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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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3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

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California

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3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

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California

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ALBuff

Hawaii

3.5/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Captain stout was slightly disappointing. It looked rich and beautiful, had a decent head, but lacked in flavor and mouthfeel what I typically enjoy in oatmeal stouts. Not super robust, lacking in mealiness (went down more like a porter), and I didn't detect much in the way of chocolate notes. Not bad, but not excellent.

Serving type: on-tap

01-27-2013 21:56:31 | More by ALBuff
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Illinois

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Arizona

4/5  rDev +7.5%

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New Jersey

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Arkansas

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DocJitsu

California

3.73/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours an opaque very dark brown with a quickly dissipating pale mocha head. Chocolate up front on the nose that yields to coffee. Mouthfeel is a little thin for the style. Little to no chocolate in the flavor, but smoke and coffee in spades. Finishes pretty abruptly.

Serving type: on-tap

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New Jersey

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New Jersey

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California

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kojevergas

Texas

3.08/5  rDev -17.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

22 fl oz brown glass bottle with standard pressure cap served into a Uinta brewing pilsner glass in me gaff in low altitude Los Feliz, California. Reviewed live. Expectations are high given the brewery; I've loved the Alpine beers I've had recently. 6.0%.

Served refrigerator cold and allowed to warm over the course of consumption. Poured with standard vigor as no carbonation issues are anticipated.

A: Pours a fucking gorgeous rich tan colour head of fantastic cream, great retention, and incredible thickness. Smooth and rolling. Really, this head is just amazing. It's like a shiny golden-tan colour. I'm blown away. Mocha cream touch is impeccable. Wow. Body colour is a solid nontransparent opaque black. No yeast particles are visible. No bubble show. Practically perfect appearance. The only improvement would be a better body colour (jet black a la Speedway Stout) and a bubble show. Lacing is quite good.

Sm: Heavy cream and subdued almost nitrousy roasted barley, dark malts, chocolate malt, vanilla, and caramel. Smells more like a porter than a stout. Some light coffee. A moderate strength aroma. Reminds me vaguely of Guinness.

T: Dark malts, chocolate malt, and some subdued roasted barley character. I was really hoping for more roast. Caramel, light vanilla, very light mocha coffee, and a bit of chocolate. Quite simple for a stout. I expected more based on the appearance. Nicely balanced, but underwhelming. Lacks boldness or experimentation. Not horribly subtle. Really needs more complexity.

Mf: Smooth and wet - too much so for the style on both counts. Flat-out wrong. Needs to be far more dry and far more coarse. Slick like a porter. Did they use oats in this? Thickness is good. Good carbonation. Fairly light on the palate.

Dr: Best served cold. Something of a disappointment coming from Alpine, but only because I expected so much. I guess Alpine doesn't do darker styles as well as they do lighter ones. That said, it's a decent example of the style (except for the mouthfeel). Pretty drinkable, but I wouldn't get it again. Probably equally as good on tap or nitro. Hides its average ABV well, but that's not saying much. Stick to Alpine's IPAs and sour(s). Pass this one up.

C+

Serving type: bottle

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California

3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

09-30-2012 21:58:25 | More by djaeon
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Texas

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Captain Stout from Alpine Beer Company
84 out of 100 based on 277 ratings.