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Captain Lawrence Smoke from the Oak (Apple Brandy Barrel)

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RATINGS: 150   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.7   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 192   ABV: 6.4%
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Aged for close to 8 months, this beer has taken on the flavor of the wood and the spirit and turned into smoothing new and exciting. We did not add anything to the beer; Just Smoked Porter and freshly emptied Apple Brandy Barrels. The beer does have some acidity to it, but it is very faint and adds to the complexity of the beer. Bottle conditioned, so it will age, but we recommend you store it cool/cold if you plan on aging it for longer periods of time.


nbutler11's rating

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
nbutler11 (1267) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - JAN 21, 2010
Many thanks to psprings for splitting this one over the holidays. Pours a roasted black color with a trim tan head. Smells of toasted malts, tart apples, and wood. Tastes of each with added notes of coffee, sour apples, and mineral. The best of the series, but that’s kind of like winning a Reality TV Show on MTV.


4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DocLock (8001) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 1, 2014
Bottle. Pours dark blackish brown with tan head. Nose was dark malt, roasty, smoky, mild brandy and apple notes, cacao, anise. Tastes complex, with all the flavors from the nose. Great.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BrewBoxer (2089) - New York, New York, USA - FEB 8, 2014
Draft at the gate in Brooklyn. Pours Deep black color very flavorful. I love it if it's a stout or a dubbel something ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
erickok (3745) - Tours (and Paris), FRANCE - JAN 2, 2014
Pitch black, thin grey lace. Oak, dark smokey, of the malty kind, vanilla. Nice funk, that’s much stronger on the nose. Really well developed. Interesting, concentrated, bit expensive. (On tap at Blind Tiger)

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
blipp (6249) - Newark, New Jersey, USA - DEC 25, 2013
Draft. Pours near black with a beige head. Boozy up front, with lightly roasted malts, light sweetness, and whiskey/brandy like notes. A bit to strong of a barrel presence, but still pretty good.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
swoopjones (6106) - Buffalo, New York, USA - DEC 22, 2013
draft at Blue Monk, dark black pour, medium bodied. strange beer, roasted malts, chocolate, apple brandy booziness, slight acidic notes. Is this really only 6.4%

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Miked1687 (608) - Buffalo, New York, USA - DEC 20, 2013
Draft at coles. Dark brown black pour with a khaki head. Nose is apple brandy, roasted malt, caramel. Taste is sweet smokey malt up front, apple booziness, and another wave of sweet Smokey finish. Nice.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jcr (2221) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - DEC 8, 2013
Draft. Deep brown body, frothy tan head, lasting. Aroma of roasted malts, wood, smoke, tobacco. Hint of overripe fruit and brandy. The flavor is moderately to heavily sweet and lightly to moderately bitter. It finishes moderately sweet and lightly to moderately bitter. Medium body, smooth texture, moderate carbonation. Taste of vanilla, caramel, brandy, wood, roasted malt bitterness, but none of it overwhelming. A bit sweet and a bit acidic.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
jbeatty (1066) - New York, USA - NOV 21, 2013
Growler from Beer Table Pantry, 11/21/2013. Pours black, hazy white head swirls on the surface, soapy ring of lacing around the glass. Aroma is glazed apple caramel, light fudge, tobacco and sweet barrel elements, pleasant smoky background blends well. Taste is mildly sweet caramel toffee, vanilla, middle has dark roasted malts, bitter coffee, round smoky apple brandy finish. Medium body, full and chewy in the mouth, Delicious.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
burg326 (3840) - Florida, USA - APR 29, 2013
22 ounce bottle opened the bottle up, pure gusher, lost a third of the bottle, oh well.... Poured a dark brown, almost black color, aromas of bacon, light brandy, tart sour roast, and some earth. Flavors were the same, infected as well, disappointing, wish there was a fresher bottle, had a ton of potential. Even with all the flaws, still a decent beer overall. Could not imagine what this would be fresh.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
johnnnniee (2405) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - OCT 10, 2012
Batch 1 Bottle received in trade from alpinebryant, thanks for the opportunity! This eventually became a dark brown/black liquid after the tan head that filled most of the glass subsided. Yup another disappointing infected and over-carbonated beer from Captain Lawrence. Smells of tart fruit, funk, a hint of alcohol, a bit or earth and ash. Very little if any porter left in there. The flavor is actually a little better than the SFTO’s from the previous two nights, there’s a hint of porter left in the flavor. A little bit of roast and chocolate with a lot of tart cherries and lemon and strangely still a hint of alcohol burn. Medium body with an asinine level of carbonation and a tart ashy mouthfeel. On the plus side I hear they have gotten better at barrel aging these days.


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