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Captain Stout - Alpine Beer Company

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Captain StoutCaptain Stout

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Ratings: 281
Reviews: 123
rAvg: 3.72
pDev: 12.37%
Wants: 28
Gots: 29 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
Alpine Beer Company visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Stout |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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.

(Beer added by: xlperro on 05-07-2003)
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Photo of Spiderhouse


3.95/5  rDev +6.2%

A-Nice bubbly pour, but very little lacing and almost no head.

S-Like iced oatmeal cookies, with a little coffee in there. More liek decaf though, from 7-11. Under the right circumstances, this is not a bad thing.

T-Tastes like it smells, with a nice spiced oatmeal flavor, and some chocolate/toffee notes.

M-Falls a bit short here, if only because the body is thin. Good carbonation though.

D-This is actually what I look for in stouts--a bit of coffee, a bit of chocolate, and sessionability. I think i could knock down a few of these around the fire and be satisfied. Good stuff.

03-12-2010 02:13:35 | More by Spiderhouse
Photo of jpmclaug

South Carolina

3.95/5  rDev +6.2%

Sooo happy to try this beer. Sounded like it would be right up my alley when I first heard about it. Got this bottle from the super generous provider of noms, irishgurl4. Bomber goes into a pint glass.

A - Black body. I held it up to the light and none shone through. But... where is the head? There is a little circle of off white stuff on top but not what I would call a head.

S - Mix of oatmeal, roast and a hint of chocolate. Not too pungent but what is there is pleasant.

t- Nice mix of roasted malts with a big dose of chocolate. A smooth oatmeal flavor is in there as well. Some coffee notes but not much.

M - smooth, low carbonation and about as good as you can get for the style.

D - Drinkability is pretty high. A pleasant stout for sure but not a mindblowing one. Really this is a solid beer and I am glad to try it. I would happily drink more of these if the opportunity arose.

10-31-2010 19:34:17 | More by jpmclaug
Photo of Palesmith


3.95/5  rDev +6.2%

A - dark black with a very small tan head.

S - Coffee and a little dark chocolate. Not a very strong smell but very smooth and inviting.

T - Roasted coffee, malty and rich and also effervescent. Not over powering but very enjoyable.

M - I found it to be clean, crisp and dry. More carbonation than I was expecting but this left the beer feeling light and smooth.

D - very drinkable. Not overly thick or heavy. I will be drinking this again.

Alpine really makes some very enjoyable beers.

09-06-2010 22:37:58 | More by Palesmith
Photo of Thorpe429


3.95/5  rDev +6.2%

Pours a very dark brown with a nice, two-fingered head. The smell was nice, lots of roasted malt and a little chocolate and coffee. The taste is quite nice as well, with some sweetness from the malt as well as coffee, chocolate, and a bit of roast. A little thin, but very drinkable.

01-20-2010 23:40:01 | More by Thorpe429
Photo of cosmicevan

New York

3.95/5  rDev +6.2%

massive thanks to ehammond1. enjoyed from a darkness snifter.

a - poured a deep black with just shy of 2 fingers of mocha cream colored head. lacing was stringy and chunky and although the head was gone quick, it left a thin skin of head on the surface.

s - nice roasted malt. not too much in any direction. some vanilla creamy coffee notes. soft cocoa powder.

t - soft. roasted black malt. very portery. tasty. some hints of cocoa powder. porter char.

m - cool and crisp. a bit charry. in a blind taste test, i'd peg this as a porter. soft.

o - overall, a nice stout...are you sure this isn't a porter? super easy drinker.

09-15-2012 02:42:02 | More by cosmicevan
Photo of Beerandraiderfan


3.93/5  rDev +5.6%

Black beer, tan head, ample, great retention. Aroma was kind of lacking, slight chocolate malt aroma, not much else.

Good smooth oatmeal stout. No surprises. Smooth. Chewy. Chocolate malt. Little to no chocolate or coffee added I would guess, maybe a slight % of coffee malt. Thick viscosity, not overly sweet. A little bit nutty downbottle. Couldn't appreciate the caramel if it was there.

