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Captain Lawrence Imperial Smoke from the Oak (Rum Barrel)

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RATINGS: 88   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.71   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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Rum barrels are a new one for me. I’ve never tasted a beer that was aged in rum barrels before I tasted the same beer you have in your hands. It was no easy task tracking down freshly emptied rum barrels and getting them up to the brewery, but i think you will agree it was worth the extra effort. The smokiness of the porter and the sweet flavors of the rum come together to create a truly unique flavor profile. Straight from the Captain’s cellar to yours, we hope you enjoy.


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4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ngeunit1 (1555) - San Francisco, California, USA - NOV 12, 2012
A - Pours a dark black color with a finger of frothy chocolate-khaki colored head. The head fades down at a fairly quick pace leaving behind some light lace. S - Aroma is a mix of chocolate and dark caramel malts, oak, rum, dark fruits, coffee, black licorice, and some booze. T - Starts off with a mix of chocolate and dark caramel malts, rum, sugar cane, dark fruits, and black licorice. Through the middle, smoke and oak come through with some coffee, and some more dark fruits. The finish is a mix of rum, oak, smoke, chocolate malts, dark fruits, vanilla, black licorice, and some booze. M - Medium-full bodied with mild carbonation. Feels smooth with a sweet, warming, and smokey finish. D - Very drinkable. Nice Imperial Porter with the RUm barrels adding some nice complexity and depth to the beer.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Tonkun (1224) - New Jersey, USA - AUG 21, 2015
Bottle. Dark pour with a big mocha head. Bacon, oak, rum, vanilla, beef jerky. Medium full body. Does not seem 12%. Very smokey. Good carbonation. Bitter smoky finish

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DenverLogan (885) - MileHi, Colorado, USA - JUL 15, 2015
Near black with head and lace. Aroma of dark malts, oak, rum. Medium carbonation and big mouthfeel. Flavors of dark malts, rum, liquid smoke, minerals, liquorice, slight sawdust & dark tropical fruit. Overall unique, funky, smoky yet tart, odd yet interresting and obviously, smother as it opens up after 20 minutes or more.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Hansen (7652) - Assentoft, DENMARK - MAY 26, 2015
Dark brown coloured with a light brown head. Roasted aroma, sweet flavor, smoke, soft barrel. Warming alcohol.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fonefan (39393) - VestJylland, DENMARK - MAY 6, 2015

Bottle 750ml. @ Carnival Tasting 2015, Denmark.

[ As Captain Lawrence Imperial Smoke from the Oak (Rum Barrel) ].
Clear dark brown color with a average to large, creamy, good lacing, fully lasting, beige to light beige head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, roasted, chocolate, smoke, alcohol - rum - sweet alcohol. Flavor is light heavy sweet and light to moderate bitter with a long duration, sweet meat - smoke, chocolate, rum, smoke, wood, roasted - dark malt. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft to flat, finish feel is light alcoholic. [20150228]

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
oh6gdx (22854) - Vasa, FINLAND - APR 1, 2015
Bottled@fonefan. More or less opaque black colour with a mediumsized beige creamy head that leaves some lace. Aroma is chocolate, roasted malts, some rum and wooden notes along with cocoa and rum. Flavour is rather similar, but also has a bunch of sweeter elements like liquorice, plum, raisins and some slight alcohol as well. Strong body, yet a very pleasant sipper.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Zita (5601) - Assentoft, DENMARK - MAR 29, 2015
light burnt ,sweet barel aroma,black, brown foam, light sweetness, lightly bitter, medium body, creamy, soft carbonation, nice light smoked finish.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
john_henry (123) - - MAR 25, 2015
Looks fantastic in the glass. Black with a thick tan head. The Aroma is equally impressive, rich and thick hinting at the rum barrel ageing, but not giving too much away. Finally the taste, what can I say, beautifully balanced and smooth but rich, very moorish. Overall, this is one of the first beers I’ve had in a long time that is really close to a five. Captain Lawrence is a seriously impressive brewery, this is the second beer I’ve had from them that has really blown me away, if only I could get more!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
yngwie (15566) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - FEB 28, 2015
Bottle, 75cl. An almost clear, almost black beer with a dense, tan head of moderate size. The aroma is smoked and rum-boozy, with roasted malts, licorice notes and some molasses. Bonfire notes. It’s full-bodied and warming, with a pleasant carbonation level. Smooth, with flavor of rum, smoke and some molasses. Roasted malts, licorice and some bonefire. Lasting warming finish with roasted malts and molasses. And of course boozy rum. Really nice this one, although too warming. 150228

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
rlgk (14376) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - FEB 28, 2015
Bottle at Carnival Tasting in Ulfborg 2015-02-28. Opaque black beer with a decent beige head. Roasted chocolate aroma, vanilla, rum, oak notes, woody, cocoa, licorice, figs, some citrus. Roasted chocolate flavor, raisins, caramel, cocoa, licorice, rum, oak notes, figs, biscuits, raisins, some warming alcohol. Lovely!

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Koelschtrinker (13093) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - FEB 28, 2015
Süßlich malziger, weich holziger Antrunk. Mild rauchig, was sich nur geringfügig steigert. Süßlich bleibend, Rumnoten, Vanille, wärmend alkoholisch ohne zu stören. Schwieriges Bier bei dem man ein paar Schlücke mehr braucht. 10/11/8/12/12/11


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