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Captain Stout - Alpine Beer Company

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Ratings: 314
Reviews: 124
rAvg: 3.72
pDev: 12.37%
Wants: 28
Gots: 32 | FT: 3
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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4/5  rDev +7.5%

timotao, Sep 04, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

ObeMaltKinobee, Sep 02, 2014
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3.6/5  rDev -3.2%

getkrunkhoe, Sep 02, 2014
Photo of McStagger
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

A: Pours a very dark brown. Not quite to black. Finger and a half of head dissipates to a very thin cap of tan foam. Retention is moderate. Lacing is moderate to heavy.

S: Lot of roastiness. Big roasted malt, some malted milk ball, a splash of chocolate. Dark fruit underneath with a bit of chicory.

T: Moderate hit of roasty coffee flavors up front. Big roastiness in the mid palate. Malt, coffee, some super dry chocolate. Finish is very, very dry, with big roastiness hitting it again.

M: A bit on the flimsy side. This one comes across as a bit watery, especially considering the roasty taste.

O: Eh, I'm not super stoked by this. It's a decent roasty stout, dryer than most. Flavors are a bit one dimensional.

McStagger, Sep 02, 2014
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3/5  rDev -19.4%

Dmitchsd, Aug 27, 2014
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4/5  rDev +7.5%

magictacosinus, Aug 27, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

Beerbuddy21, Aug 27, 2014
Photo of papajohn56
4.25/5  rDev +14.2%

papajohn56, Aug 24, 2014
Photo of kiki3drt292
4/5  rDev +7.5%

kiki3drt292, Aug 16, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

TasteTester, Aug 16, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -12.6%

KidsDoc, Aug 07, 2014
Photo of koakley
4.25/5  rDev +14.2%

koakley, Aug 03, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

Shep74, Jul 26, 2014
Photo of hopsputin
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

hopsputin, Jul 26, 2014
Photo of smakawhat
4.48/5  rDev +20.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from the bottle into a nonic pint glass.

Classic dark malt body color of dark walnut brown and opaque. A real nice creamy top, coffee espresso light brown, only about two fingers tall, but some creamy staying power with ring like lacing. Pretty nice looking solid stout.

A real nice great simple milk to chocolate roasty nose. Hints towards cream and milk but with no hint of sugar and lactose. Chewy and deep, I could nose this all day, one of the simplest and perfect smelling chocolate examples on a stout I've had.

Palate comes wonderfully with great flavors. Good mild coffee roast finish, with a milk faint coating, no sweetness. Mid palate fills with crunchy chocolate and dark cocoa nibs in flavor. Washing chocolate everywhere. A real perfect light body, nearly nailed with the malts coating all over.

This reminds me a lot of Cadillac Mountain in some ways, what a great example of a nice straightforward stout.

smakawhat, Jul 26, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

hoppyhour, Jul 25, 2014
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4/5  rDev +7.5%

thomda11, Jul 20, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

catbirdofdoom, Jul 20, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

ZombiesAteMyDog, Jul 15, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

_morandi_, Jul 14, 2014
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4/5  rDev +7.5%

MickeyHops, Jul 12, 2014
Photo of chinchill
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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.

chinchill, Jul 04, 2014
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4/5  rDev +7.5%

Jvandever, Jul 03, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

LakerLeith, Jun 29, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +14.2%

atrocity, Jun 24, 2014
Captain Stout from Alpine Beer Company
84 out of 100 based on 314 ratings.