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Squatters Captain Bastard's Oatmeal Stout - Utah Brewers Cooperative

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108 Ratings
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Ratings: 108
Reviews: 81
rAvg: 3.46
pDev: 16.18%
Wants: 2
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
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Style | ABV
Oatmeal Stout |  4.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: Todd on 11-03-2001)
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Braudog

Virginia

4.68/5  rDev +35.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Draft pint at the brewpub. One of the best visuals ever ... cascading both up and down from the middle of the glass, settling into the photo-perfect stout ... 1/2-inch photo-still white foam over the blackest of black beers. Great roasty aroma ... creamy and milky with a solid lightly bitter roasty, toasty, hint o’ chocolatey stout. This is good stuff. (#2792, 4/12/2007)

Serving type: on-tap

04-14-2007 21:00:27 | More by Braudog
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jbsteiny

Hawaii

4.58/5  rDev +32.4%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Cola colored, it betrays some ruby highlights when held to the light. Nice head. Smells wonderfully delicious; its strong oatiness gives way to rich chocolates. Yum. Rich taste: a sweet start almost overwhelms a smoky bitter finish. The oats give a lot of heft to the body, but it's creamy enough to go down smooth. This is what I'll get the next time I'm at the airport in Salt Lake.

Serving type: on-tap

07-20-2007 05:36:50 | More by jbsteiny
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1099

Texas

4.35/5  rDev +25.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

I sampled a pint of this beer while in Salt Lake City passing through on the way home. Needless to say, I was very surprised by what I got.

Appearance: A jet black pur that only lets a little light through it. I'm not sure if this was on a nitro tap or regular co2 tap, but it did have a sticky, creamy, offwhite head that stuck around.

Smell: Roasted malts, coffee, a little whiff of hop bitterness and alcohol.

Tatse: It blew me away! First sip was like manna from heaven. Plenty of roasted malts along with a pronounced hop bitterness, combined with the creamy head, made for a very nice taste that I could not get enough of. Definitely exceptional in my opinion.

Mouthfeel: Thick and creamy. I know I'm drinking a beer when I drink this one.

Drinkability: Slightly above average because it is fairly heavy and higher in alcohol content. Would be hard to drink too many because they do pack a whollop!

I definitely recommend this one to anyone going through the Salt Lake Airport....You won't be disappointed!

Serving type: on-tap

09-29-2010 06:17:57 | More by 1099
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tmgray06


4.25/5  rDev +22.8%

01-13-2013 23:44:53 | More by tmgray06
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rmtaggart

North Dakota

4.25/5  rDev +22.8%

05-22-2013 16:51:05 | More by rmtaggart
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treehugger02010

Pennsylvania

4.2/5  rDev +21.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This poured a beautiful black color with a huge head. The lacing was extremly thck and abundant. The retention was very slow. The only subpar aspect of this great brew was the smell. There was none. The taste was a strong coffee taste. The mouthfeel was very very smooth. A great drink. Don't drink and review.

Serving type: on-tap

12-23-2006 23:36:02 | More by treehugger02010
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Ezone024

Connecticut

4.08/5  rDev +17.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

obtained from trade with wasatch

smells like roasted toffee
looks black as night with a really creamy coca cola colored head, thin with no lacing.

drinks like a brown ale really easy going down, actually has similar earthy malt characteristics to the long trail harvest i reviewed.

the taste is roasted malts with a decent hop presence. leaves a pleasant coffee aftertaste.
drinkable anytime of year

Serving type: bottle

11-04-2009 00:04:11 | More by Ezone024
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CHL

Illinois

4.08/5  rDev +17.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I've tried this beer many times, often with my favorite local, Goose Island Oatmeal stout. Certainly different (although both are from a less overtly sweet school than Samuel Smith's), but I think they stack up very well. This is one of my favorite Utah Co-op brews, and almost certainly my favorite that you can buy in a Utah grocery store (that is, 4.0%). I am told that this beer's namesake, a chef in one of their brewpubs, has recently died. I hope this beer lives on.

Beer looks the part, black with a creamed coffee tan head. Appropriate for a beer so strongly influenced by coffee. It smells like roasted coffee and dark malt.

