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JP Casper White Stout - Stevens Point Brewery

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JP Casper White StoutJP Casper White Stout

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Ratings: 125
Reviews: 24
rAvg: 3.45
pDev: 17.68%
Wants: 9
Gots: 19 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Stevens Point Brewery visit their website
Wisconsin, United States

Style | ABV
American Stout |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: ERRL710 on 08-27-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 125 | Reviews: 24
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Photo of chinchill
3.7/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12 oz can.
Deep amber color like, say, an APA. Good head.

Sweet aroma with baked bread, caramel and lots of vanilla.

Flavor: Lightly sweet. Overly high level of vanilla.

Medium+ body and medium carbonation.

O: a contradiction in terms ("White stout"), this is really a flavored amber ale.

Photo of NeroFiddled
3.75/5  rDev +8.7%

JP's Casper White Stout
12 oz. can, coded: "0424 SP 06:40"
$2.25 @ Stinky Brklyn, 215 Smith Street, Brooklyn, NY

James Page's Casper (is that a reference to the ghost?) is an interesting beer to say the least. It's slightly hazy with visible particulate in it, a deep-golden/amber body, and a short head of off-white foam. It smells like powdered cocoa, sweet and chocolatey; and that carries over into the flavor. There's no real roastiness up front, but there's something in the finish that's reminiscent of roastiness. It's unusual, and I can't quite place it. It's almost as if it were like a feeling, kind of like what you find in dark malt acidity. I'm guessing that it's coming from coffee extract, which along with some chocolate extract, give this "white" ale it's "stout" flavor. Beyond the cocoa and "coffee", there are notes of dark chocolate, and a bit of golden caramel that appear at the swallow and carry on into the lingering finish. It's sweet but balanced my a firm bitterness, and somehow it finishes dry. Perhaps the coffee extract actually has some acidity to it as well? As you progress through the serving, the finish tends to linger a little longer, and become a little harsher. I think the alcohol may even show a touch. However, I have to give them points for creativity and uniqueness; and although the flavors are a little artificial, they're certainly out of line (I've had beers with actually cocoa nip and real coffee used that seemed a bit artificial). Conclusion: I'd say it's worth trying just to see what you think of it.

Photo of jessb_55
3.92/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Thought it was Very good, pleasantly surprised :)

Photo of DaneBramage
3/5  rDev -13%

Cloudy golden color with medium head. Smell has a mild chocolate aroma. Flavor is unique with a too-sweet aftertaste. Has hints of typical 'stout' flavor, but if you're thinking it will be similar to Guinness you'll be disappointed. Not a terrible beer but not great either.

Photo of trekbiker3000
3.29/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Vanilla, coffee and white chocolate flavors are a bit pronounced. Tastes a bit too artificially flavored. However, it is smooth, aromatic and has that over the top flavor profile. So if you are into coffee and vanilla flavors in your brew, this beer is for you.

Photo of emerge077
2.98/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 2 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

White stout, lol... What a corny joke of a "beer trend". Bought this single for the can and nothing more.

Pours a clear straw gold, looks like your average macro with a rapidly fading head that dwindles quickly to nothing. Rapidly rising carbonation.

Smells like vanilla marshmallow, tastes like a tootsie roll. Whooo. Not that hard to add extracts to a crappy base beer...

Limp watery feel, dull and flaccid. This beer sucks, plain and simple. It a corny gimmick and not worth buying unless you're a can collector.

Photo of JamesMN
3.75/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

No canning date just an unintelligible code on the bottom of the can.

Appearance: Nearly translucent but for a bit of sediment at the end of the pour. Neon golden in color with a big sudsy white head and decent lacing.

Aroma: A touch of soap with a definite pilsen malt underlay and, oddly enough, cocoa powder.

Taste: Serious milk chocolate flavor in this which is the last thing I was expecting. Very heavy on the malt with really nice grain character coming through and a smoothness to the taste. Some light hop bitterness and earthy hop flavor on the back end with some echoing bitterness in the finish. Nicely robust for 6% ABV. Can't shake that chocolate flavor, perhaps my palate is being fooled by the name. Either way it tastes really good.

Mouthfeel: Nearly syrupy at just below full in body which is just one of the many surprises about this beer. Velvety smooth carbonation and good drinkability though the sweetness gets cloying after a while.

Final Thoughts: One of the stranger beers I've had and a good one at that. The slogan on the can "Stand Apart" holds true here in all the right ways. Would I drink it again? Yes.

