JP's Casper White Stout | Stevens Point Brewery

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Stevens Point Brewery
Wisconsin, United States | website

Style: American Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by ERRL710 on 08-27-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Reviews: 30 | Ratings: 156
Reviews by MaximalC:
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3.05/5  rDev -11.1%
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.

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Photo of alarmclock314
3.22/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

12oz can, no date. Pours somewhat hazy gold with a medium-sized white head. Smells like a lager with some added vanilla. The taste is very close with a stronger artificial vanilla presence. No roasted malt whatsoever. Not much else happening in the flavor. Body is light-medium and carbonation is medium. I find it hard to believe they classify this as a stout. Maybe with some roasted malts and adjuncts this could be good.

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Photo of Richie_Inman
3.89/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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2.75/5  rDev -19.8%

Photo of Audiodrome
3.83/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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3.5/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of chinchill
3.7/5  rDev +7.9%
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.

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3.75/5  rDev +9.3%

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3/5  rDev -12.5%

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3.5/5  rDev +2%

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2.5/5  rDev -27.1%

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3.5/5  rDev +2%

Photo of NeroFiddled
3.75/5  rDev +9.3%

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.

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3.75/5  rDev +9.3%

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3.5/5  rDev +2%

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5/5  rDev +45.8%

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3.25/5  rDev -5.2%

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2/5  rDev -41.7%

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4/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3/5  rDev -12.5%

Photo of jessb_55
3.92/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Thought it was Very good, pleasantly surprised :)

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4.25/5  rDev +23.9%

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3.71/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DaneBramage
3/5  rDev -12.5%

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.

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3.5/5  rDev +2%

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JP's Casper White Stout from Stevens Point Brewery
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