malrubius (2897) - Springfield, Vermont, USA - AUG 3, 2007
UPDATED: JUN 7, 2008 Draft at Blind Tiger Alehouse (late June ’07 from notes). Opaque black with lasting tan ring. Smoke and roasted chocolate aroma. Bittersweet chocolate, raisiny, and smoke flavors. Slight tartness in finish. Medium-full body. Yum.
re-rate on tap at the brewery 6/6/08. Excellent. Black with lasting light brown head. Rich chocolate smokiness in aroma. Pronounced wood smoke in flavor with roasted chocolate and medium bitterness. Bravo. markgugs (86) - Wood Ridge, New Jersey, USA - FEB 2, 2008
served from a 64oz. growler into pint glasses, purchased today at the brewery
A: Lovely deep brown, reminds me of root beer. Aggressive pour yielded a nice 2-finger tan head that leaves very little lacing. Quickly goes away leaving a slight swirling effect as you drink.
S: Smells strongly of cola and roasted coffee, not much in the way of hops comes through. Very appealing.
T/M: Yum! A very creamy texture, softly carbonated, allows the ample roasted flavors of bready, buttery goodness. A healthy dose of sweet cookie dough in the middle balances things out, and ample bitterness from the coffee flavors finishes things out. Superb!
D: This could easily be an all-day drinking beer, perfectly balanced, it beckons you to have another glass. If you find yourself anywhere near Capt. Lawrence’s facility, make sure to stop by and sample this! basspro76 (426) - New York, USA - MAR 13, 2010
Drank from the tap at a French Restaurant in Three Villages, NY. Very light bodied for a porter, with a smooth, roasted chocolate flavor. Great as an after dinner drink. bob_w (373) - new york, New York, USA - JUL 12, 2013
very dark brown color, pretty much opaque unless you shine a bright light past it -- and if you do, there’s a slight red tint deep in the dark brown color. thick healthy off white, light tan head. a rich malty/smokey and roasty aroma, with some yeast esters coming through. very nice balance of smoke flavor with roast malt flavor, and some bitterness sneaking out. there’s a slight tang in the finish, leading to a pleasant, not-too-assertive smoke malt flavor mellowing in the aftertaste. JoeMcPhee (9426) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 26, 2006
tap at dba. Dark brown/black beer, thick light brown head, sticky and lingering. Aroma is of dark malts, coffee and a bit of beech wood smoke as well. Roasty/charry aroma, some salty licorice aroma. Flavour is very charry/chewy. Dark licorice, salt, heavy roastiness and smokiness, but the smoke lies behind all of the the other roasty malt notes. Sweet and chewy with some light leathery notes as well. Dark bitter chocolate with a long dryish roasty finish. More stout than porter, but either way it a tasty pint.
dmac (6264) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - MAY 20, 2007
Draft at CL 1st Anniversary Party. Poured a deep dark brown, practically black with a light brown head. Aroma and flavor were spot on for this one, chocolate, roasted malt, hint of smoke, and an overall sweetness that made me want another. Fantastic beer. rudolf (2360) - Buffalo, New York, USA - JUN 30, 2007
Nearly black ruby. Nose is cocoa, roasted marshmallow, some dusty fruit. Flavor is dry cocoa, more marshmallow, a hint of toffee/caramel. Cocoa & slight coffee in the finish. A wonderful porter. RblWthACoz (964) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - MAY 31, 2008
Pours a pitch black with a nice tan head. Flavor is nice and thick. Robust malty edges. Coffe tones. This is just a nice thick porter. I drink this and I think: Porter! Good feel. Very drinkable. Gotta love Captain Lawrence.
Maltajo (329) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - SEP 4, 2009
On tap at CL! Nice deep brown pour with a nice Carmel head. Spicy chocolet smokey goodness! BiddleBrau (1221) - Fort Washington, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 20, 2010
Oh, yeah, this one is good! Pours black with a thick creamy tan head. Faint roasty aroma. Flavor has hints of cocoa, toffee, plums. Really creamy texture with a clean dry finish. Guinness like in texture and smoothness but with bit more bite. A real pleasure.