Photo of chanokokoro
3.67/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 12 oz. can into an unbranded stemmed English ale glass

Pours straw yellow capped by a one and a half finger head. Average retention with lacing found here and there on the inside of the glass. Very interesting aroma; white chocolate and cream soda dominate. Big mildly sweet malt upfront, white chocolate, cream soda, and whipped cream carry through from beginning to end. Solidly medium bodied; smooth with low carbonation. This brew was very interesting and was enjoyable from beginning to end, and surprisingly never trended all that sweet. One of the most unique brews I've had recently.

Photo of trizzone52
3.06/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Not sure why it's called a stout, but the flavor is real smooth. Is there such a thing as a vanilla stout?

Photo of johnnnniee
3.25/5  rDev -5.8%

Can shared by Someone at the Meeting tonight, thanks for the opportunity!
Pale golden color with a minimal head. Huge Vanilla and cream soda aromas. Big vanilla maltiness. Interesting beer, I'm glad I got to try it but its hard to call this a stout.

Photo of ERRL710
4.04/5  rDev +17.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Very weird stout. Heavy White Chocolate, and creme brulee hints. The color is really off putting. Because you go into it expecting a massive hop bomb. But your met with smooth, creamy, malty goodness. I grabbed this in a build your own 6er, and would recommend anyone do the same if give the option.

Photo of 1000lbgrizzly
3.18/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

A: Yellow, mostly clear, with some visible streams of bubbles. White foamy head, some lacing. Not white, but by far the lightest stout I've ever seen. Can artwork is cool.

S: Artificial white chocolate, artificial vanilla. Not unpleasant, but heavy handed and pretty fake.

T: Same as aroma. Reminds me of cheap Easter chocolates. Some cloying sweetness, low bitterness.

M: For such a light appearance it has some weight to it, and very smooth/milky.

O: Not bad, definitely unique. Flavors seem forced and artificial, which is enjoyable for one, but any more and I'd start getting nauseous.

Photo of Jackofallbrews
2.29/5  rDev -33.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Sporting a pretty cool looking white buffalo on the can with the words "Stand apart" rolling across the top of the can, I had high hopes for this one. A self proclaimed white stout, this is the first such beer I've ever tried. The website describes it "Distinctively golden in color with big pilsen malt flavor, and a touch of hops." It clocks in at 6% ABV.

Aroma: Lots of corn! Corn and more corn. Loads of corn. Also a hint of noble hop as it warms. There is some light cocoa and medicinal aroma as well.

Appearance: Straw or light gold in color. Huge foamy white head that takes 5 minutes to fall enough to drink. Excellent clarity.

Flavor: Sweet malt up front that fades to a corn syrup based cheap candy sweetness. Sj described the flavor as Necco Wafers--and I think she hit it right on the head. There is an imitation (read chemical) chocolate finish that is interesting but fairly off-putting. A bitter finish. Mouthfeel is borderline creamy--slick feeling.

Overall: I was intrigued by this beer and really wanted to try something unique: a white chocolate stout! But the flavors were not good in this at all. The base beer honestly tasted like a malt liquor...and I have some personal experience with Mickeys! The corn flavors may be from pilsner malt, but could also be DMS which can give a strong creamed corn flavor and a slick mouthfeel. My suspicion is that both are involved here. If they had used a wheat beer base this may have been better. Maybe. The imitation flavors are terrible. Blech!

Photo of Lemke10
3.72/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

This pours a clear, amber color with a foamy head. The aroma is sweet with hints of chocolate and wheat. The taste is full of chocolate malts with a good texture but has a bit of an awkward after taste. An interesting beer to try, but not something I would be eager to try again.

Photo of orcrist_cleaver
2.19/5  rDev -36.5%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.25

A one-off beer, never again. Very unique, not a drain pour necessarily, but if i was a stout purist i shouldve walked away at the words 'white stout'

A: golden honey hue with off-white head. little lacing
S: overwhelmingly white chocolate, very one-dimensional
M: Good carb, refreshing on it's own.
T: Mimics the smell, very sweet white chocolate. Maybe a hint of biscuit. Just too sweet with no roastiness or even bitter to balance. Why not use a bittersweet chocolate?

Novelty at its best and worst. They tried hard to make it a light colored 'stout' and sacrificed everything else that makes a stout shine.

Photo of Pintofbrown
3.62/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

I was not sure what to expect from a white stout, but this pours like a light lager: golden body with about a finger of white foam.

Also surprising, the nose gives a huge dose of vanilla, Tootsie Roll, and a bit of grain. It is INCREDIBLY sweet, and I like it!

The flavors on this one do not transfer from the nose as I was hoping. Here I find a slightly bitter flavor from the hops, a cracker grain flavor and just a hint of that vanilla from the nose. The finish is quite earthy. What a let down!

