Squatters Captain Bastard's Oatmeal Stout - Utah Brewers Cooperative
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Reviews by stouty1:
2.93/5 rDev -15.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5
Big thanks to Wasatch for the trade on this one.
A: Dark roasty black with a small brown head. Lack of creaminess one would expect.
S: Sweet malt, coffee, hint of caramel, and roasted malts.
T: As it sits on the tongue there is a nice coffee tatse but then the swallow brings it to the back of the tongue and a dry bitterness hits you. Slowly turns sour like a I sucked on a lemon.
M: Carbonated and watery, no chewy effect at all.
D: Definitely not a bad beer but leaves little competition for the leaders out there. But, I could easily drink a few in a sitting since they seem to go down pretty fast.
Serving type: bottle
01-09-2007 02:31:06 | More by stouty1
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3.68/5 rDev +5.7%
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 -6.3%
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
3.85/5 rDev +10.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
Had on-tap at Squatters Pub in Salt Lake City.
A: black with some mahogany shades on the edges; light beige, one-finger head; no lace despite great nitro-enhanced retention; it seems the nitro-tap adds to the opacity of the beer, too - maybe?
S: roasted malt; a touch smoky; that's about it... stupid nitrogen!
T: tasty! Roasted malt and light coffee notes; sweetness cuts the roasted flavors; a kiss of cocoa and some oatmeal character on the end.
M: light; low, nitro-carbonation; a little thin, but to be expected at 4%.
O: a decent oatmeal stout, especially for the low abv; would like to try the regular version, as the nitro-tap tends to mute the aroma and some flavors.
*from notes 9/30/12
Serving type: nitro-tap
11-15-2012 16:15:23 | More by jpro
2.8/5 rDev -19.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3
Poured in a dimpled mug.
A-Poured a 1 finger head that didn't stick around for too long. The brew was coffee black. The head was beige and the ring around the edge of the glass was tan. Disappointed in the trace lacing left in the glass. The beer was too watery for the lace to stick. A lot of carbonation. I love stout beer and I want just a little less carbonation with a lot more cream on top. The type of cream you can eat with a spoon!
S-The smell was surprising. It smelt of roasted caramel malt, oatmeal, dark chocolate, smoked mocha and molasses. It smelt quite nice.
T-At first the taste was a watery molasses taste with a bloody/irony/metallic taste (it repulsed me!). After a few sips and when the brew began to warm, the other flavors began to bloom. I could taste smoked malt, oats, mocha, and hints of chocolate silk. I just wish the beer was creamier. I like my stouts creamy with a little warming effects from alcohol (especially when winter comes along). The aftertaste consisted of a dry molasses taste.
M-Medium bodied and quite watery. I like thicker/stronger stouts. Pretty average.
Overall-Not may favorite for this style. 4% ABV stout does not really do it for me. The flavors are fine, but the overall effects of this brew did not wow me. And I can't seem to think anyone would want to drink iron/metal/blood, unless you're a vampire.
Serving type: bottle
09-12-2012 13:43:24 | More by Jsteez
3.73/5 rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
Beer #15 in my great Utah Brew Hunt.
Damn. I should have had this before the King's Peak Porter instead of the other way around. Whereas it's a passable oatmeal stout, it doesn't really do a whole lot for me...at first. As it warms, the tones you want to see really come out and it strikes me as more hearty. (This beer actually sat out for about an hour before I even cracked it open.)
My suggestion is to drink this one at cellar temperature, or after leaving it out for some time. (Got a lot better as it warmed and time went on.)
Serving type: bottle
09-10-2012 20:43:37 | More by RblWthACoz
Squatters Captain Bastard's Oatmeal Stout from Utah Brewers Cooperative
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