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Captain Lawrence Imperial Smoked Porter

Captain Lawrence Imperial Smoked Porter
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RATINGS: 29   MEAN: 3.92/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.71/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 360   ABV: 12%
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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TBone (16080) - Pori, FINLAND - NOV 19, 2013
Tap @The Pony Bar (1st Ave)
Almost opaque ruby-black color, small beige head. Papery, smokey aroma with hints of caramel. Medium-bodied. Smoked bacon, caramalt, rye in the slighlty sweetish flavor. Somewhat Schlenkerla-like, hides alcohol well.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
swoopjones (7021) - Buffalo, New York, USA - SEP 29, 2013
draft at Buffalo Beer Geek Fest. medium to fuller bodied black pour. roasted malts, medium smoke and chcolate notes. 12% is not noticable at all. nicely done

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
zach8270 (4022) - Henrietta, New York, USA - SEP 26, 2013
(draft) Dark black pour with a very thin tan head. Roasted malt and chocolate aroma very briefly and then youíre hit right in the nose with a big whiff of smoke. Smoky flavor with some dark fruits and roasted malts and a slightly oily finish. Nice smoky aftertaste with a lingering bitterness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 19/20
BOSSbrewer (2705) - Arkansas, USA - AUG 18, 2013
Rated with a different app and I am unfortunately not able to import my comments here.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mansquito (5181) - Nueva York, New York, USA - AUG 16, 2013
Pony Bar, 10th Ave Manhattan tap ($6): Pours dark brown with a brownish head. Aroma is smoky meat, roasted malts, and a bit of burnt chocolate, whatever it is that smells like. Taste is smoky. Heavy body and high alcohol content and seamlessly covered by this smooth high abv beer. Nice body, excellent balance. Ainít much more a man could want.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Huhzubendah (3443) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 10, 2012
Growler shared by Thorpe429. Thanks Mike! The beer appears a dark brown color with hints of crimson. The head is a light tan hue and leaves a fair bit of lacing on the glass. The nose brings smoke, roast, and booze. The flavor is decent, with alcohol prominent throughout. Smoke is the primary flavor element, with alcohol and roast coming in behind. The feel is medium bodied and slightly hot on the palate. Overall, a decent beer, but I prefer smoke beers / rauchbiers to be easier drinking and lighter on the palate. Serving type: growler Reviewed on: 03-20-2011

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
LIVEFAST (62) - Mount Misery, Valley Forge, - MAR 2, 2012
Growler shared @ TJís 8, poured into a oddly shaped tasting glass. Jet black with a khaki head that takes its time disappearing. Nose is full of meaty smoke, some vanilla and roasted malts. Taste follows nose, along with appearances from dark fruit, malted chocolate, more peat. Velvety smooth and drinks more like an 8%er. Probably my favorite smoked beer to date.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
zdk (1860) - New York, New York, USA - JUL 20, 2011
Lots of roast, chocolate and toffee. thick molasses, prines chwey, creamy body and bark, earthy roast, nutty, touch of carbonic sour, brown sugar and sticky sweet, meaty notes.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Thorpe429 (5016) - , Illinois, USA - APR 22, 2011
Huge, huge thanks to capra12 for grabbing me a growler of this from DeCiccoís. This one has been a longtime coming and Iím glad Jon was finally able to grab this for me. Served in a Bruery tulip. Pours near black with a good light tan head and a bit of lacing as it falls down the glass. The nose brings some night roast and light chocolate and also a bit of a mild coffee presence. Behind this comes a moderate amount of smokiness. Nothing too complex or in your face, but itís certainly there. The flavor also has smoke as the dominant characteristic, though it doesnít overwhelm or wow me. Similarly, the background notes come together cohesively, but donít really stand out too much. Mouthfeel is medium with good carbonation and moderate dry smokiness in the finish. Drinkability was quite good. Hard to believe this was 12%. Iíd love to revisit this one eventually to see if thereís something Iím missing. Serving type: growler Reviewed on: 03-08-2011

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
vtafro (6533) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - APR 4, 2011
Draft. Dark pour with some tan head. Well this is a smoked porter, smokey, peat, chocolate, roasted malt and some light espresso tones. Higher abv is noticed but doesnít take to much away, this may be a better base beer for barreling.

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