Frost Monster Imperial Stout | Captain Lawrence Brewing Co.

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413 Ratings
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BEER INFO

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

Style: American Double / Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 12.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Imperial Stout aged in Apple Brandy Barrels

Added by BeerAdvocate on 01-11-2013

BEER STATS
Ratings:
413
Reviews:
66
Avg:
3.97
pDev:
9.57%
 
 
Wants:
26
Gots:
74
For Trade:
2
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1/5  rDev -74.8%

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2.5/5  rDev -37%

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2.5/5  rDev -37%

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2.75/5  rDev -30.7%

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2.75/5  rDev -30.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

small pour, did not like this one

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2.88/5  rDev -27.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Truncated notes below. Full review to follow. Served cold into a tulip in NYC and allowed to warm over the course of consumption.

No bubble show forms as it's poured.

A: Creamy khaki-tan colour. Retention is good - about 4-5 minutes. Leaves no lacing.

Opaque solid-black.

Sm: Dark and chocolate malt sweetness. Cream. Needs roasted barley, but lacks it. Some raisin. Sassafras. Rum-soaked fruit. Molasses. Definitely on the sweeter side.

Has no hop profile, yeast, or alcohol.

T:/Mf: Creamy, with a dark malt and chocolate malt backbone. Sweet. No yeast character, alcohol, or off-notes come through.

Smooth, wet, full-bodied, aptly thick. A bit overcarbonated.

O: Drinkable and enjoyable, but admittedly middle-of-the-road for the style. In a world in which Storm King, Yeti, and Ole Raspy are available on the shelves across the nation, this won't see mainstream success. Average at best. You need to bring more to the table to create a world-class imperial stout.

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3/5  rDev -24.4%

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3/5  rDev -24.4%

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3/5  rDev -24.4%

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3/5  rDev -24.4%

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3/5  rDev -24.4%

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3.13/5  rDev -21.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

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3.14/5  rDev -20.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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3.25/5  rDev -18.1%

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3.25/5  rDev -18.1%

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3.25/5  rDev -18.1%

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3.25/5  rDev -18.1%

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3.25/5  rDev -18.1%

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3.31/5  rDev -16.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

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3.32/5  rDev -16.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This one pours a fairly dark black color, with a small head, and no lacing.

This smells like burnt coffee grounds, ashy malt, and heavy duty booze.

My mistake might be having this fresh and not aging it for a few years. However, a beer should be ready when it's actually bottled. If it's for sale, it should be ready to go. As it is now, this is way too boozy and unbalanced. It's got astringent booze, with a burnt malt and burnt coffee that's slightly unpleasant. Not really a fan of this at all. I think some barrel-aging would really improve this one. I'm not one to typically just say everything is better in barrels, but I really think this one would be.

This is medium bodied, with a low level of carbonation, and a low level of drinkability.

Not all that great. Captain Lawrence has done better.

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3.34/5  rDev -15.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

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3.39/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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3.4/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

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3.4/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Too potent.

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Frost Monster Imperial Stout from Captain Lawrence Brewing Co.
3.97 out of 5 based on 413 ratings.
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