Squatters Captain Bastard's Oatmeal Stout - Utah Brewers Cooperative
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Reviews by elNopalero:
3.55/5 rDev +2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5
This pours black with a reddish hue. Thin lacing, light carbonation. I am picking up a nice roasty coffee bouquet, some chocolate nibs, and faint toffee aroma. These nuances all but drop off on the palate as the roast dominates. Thin bodied. Sharp finish. No creaminess. Not what I expect from an oatmeal stout. Dial up the IBUs and you’d end up with a black IPA or a hoppy porter. While this beer misses the mark on my expectations it’s not altogether unpleasant. I like that it’s clean and focused—a sharp flavor with some espresso/dark coffee roast balanced by just a hint of sweetness and a definite finish that keeps it interesting. I’d have to be in the right frame of mind to have this again, although that frame of mind could just as well end up with a cup of joe instead.
Serving type: on-tap
10-05-2011 20:30:00 | More by elNopalero
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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
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
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
Squatters Captain Bastard's Oatmeal Stout from Utah Brewers Cooperative
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