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Captain Lawrence Smoke from the Oak (Rum Barrel)

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RATINGS: 223   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.64   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 192   ABV: 6.4%
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Rum barrels are a new one for me. Iíve never tasted a beer that was aged in rum barrels before I tasted the same beer you have in your hands. And let me tell you, 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. To create this beer we took our Smoked Porter and let it slowly age in barrels that once held 12 year old Virgin Island rum. Straight form the Captainís cellar to yours, we hope you enjoy.


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3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DeweyDell (159) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAY 3, 2009
Pours a dark brown with a huge foamy off-white head. Aroma is hugely oaky, and the rum is definitely present. Vanilla. Underneath that you have the typical roasted-malt porter characteristics. Smoke is there, but really subtle. Flavor is more smoky than youíd expect from the aroma though... smoky beers always remind me of ham, ha. Nice though. Seems a little sour... itís hard to tell if it truly is sour (Iíve had so many sour beers lately that itís possible the oak just sets off that "sour" signal in my brain?) Leaves a bitter taste on the tongue. This is actually a little bland, the flavor leaves something to be desired. For the huge effort that seems to have gone into this, I think it could be a lot better.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Mora2000 (5856) - McKinney, Texas, USA - SEP 16, 2014
Brown pour with a tan head. The aroma has a lot of smoke as well as some light rum notes. The flavor is full of smoke and ash, with quite a bit of chocolate. As the beer warms the sweet rum notes begin to show up. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation. Nice beer.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Errl (1735) - Plano, Texas, USA - AUG 28, 2014
Bottle...Pour is dark black with a tan head...Nose is smoke, brownie, dry, spice, rum, sweetness...Taste is bacon, spice, smoke, sweet rum, dry, oak,

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
johnnnniee (2462) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - FEB 1, 2014
Bottle shared by HoppasaurusRex, thanks for the opportunity Todd Opened over the sink and the bottle proceeded to pour itself. Dark brown/black color with a huge never ending tan head. Aromas of tart cherry with hints of chocolate and dark sugary rum notes. A hint of oxidation and a touch of earth. The flavor is tart with a lactic twang. Fleeting caramel and roasted notes with a bit of woody vanillin round out the flavor. Light body with a bubbly tart mouthfeel, and a moderate to high level of carbonation. Infected, but not horrible to drink.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DocLock (8054) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 18, 2013
Shared bottle procured from a friend. Pours hazy dark blackish with tan head. Nose is oaky rauchy rum, prune, brown sugar, dark fruit. Tastes oaky, with charred rauchy malt notes, rum, molasses, dark fruit, and a complex finish. This one is delicious.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
jcnielsen (2288) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JUN 10, 2013
Bottle. Thanks to foppa78 for sharing. Pours a deep brown with khaki head. Slight smoke, wood, malty, burnt oak aromas. Woody flavor, slight oak.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
adnielsen (9481) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUN 10, 2013
Bottle @ JetsonFest III in KC. Pours a black appearance with a thin brown head. Anise, moderately woody smoked, slightly tangy aroma. Fairly high carbonated, a bit red fruity, herbal/woody, spicy rum, light vanilla flavor with some tanginess on the finish. Carbonation is very high.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
dogfishho (599) - Bloomfield, New Jersey, USA - MAY 17, 2013
Pours thin but black with a thin head. On the nose there are notes of smoke some charcoal some sweetness and some chocolate and coffee. On the palate the sweetness is mostly cut by the smokiness. Yum! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DiarmaidBHK (3583) - Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 14, 2013
Bottle from tap room. Pours black with an inch of khaki foam. Prominent rum notes on the nose and the tongue. Didnít get much of the smoked porter action. Finish lingers a bit. Solid.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
magsinva (905) - Virginia, USA - APR 14, 2013
Bottle - pours cola with quite a bit of white head. Aroma is big, dominated by the rum and smoke. Taste is sweet with the bite of the alcohol on the finish. Solid.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
RoyalFlushing (324) - Mamaroneck, New York, USA - APR 6, 2013
Bottle released in March 2013. Poured a deep black cola with a large tan head and some of the most intense lacing that I have seen. Aroma includes notes of rum, dark chocolate, and slight smokiness. Taste begins with dark fruit, oak, and rum followed by bakers chocolate and roasted malt with some booziness on the finish. Enjoyable mouthfeel with oaky rum flavor lingering.


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