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Captain Stout - Alpine Beer Company

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277 Ratings
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Ratings: 277
Reviews: 123
rAvg: 3.72
pDev: 12.37%
Wants: 28
Gots: 27 | FT: 1
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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SDStoneEnthusiast

California

4.25/5  rDev +14.2%

04-13-2013 20:34:46 | More by SDStoneEnthusiast
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dfillius

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev +14.2%

12-28-2013 00:27:53 | More by dfillius
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vr6corrado

California

4.25/5  rDev +14.2%

02-15-2012 23:50:24 | More by vr6corrado
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atrocity

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +14.2%

06-24-2014 11:59:06 | More by atrocity
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Westsidethreat

California

4.25/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On tap at Stone World Bistro

A: Jacobean color with medium tope head that disapates at an average pace. Just a few stray floaters remain on top with a ring around the glass.

S: Black patent malt, fresh espresso and cream.

T: Begins charred but moves quickly to a fruity like profile. Some grape, strawberry, pineapple mixes with vanilla cream to make the drinker think the stout isn't going to live up to its namesake. But then...the roasted in with coffee leadign the way. Finishes bitter, a little dirty and a little chocolaty.

M: Medium body but thinner across the palate than one would expect. Ok though as the carbonation fits just fine.

D: Good balance with nice complexity. Hand crafted and well done. Another fine beer from Alpine.

Serving type: on-tap

12-26-2006 06:25:38 | More by Westsidethreat
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hpthebull

California

4.25/5  rDev +14.2%

04-04-2013 06:13:43 | More by hpthebull
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DtheVillain

California

4.25/5  rDev +14.2%

02-20-2013 05:26:13 | More by DtheVillain
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biertrinkenja

California

4.25/5  rDev +14.2%

04-24-2014 06:02:43 | More by biertrinkenja
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hopsputin

California

4.23/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

a: its a dark black color - no light penetrating. 2 finger tan fizzy head that seems to fade and hang around 1 finger

s: smells nice. sweet chocolate, caramel, toasted malts, coffee, vanilla. a real nice smooth aroma

t: milk chocolate, toasted malts, a mixture of caramel and toffee, sugar (something sugary - not brown sugar), a cola-like flavor, and a very slight bitterness from a fresh coffee bean. something green - like grassy in here too, some dark plum

m: its a silky medium mouthfeel. pretty high carbonation for a stout

t: color me impressed. i know Alpine is know for the hops, but this is a nice beer. nice harmonization of chocolates, roast, and sweet malt. my criticism would be maybe a bit too much carbonation in the mouthfeel, almost makes it feel like a soda. otherwise its an easy drinker with nice flavors. not heavy enough to be a sipper, but not something to rush

Serving type: bottle

07-26-2014 04:10:03 | More by hopsputin
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nickd717

California

4.22/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at O'Brien's in San Diego.

Black in color with a one finger tan head that fades to ring. Looks as a stout should, more or less.

Aroma is a lot of roast, coffee, a hint of dark chocolate, a and a little earth.

Flavor is smooth and well-balanced with coffee, dark chocolate, caramel, and earth. To style and very good.

Palate is smooth and velvety; body is medium.

Drinkability is high. I had to down 8oz within about a minute when our cab showed up early and it was no problem (although it didn't help my brutal hangover the next day). Solid stout from Alpine.

Serving type: on-tap

11-18-2009 22:47:22 | More by nickd717
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arizcards

Arizona

4.22/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Picked up a bomber from the Frontier party store in Alpine for $5.00.

Beer poured dark brown with a decent tan head. Nose is quite nice, heavy on coffee and roasted malts. Taste is a nice blend of chocolate, coffee, and roasted malts. Mouthfeel is light to medium bodied and smooth from the oatmeal. Overall drinkability is good. This is a wonderful stout, full of character that I could enjoy all day.

Serving type: bottle

09-12-2009 23:02:48 | More by arizcards
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TexIndy

Texas

4.2/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Bought at brewery and shipped back during my SD trip. Poured from a 22oz bomber into a pint glass. No dating info but got straight from brewery so should be good. It was black in color even against the light. It had a large tan head that slowly dissipated into a thick collar and thin film. Some sticky lace.

