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Frost Monster - Captain Lawrence Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
88
very good

283 Ratings
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Ratings: 283
Reviews: 38
rAvg: 3.92
pDev: 10.2%
Wants: 12
Gots: 41 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
Captain Lawrence Brewing Co. visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial Stout |  12.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 01-11-2013

Imperial Stout aged in Apple Brandy Barrels
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Photo of zekeman17
3.63/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of DrRambis
4.27/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Poured into pint glass from 12 oz bottle dated 11/11/14. I've tried this brew twice fresh and now I'll enjoy a third.

Look: Inky brownish-black with zero light shining through, 1'' head with a cappucino-brown hue.

Smell: Doughy roasted malt dominates the smokey tinged aroma, there is a piney hoppiness with some lemon elements in the backround, some sweet brown sugary elements linger at the finish of the smell. Nascent alcohol.

Taste: Bitter roasted malt up front, w strong dark chocolate elements merge with some dominant coffee elements as well. Brown sugar and pruny fruit as well. The coffee notes play well with the citrus notes of the hops. Smoky, but not nearly as so when fresh. Smoke and bready malt with some pine hop create a very earthy tobacco like flavor to this beer. Finishes with some creamy milk flavors, with punishing piney bitterness.

Feel: Thick and unctous. Silky mouthfeel. Finishes with definite astringency. Drying but has sugary elements.

Overall: The flavors sort of emerge to create a choclate flavored cigar flavor profile. Or maybe chocolate and marshmellow roasted on an open fire. Much better than fresh when the smoke dominated the other flavors. A very nice example of a hoppy American Imperial Stout with the smoky elements being a little bit of a twist on the traditional style. Really melded with time; if you see a dusty bottle sitting somewhere on a dark store aisle I implore you to pick this up and enjoy.

Photo of exl_90
4.07/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of david18
4.56/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of BltByKrmn
3.58/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of kojevergas
2.88/5  rDev -26.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Truncated notes below. Full review to follow. Served cold into a tulip in NYC and allowed to warm over the course of consumption.

No bubble show forms as it's poured.

A: Creamy khaki-tan colour. Retention is good - about 4-5 minutes. Leaves no lacing.

Opaque solid-black.

Sm: Dark and chocolate malt sweetness. Cream. Needs roasted barley, but lacks it. Some raisin. Sassafras. Rum-soaked fruit. Molasses. Definitely on the sweeter side.

Has no hop profile, yeast, or alcohol.

T:/Mf: Creamy, with a dark malt and chocolate malt backbone. Sweet. No yeast character, alcohol, or off-notes come through.

Smooth, wet, full-bodied, aptly thick. A bit overcarbonated.

O: Drinkable and enjoyable, but admittedly middle-of-the-road for the style. In a world in which Storm King, Yeti, and Ole Raspy are available on the shelves across the nation, this won't see mainstream success. Average at best. You need to bring more to the table to create a world-class imperial stout.

C

Photo of Dougwillhike
4.55/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Spectre1966
4.1/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jhlosito75
3.96/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of alexsergio
4/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Beer4B
4/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of buyyourfreedom
3.81/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Markymark404
4.44/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ejeitner
4.33/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Gkruszewski
4.28/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of scottbrew4u
4.03/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Mighty thick and tasty looking out of the tap. Rich and layered this hearty beer was very satisfying.

Photo of mjhall1989
4.25/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Bobloblawlawblog11
3.13/5  rDev -20.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of SadMachine
4.03/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Zekenyce
4/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Pameren
4.04/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Photo of CreekyJarls
3.92/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of micromaniac129
3.95/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A big bold booze beer here. Perfect for hibernation season.
It dark with a deep mocha head. It smells with alot of roasted barley.
The taste was pretty booze upfront with a deep roasted barley taste.
Very gritty and very good, but way too potent for me.

Photo of _morandi_
4.04/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Tiernan
3.88/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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Frost Monster from Captain Lawrence Brewing Co.
88 out of 100 based on 283 ratings.