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Squatters Captain Bastard's Oatmeal Stout - Utah Brewers Cooperative

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109 Ratings

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Ratings: 109
Reviews: 82
rAvg: 3.46
pDev: 16.18%
Wants: 2
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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Style | ABV
Oatmeal Stout |  4.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Todd on 11-03-2001)
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3.25/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Presentation: 12oz brown bottle with a twist-off cap top. No freshness date.

Appearance: Pours a near black beer with rich ruby hues and a massive coffee coloured creamy foam head that stays and sticks.

Smell: Roasted barley, chocolate, milky coffee and earth in the nose.

Taste: Smooth and creamy mouth-feel that breaks into an astringent tangy roasted flavour and bite, with raw earth flavours on the edges. Hop bitterness is slightly lemony, has its own bite and rides along side the roasted flavours, both complementing and tag teaming the tastebuds (near wine-like at certain peak points). Carbonation is tight and helps bring the roasted and hop flavours right to the front. No real malt sweetness to talk about -- a bit of a neutral dextrin sweetness perhaps -- although there is some malt/oat body which is borderline light. Light notes of faint caramel, smoke and chocolate appear as the beer warms. Finish is dry with some residual astringency.

Notes: A very roasty and tasty Oatmeal Stout. A bit more depth of malt and sweetness would have been nice and help to balance out the tangy flavours.

Serving type: bottle

11-03-2001 00:00:01 | More by Todd
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South Dakota

3.48/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Captain Bastard's pours a black color with a tan lacing head. There is a nice creamy and sweet aroma with some notes of oats. The taste was creamy and sweet, good lactose sugar flavors, nice oat flavors. The body was very light, and the flavor was watery. Overall its tasty but weak and watery.

Serving type: on-tap

07-30-2014 04:12:55 | More by vette2006c5r
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2.25/5  rDev -35%

07-09-2014 07:13:05 | More by kwhittle11
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3.75/5  rDev +8.4%

06-23-2014 04:51:03 | More by DavidGross
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2.5/5  rDev -27.7%

06-23-2014 00:53:01 | More by Whiskeydeez
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3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

06-02-2014 22:32:16 | More by Bear1964
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3.38/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Black colored beer with a medium sized brown head that doesn't last.

Smells of chocolate and patent malt. There is a strange menthol scent to this. Hint of smoke.

Starts out semi-sweet with a big chocolate taste. Lesser taste of coffee and toasted grain. The taste is more like that of a milk stout. This does have little chocolate milk flavor to it.

Mouthfeel is good.

Overall this damn easy to drink. Manages to get a decent taste and mouthfeel out of a 4% beer.

Serving type: bottle

04-02-2014 02:19:10 | More by Zorro
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3.25/5  rDev -6.1%

03-18-2014 01:05:37 | More by Dave_Treat
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4/5  rDev +15.6%

12-01-2013 23:55:47 | More by DerwinWentworth
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3.25/5  rDev -6.1%

10-14-2013 00:15:44 | More by LuckyJohn
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3.68/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.5

on draft at squatter's pub at slc airport

appearance - a bit light, like a brown ale, with deep ruby edges. very little head that dissipated very quickly.

smell - toasted bread, light cocoa, dried nuts. very little roast.

taste - this is where the beer jumps out. perhaps others have had older bottles, but i was quite happy with the flavor. more toast, stronger chocolate, macadamia nuts and some light, sweet caramel malt. while light, this beer is ultimately pretty enjoyable. the bartender tells me that utah law caps the ABV, and i think they do a great job given the gravity restriction. suggesting that they add more malt here ignores the limits within which they work.

mouthfeel - here they could have done a bit more. the beer is pretty thin, which is quite disappointing for an oatmeal stout. i don't get any of the hop or roast bitterness some others describe - just some smooth lingering flavor without any notable body.

overall - despite the criticisms, this is on the whole an enjoyable and flavorful beer that showcases that even within such strict confines, very good beer can emerge. i'd be curious to see what the brewer produced without an ABV cap.

Serving type: on-tap

09-29-2013 23:59:59 | More by neverenoughhops
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3.75/5  rDev +8.4%

09-18-2013 05:19:15 | More by Lane_in_ID
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3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

08-17-2013 00:53:10 | More by Hugh37
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District of Columbia

3.25/5  rDev -6.1%

08-09-2013 19:10:05 | More by nmann08
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3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

08-02-2013 00:54:18 | More by waiting4lunch
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3.75/5  rDev +8.4%

07-25-2013 01:56:19 | More by ortie
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North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev +8.4%

07-13-2013 21:42:46 | More by abernethyj
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North Dakota

4.25/5  rDev +22.8%

05-22-2013 16:51:05 | More by rmtaggart
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3.75/5  rDev +8.4%

05-18-2013 01:52:56 | More by kylemckinnis
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New York

3.75/5  rDev +8.4%

04-22-2013 05:27:53 | More by BeerPunk1312
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3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

04-15-2013 13:27:40 | More by kirkse
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3.26/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Brown cola colored beer, beige head on it, well over 1". Aroma was a lot of burnt malt, or should I say, heavily roasted. Didn't get anything to make me think this had oats in it at the time. Lots of roast, leaving no traces of chocolate, coffee or hops to the senses.

Taste, ok, we're getting a little smoother, but nonetheless, especially for a 4% abv the bitterness is too high. The malt is too thin for how heavily roasted it is. Sure its 4% but you still need some body. Needs some chocolate or more chocolate malt. Its a decent beer, but it is far from a repeat purchase. There is a weird acidic bitterness from it, like some jerk decided to put a lemon in my beer. Except no one did.

This beer has too much burnt malt relative to all the other aspects of the beer. Tone that done, or soak it up with a bunch more 2 row that isn't so heavily roasted, that's where I would start improving this beer.

Serving type: bottle

03-28-2013 16:14:08 | More by Beerandraiderfan
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3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

03-04-2013 17:44:41 | More by t0rin0
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3/5  rDev -13.3%

02-07-2013 01:03:10 | More by beerdhabelly
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4.25/5  rDev +22.8%

01-13-2013 23:44:53 | More by tmgray06
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Squatters Captain Bastard's Oatmeal Stout from Utah Brewers Cooperative
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