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Frost Monster - Captain Lawrence Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
87
very good

195 Ratings
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Ratings: 195
Reviews: 27
rAvg: 3.9
pDev: 10%
Wants: 7
Gots: 20 | 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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4/5  rDev +2.6%

Ralphs66, Dec 25, 2013
Photo of CloudStrife
4.08/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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%.

CloudStrife, Dec 24, 2013
Photo of BlurryVisi0n
3.88/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Served in a snifter. Fresh bottle dated 12/06/2013.

Appearance: Black like the night, thin brown tinted body with an average (tan) head at best rising to maybe eighth of an inch with a hard pour.

Smell: Deep coffee, that really smells good but it leaves very quickly.

Taste: What you smell is what it tastes like, but very amplified. Smooth bitterness. Coffee without the milk and a small dose of dark chocolate that feels mellow. Not sweet like some other imperial stouts, but just enough.

Mouth: Medium carbonation, sticky but could use some tweaking.

Overall: Not a bad pickup, I would definitely buy it again especially now that I found out it was a one time release. Grab a glass and enjoy...Salud!

BlurryVisi0n, Dec 23, 2013
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5/5  rDev +28.2%

ejane, Dec 23, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

JTomczak, Dec 23, 2013
Photo of cosmicevan
3.81/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

bottle picked up locally, enjoyed from a captain lawrence snifter.

a - brew poured a watery, yet rich black with a finger of creamy tan colored head that left a coating of lacing on the glass. the head never fully dissolved leaving a thick ring on the surface and a thin skin with some heady islands of foam and bubbles on the surface.

s - frost monster indeed. very roasted black malt...really reminiscent of winter or sitting inside a freezer. big coffee and some chocolate.

t - as the nose suggested, big roast. some black malt and nice coffee notes. nice imperial stout because has the body, but some soft char that gives it a winter vibe.

m - stouty, but with a char.

o - overall, not the greatest imperial stout out there, but worth a try. i'd be interested to see what the barrel does for this...and rum barrel aged, no less. has an interesting twist on the style with all that roast and some of the char making it a lighter side stout.

cosmicevan, Dec 23, 2013
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4/5  rDev +2.6%

Mersh, Dec 22, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

CharlatanSin, Dec 22, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +9%

pjkelley82, Dec 22, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +9%

Wompus, Dec 21, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

bootdown21, Dec 21, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +9%

laxer8811, Dec 20, 2013
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4/5  rDev +2.6%

juliusseizure, Dec 19, 2013
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4/5  rDev +2.6%

IndyDad, Dec 17, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

LopeJuice, Dec 16, 2013
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4/5  rDev +2.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +15.4%

Vonhinx, Dec 15, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

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3.25/5  rDev -16.7%

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4/5  rDev +2.6%

Number967, Dec 14, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

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4/5  rDev +2.6%

sneaks2210, Dec 14, 2013
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4/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Greywulfken, Dec 13, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +9%

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4.25/5  rDev +9%

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Frost Monster from Captain Lawrence Brewing Co.
87 out of 100 based on 195 ratings.