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Captain Lawrence Barrel Select Black

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RATINGS: 40   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.72   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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Nor’Easter Winter Warmer blended with wine grapes and aged for a year in a barrel that previously held Rosso e Marrone.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
wedgie9 (2223) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - JAN 23, 2015
Tasted on 1/27/13 from a capped 375mL bottle. Pours completely opaque black with an average tan head that slowly recedes to average lace. The nose is dark and milk chocolate, coffee, and just a touch of some sour funk underlying. The flavor is more sour vinegar and vinous up front with all of the milk and dark chocolate and coffee from the nose. Sour up front, stout on the back. The body is medium with average carbonation, plenty of tannin, and a long sour and roasted finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
vyvvy (4178) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - JUN 22, 2014
Generously shared by one of the fine Portland RB folks at a tasting - Pours dark brown with a tan head. The aroma has light tartness, caramel and berries. It has a medium body that is smooth and has some grainy light carbonation. It begins with lots of dark berries, smooth roast, richness and sharp citric acidity. The finish is crisp for a dark 10% beer. Yet another excellent beer in the memorable tasting.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sarlacc83 (997) - Oregon, USA - MAY 8, 2014
From Matt. Thanks! A: Black w/ red tints.White head. N: Cherry, grape, lemon, grapefruit, acetic acid, oak, leather, and blackberry. T: Very sour. Fruit type sweetness. M: Carbonated. Medium body. O: Intense and tasty. I would have this any day. Compares well to Supplication.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
boFNjackson (4183) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 6, 2014
Bottle... Poured near black, thinned to reddish hues towards the bottom of the glass. Mild forming head. This was a great darker sour. Mildly dry, good acidity with tart vinous fruit, black cherry, and barrel notes. Some sweetness and candied sugars came through to prevent it from being too puckering.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
brokensail (11821) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
GT2 (8819) - San Diego County, 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Mora2000 (5856) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
thirdeye11 (5644) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
brystmar (1299) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Damico (2719) - 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.

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