Mother Barrel Select - Captain Lawrence Brewing Co.
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Ratings: 60 | Reviews: 20 | Display Reviews Only:
4.21/5 rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
This one was bottled April, 2012. Poured into a snifter glass. Thanks to sidebordz for the hook up.
The beer pours a nice dark color, almost black - very stout-like in appearance. I was surprised to see a little bit of head on this one! Smells funky as hell and has a nice sour cherry kind of scent. Also, right up front you can smell that big oak barrel. The mouth feel is pretty thin and lightly carbonated. The flavors are very nice. I get some dark cherries and quite a bit of the oak barrel; as other reviewers have mentioned, this is a very "musty" wood flavor. It tastes old. Beyond this, there is plenty of lactic acidity and if it is this sour now, I can't imagine how it tasted last year.
Overall, a very well made, complex wild ale. My first from Capt. Lawrence and I assure you, I will be back.
Serving type: bottle
06-20-2013 00:37:24 | More by brother_kenneth
4.05/5 rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
Pours pitch black with a large, tan head that goes down quickly. Scent is very acidic, with a ton of lactic tartness. Definite cherry aromas, since this beer is so dark, I'm tempted to call them black cherries, but who knows. Some nice fruitiness with a nice amount of oak and wood. Very funky, with definite sour notes. Small amount of chocolate as well. Taste is basically just as it smells. Tons of wood and a good amount of musty oak flavors. There is a slight anise flavor, but VERY LITTLE. Lovely cherry and lactic sour flavors. Hints of red wine and vinegar. Hints of vanilla and chocolate with more sour cherry. Slight raspberry flavor. Alcohol is well-hidden. Mouthfeel is medium-full bodied, puckering, and slightly warming. Drinkability is high. Overall, this beer is very interesting, and somewhat complex. I'm very glad I got to try this, and I'm glad I have another to age. Not the best CL beer I've had, but very tasty.
Serving type: bottle
12-21-2012 11:23:28 | More by DovaliHops
Mother Barrel Select from Captain Lawrence Brewing Co.
90 out of 100 based on 60 ratings.