Captain Swain's Extra Stout | Cisco Brewers Inc.

BA SCORE
87
very good
217 Ratings
Captain Swain's Extra StoutCaptain Swain's Extra Stout
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Cisco Brewers Inc.
Massachusetts, United States
ciscobrewers.com

Style: Foreign / Export Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 02-21-2001

BEER STATS
Ratings:
217
Reviews:
152
Avg:
3.89
pDev:
12.6%
 
 
Wants:
18
Gots:
7
For Trade:
0
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Photo of Lone_Freighter
3.5/5  rDev -10%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

It pours pitch black and leaves the same color body. With a nice foamy one inch mocha colored head, it gently dies to concave lumpiness. Spotty spiderweb lacing is left. The smell is smoky and roasty with the coffee up front, some really light vanilla enters in as the beer warms. The taste is light and gives quite a bit of hops and burnt bread, some coffee, pine and hops enter gently in. The palate is light and bitter, close to watery. There is a good dry finish and a bitter and dry aftertaste. It is fairly drinkable. Overall, not bad, but not memorable, might get it again depending upon what else was offered.

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Photo of WanderingFool
3.92/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mltobin
3.79/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of trxxpaxxs
3.74/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of SABERG
3.98/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of dtomes
3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

Photo of ThisLadyLovesBeer
3.25/5  rDev -16.5%

Photo of RBorsato
5/5  rDev +28.5%

Photo of swierczt
4.5/5  rDev +15.7%

Photo of david18
3.5/5  rDev -10%

Photo of AJ01923
4/5  rDev +2.8%

Photo of VictorFranco
4/5  rDev +2.8%

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4/5  rDev +2.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of angelmonster
3.87/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours a black body with mahogany hightlights when held to light. Head is 2 fingers and khaki colored. Lacing and head retention are pretty good.

Smell is big on roasted malt, sweet chocolate, and fresh baked brownies. There is abit of oxidation there, no hops, and for 8% surprisingly not much alcohol.

First taste is chalky semi sweet bakers chocolate. Roasted biscuit malts come and go throughout. Oxidation/soy sauce is in the after taste. Hops dont really come through. Beer drinks more like a 6%er, wouldnt have guessed it was 8,

Mouthfeel is on the lighter side of medium bodied. Head adds some texture. Carbonation levels are good. Finish is slightly chalky/dry.

Overall this beer was good but nothing extraordinary. It drinks easily, its been in my closet for at least a year so that may be the cause. I would drink this beer again but seeing as its from Massachusetts I wouldnt go out of my way to procure it, glad to receive it in a trade though.

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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

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4/5  rDev +2.8%

Photo of Dope
3.73/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

No date that I can see, but this is one of my older bottles. Probably 3 years old.

A: Pours a nice black with a big, dense medium brown head. Head fades slowly with surprisingly excellent lacing and head retention.

S: Quite a bit of dark fruits and umami in the aroma. Hints of char.

T: Charry and chalky up front. A little bit of umami but not as much as the aroma. Dry, bitter, acrid char in the finish and the lingering aftertaste. Some super bitter baker's chocolate joins it as well.

M: Medium bodied, chalky and very dry.

O: Interesting FES. Lots of char and chocolate and SUPER dry. The aftertaste is practically like eating cocoa powder. One of the driest stouts I've ever had. Overall the flavors are decent but the dryness is kinda off-putting.

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4/5  rDev +2.8%

Photo of Kelp
3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

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4/5  rDev +2.8%

Photo of dbrauneis
3.93/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A: Pours a clear but opaque very dark brown in color (almost black) with some moderate amounts of visible carbonation and some amber highlights. The beer has a half finger tall dark tan head that reduces to a very thin film covering the majority of the surface of the beer with a thin ring at the edges of the glass. Light amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Moderate aromas of roasted and burnt dark malts with some light notes of anise and spruce-like hoppiness.

T: Upfront there are moderate flavors of roasted and burnt malts with some heavily roasted coffee. That is followed by some lighter flavors of dark chocolate and anise along with a light note of hoppiness (spruce/pine). Light amounts of earthy hoppiness that lends to the already moderate bitterness which lingers for quite a while.

M: Just shy of medium bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Slightly creamy with light amounts of dryness in the finish.

O: This is an interesting though fairly big foreign/export stout which significant amounts of roast and char flavors/aromas. The hoppiness really starts to become more apparent as the beer warms up.

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Captain Swain's Extra Stout from Cisco Brewers Inc.
3.89 out of 5 based on 217 ratings.
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