbonation.

This reminds me of a 1- to 2-year-old bottle of Russian River's Consecration, and that's a very, very good thing.

Serving type: bottle

04-22-2012 16:40:13 | More by ehammond1
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Billolick

New York

4.3/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12.7 ounce green bottle, purchased at the source a week or so ago, $15. Allowed to warm up quite a bit before opening.

Pours a deep and very dark shade of brown, dark mocha head, of just a bit more then a film. Leaves a moderate collar and some spots of high lace.

As soon as the bottle was opened, the nose of musty and vinegary sournes sprang forth. Notes of vinegar, forest floor, and again mustyness.

Carbonation is spot on, soft and pleasing to the senses.

Under the initial moderate sour punch, some dark chocolate malts can be tasted. Also a pronounced wood/smoke note. Super dry and sour/tart throughout.

Loved it. Worth seeking out if you enjoy complex, big and quite sour beeers. A nice treat.

Serving type: bottle

04-15-2012 21:20:39 | More by Billolick
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New Jersey

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Illinois

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Massachusetts

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New York

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Illinois

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Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

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Connecticut

4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

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New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

04-09-2012 03:55:20 | More by DSlim71
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Barrel Select Black from Captain Lawrence Brewing Co.
92 out of 100 based on 80 ratings.