Coffee dominates the taste out front, with a hint of chocolate, smokey and earthy malt, and a touch of citrus hops experienced as it goes down. The beer is not dry, but is less sweet than most oatmeal stouts I've had. I think it works very well, especially for drinkability.

The beer has nice carbonation and is smooth like and outmeal stout should be. The beer is one of Utah Co-op's thickest in the stores, and by no means thin, but I think it could be even heartier.

Due to the low alcohol and great taste, this is highly drinkable for a stout.

Serving type: bottle

12-17-2009 02:22:44 | More by CHL
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jwc215

Wisconsin

4.03/5  rDev +16.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours black with dark brown hues when held to light. It is topped by a lasting, creamy, light tan head. Rings of lacing stick to glass.

The smell is of oatmeal malt with a sprinkling of brown sugar. Chocolatey with a balancing dark fruitiness and earthiness.

The taste is of oatmeal - lightly roasted dark, grainy maltiness. Caramel and chocolate give it a candy sweetness, but with enough earthy, fruity hop presence to keep it appropriately balanced for style. Finishes malty sweet.

It's smooth and silky in a medium body.

At 4%abv, this one is easy to drink - goes well with brunch.

Thanks to Wasatch for including this one in our trade!

(Originally reviewed on 06-17-07 under Squatter's Pub - moved to UBC on 12-25-07 after being corrected by Wasatch.)

Serving type: bottle

12-25-2007 15:55:29 | More by jwc215
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yemenmocha

Arizona

4.03/5  rDev +16.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

This is one bastard of a stout! The roasted malt flavors are in your face, and it's accompanied by deep chocolate & toffee notes. Hops are there, but you don't notice and... probably don't care when ordering this beer.

Enjoy this roasted malt monster for dessert or as a nightcap.

Serving type: bottle

10-03-2002 13:26:16 | More by yemenmocha
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NeroFiddled

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Squatter's Captain Bastar's Oatmeal Stout is an easy drinking, full-of-flavor-but-not-overdone stout with a moderate alcohol content that makes it great as a session ale. It pours the typically black body and creamy tan cap; and offers a pleasant, lightly sweet and roasty aroma. The body is medium-light, and it's gentle carbonation leaves it silky smooth, adding even more to its drinkability. The flavor is roasty with notes of dark chocolate, sugary burnt toast, light coffee, and toffee. It's balanced by a stiff bitterness, and it finishes dry and ashen with some lingering roastiness. Nicely done!

Serving type: bottle

03-31-2007 15:55:05 | More by NeroFiddled
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BlackHaddock

United Kingdom (England)

4/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

After hiking all day in Bryce Canyon I picked up this beer and some others at 'Rubys Inn' general store and returned to my motel, just down the road.

The beer was poured into my plastic toothbrush tumbler and the tasting began.

Dark body with a good tan coloured head, low retension of head, with some lacing, but not much.

The smells were of burnt/roasted malts, chocolate and lastly some coffee esters.

The taste mirrored the smells nicely and considering the ABV it had a full body which carried the flavours well.

Serving type: bottle

06-21-2010 17:45:27 | More by BlackHaddock
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DerwinWentworth

Utah

4/5  rDev +15.6%

12-01-2013 23:55:47 | More by DerwinWentworth
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Vancer

Illinois

4/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

Great pour to start – a black night with a creamy ivory head – died just a tad too quick, but with only a 4% backbone of malt, not hard to understand. It still had enough umph to lace the ol’ New Belgium snifter glass.

Big whiff of coffee and little touches of chocolate malt. Taste is on the 4% thin, but still has a nice punch of coffee malt. I luv coffee stouts, so this really hits the spot for me, but it may surprise those looking for a pure Oaty. Also , the dry hop finish easily pushes thru the malts, ending sharp and dry.

Drinkable? Oh yeah, this would be the perfect session brew for me – winter or summer.

Good brew provided by Wasatch in a trade.

Serving type: bottle

02-17-2007 21:00:29 | More by Vancer
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ssjkyle

Nebraska

4/5  rDev +15.6%

07-14-2012 22:42:43 | More by ssjkyle
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climax

Missouri

3.98/5  rDev +15%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This bastard poured a 9/10ths black with a pretty good sized tan to pinkish head. The retention was alright, but no real lace to brag about.

