Smoke From The Oak (Bourbon Barrel Aged) | Captain Lawrence Brewing Co.

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3.83/5
Very Good
97 Ratings
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BEER INFO

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

Style: American Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by mcallister on 05-25-2007

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
76
Ratings:
97
pDev:
17.49%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
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Gots:
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Trade:
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Ratings: 97 |  Reviews: 76
Photo of dvmin98
3.95/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Look is lighter than your normal porter. Smell is funk, mild vinegar and malts. Some bourbon comes through. Flavor follows the nose. Obviously this has changed over the years, but it is very pleasant. Basically, this has turned into a slightly sour porter. But then again, it is 10 years old. Pretty nice.

I just read a bunch of earlier reviews and it sounds like this has pretty much always been a 'sour' porter, so it really hasn't changed too much. I do like it.

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3.71/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

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3.25/5  rDev -15.1%

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3/5  rDev -21.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

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4/5  rDev +4.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

Photo of johnnnniee
3.03/5  rDev -20.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Bottle from Batch 1 courtesy of mcallister, thanks for the opportunity. Pours a solid dark brown/black color with a huge off white head that fills half the glass and takes forever to recede. The aroma holds some roast and chocolate with a solid hit of bourbon and oak and a curious fruity tartness. The flavor follows the aroma with the sour cherries and lemons taking over the lead role and just about obscuring the porter that was once in this bottle. Medium body with a ludicrous amount of carbonation and an tart ashy bubbly mouthfeel. This beer is a shell of its former self. Some wild yeast have gotten into the bottle and turned this beer, or maybe I just sat on the bottle for too many years.

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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

Photo of koopa
3.73/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Batch 2 bottle that I've been holding on to since it was released.

Appearance: Pours an attractive deep mahogany to borderline black with a 2 finger dark khaki crown that displays nice retention and lace.

Smell: Faint bourbon and oak mixed with a vinous quality that puts some sourness forward. The malt profile underneath is fairly nondescript but it definitely isn't very roasty or sweet.

Taste: Basically all about the light sourness at this point. Bourbon is really subdued and coupled with the bugs in the barrel it comes off more like a sour cherry flavor than anything else. Finishes a little bleh.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with medium carbonation.

Overall: Goes down fairly easy, tastes decent, but nothing special. This one ain't getting any better IMHO so drink up if you still have one.

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3/5  rDev -21.7%

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4/5  rDev +4.4%

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4/5  rDev +4.4%

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4/5  rDev +4.4%

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3/5  rDev -21.7%

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3/5  rDev -21.7%

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4/5  rDev +4.4%

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3.83/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Acquired from stonequarrywest via Secret Santa '10 so a big THANK YOU goes out to him!
Batch 2
Poured in to a pint glass.

A: This beer pours an opaque black with a two finger of brown sudsy head. Head recedes quickly leaving wispy lacing on the glass.

S: Nose is very tart, sour, cherry and wood notes.

T: Taste starts with very soured cherry notes at the forefront. Middle is filled with a wood with light chocolate character. Finish is big bourbon and some more cherry notes.

M: Lighter side of medium body, higher carbonation, crisp with a very dry, almost bone dry finish.

O: Goes down rather easy, tasty, not too filling, decent kick, not a great representation of the style, but a damn fine beer in its own right. I rated more to actual taste than to it's style.

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Smoke From The Oak (Bourbon Barrel Aged) from Captain Lawrence Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.83 out of 5 with 97 ratings
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