Frost Monster - Captain Lawrence Brewing Co.
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Reviews by JerzDevl2000:
4/5 rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Picked this up at Good Beer in New York a few weeks back, having never given this a go before and fortunate enough to find a single bottle of this. Captain Lawrence doesn't have that wide a distribution here in Jersey and this looked relatively appropriate for the season, even though it hasn't been that cold this week. For a Double/Imperial Stout, this felt amazingly easygoing for something with 12% ABV and was just as drinkable as dark beers that were half as strong. This wasn't complex but had just enough going for it that I'd enjoy it again if I were to come across it the next time I'm shopping for beer in the Big Apple!
The pour to this was as to be expected - dark, somewhat thick, and with a good head. Not terribly full when it came to the latter but it was tan present for a bit before fading away to a thin remnant on top of the liquid. A good amount of bitter chocolate and smokiness to the nose, which were both present in the taste as well. The mouthfeel was full and there were hints of dark fruits like plum and currant as well in here. Slightly cloying, the smokiness led to a good taste to this as the bitterness was similar to that of cocoa powder. This never felt like a chocolate Stout but since the alcohol was so recessed, the flavors came out a bit more and the aftertaste was nice and chewy as well, even though there was never a "motor oil" factor here to contend with.
Like reserved Stouts? Look no further. I could feel the alcohol kick in by the time I polished this off but never could I taste it. Beers like this grow on me quickly since they warm me up nicely without having to be shoved down or endured as I have to process the booze. A nice amount of sudsy lacing and some soda-like sweetness served as a reminder that not all Stouts have to taken so seriously and this was fun to drink. Worth the price and the experience of being subtly knocked over as I restrained myself from downing this too quickly. Recommended for those nice, cold Winter nights!
Serving type: bottle
12-30-2013 08:48:57 | More by JerzDevl2000
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3.79/5 rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
A - pours a dark opaque liquid with a thin tan head. Good lacing that sticks to the glass and creates a polka dot picture of tan foam heads.
S - booze with some heavy dark fruit and hints of dark chocolate.
T - there's that booze again! Earthy malts and a small hint of chocolate on hyena finish. Not much else.
M - crispy medium carbonation and a bit thin on the finish.
O - not to shabby.
Serving type: bottle
06-15-2014 02:07:25 | More by brstls4drmrs
Frost Monster from Captain Lawrence Brewing Co.
87 out of 100 based on 184 ratings.