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Captain Lawrence Barrel Select Black

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RATINGS: 36   MEAN: 3.86/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.7   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Nor’Easter Winter Warmer blended with wine grapes and aged for a year in a barrel that previously held Rosso e Marrone.


3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
brokensail (9944) - Orange County, California, USA - NOV 27, 2013
Bottle @ Bobby’s house, shared by GT. Dark brown pour with a small off-white head. Baslamic vinegar, cola, wood, and lemon. A touch of coffee, licorice, and plenty of dark fruit. Nice sweet and sour flavor. Balsamic vinegar, dark fruit, and licorice. Some lemon juice, green apple, and a bit of wood. Nice.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
GT2 (7898) - Carlsbad, California, USA - NOV 24, 2013
375mL. Pours a clear, deep amber red with low foam. Okay for dark sour. Nose is quite funky, a bit footy, some gorgonzola funky cheese. Taste is on the Flemish red/dark sour side of things. Big red wine, vinous, some cocoa. Interesting combo. Palate is lactic, rich, blackberry, sharp. Very nice.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Mora2000 (5346) - McKinney, Texas, USA - NOV 24, 2013
Dark brown pour with a tan head. The aroma has some dark fruit and toffee notes. The flavor is a strong mix of dark fruit, grapes, toffee and oak, with a light amount of tart and sour character. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
thirdeye11 (5393) - Dallas, Texas, USA - NOV 18, 2013
(375ml botle thanks to brystmar) cloudy deep brown. Nose of vinegar, cranberry, sweaty socks. Taste of cranberry, vinegar, quite tart, the palate fatigue is not my favorite, really vinegary.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
brystmar (1118) - Dallas, Texas, USA - NOV 18, 2013
Had this many times, slightly over 1yr since my last sample and this has certainly changed. More pucker than before, a bit of black licorice, oaky barrels galore. Nice stuff.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Damico (2356) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 9, 2013
Pours dark unclear black with a big creamy beige head and some small lacing. The aroma is wild bugs, yeast, nail polish remover. The flavor brings some big puckering tart and fruity yeast notes pretty quickly that has a fairly dry ending. The body is full and satiating.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tmoney99 (10093) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 21, 2013
Bottle shared by alexsdad06. Poured a dark brown color with an average frothy tan head that mostly lasted with excellent lacing. Moderate to heavy dark fruit, spice, sour and tannic wood aroma. Medium to full body with a dry smooth texture and flat carbonation. Medium to heavy sour & tannic flavor with a medium to heavy tannic wood dry and sour fruit finish of moderate to long duration. This is another solid beer.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
alexsdad06 (4540) - Ohio, USA - SEP 16, 2013
500 ml bottle shared with Tmoney99 and Ray. Pours a dark cola brown color with a small beige head that disappeared quickly. The aroma and flavor have a tart fruitiness, light cherry, wood, lactic, some acidity, finishes a bit soft. The alcohol remains well hidden. As it warms a strange off note comes in.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
peteinSD (1281) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 29, 2013
Bottle from Gianni - thanks! Dark red, black pour with a ring of off-white foam and steady carbonation. Aroma is heavy red wine grapes and light oak with underlying tart. Taste is juicy red wine grapes and darker tobacco and trailing tart with spots of lemon. Clean mouthfeel. Excellent, red win heavy sour.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
deyholla (5974) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - MAR 23, 2013
Bottle shared by Ari, thanks! Pours a clear very dark amber with a light brown head that dissipates completely and quickly. Aroma has a good amount of acid with sour grapes and a touch of stone fruits. Flavor has a nice sour red fruit and grapes with a good amount of acid that remains throughout the finish.


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