Barrel Select Black | Captain Lawrence Brewing Co.

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Barrel Select BlackBarrel Select Black

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

Style: American Wild Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.00%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by Jason on 01-09-2012

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4/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.59/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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3.58/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Arrives the color of molasses, with no head whatsoever

Smell: Funky and oaky, with caramel, prune and lactic tones

Taste: Caramel and lactic prune, up front, with developing funk and oak tones in the middle; vinegary and funky in the finish

Mouthfeel: Medium to full body but zero carbonation

Overall: Rather clunky, I am afraid, with the flavors not blending well at all; the mouthfeel was disappointing, too

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3.96/5  rDev -2%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

Photo of Stevedore
4.09/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

375ml bottle from 2011. Poured into a snifter 11/19/2014.

A- Dark purple-brown body. Not particularly appealing in appearance. Minimal white head, no lacing. [3.75]

S- Lactic acid, grape juice, oak. Minimal funk. Smells quite sour, but with a nice sweet grape-like backbone to it. This nose has a nice balance to it despite plenty of acidity. [4]

F- Mouth-puckering lactic acidity mixed in with grape juice-like sweetness, some oak, a little bit of must, and even less funk. A bit of lemon and citrus as well. This is not particularly funky, but it is quite sour, which is a nice change of pace. [4.25]

M- Medium bodied, very drinkable despite being so sour. Good carbonation. Finish is lactic acid mixed in with a bit of grape sweetness. [4]

O- Nice sourness that isn't overwhelming like Side Project sours. And a nice grape sweetness balances it out. Pleasantly surprised with this one. [4]

Final score: 4.10

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4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

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4/5  rDev -1%

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5/5  rDev +23.8%

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4/5  rDev -1%

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4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

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4/5  rDev -1%

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4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

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4/5  rDev -1%

Photo of MCain04
3.9/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

375ml bottle split with a buddy and poured into snifter glasses. Cellar temp.

Pours a dark dark amber and has minimal fizzy tan head with quick dissipation and rimming, no lacing.

Smell is funky and fruity. Sour cherries, lactate, white grapes, dark fruits.

Taste is heavy on the lactic acid with sour cherries up front. Sour white grapes. Funky and dry. Not overly sweet. A bit of cardboard on the back end.

Mouth is medium, very dry, sticky, a little watery, moderate carbonation and fairly smooth.

Overall a decent and enjoyable sour but not one I'd seek out again.

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4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

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4/5  rDev -1%

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4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

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Barrel Select Black from Captain Lawrence Brewing Co.
4.04 out of 5 based on 89 ratings.
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