Pleasantville Smoked Porter | Captain Lawrence Brewing Co.

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Pleasantville Smoked PorterPleasantville Smoked Porter
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Captain Lawrence Brewing Co.
New York, United States
captainlawrencebrewing.com

Style: American Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.40%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by Billolick on 02-12-2006

BEER STATS
Ratings:
259
Reviews:
131
Avg:
4.04
pDev:
8.17%
 
 
Wants:
25
Gots:
15
For Trade:
1
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2.75/5  rDev -31.9%

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3/5  rDev -25.7%

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3/5  rDev -25.7%

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3/5  rDev -25.7%

Photo of da_beers
3.24/5  rDev -19.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

A - Pours a thin black, not thick like a stout. Light tan, bubbly head, not real thick. No lacing, very watery and thin looking. Overall a nice look.

S - This may sound odd, but all I get is Copenhagen. I can't get past it. There obvious smoke in there too. Reminds me of old hunting trips. Not too appetizing.

T - Not hot on this one. Smokey, for sure, but not as much as the nose. A good level of woody characteristics as well. Maybe some nuttiness, but hard to tell, masked by nose.

M - Very light body, which surprises me. Smooth. Very "drinkable", per se, but I don't overly enjoy it so I wouldn't choose to keep drinking it.

O - Meh... It looks nice, taste and smell on the low scale, however. Kinda disappointed, but for what it is, its unique.

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Photo of ejimhof
3.25/5  rDev -19.6%

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3.25/5  rDev -19.6%

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3.25/5  rDev -19.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of mikesgroove
3.47/5  rDev -14.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured an extremely dark brown, essentially black with a nice opaque color. Absolutly no head, lace, foam, bubbles, nothing, just looked a bit weak to be honest.

Smell was very heavy with the smoked presence, which is only to be expected. A slight hint of caramel or sugar could be picked up, but you really had to look for it.

- Flat, no life to this at all and thin were my first impressions. Really no carbonation and slick and oily in feel. Suprised that there was actually a nice hoppy back which seemed to come out of nowhere. But the feel really distracted me and took big points away from this.

not sure what happened as we opened this and the imperial back to back, odd.

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3.48/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Arrives at the bar with a coffee color and a tan head that drops to a ringlet and splotches the pint glass

Smell: Dark bread but no smoke

Taste: Brown bread up front, still no smoke until the very end, and even then, there is not much and it is joined by a slightly phenolic flavor

Mouthfeel: Somewhat watery with moderate carbonation

Drinkability: Easy to drink but pales in comparison to some of the better smoked porters I have tasted; would make a fine brown ale

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3.48/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A-Pours an almost ashy black color. Mild head is about tan in color. Quite dark. Mild lacing,

S-Quite smoky. Almost salty too. Coffee and bits of chocolate to accompany the smokiness.

T-Definitely pretty smoky. Lightly salty and hints of oak. Roasty and chocolatey. Smoke is the leader here in the taste.

M-Medium bodied. Moderate carbonation too. A bit slick on the tongue.

O/D-I didn't love this beer but was happy to try it. One glass was enough. Maybe a bit too smoky for me.

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3.49/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Reviewed from notes. Poured from 16.9 oz. bottle into a CCB pint glass.

A: Pours a nice dark brown, fairly clear, with a half-finger white head. Visible carbonation on the low side.

S: Smoky, roasty and bitter, with some bittersweet cacao.

T: Smoke, roasted coffee bitterness, toasted malt, a bit of Band-aid near the swallow. A mild bitter pine hop presence as well.

M: Body on the thin side for a porter, good carbonation sensation, moderate alcohol presence.

O: Not my favorite style. Decent for a smoked porter, but falls short of others I've had. Certainly not bad to give a try.

In the interest of full disclosure, I'm not certain that I'm reviewing the right beer. The label on this bottle simply says Smoked Porter, with no mention of Pleasantville. But it seems to be the only one listed on Captain Lawrence's website, so I'm running with it.

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3.5/5  rDev -13.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -13.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -13.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -13.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -13.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -13.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -13.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -13.4%

Photo of mcallister
3.51/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Black but nearing brown at the edges. Thick viscous tan head. Good retention and lacing.

Aroma is lacking depth. Hints of roasted chocolate malt and no present sign of smoke.

Flavors are somewhat unbalanced. Woody smokey flavors. Hints of currant and beechwood. A roasty caramel, chocolate malt ending with a slightly bitter hop.

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3.52/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

*liked it, would not buy it*

App: dark brown black cant see through it..

smell: smoke some sausage, some nice roasty rich sweet dark malts.

taste: water, rich goodness, then some sour. nice aand balanced and yummy, lil to much punch in the finish but good.

mf: thin in the front thick in the back.. ok..

drinkable?: sure, bit thick and bitter in the back though.

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3.54/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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3.55/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of dar482
3.58/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

The beer comes in a black color with an off white head.

The aroma has tons of smoke and roasted malt. It's quite strong.

On the flavor, the front is some deep espresso, then bacon, then ash and charcoal. There is an extremely smokey aftertaste that is almost like drinking liquid smoke.

This beer has some wonderful characteristics, but really could use some other flavors to balance out the overwhelming amount of smoke that eventually invades the palate. I would share this beer for a good smoked beer experience, but don't really see drinking a reasonable volume of this.

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Pleasantville Smoked Porter from Captain Lawrence Brewing Co.
4.04 out of 5 based on 259 ratings.
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