The nose was quite pungent. Roasted nuts, smoke, cocoa, grilled steak, and coffee. All the flavors had a pretty equal and harmonic presence.

The taste was as expected; coffee, dark chocolate and some sweeter molasses and brown sugar. Some astringency and warming alcohol rounded it out before the dry hopped finish.

The body was not lacking, as it was just shy of full. The carbonation was just right, keeping it sharp and tangy. It was pretty dry throughout, but especially so in the finish. An abundance of flavor and a roasty finish made it easy to keep on drinking (not to mention a modest 4.0% ABV).

Serving type: bottle

03-11-2010 03:50:13 | More by climax
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cokes

Wisconsin

3.95/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Basically black, revealing glimpses of dark brown edging when held to a light source. The head is tan and rises an inch or two before falling away entirely.
Medium roast coffee nose. Tracers of caramel and vanilla sweeteners, but this is foremost about the roast. And effective in that sense.
No surprises in the mouth, roast rolls in first and leaves last. Mild, but assertive coffee. Roasted grains. Ash. Flecks of oatmeal, which simulate cream. And some vague sweet undertones of cherry and vanilla. The finish is peppery, with perhaps a ghost of orange rind, and continuously roasty.
It medium-light in body, but the oatmeal gives it a creamed notion that suggests weight.
Stylistically, it's pretty much a spot-on Dry Stout. I like this....quite a bit actually.

Serving type: bottle

04-22-2008 07:54:47 | More by cokes
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Durge

Connecticut

3.95/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

This stout showed black as night with a solid tan cap and decent lace. The aroma is a solid charcoal coffee bean and a touch of malt. The flavor brings lots more charcoal and coffee and grassy hops, some melon highlights that finish dry. Very smooth served off the nitro tap at Squatter's Pub in downtown Salt Lake City. Great midrange feel, silky and balanced. A bit of tang, subtle carbonation. Tart but pretty drinkable. A very good oatmeal stout.

Serving type: nitro-tap

08-04-2008 05:16:57 | More by Durge
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mk3

Utah

3.95/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Maybe prejudice, I live in Ut. but I really like the Cap'n. Maybe 'cause I can be a Bastard too?

This stout is a very dark, reddish black and has a decent, creamy almond head but does have some good lacing.

It has a slight chocolate/coffee smell.

I like the fact that it is a little sweeter than a traditional stout(I'm not a fan of Guinness). but I admit it is a little thin.

I know some people say that our stupid(utah) laws ruin what could be good beers but this stout shows that low alcohol doesn't make the beer.(Guinness is only 4.3)

The Cap'n is my usual winter beer. I've been all over the world and have had many different beers and though not the best, Cap'n Bastards is in the top tier.

Serving type: bottle

04-18-2011 04:56:29 | More by mk3
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MikeThompson

California

3.95/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Had this at SLC airport.

Really enjoyed this beer. Not the best oatmeal stout I have had, but a good American one.

Nice appearance, good foamy head, even in little flight glasses.

Smell was toasty and malty, as expected.

Taste was very upfront and toasty, with a hint of malty sweetness. Was weaker than say, Samuel Smith's, however.

Mouthfeel was a tad thin, and this really downgrades it for me. When I order an oatmeal stout for my breastfeeding wife, I want a thick delicious beer to support the baby! After all, that is why they made this style in the first place.

Drinkability was fine for the style, obviously this is not a session beer.

Serving type: on-tap

01-21-2011 05:40:15 | More by MikeThompson
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tmoneyba

Ohio

3.95/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Draft sample at SLC airport brewpub.

Poured clear dark brown color with an average creamy off-white head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Moderate roasted coffee and chocolate aroma. Medium body with a dry smooth texture. Medium dark chocolate roasted flavor with a medium bittersweet finish of moderate duration.

My expectations where met.

Serving type: on-tap

02-21-2009 14:20:24 | More by tmoneyba
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BuckeyeNation

Iowa

3.95/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Raisin brown, not quite opaque, with orange-crimson highlights. The wheat toast brown cap has plenty of character and looks good atop the beer. It has a lumpy, bumpy, bubbly surface and is beginning to lay down quite a bit of Swiss cheese-like lace. This is one good looking bastard.

