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Captain Stout - Alpine Beer Company

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Ratings: 378
Reviews: 135
rAvg: 3.74
pDev: 11.76%
Wants: 29
Gots: 41 | FT: 5
Brewed by:
Alpine Beer Company visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Stout |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: xlperro on 05-07-2003

This meal in a mug is now brewed year-round. Generous usage of roasted malt and an array of Carmel malts gives this Chocolate Oatmeal Dry Stout a coffee, maple, smooth chocolaty flavor.
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3.04/5  rDev -18.7%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Bottle courtesy of miketd
Pours black with a light tan head. Smell is milky, roasted malt and metal at first. Body is a bit too thin, but not too bad. Decent roasty flavor with a hint of chocolate. Watery finish, and I had a hard time deciding how much I liked this one. Didn't get the oatmeal creaminess as listed in the description. Decent, but very forgettable.

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4.38/5  rDev +17.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

22oz. bomber into a pint glass

a - pours deep dark black with a three-finger khaki colored head, good retention and lacing, great looking stout

s - aroma is of deeply roasted malt and coffee, some hints of caramel and bittersweet chocolate as well, some hops are evident

t - roasted malt up front with a body of dark chocolate and coffee, finish bitter up front with strong coffee notes with some slight hop bitterness and evolves into a sweeter caramelly taste

m - nice and creamy in the mouth, medium-to-full bodied, moderate carbonation, finish is nicely balanced between sweetness and dryness

d - very drinkable stout, complex and interesting yet pretty easy on the palate and a manageable abv

Very good stout here...another stellar offering from Alpine. This might not quite be on the level of Cadillac Mtn., but it's not far behind.

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3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

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4.17/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a tulip.

Dark, dark, dark brown. Not thick, but definitely shadowy. A fizzy one-finger head of sandy tan pops away after a few seconds, leaving sticky bubbles that grip the walls in rounded horizontal streaks.

Deep, roasty aroma. Coffee, cocoa nibs, peanuts, oatmeal. Nice earthiness too.

Same here, in the flavor. Big coffee notes, with lots of bitter dark chocolate. I also get peanuts, oats and hints of vanilla. A super good, smooth blend.

Velvety and smooth on the tongue, the brew breaks into a soft fizz as it moves. The soft, pillowy medium body exhibits almost no carbonation.

A smooth, intensely flavored stout. Alpine isn't just the best with hops; these guys know their roast as well.

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4.14/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

I try this beer from a 22 oz. bomber bottle picked up at the brewery a week ago. Poured into a pint glass it shows a rich dark pour with a hint of ruby beneath the lights. A thin tan head disappoints slightly with respect to the growler, lingering briefly before going a bit flat on the surface.

An intense chocolate and coffee nose, and a good bit of earthy hops make up for the appearance. Flavor is pleasant and tasty though perhaps a bit diminished by the relatively low carbonation of the beer. I look forward to trying this on Nitro some day.

Solid drinkability and offers a smooth feel. Recommend.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22oz capped bomber poured into a St. Bernardus chalice.

A: This beer pours a very dark brownish black with a thin fluffy dark tan head. The head dissipated rapidly leaving only a minimal lacing on the glass.

S: The nose is roasted malts & strong coffee.

T: The initial taste is of coffee followed by sweet roasted malts then mildly bitter chocolate.

M: The mouthfeel is of a mild to medium smooth texture with carbonation on the low side.

D:This beer had a nice drinkability factor and was quite pleasant overall.

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3.06/5  rDev -18.2%
look: 2 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 3.5

Bomber into founders snifter.

Some chocolate and even coffee over the roasty malts and touch of sweetness from some caramel malts.

Little thin in terms of the body, but it's not unpleasant at all, only feels watery for an oatmeal stout.

Dark body with a light sandy tan head of about a finger. Weak retention, weak lacing.

Overall-- Alpine is not known for their dark beers, and this beer is no reason for that change. It certainly isn't bad, but it is mediocre, which I suppose means it's pretty bad in terms of comparing...

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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3.77/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Tulip glass.

A: Pours a dull black with light khaki head which disappears pretty quickly, leaving some large bubbles in its wake. Not much lacing.

S: Roasted malt and some coffee are nicely in balance, a little chocolate. Pretty good.

T: Same, with some woody/earthy notes, pretty light in flavor so I could imagine sessioning this. Reminds me of a British stout. Not picking up any chocolate.

M: Light carbonation and medium body.

O: Pretty drinkable and flavors are in balance. Nice stuff.

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3.48/5  rDev -7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

On tap at SD Beer Festival and O'Briens. Pours black with very little head. Aroma is malt and strong coffee. Taste is coffee and chocolate milk, with a sharp finish. Mouthfeel is not as heavy an you would expect. Not light, but creamy. Overall, a very good beer that needs a bit of time in a barrel or a little more substance.

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Captain Stout from Alpine Beer Company
84 out of 100 based on 378 ratings.