The aroma was good. Roasted malt, chocolate, lactose and coffee. None was dominant so a good blend and overall aroma. Wish it was a little stronger though. The taste followed the aroma but was much stronger. Good roasted flavor that lingers in the aftertaste and gets you thirsty for more. The coffee was more prevalent at the start but faded as it warmed and the roasted came thru more. It's listed as an American Stout which I see but it also has some milk stout qualities along with some oatmeal stout in the flavor. Very smooth and great drinkability. Flavor really starts to kick in as it into the high 50
s/low 60's. Mouthfeel was medium with lots of carbonation.

Overall, a really good stout that for me falls a mostly into American stout but with strong hints of milk stout and a little bit of oatmeal stout. Had this at the brewery during my trip and it was just a little better on-tap. I still prefer the Pure Hoppiness and Duet from them but this is great change of pace and a quality stout. Rotation: not avail in TX - shipped to myself. Worth getting a couple shipped per year. On-tap when out West.

Serving type: bottle

11-09-2009 00:56:05 | More by TexIndy
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Phelps

Arizona

4.2/5  rDev +12.9%
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.

Serving type: bottle

07-29-2011 23:02:36 | More by Phelps
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tonistruth

Nevada

4.2/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

on tap @ Pizza Port Carlsbad in Carlsbad, CA

A- pitch black (until only a sip or two of brown is left, then its a deep wooden brown with red hues), 1 finger creamy mocha colored head, good retent, thin lacing rings all down glass

S- rich chocolate, dry roasted malts

T- creamy chocolate and roasted malts, dry roasted chocolate malts, some coffee, hints of caramel, delicious

M- smooth and creamy, dry finish, brew feels as if it evaporates off your tongue, carbonation nearly undetectable

D- fits style well, flavor is excellent, would pair well with desserts or could be one on it's own, sessionable, recommended

Serving type: on-tap

04-03-2007 07:07:13 | More by tonistruth
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franksnbeans

Ohio

4.18/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours an opaque black with a delicious chocolate head that is sticky and laces steadily. Smells of roasted coffee beans, ground coffee beans and minimal malt and caramel. Finishes with a bite of hops. Medium in the mouth with some nice carbonation. Drinkability is decent, it’s not a sipper but it’s not a session beer. Overall a tasty offering.

Serving type: bottle

09-01-2007 05:36:59 | More by franksnbeans
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johnnnniee

New Hampshire

4.18/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Received in trade from TexIndy, thanks as always for the opportunity. Pours a solid dark brown with the faintest of ruby highlights when held to the light. Tightly bubbled tan head dissipates quickly to form a cap. Smells of coffee and milk chocolate, caramel, and a slight bit of ash deep in the back. Taste is roasty with coffee, chocolate, caramel, a bit of dark fruit. Lingering fruity roasted gran bitterness in the finish. Prickly carbonation, medium body, creamy mouthfeel. Nice stout. A bit high on the carbonation, but otherwise a great stout.

Serving type: bottle

01-02-2010 21:53:14 | More by johnnnniee
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HoustonTX

Texas

4.15/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Excellent pour, mocha bright swirling lace, which forms a nice 3/4 inch head.

Deep engrossing unique dark twisting malt scentalation.

Piney, resiny hops. All along a semi-thick, unfiltered malt base. Overall flavors include - pine sap, decaf coffee, green tea leaves, bitter dark chocolate, hint of smokiness(Cuban cigar note), and more dark chocolaty goodness.

I really enjoy the general flavor tone this Stout has produced.
For the alcohol percentage, 6%, I think this proves to all of us, that bigger is not always better. Great true unfiltered thick Cali Stout, which is just simply extremely enjoyable.

Seek this one out if at all possible. It's a very delicious Stout.

Much thanks to Ryan for the chance to sample this one.

Serving type: bottle

11-24-2007 05:19:20 | More by HoustonTX
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Gusler

Arizona

4.15/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Draught @ Alpine Brewery
The beers pours a pitch black with a smallish chocolate head, the texture spumous and the lace thick and sticky. Nose has a light coffee and chocolate aroma with sweet malt underneath, start is sweet and has a pleasing malt presence, top is moderate in feel. Finish has a nice bit of hops and the acidity mild to moderate, very dry and lingering aftertaste, a nice stout overall.

