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Frost Monster - Captain Lawrence Brewing Co.

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189 Ratings
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Ratings: 189
Reviews: 26
rAvg: 3.9
pDev: 10%
Wants: 7
Gots: 19 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Captain Lawrence Brewing Co. visit their website
New York, United States

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

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 01-11-2013)
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Reviews by Greywulfken:
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New York

4/5  rDev +2.6%

A: pitch black tar with a few fat fingers of dark foam head; sheets of lace left behind

S: dark roasted malts and black coffee, some notes of cocoa and charred wood

T: rich and roasty malts, espresso and bittersweet chocolate - almost a smoky element, too

M: medium-to-full bodied, smooth and mellow; slightly sticky and slightly coating

O: nothing cutting edge here, but simply an outstanding Imperial stout, worth a try for fans of the style, the brewer, or new beers

12-13-2013 22:43:36 | More by Greywulfken
More User Reviews:
Photo of Billolick

New York

4.18/5  rDev +7.2%

4 packs of 12 ouce bottles released today and purchased at the brewery. Bottled on 12062013

Enjoyed at near room temp. Pours black the expected black, slight mocha head, film and collar.

Nose is of dark chocolate and coffe grinds.

Dense dark malt flavors along with more coffee, more dark chocolate, more roasted malts and burnt, smokey notes. Delicious...Richly flavorful, oily and viscious in the mouth.

Fine winter sipper. Less then a week in the bottle and this one is drinking like a world class Imperial stout. I put a few botles away in the beer storage area, but not likely they will be allowed to age much, really no need.

Dark beer lovers rejoice this in a very high quality beer..

12-12-2013 02:51:37 | More by Billolick
Photo of tigg924


3.51/5  rDev -10%

Appearance: high carbonation, 3/4 head, clear, dark brown in color

Smell: dark chocolate and cocoa

Taste: coffee grounds, deep dark chocolate, char, and alcohol

Mouthfeel: roasty with a sweet slight bitterness, medium-heavy body, high carbonation

Overall: A slightly above average American double stout. Nice, roasty, and clean, but not as blown away by this one as some of Captain Lawrence's other small bottle offerings. I would get this one again, but I would not rush out of my way for it.

02-10-2014 13:54:09 | More by tigg924
Photo of BurgeoningBrewhead


4.11/5  rDev +5.4%

Poured into fluted snifter; jet black with a big fizzy mocha head that fades after a bit leaving some foam on top and a nice ring around the edge. No lacing.
Smell is dark roasted malt, bitter chocolate and cocoa, with a hint of sweeter chocolate.
Taste is huge; big roasted malt, booze, dark fruit, subdued sweetness. Finish leaves you reeling, sticky bitterness and sweetness all wandering around in a boozy haze.
Mouthfeel is huge, slick, and full.
Overall this is a good example of an imperial stout. Big in flavor, body, and %abv, although it's not super-complex or anything.

03-20-2014 01:58:19 | More by BurgeoningBrewhead
Photo of stereosforgeeks


3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

02-05-2014 03:20:31 | More by stereosforgeeks
Photo of acurtis

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

04-05-2014 18:10:12 | More by acurtis
Photo of CloudStrife

New York

4.08/5  rDev +4.6%

12oz bottle poured into a snifter. Bottled on 12/06/2013.

A: Pours a dark brown appearing black in the glass. A tannish khaki head sits on top of this brew. The head sticks around for a bit.

S: Real nice malty aroma to this one. Very roasty tones reminiscent of a coffee. Just a bit of sweetness in there.

T: The focus of this one is certainly on the malts. Big roasty profile with a touch of dark fruit. Hints of licorice or anise. Bit of smokiness it doesnt overwhelm.

M: Full body with a great creamy character. Mild carbonation. Alcohol is well hidden.

Overall this is a great winter beer. Surprised at how drinkable it is when it clocks in at 12%.

12-24-2013 01:02:18 | More by CloudStrife
Photo of Griffith


4/5  rDev +2.6%

01-09-2014 20:04:01 | More by Griffith
Photo of ipc2000

New York

4/5  rDev +2.6%

01-06-2014 04:40:49 | More by ipc2000
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4.04/5  rDev +3.6%

08-14-2014 03:48:00 | More by andesite83
Photo of socon67

New York

4/5  rDev +2.6%

03-14-2014 22:33:48 | More by socon67
Photo of SpeedwayJim

New York

3.81/5  rDev -2.3%

12oz bottle into a Cigar City snifter.

