Captain Stout | Alpine Beer Company

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522 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Alpine Beer Company
California, United States
alpinebeerco.com

Style: American Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
The Captain is leader of a fire crew. This beer takes charge of your taste buds with its rich flavor. Roasty malt character that has hints of chocolate and coffee which balances the smooth, velvety finish. The thick, creamy head lasts and lasts, leaving lace in your glass as your beer disappears. This beer pairs well with food. Great with dinner or as breakfast or even with a rich vanilla-bean ice cream.

1.060 OG
31 IBU

Added by xlperro on 05-07-2003

BEER STATS
Ratings:
522
Reviews:
162
Avg:
3.8
pDev:
10.79%
 
 
Wants:
35
Gots:
63
For Trade:
3
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Photo of RBorsato
4.45/5  rDev +17.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Rice_Nate_25
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Dsimenson
3.77/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of nickfl
3.93/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of zekeman17
3.58/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of brutalist
3.76/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of sludgegnome
3.98/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of AnthonyJS
3.88/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

The overwhelming flavor of this beer is the roasty malts. My criticism though is that it doesn't have enough sweetness to balance out the roasty flavor. However I think the flavor is very interesting and enjoyable, as well as a decent change of pace. This may not be exactly what I'm looking for in a stout, but I'm glad I tried it.

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Photo of brentk56
3.52/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Pours coffee brown with a flimsy head that quickly fades to a ringlet; stringy lacing

Smell: Chocolate, burnt toast and slightly tart tones

Taste: Chocolate and tart cherry forward, with some toast in the middle; rather bland through the finish

Mouthfeel: Medium body with moderate carbonation

Overall: This bottle has a bit of age on it so I may need to try this some other time; it has not gained anything from the aging process and I could have scored it much lower

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Photo of TheSixthRing
3.83/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Tasting notes from May 13th, 2016. Has on-tap at Alley Katz in Citrus Heights, CA

Appearance - Served up in a pint with a quarter finger width, khaki colored head. The brew itself is near black with cola brown edging. Fair retention of the head, then leaves a thin, broken layer of suds. Good amount of lacing, consisting mostly of broken webbing a a few spots here and there.

Smell - Light aroma

Taste - More flavor than the nose leads on. Malts hit on milk chocolate and hints of caramel and toffee, while the hops deliver a light earthy bitterness with a hint of citrus. Light roast comes through in the finish, then the aftertaste that rings with slightly astringent coffee grounds and some grapefruit pith.

Mouthfeel - Medium in body with low to moderate carbonation. Slightly silky texture that leads to a mostly dry finish.

Overall - Good stout. It's flavorful, but lacks ideal depth in so far as roasted malt is concerned. Still, I can't be mad at it.

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Photo of bkwhoppa66
3.5/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of rodbeermunch
3.66/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Black beer coming in with a tan head, 1/2" deep. Aroma had some roast, was nice, but not much else going on.

Oatmeal dropped smoothness accentuating the chocolate malt here. All malt driven flavor, caramel, lesser coffee and chocolate, nothing sweet or bitter really.

Would appreciate more if in a better format than bomber.

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Photo of Jonbashaw
3.67/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of PhillyStyle
4.06/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Maltyduo
2.41/5  rDev -36.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Yancey82
3.77/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of snaotheus
3.55/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

2016-01-31
Large nonic filled from a growler. Growler filled at Total Wine on Friday for an amazing $5.99.

Pours black with a very small tan head. Not much carbonation. No gasp when the growler was opened. Smell is roasty and coffee with maybe a hint of chocolate.

Taste is moderately chocolate sweet with a little coffee and a strong roast bitterness.

Mouthfeel is slick and smooth, too flat. Overall, not a bad beer, but not great (as served, anyway).

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Photo of MTKATL
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Lare453
3.5/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of walterk
4.01/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mltobin
3.79/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of powdersoldier
4.25/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of gandres
4.38/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

from tap to growler to wine glass
Appearance: pours black, very dark
Smell: not much aroma, slight toasted grain
Taste: very good, well balance
Fell: very good
Overall: Very good beer

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Photo of AngusOg
4.03/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Immortale25
3/5  rDev -21.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Bottle I had was overcarbonated. The carbonic acid blocked most of the flavor. Proceed with caution.

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Captain Stout from Alpine Beer Company
3.8 out of 5 based on 522 ratings.
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