Serving type: on-tap

06-14-2004 21:41:57 | More by Gusler
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bort11

Missouri

4.15/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Here's another kick in the teeth from mikesgroove and the Fight Club Project Mayhem BIF.

22 oz bottle, poured into a pub glass. Thick creamy looking mocha head. Nice legs and slow to recede. Spots of lace stick to the top but end up as a ring around the surface. Color is black with garnet highlights.

Smell is bitter bakers chocolate with a hint of lactose. Taste has a hint of coffee but is mostly a dry bitter unsweetened chocolate. More lactose sourness.

Mouthfeel is creamy with a light carbonation. Gives it a chewy texture without being too heavy. Very nice.

Blipped "Captain Bobby Stout" by Earth Band

Serving type: bottle

05-30-2009 03:08:40 | More by bort11
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HalfFull

California

4.13/5  rDev +11%
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.

Serving type: bottle

03-28-2009 07:40:26 | More by HalfFull
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ppoitras

Massachusetts

4.13/5  rDev +11%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Refillable growler received from Xlperro as part of Growler-It-Forward 2.0. Thanks for the opportunity.

First imperial pint glass pours with a dense light brown 3/4" head, over this very, very dark brown, almost black hued brew. Head showed amazing staying power, and the aroma was strongly of coffee and chocolate grains. Following along those lines, the taste was as well of the roasted malts. Mouthfeel and drinkability were excellent for such a heavy brew. Wish I could try it over and over to make sure I've got my rating correct...

Serving type: growler

05-16-2004 03:27:37 | More by ppoitras
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corby112

Pennsylvania

4.13/5  rDev +11%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Draft at the brewpub.

Pours pitch black with faint mahogany edges and a two finger light beige head that slowly fades into  a  lasting ring. Streaks of soapy lacing left behind.

Slightly roasted dark malt aroma with a good balance of sweet chocolate and darker roasted notes. Hints of smokey meat, roast coffee bean and dark chocolate along with caramel and toffee.  Some lactic sugar with faint hops.

Medium bodied but on the fuller end with a good balance of sweet and roasted malt notes. Slight creamy texture and not as smokey as the aroma suggests. Hints of toast, dark chocolate, coffee and oatmeal along with some creamy, silky chocolate.  Not overly roasted, acrid or but. Well balanced and easy to drink.

Serving type: on-tap

02-12-2012 01:30:28 | More by corby112
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Deuane

Pennsylvania

4.1/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A-Deep brown to almost black with the slightest bit of ruby hints. A medium tan head with decent retention and spotty lace left behind.

S-Pleasant chocolate and roasted malts with a hint of smoky coffee.

T-Milk chocolate and dark roasted malt predominate. Secondary flavours of sweet caramel and coffee.

M-Quite smooth and creamy. A nice astringent finish lets you know this is a stout.

D-Full flavoured and smooth at 5.5%...this is an American session stout to be proud of!

Serving type: on-tap

09-13-2008 07:41:53 | More by Deuane
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oggg

California

4.1/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On tap at PizzaPort Solana Beach. Went great with a BBQ bacon cheeseburger pizza on whole grain crust...

This beer came out of the tap with mounds and mounds of dark brown foam. This dark dark brown stout had a smooth noble hop floral aroma with a fainter roast background. This beer tastes way bigger than 5.5%. It's terribly smooth with a firm hoppy bitterness up front. No sour notes. Finishes just slightly dry.

Overall: excellent quaffable smooth stout.

Serving type: on-tap

01-10-2006 03:05:55 | More by oggg
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Trappissed

California

4.08/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

I found the flavors in this one to be very subtle and mild. Not really in a bad way, just a more toned down stout than I'm used to. A slight chocolaty, roasted quality. Didn't get much coffee taste. Light bitterness at the beginning that quickly mellows out into chocolate malts. Has a nice clean finish. I'm not a huge fan of stouts, but I'd probably get this one again.

Serving type: bottle

07-27-2009 07:30:31 | More by Trappissed
Captain Stout from Alpine Beer Company
84 out of 100 based on 277 ratings.