The comfort food of barrel-aged beers.
Food Loves Beer Editors
CAPTAIN LAWRENCE SMOKE FROM THE OAK
The current offering from Captain Lawrence's Smoke From The Oak series is an imperial porter aged in apple brandy barrels. The beer is a dark cola color, with aromas of smoked caramel, vanilla, and wood. Unlike some smoked ales in which the smoke dominates and often overpowers, the flavor of SFTO is a beautiful symphony of balance. Creamy toffee, chocolate, and vanilla reach the taste buds first, followed by toasted oak, fruit, and the comforting smoke of a dancing campfire. Warming alcohol draws a touch of sweetness from the barrel, and the finish is rich and complex with just the right hop bitterness.
Serve in a snifter or goblet at 50-55 F.
Suggested Food Pairings: The deep complexity of Smoke From The Oak is the prefect foil to fondue, smoked bluefish, and apple bread pudding.
Food Loves Beer taste tested and recommended.