Casper - James Page Brewing Company

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37 Ratings
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Ratings: 37
Reviews: 8
rAvg: 3.61
pDev: 19.11%
Wants: 2
Gots: 11 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
James Page Brewing Company visit their website
Wisconsin, United States

Style | ABV
American Stout |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: hilgart1 on 01-01-2014

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Ratings: 37 | Reviews: 8
Reviews by MaximalC:
Photo of MaximalC
3.05/5  rDev -15.5%
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.

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.

More User Reviews:
Photo of beerthulhu
3.24/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

- White Stout with natural flavor added. can. poured in a chalice.

A: Bright orange, good clarity with a fine hint of mist effervesce that was moderately paced. Nice dairy cream colored head rises 2 inches lingers a bit while leaving a small broken band lacing. Not sure how i should be rating this against? stout? hybrid?

S: Sweet nose, spicing of white chocolate, lemon custard pie, citronella, and yogurt. Moderate awareness, decent staying power, a bit strange and outside the box, will keep you guessing as to the spicing and intricate details. Think strong notes of yogurt really nails this in the end.

T: Again a bit bizarre flavor, yogurt, fresh banana, and a spicing of semi-dry lemon-citrus. Custard twang, dry vanilla, with a faint hint of moist coffee beans and grapefruit lime hints. Some marmalade, with a bit of funky wit style orange flavor after the swallow.

M: Creamy mouthful, medium body, amply carbonated with a nice spicy afterfeel.

O: An intriquing take, not a typical stout, very light and faint coffee notes, more white chocolate then dark chocolate and drinks like a cross between a wit (funky spicing) and a blonde (body, grains). Okay. Regarded as a stout. Good for one try, hardly a repeat.

Photo of dukeandduke
2.2/5  rDev -39.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.25

3/20/15 (Can) - Nice golden pour with a good amount of carbonation and mild head. Heavy vanilla scent. The taste was an off putting artificial vanilla that was overwhelming, destroyed the taste of the beer, and left an unpleasant after taste.

Photo of metter98
3.53/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

A: The beer is clear yellow in color in color and has a light amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a quarter finger high white head that died down and consistently left a thin layer of bubbles covering the surface and a collar around the edge of the glass.
S: Light aromas of cream soda and artificial vanilla are present in the nose.
T: similar to the smell, the taste has flavors of cream soda, artificial vanilla, and white chocolate along with hints if pilsener malts.
M: It feels medium-bodied and a little creamy and smooth on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer is easily to drink but has lots of of flavors that seem artificial.

Serving type: can

Photo of dbrauneis
3.34/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Pours a clear medium golden yellow in color with light amounts of active visible carbonation and hints of apricot highlights. The beer has a quarter finger tall sudsy foamy white head that quickly reduces to a medium sized patch of mottled extremely thin film and a thin ring at the edges of the glass. Light to moderate amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Moderate aromas of slightly artificial white chocolate over the top of some hints of vanilla.

T: Upfront there is a light to moderate flavor of slightly sweet grainy malts with just a hint of roasted malts. That is followed by moderate flavors of artificial white chocolate and just a hint of vanilla. Minimal amounts of bitterness in the finish and something real artificial in flavor lingers.

M: Just shy of medium bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation.

O: Not one that I would get again - an interesting idea but I really dislike the artificial flavors and aromas.

Photo of Rutkiller
1.59/5  rDev -56%
look: 3 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.75

This beer is the reason stouts aren't white. It tastes like vanilla cream soda, but leaves an unpleasant aftertaste. If you've never heard of James Page Brewing Co., this beer is the reason why.

Photo of orcrist_cleaver
2.35/5  rDev -34.9%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2 | 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 Urk1127
4.62/5  rDev +28%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Honestly the best beer I've had thus far ever. Poured into stout glass. Half finger of head ok carbonation yellow in color smell is like a pilsner but white chocolate and sweetness. Medium creamy mouthfeel. Taste is like a vanilla cupcake then malty afterwards. It was so good in my opinion. I went to the store the next day to buy more.

Casper from James Page Brewing Company
82 out of 100 based on 37 ratings.