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Frost Monster - Captain Lawrence Brewing Co.

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very good

200 Ratings
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Ratings: 200
Reviews: 27
rAvg: 3.9
pDev: 9.74%
Wants: 8
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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4/5  rDev +2.6%

Swaino, Mar 29, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -16.7%

steve8robin, Mar 29, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

PEIhop, Mar 28, 2014
Photo of KornWallace
4.15/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Date: 3/26/14
Location: Skibbo's
Glassware: Tulip
Appearance: Pours black with nearly no head. What little carbonation there is is light brown. Very little cling.
Aromatics: Some coffee, bitter chocolate and a lot of sweet. Malts in the back.
Flavor: Starts with the coffee flavor and bitter chocolates. A boat load of carbonation moves us into the sweet chocolate. Cocoa. And the beer gets sweeter with time
Finish: The finish isn't that strong. Some of the coffee and cocoa. Some of the carbonation but not a lot of any of it.
Notes Bottled 12/6/13

KornWallace, Mar 26, 2014
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4/5  rDev +2.6%

richj1970, Mar 26, 2014
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4/5  rDev +2.6%

balinor, Mar 24, 2014
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4/5  rDev +2.6%

Kataco16, Mar 24, 2014
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4/5  rDev +2.6%

Bilco, Mar 24, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

alwaysplayin, Mar 23, 2014
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4/5  rDev +2.6%

DelicateDelirium, Mar 22, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +9%

civicm87, Mar 21, 2014
Photo of BurgeoningBrewhead
4.11/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 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.

BurgeoningBrewhead, Mar 20, 2014
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4/5  rDev +2.6%

timoteo833, Mar 17, 2014
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4/5  rDev +2.6%

socon67, Mar 14, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +15.4%

BA_Berto, Mar 11, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +15.4%

Geekydad79, Mar 09, 2014
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3.76/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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.

KTCamm, Mar 08, 2014
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4/5  rDev +2.6%

Chegui, Mar 07, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

stevec32, Mar 07, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +9%

atone315, Mar 05, 2014
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4/5  rDev +2.6%

phooky, Mar 04, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +9%

Eric15, Mar 02, 2014
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3.7/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

On-tap at Mugs Alehouse, Brooklyn, NY

A: The beer is jet black in color. It poured with a thin off white collar around the edge of the glass—this died down and eventually completely faded away.
S: Light to moderate aromas of dark and roasted malts are present in the nose.
T: Much like the smell, the taste has flavors of dark and chocolate malts along with light hints of licorice and a slight amount of bitterness. No alcohol is perceptible.
M: It feels medium- to full-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer feels a little lighter in body compared to other Russian Imperial Stouts. It is very easy to drink since it hides its alcohol well.

metter98, Mar 01, 2014
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3.81/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A. Pitch black beer, mocha colored head that is slow and small in formation, but lasts and lasts and laces a heavy fog down the sides of the glass

S. Roasted malts predominate with hints of coffee and cocoa, ever so slightly boozy, and a note of minerals and earth

T. Heavy duty roasted malts pushes the limits of roasty-meets-ashy, slight alcohol bite, just a little tangy the way a good dark beer needs to be, a little sweet which feeds a tasty chocolate

M. Dense, slick, lasting. Flavor sticks to the palate. Medium/light carbonation. Just enough bitterness keeps the sweetness in check.

O. Helluva big stout. For the ABV, the alcohol is hardly noticeable. The roasted malts are pushing the border of going too far, but remain tasty. This brings a certain extreme level to it that makes it stand out, but doesn't harm it. The body is exemplary for the style, and helps make this tasty treat a winter meal on its own. I'm happy with it.

NuclearRich, Mar 01, 2014
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4/5  rDev +2.6%

smithj4, Mar 01, 2014
Frost Monster from Captain Lawrence Brewing Co.
87 out of 100 based on 200 ratings.