Squatters Captain Bastard's Oatmeal Stout - Utah Brewers Cooperative
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3.23/5 rDev -6.6%
I have very mixed feelings about Capt. Bastard's Oatmeal Stout. It's excellent in some ways and weak in others. This beer smells very strong and is dominated by a heavy coffee odor, making it quite interesting. It pours deep black as a stout should but the head is not as creamy as I would like. The taste hits you as hard as the smell. Definite oatmeal and coffee in there.
This is only my opinion, but I think the taste is a bit overpowering, making this beer a poor session choice. I enjoy having one once in a while but it's not a regular for me. After having one of these I have to finish with something lighter.
03-13-2006 22:04:51 | More by RoundelMike
3.35/5 rDev -3.2%
Sampled in a pint glass at the Squatter's location in downtown SLC.
Pours a very light brown, slightly darker than what you would like your pie crust to be. Thin head, with little body to it, even though there appeared to be some lively carbonation in the pint.
Smelled like roasted coffee with a few sugar cubes tossed in.
A pretty weak oatmeal stout, but I guess that is what to expect with the low abv. Slightly sweet, there was a coffee and deep roasted malt flavor to it. Was pretty smokey throughout.
Too much carbonation, but with the low abv, you may not notice after a few.
04-29-2005 14:58:17 | More by Dithyramb
3.55/5 rDev +2.6%
Appearance - Deep brown with ruby highlights. No beer lace on this one.
Smell - There is a nice sweetness in the nose, but not much else. I'm not expecting floral hops, but I don't detect anything.
Taste - Chocolatey and roasted. I also detect an odd undescribable flavor. Is is smoke, phenolic? There is a backfround smoky flavor. Hops are not readily apparent in the taste.
Mouthfeel - This beer is nice and thick. It seems good for an oatmeal stout.
Drinkability - The beer is reaonably drinkable, but not highly. I would try another, but it is a bit filling due to its rich flavor and thick body.
Comments - Sampled in a flight of ten beers at the Salt Lake City International Airport Squatters Pub Brewery location. Other beers by this brewer are better, but it is worth a try if you are in the area.
03-27-2005 18:47:39 | More by mgdeth
3.85/5 rDev +11.3%
This beer poured a nice black color with a ring of head. The nose was nor real strong, but there were hints of chocolate and coffee. The flavor was all chocolate and roasted malts that turned to a good coffee character as it warmed up. The feel was moderate...not bad but a little thin for me. The drinkability was awesome. I had a liter of this stuff and wanted more. Thanks to Alexgash for meeting up with me while I was in Logan and sharing some good times and good beer with me. BA had led me to some really good experiences and good people since I joined.
11-22-2004 04:25:19 | More by kmpitz2
2.65/5 rDev -23.4%
Appearance: Pours a deep mahagony with a medium tan collar of foam. An aggressive pour yielded a two-finger collar which slowly collapsed upon itself leaving about 60% lace.
Aroma: Nose is mostly roasted malt with a smidge of coffee lurking in the background. The roast is a bit over the top and detracts slightly from the experience.
Taste: The roasted malt makes an immediate appearance on the palate but in time resembles the houseguest you first welcomed...then couldn't get rid of. The lack of balance leaves me wondering about the deficient hop balance.
Mouthfeel: Quite thin for the style and a tad on the slippery (no, not diacetyl) side of the scale.Carbonation is good and helps out as much as it can.
Drinkability: There is nothing inherently bad with this one-dimensional beer...but nothing stands out, either.
10-22-2004 06:57:07 | More by IceAce
3.1/5 rDev -10.4%
Pours a very dark brown, almost black, with a nice rich tan head. The head lasted most of the drink, toward the end it was just a thin layer, which laced quite well. The smell was robust, sweet chocolate, roasted malt and coffee tones dominate. The taste was quite good., had a taste of chocolate, carmel, malt and a coffee note toward the end which led to the dry finish. Mouthfeel was rather weak for a stout. But over all a good tasting brew for Utah.
01-13-2004 03:13:10 | More by HochFliegen
3.63/5 rDev +4.9%
asked mom and dad to bring back some utah beer from their trip to the nat'l parks. they brought me this...and didn't (and still don't) knw that oatmeal stouts are my absolute favourite. surprisingly, utah didn't let me down. pours a deep brown, almost black. a decent head lasts for about 1/2 the pint at which time it dissolves into a thin lace. smells mainly of roasted barley and coffee, which are the primary flavours here as well, along with some roasty chocolate as well. hints of caramel and smokiness also prevail. a few minor complaints: a bit overly-carbonated for my liking in an oatmeal stout (though not by much) and a strange bitterness/dryness prevails at the end. overall, a surprisingly good beer that i'd be happy to revisit should i ever fancy a trip to utah.
07-29-2003 19:13:01 | More by SixpointJMH
3.55/5 rDev +2.6%
Ahhh, Utah beer! I've had this on-tap and in the bottle and on-tap is much better. Pours a very dark brown--almost black. Nice, not--everly large--head, that lingered. Smells of roasted coffee and a slight sweetness. Taste...surprisingly flavorful and complex for 4% abv (the biggest hangup of normal Utah beers of course). Not nearly as flavorful as a Kalamazoo, but better than others I've had. Slightly sweet, but nice roastiness balance. Nicely carbonated, but the mouthfeel was a little thin for my stout liking. At 4%, it is quite drinkable (also evidenced by me finishing the pitcher). One of the better Utah beers.
07-12-2003 11:38:15 | More by alexgash
3.43/5 rDev -0.9%
I picked this up on a recent trip to Utah. I was very surprised to learn that they have pulled off a credible tasting oatmeal stout at only 4.0% alcohol. It has all the wonderful tastes the other reviewers have mentioned. It just doesn't have the warming effect of higher alcohol. It has a roasty taste without much bitterness. Not a bad little stout
10-13-2002 16:33:43 | More by mjohn27603
4.03/5 rDev +16.5%
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.
10-03-2002 13:26:16 | More by yemenmocha
3.25/5 rDev -6.1%
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.
11-03-2001 00:00:01 | More by Todd
Squatters Captain Bastard's Oatmeal Stout from Utah Brewers Cooperative
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