Frost Monster Imperial Stout | Captain Lawrence Brewing Co.

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410 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:
410
Reviews:
66
Avg:
3.97
pDev:
9.82%
 
 
Wants:
26
Gots:
73
For Trade:
2
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Ratings: 410 |  Reviews: 66
Photo of BFCarr
4.21/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Smoky is the defining characteristic of this one. You wouldn't know it comes in at 12%. Pours dark with a 1/4" brown head. Roasted, malty and warming, as an imperial stout should.

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Photo of SlightlyGrey
3.98/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of mklisz
4/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of warrendietrich2001
4/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of PaulSlazinger
4.11/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Too potent.

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Photo of mvanaskie13
4.15/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a narrow pint glass: color is black, dense, head is tan, fine bubbles with nice lingering quality.

Smell is very pleasant: nice roasted malt, toffee, chocolate, some espresso, then some earthy hops and subtle bitterness.

Taste is great, hard to believe it clocks in at 12% abv: roasted malt, chocolate, light coffee earthiness, hops are earthy, slightly piney but balance the strong flavors.

Mouthfeel is a standout quality of the beer, very pleasant and lingering flavors, moderate carbonation, maybe some drying on the tongue.

Overall, a very very good beer that hides its strength very well.

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Photo of JeffKowalek
3.75/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of nmann08
3.74/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Phurley2
3.88/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Jsonta
3.9/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Dominic_Decoco
4.29/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of billab914
3.81/5  rDev -4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Lare453
3.5/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of gdub
3.96/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Tim725
3.45/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of KidFrosty
4.03/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Very nice thick head. Dark black color. Nice chocolate malty taste with a bit of burnt flavor. Smell is actually kind of mild for such a strong brew, or maybe just compared to IPAs.

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Photo of PatrickCT
3.77/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of CHickman
4.08/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

2013 batch on tap at the Lark, pours pitch black color with a small 1 finger tan head which dissipated slowly and left good spotty lacing.

Smells of chocolate, burnt grains, smoked grains, toffee, caramel, brown sugar, molasses, light coffee grinds, faint piney hops, cocoa powder and rich roasted malts. Basic yet enjoyable nose.

Tastes of chocolate malt, oaky notes, toffee, coffee grinds, dark chocolate, piney hops, light floral hops, molasses, Hershey's syrup and mild earthy spices. The chocolate is dominant and really stands out, delivering nice complexities and rich chocolate malt flavors.

Mouthfeel is creamy and smooth, with a slick feel and little to no carbonation that hides the ABV masterfully. It's a thick beer but not quite chewy. I've had this beer before from the bottle, but this well aged keg added nice depth and additional flavors for a really smooth and enjoyable stout.

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Photo of xacidx
4/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of smi69
3.65/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Uncledoobz
4.14/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of ronricorossi
4/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of shopsis
4.58/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of RickyBfromCT
4.02/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Frost Monster Imperial Stout from Captain Lawrence Brewing Co.
3.97 out of 5 based on 410 ratings.
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