Saturday, March 26, 2011

Captain Lawrence Nor' Easter Winter Warmer

I received a bottle of Captain Lawrence Nor’ Easter Winter Warmer from Lee of Hoptopia in a beer trade. The beer pours a dark brown color with a frothy tan head that has minimal lacing on the glass. The aroma consists of elderberries, chocolate, toasted malts, vanilla, and coffee. The taste is smooth and chocolaty before a biting toasted malts kicks in. The finish brings out the elderberries with a slight tartness and vanilla, coffee, and oak accents. The alcohol content is 12.0% ABV. The elderberry tart accents nestled into the chocolate and toasted malts made for a great workout on the tongue and a very enjoyable drink.

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