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Captain Lawrence Black & Brown Sour #1 2011

Captain Lawrence Black & Brown Sour #1 2011
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RATINGS: 9   MEAN: 3.42/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.15   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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Its 2/3 sour black ale, re-fermented with brettanomyces for 1 year in French Oak barrels and 1/2 sour brown ale, aged in imported port barrels from Portugal for 2.5 years. After blending the beer was "dryfruited" with elderberries in the keg. AS the name implies, a dark sour, with underlying notes of fig and dried fruit. Most of the aggressive sourness comes from the brown ale, with was re-fermented with lactobacillus. The fig notes come form the sour black ale. The elderberries add a nice touch of fruit flavor to round out the palate.


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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
zdk (1816) - New York, New York, USA - SEP 21, 2011
Tap at Blind Tiger for Captain Lawrence event - malt and balsamic vinegar vinegar. Cherry fruits and bourbon notes and oak. Some sweetness, but mostly hidden by the acids. meh.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
murphym45 (769) - New York, New York, USA - APR 13, 2011
On tap at Blind Tiger. Pours dark brown with no real head. Aroma is sweet and fruity with cherry, caramel, wood, vinegar. Taste is fairly acetic, very sour, bit of vanilla, sweet malt. Not bad in the few sips I tried, but I would probably have trouble drinking any more given how acetic it is.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
j12601 (6863) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - APR 4, 2011
On tap at the Blind Tiger during their Captain Lawrence event. Pours a deep black, smooth and dark. Bourbon and wood, softly sour acid, malt. Sweet, roast and dark fruit. Isopropyl, roast, and lots of acetone. Very nutty. Warm booze and more acid on the finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
vtafro (3824) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - APR 4, 2011
Draft @ Blind Tiger. Black pour, no head. Cherry and noreastern aroma. Very sour, dark fruit and berry like flavors, although ends with a touch acetone.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
blipp (6358) - Newark, New Jersey, USA - APR 3, 2011
Draft. Pours dark brown with a thin head. Tart/sour aroma with woody notes and some dark fruity sweetness. The flavor is tart and acetic with wood, blackberries, a hint of roast, and port wine. A little bit over the top, I would have a hard time drinking more than 4 ounces of this, but it was certainly enjoyable in small amounts.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
italarican (1484) - Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA - APR 3, 2011
On Tap at Blind Tiger. This bad boy is obnoxious! Pours muddy brown with a reddish hue. Aroma is a pungent mix of grape and malt vinegar. The flavor is first and foremost malt vinegar. Honestly, my gag reflex tried to send this back because it was so acetic. For whatever reason, I enjoyed this experience. When it went down there was some sour cherry and fig notes, but this is a vinegar bomb at its heart. I want to marinate a tuna steak in this.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Jow (2266) - New York, USA - APR 1, 2011
On tap at Blind Tiger. pours thick dark reddish color again no head. taste is quite sour, but thick like motor oil, indeed tastes of Port (i swear i wrote in my notes prior to learning aged in barrels) you get other dark fruits hitting you as well. i can’t put my finger on why i liked this so much.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
BrewBoxer (2147) - New York, New York, USA - APR 1, 2011
Draft at blind tiger. Pours deep brown color. Smells of vinegar, bourbon and cherrie. Taste is the same with not overly tartness to it. Really interesting and delicious

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - MAR 31, 2011
Draft at Blind Tiger. Pours a dark bruin body with no head to speak of. Tannic wood tones seep from the glass. Acetic acid like sour notes. Cherry pit and skins. Mouth puckering and sour. I suspect the brown ale at work here because of the sheer sourness. Maybe even over barreled, very Flemish like. Vinegar tones, and strong acidity that really bites your throat. I’ll admit i love CL but i had a hard time drinking this beer.


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