I appreciate this is a fairly ($6) priced bottle of a sessionable oatmeal stout, but I just don't see the complexities in this beer that other reviews do. Coffee, vanilla, caramel, just don't taste it in this beer.

04-25-2011 22:39:38 | More by Beerandraiderfan
Photo of IdrinkGas


3.93/5  rDev +5.6%

THanks to Crazeguy for sending this and a few other Alpine Beer Co brews to me!!
Poured from a bomber into a snifter.

A: Pitch black with one finger of tan head which disappears quickly.

S:Cream cheesy smell along with roasted malt and a hint of chocolate.

T: Creamy chocolatey flavor.

M: Smooth and creamy with very little carbonation.

D: Low ABV and good flavors make it a very drinkable Stout IMO.

07-21-2010 23:57:15 | More by IdrinkGas
Photo of largadeer


3.93/5  rDev +5.6%

Appearance: Black with brown highlights, a two finger tan head rises and lasts and lasts. Awesome head retention in the usual Alpine fashion.

Smell: Pretty dry. Roasted malt, subtle coffee. A hint of sweetness appears as it warms.

Taste/mouthfeel: Again, very dry, almost like an Irish stout but with the big and chewy body of an American stout. The flavor is a straight-forward mix of roasted grain, coffee and earth. There's a slight acidity to it as well. A slight hoppy bitterness comes through in the finish, but it doesn't last terribly long.

Notes: A very solid stout, but I can think of a few others I like more.

06-07-2008 21:21:11 | More by largadeer
Photo of srandycarter


3.93/5  rDev +5.6%

A - Near black, tight bubbled tan head with lots of retention. Creamy line of lace.

S - Burnt malt, maybe a little anise?

T - Roasty, malty, rich deep flavor.

M - Medium bodied, creamy, good coating, good balance.

D - Nice, but really big flavors. Would tire during session.

08-28-2010 15:54:53 | More by srandycarter
Photo of superspak


3.9/5  rDev +4.8%

Got in a trade with swingracex. 22 ounce bottle into pint glass, no bottle dating. Pours fairly pitch black color with a 2 finger dense and fluffy tan head with good retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Spotty soapy lacing clings down the glass, with some moderate streaming carbonation. Aromas of milk chocolate, cocoa, roasted malt, coffee, toast, oats, light char, herbal, and roasted earthiness. Very nice aromas with good balance and complexity of dark/roasted malt, oats, and light earthy hops; with good strength. Taste of milk chocolate, cocoa, roasted malt, coffee, toast, oats, light char, herbal, and roasted earthiness. Slight roasted bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of milk chocolate, cocoa, roasted malt, coffee, toast, oats, light char, herbal, and roasted earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice complexity and robustness of dark/roasted malt, oats, and light earthy hop flavors; with a nice roasted bitterness/sweetness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth, creamy, and slightly chalky mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is a very nice oatmeal stout. All around good complexity, robustness, and balance of dark/roasted malt, oats, and light earthy hop flovors; and very smooth to drink. A very enjoyable offering.

06-18-2014 21:33:37 | More by superspak
Photo of orangesol


3.9/5  rDev +4.8%

Thanks to ffejherb for sharing this one with us at a recent tasting.

A - Pours dark brown with a small one finger tall tan head leaving light streaks of lace down the glass.

S - Smells of dark roasted malt, coffee, and a bit of chocolatey sweetness. A bit one diminutional really.

T - Starts off with quite a bit of dark roasted malt slowly giving way to a mix of day old coffee grounds and a bit of chocolatey sweetness. Maybe a bit of maple coming through toward the end of the glass. Finish is pretty roasty, lingering for quite awhile.

M - Heavy body and flavor with moderate carbonation. Roasty feel initially growing a bit thin toward the end of my glass.