The nose is pretty wonderful as well. Might I have finally run into a Squatters beer with guts? The malt bill consists of pale, caramel, chocolate, roasted barley and oats. I'm happy to report that all have been used to good effect. Each sniff delivers a surprisingly robust aroma of bittersweet chocolate and coffee with cream.

Despite the light body, Captain Bastard's is chock full of flavor and is a damn fine oatmeal stout. If the brewery can create a beer this bold and this delicious, then why can't they do the same with the rest of the lineup? Cocoa and coffee are still the focal points. Due to the relative lack of malt sugars, I'm reminded of an Irish dry stout more than anything else.

The finish is dry and bitter, though it's hard to tell if the latter is due to a generous roasting time (probably necessary to get this much flavor) or to hops. I certainly don't taste Chinook, but that doesn't mean they aren't providing some amount of bitterness. This is a wonderful, balanced, flavorful, easy drinking stout that is disappearing incredibly quickly. Well done UBC.

I have yet to drink a 4% beer that has a mouthfeel bigger than light-medium at best. This one struggles to reach that benchmark. Normally I'd penalize a stout more severely for having such a non-stout mouthfeel. The mouthfeel in this case is satisfactory if one has the right attitude going in. Besides, some of the goodwill that I'm feeling toward the flavor is bound to spill over.

Captain Bastard's Oatmeal Stout is good beer and is the best beer that I've had so far from the Utah Brewers Cooperative. I don't believe I've had a better session stout in quite some time, especially one that refuses to compromise when it comes to flavor intensity. Thanks to Wasatch for this pleasant surprise.

Serving type: bottle

01-28-2007 14:51:43 | More by BuckeyeNation
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TheManiacalOne

Rhode Island

3.9/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Acquired via trade from Wasatch, so a big “Thank you” goes out to him. Poured from a 12oz bottle into a US tumbler pint glass.

A: The beer is a dark reddish brown color with a thin tan head that fades quickly and leaves a thin lace on the glass.

S: The aroma is of creamy chocolate, roasted oats, dark malt and a slight touch of hops.

T: The taste is malty, creamy and a little smoky, with flavors of dark chocolate, oats and coffee. It isn’t overly sweet and there’s a mild hop presence. The after-taste is smoky and a little bitter.

M: Very smooth with a little crispness, medium body (light for the style), light-to-medium carbonation, the finish is clean and a little dry.

D: Tasty, goes down easily, not very filling, very good representation of style, it’s one of the better Oatmeal Stouts that I’ve had. This seems like a perfect choice if you want a beer that’s light from an ABV standpoint but still has some substance.

Serving type: bottle

04-16-2007 03:39:24 | More by TheManiacalOne
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bort11

Missouri

3.9/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Big thanks to Wsatch for this one. Cheers dude!

12 oz bottle poured into an imperial pint glass. Mild tan head that gradually recedes to a choppy cap on the surface. A few spots of lacing stick to the glass. Color is almost pure black. Ruby red highlights show when held to the light.

Smell is a pleasant chocolate/coffee combo. A slight hint of orange peel is present. Taste is slightly more coffee than chocolate, with a slight hint of hops bittering.

Mouthfeel is a little thin for an oatmeal stout. The carbonation is a bit prickly. A little weak for the style, but a good stout none the less.

Serving type: bottle

09-22-2008 01:34:55 | More by bort11
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MuddyFeet

North Carolina

3.88/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to Wasatch for this bottle.

Pours a deep, deep chocolate brown. A bit thin around the edges though. Thin head that dissolved completely. Nose has a some fairly strong sulphuric tones that overpower some weaker oatmeal aromas.

Flavor is bit more charcoal than the typical hearty oatmeal stout that I have sampled before. Does not have such a wholesomeness as typical for the style. Picked out some dark chocolate tones too. medium body that thickens towards the bottom of the glass. Nice evening beer but a bit too much charcoal bitterness for a session beer.

Serving type: bottle

09-20-2007 01:10:47 | More by MuddyFeet
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Squatters Captain Bastard's Oatmeal Stout from Utah Brewers Cooperative
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