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Captain Lawrence 5 Years Later

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RATINGS: 77   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.74   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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Five years later, I look back at all we have gone through to get where we are today and I smile. It has been an amazing journey in one of the greatest industries in the world. We have met a ton of new friends, all in the name of great beer! This beer was brewed to celebrate all the great times we have had and plan on having in the future. Brewed with five different malts and five hop varieties this deep, dark and hoppy ale is meant to be enjoyed with friends. Straight from the captain’s cellar to yours, we hope you enjoy! – Scott Vaccaro

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
nimbleprop (4200) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - APR 6, 2011
750ml pours a nearly opaque, deep brown with a creamy, off white head. Smells chocolatey, lightly hoppy, malty, light coffee. Flavor is chocolate, light spice, brown sugar, sweet, malty, light coffee with cream. Medium bodied, spicy finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Scopey (5526) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 5, 2011
On tap at Spuyten Duyvil, Brooklyn. It pours near black with a ruby tint and a thin beige head. The nose is charcoal, caramel, coffee, dark chocolate, chocolate brownie, cherry, soy sauce and sesame seed. The taste is charcoal, toast, smoke, soy sauce, rich-roast coffee, cherry, toasted sesame seed, molasses and burnt sugar. It’s an interesting American Strong, but a bit too much charcoal for me.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
vtafro (2460) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - APR 4, 2011
Bottle pour at 5000 tasting. Black pour with tan head. Roasted malt, light chocolate, licorice, and some citrus and earthy hop tones as well. Nice brew. On the list of drink asap, or those hops will fall out. Nice black iipa.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ngeunit1 (1555) - San Francisco, California, USA - APR 3, 2011
A - Pours a dark black color with a hint of brown blended in and a finger of frothy mocha colored head. The head very slowly fades down to a ring around the glass lacing nicely. S - Aroma is full of deep earthy hops and some nice slightly sweet roasted malts. A bit of chocolate and deeper roasted elements mixed in as well. T - Starts off with a nice hit of earthy hops and deep roasted toffee malts. Bit of bittersweet-chocolate in the background. Lots of roasted flavor. Through the middle some coffee flavor and some stronger chocolate flavor comes through. The finish is a nice blend of the roasted malt, earthy/floral hops and just a tinge of alcohol burn. M - Full bodied with moderate carbonation. Feels really smooth and creamy without being too heavy. Finish is a bit bitter and dry which is really nice. D - For 10% abv, pretty drinkable. Nice balanced flavors with a really nice hop profile alongside all of the roasted flavor. Just a touch expansive, but worth it to give it a try.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
malrubius (1578) - Willowick, Ohio, USA - MAR 29, 2011
Bottle at Max’s tasting. Brought by italirican, I believe. Ok, I was getting buzzed by the time I had this, but it was dark with nice head. At first I thought it was ok, fairly rich complex caramel and coffee. But after a few minutes I thought, what am I drinking right now? It is fucking delicious. Complex woody earthy hop and coffee caramel notes. Nice. Drink room temp.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
blklab2007 (1878) - Connecticut, USA - MAR 23, 2011
bottle poured a dark brown with a big two finger tan head. aroma has sticky fresh resinous hops, medium bitterness, dark rich malts, a slight bit of roast, and some sweetness. mouth feel is medium and there is plenty of carbonation. flavor is rich all around but creamy at the same time. mildly roasted dark malt, a bit of dry chocolate, nuts, green hops, medium bitterness, resins, caramel, and some heat on the end. quite the interesting beer, part black ipa, part barley wine, part strong ale, but whatever the classification it is big in the hop and malt department. nicely done and a somewhat different direction from scott.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
italarican (1425) - Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA - MAR 22, 2011
Bottle brought for Max’s FF winnings tasting. Pours a deep dark brown with a creamy beige head and nice little bubbles. Aroma is rich and complex: smoked meat backed by chocolate powder, pine needles, and marshmallow. Flavor has more coffee than chocolate. Notes of pine, oak, salami, and chalk. Slightly chalky mouthfeel with a big bitter coffee finish. All the different features blend well.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
tgncc (2664) - Bellmore, New York, USA - MAR 22, 2011
On the nose, a malty aroma, coffee, brown sugar, musty. The appearance is dark brown, tan head. The flavor is malt forward, coffee, caramel. The finish is roasted coffee. Coffee makes its presence known throughout. Good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
bhensonb (10348) - Woodland, California, USA - MAR 20, 2011
Tall 750 from Half Time. Pours really black with a creamy 3 finger tan head which does a little ring lacing. Aromas of piney hop and milk chocolate. Med body. Creamy carb. Flavor is dark roast malt, pine and I still think milk chocolate. Oooh. It is very tasty. I’d say the main thing is bitter hop, but the dark malt and chocolate are not to be denied. Finish is sort of all that at the same time. Bitter. Chocolate. But not bitter chocolate. Go figure. Brilliant ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
TeamTrappist (830) - jericho, New York, USA - MAR 18, 2011
Bottle. Poured a rich dark brown. Nose was chocolate and hops. So this started just like the nose, very chocolate and hoppy, but after a short warming period it almost transformed in to a solid black ipa. The chocolate almost dissapeared. Lots of malts carried the middle, and it finished malty. I’m going to hold one for 5 years and re rate.

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