O - This one was not too bad. It never really wowed me in any way but it was still pretty solid. A good pallet cleanser after all the sours we had.

02-10-2012 01:53:10 | More by orangesol
Photo of Sixofsigmas


3.88/5  rDev +4.3%

Poured into a pilsner from a bottle.

Appearance: Very dark brown-black, opaque, nice brown head which started at about 2 inches and is now about half an inch, lacing on the glass already.

Smell: A little booziness, some nice coffee aromas, sweet malty cocoa. Everytime I take another whiff I smell something else. Coffee predominantly.

Taste: Strong bitter coffee, lots of dark malt, tiny bit of chocolatey sweetness(but I can't detect it in every drink only occasionally), some spicy hops that are warming the back of my mouth.

Mouthfeel: Strangely thin. When I poured it I got the feeling this was going to be a nice thick stout. It's a little thin, and the carbonation is more than I would have expected for this style. However this does not necessarily indicate a negative. Just a new take on the style I suppose. It's very slick, and any aftertaste is gone pretty quickly.

Drinkability: This beer may not take the world by storm, but I found it to be a very acceptable stout. Might not be my first choice for stout, but I'd not turn this one down.

12-22-2009 00:48:33 | More by Sixofsigmas
Photo of Dijeriduster


3.85/5  rDev +3.5%

Alpine is a great little brewery just outside San Diego, highly recommended for a few tasters and a growler fill ($5 for the glass, $8+ for the fill).

A - Pours a dark brown / black typical to style. Moderate head with some lacing.

S - Nice and roasty, hint of hops but not much.

T - Good solid Stout. Roasty, chocolate start with a hint of coffee and hops in the finish. Surprisingly easy to drink for a robust stout.

M - A little on the thin side, I prefer a fuller feel on stouts. Still, not thin and soy sauce like as some (ie imperials) get.

D - Good drinking stout, you can have a few pints and not be stuff. Not the best from Alpine, but that isn't saying much as they have a barrage of incredible beers.

12-02-2009 21:29:46 | More by Dijeriduster
Photo of rlee1390


3.78/5  rDev +1.6%

A-Clear brown when pouring, black in the glass, one finger tan head.

S-Coffee, chocolate, roasted malt, licorice and vanilla.

T-Chocolate and coffee upfront, roasted malt. But the finish has an overly sweet vanilla that is not well balanced.

M-Lighter, tad watery, not much carbonation.

O-A good stout, but the unbalanced vanilla hurts it.

09-18-2013 23:52:37 | More by rlee1390
Photo of Altenor


3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

06-28-2013 04:12:06 | More by Altenor
Photo of chinchill

South Carolina

3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

On tap at the brewpub in Alpine.

Appearance: Clear dark-red brown but opaque in the glass; the decent looking head soon reduces to a thin ring. Essentially no lacing.

Aroma: appealing mix of medium and dark malts with a hint of caramel.

Flavor: lightly sweet; ample dark roasted malts; a touch of coffe in the aftertaste and a hint of molasses earlier on..

Feel: Medium-light body with low but lively carbonation.

O: a fine stout.

07-04-2014 01:54:35 | More by chinchill
Photo of hoppyhour


3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

07-25-2014 18:48:21 | More by hoppyhour
Photo of terpinsd


3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

04-27-2014 05:52:39 | More by terpinsd
Photo of dtx00


3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

07-07-2012 21:08:57 | More by dtx00
Photo of SirBentham


3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

02-03-2014 18:02:55 | More by SirBentham
Photo of LakerLeith


3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

06-29-2014 03:33:32 | More by LakerLeith
Photo of OnryAndMean

New York

3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

01-11-2014 18:49:43 | More by OnryAndMean
Photo of Absolut


3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

05-15-2013 16:36:18 | More by Absolut
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3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

05-23-2014 19:37:46 | More by Kramerwtmf
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3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

04-28-2013 05:26:24 | More by bca115
Captain Stout from Alpine Beer Company
84 out of 100 based on 281 ratings.