Pours a rich, 2 finger dark mocha head with decent retention. Beer is pitch black. Lacing is stringy and layered with great stick. An excellent looking beer.

Nose is liquorice, chocolate, smoke, roast, cocoa and fudge. A light booziness sweetens the background a bit. Real solid.

Opens chocolate, cocoa, liquorice and smoke. Roast and espresso in the middle mixed with more chocolate, booze and coarse smoked malt. End is sweet with some hints of dark plum and other fruit. Coarse and slightly hot finish with a sticky chocolate, liquorice, and roast aftertaste. Pretty good.

Medium to full bodied with moderate carbonation. Smooth but a bit boozy in the mouth and goes down rich and warm. Finishes thick and silky with a messy, lingering aftertaste. Solid.

This beer is a pleasant surprise after a couple of misses by Captain Lawrence. Certainly worth trying and one of the better offerings of the style from a NY-based brewery.

01-09-2014 01:04:16 | More by SpeedwayJim
Photo of BklynTerp

New York

3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

01-07-2014 00:03:35 | More by BklynTerp
Photo of Ralphs66

New York

4/5  rDev +2.6%

12-25-2013 19:59:19 | More by Ralphs66
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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

04-05-2013 16:21:35 | More by Kegatron
Photo of Gmann

New York

3.8/5  rDev -2.6%

Pours a black color with a short dense brown head that settles into a thick ring. Very creamy looking.

The aroma is of roasted barley with some char. Bittersweet chocolate and perhaps some cocoa. Some anise. Big beefy stout aroma.

The taste has more of a milk chocolate flavor. The roast is fairly mild but provides a good base flavor. Good woody flavor. Seems to have some oat, as it is quite smooth, but I am not certain. Anise is definitely present. There is a bit of an alcohol note in the finish which is slightly unpleasant.

The feel is full with prickly carbonation that helps break up the body. Sweet and bitter on the palate, good balance. Slightly sticky and chalky in the finish. Bit boozy as well.

I think this is a good stout but the booze presence is a bit harsh. Tone it down a notch and this is a very good stout.

01-18-2014 19:01:17 | More by Gmann
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4/5  rDev +2.6%

03-26-2014 15:10:16 | More by richj1970
Photo of scootny

New York

4.08/5  rDev +4.6%

This is a welcome winter blues blast for me.
A lovely dark cola with a brown head a nice amount of lacing. Aromatics include heavy coffee and chocolate with a significant char. Flavor follows suit with sweet roasted malt and lots of coffee and chocolate. Finish is clean and dry with a fuggles/golding signature. Weight is lightly heavy with an oily character. Sweet and malty in the front with a delicious overall drinkability. A plate of
cheeses of various character and time to enjoy this superb beer

01-13-2014 07:23:44 | More by scootny
Photo of KTCamm

New Jersey

3.76/5  rDev -3.6%

Poured from a twelve ounce bottle into a pint glass. 1/30

Pours total blackout. Wispy layer of light brown foam. Cherry fruit nose, boozy too. Taste is a bourbon barrel fused dark chocolate malt. Huge boozy backbone. Car bomb. Bam! Hits like a hammer, feel the full effect of the 12 abv. Proceed at your own risk.

03-08-2014 18:29:51 | More by KTCamm
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4/5  rDev +2.6%

06-29-2014 04:04:05 | More by Keith_R
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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

02-05-2014 15:16:26 | More by JSBILK
Photo of sunofneurot

New York

3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

01-11-2014 22:47:37 | More by sunofneurot
Photo of Bnjmnlws

New York

4/5  rDev +2.6%

12-30-2013 16:19:58 | More by Bnjmnlws
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4/5  rDev +2.6%

01-26-2014 14:56:02 | More by waddellc2
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New York

4.25/5  rDev +9%

12-22-2013 03:19:45 | More by pjkelley82
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Frost Monster from Captain Lawrence Brewing Co.
87 out of 100 based on 189 ratings.