Jameson Caskmates Captain Lawrence Brewing Co. Edition, 40%

Price: $30 Issue: Summer 2019 Reviewer: Jonny McCormick

Spicier and funkier than other Caskmates, this is where Irish whiskey meets Scott Vaccaro's brews from the Lower Hudson Valley. This is self-assured with dark ale aromas, cinnamon bark, grapefruit, bitter lemon, and some savory notes. The pot still spices work overtime, complementing the dark honey, apple, and creamy beer notes. It feels a little out of focus, with pulses of flavor rather than a smooth development.