Casper stout does have a nice creaminess to it, but it does not feel heavy enough, a little too carbonated.

This stout is certainly on the whacky side. I would be all for the zaniness if the flavors better matched the bouquet of this beer. Alas! It is not to be; so I must move on to my next beer.

Photo of TheSSG
3.75/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours a huge, dense, white head. Sweet aroma has fruity notes; it's very reminiscent of freshly ground cocoa nibs from Central/South America (which are more fruity than toasty in taste/aroma). Haze chilled, golden straw color. Starts with a sweet, cocoa flavor that builds into a slightly biscuit maltiness. It tastes like cocoa butter, really. There is a touch of bitterness; medium-low. Around this part, there is a flash of hop greenness/grain, but it fades fairly quickly. The finish is more sweet, clear malt overlaid with cocoa, and a slight lingering bitterness.

Overall, I REALLY like this one. I am a HUGE chocolate lover, and this tastes a lot like a nice chocolate bar. If you like a TOASTED stout, stay away from this one. The clear, light malt really lets the cocoa aspects come through quite prominently. It's put this somewhere around the Samuel Smith Chocolate and Southern Tier's "Chokolat" than a "proper" stout.

Photo of trippnwo
4.46/5  rDev +29.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

This was on nitro so it made it real creamy. I thought it was excellent. Strong white chocolate flavor.

Photo of Norvelljeff
3.81/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3

Looks like a coors light...Honestly.Head was about 1/2" and went away quicky leaving an oil slick on the top.
Smells have chocolate thru-out.
Taste-Hints of a stout. Kind of some chocolate in there. Not much flavor.
F-Again similar to a coors light.
O-Gonna see if my buddy who is coming over will drink the other 5. But I do very much enjoy the idea of a white stout.

Photo of universallyremote
4.01/5  rDev +16.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

My first one. On nitro. I'll have another. You know what it DOESN'T taste like? Coors light (the previous reviewer may have been duped).

Photo of MaximalC
3.05/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Pours a murky, golden straw color with a thin, frothy, white head. Streams of carbonation can be observed traversing the glass. Mild aroma smells of saaz-like, grassy hops and white chocolate.

The hops have a bit more of a peppery bite than the nose would suggest, and a slightly adulterated white chocolate flavor translates as well. A kiss of banana appears in the finish. The carbonation is a little overzealous, lending an extra crisp mouthfeel that clashes somewhat with the sweetness of the chocolate. The medium body is appropriate for what it is. Another reviewer likened this to cream soda, and I can certainly see the similarities.

To be clear, this is not a stout in any sense of the word. It's an interesting brew, and better than I had anticipated for such an oxymoronic entity, but it's more of a novelty than anything. I will give plaudits for the solid integration of white chocolate, which I had not yet observed in another beer. Worth trying if you're curious, but not something worth seeking out.

Photo of RoamingGnome
3.31/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

James Page Casper White Stout

From 10/12/13 tasting notes.

Poured from a 12 oz can into a pint glass. Served chilled. Split this one. Thanks Jeff... I think...

A) This was straw yellow, with a slight haze to it. About a half finger of frothy white head, that became a wispy dusting.

S) The aroma is of toasted grain, a whiff of chocolate, and a heavy dose of vanilla. Not to shabby...

T) Are white stouts suppose to taste like a cream soda with a splash of gin? If so, they nailed it. I actually like cream soda, but this didn't work for me. The finish was a little rough here. The flavor was just okay...

M) A lighter bodied brew, with rather crisp carbonation. Goes down alright I guess.

O) An interesting idea that came up a little short from an execution standpoint. Glad to have given it a shot, but unlikely to revisit anytime soon.

Photo of Trombone69
4.31/5  rDev +24.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

It looks like a lager, but tastes like a stout. Strong vanilla, hints of coffee. I'm not a big coffee drinker, but I likey.

I just bought some last week, so I don't think it's retired.

Photo of StaveHooks
3.39/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

12oz can to Prairie Teku

A - Hazy golden apricot with a fleeting soapy white head.

S - Vanilla cake, white chocolate, butterscotch, shortbread cookies, caramel, doughnuts, golden grahams.

T - Sweet cereal, short bread cookies, white cake, white chocolate, butterscotch, mild grassy hops mixed in. Finishes clean.

M - Heavy side of medium bodied, medium carbonation falls off quite a bit as it warms.

This beer really smelled good. The flavor wasn't as good but it wasn't horrible. It's kinda what I expected a White stout to taste like. It was a fun one to drink.

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JP Casper White Stout from Stevens Point Brewery
79 out of 100 based on 125 ratings.