Captain Stout | Alpine Beer Company

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523 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:
523
Reviews:
162
Avg:
3.81
pDev:
10.76%
 
 
Wants:
36
Gots:
64
For Trade:
3
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Photo of UCLABrewN84
1.32/5  rDev -65.4%
look: 3 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 3 | overall: 1

Pours an opaque dark brown with a tiny 1/2 inch beige head that fades to a film on the top of the beer. No lacing. Smells of slight chocolate and coffee but I think this one is infected. There is a musty gym socks smell. This would make the 2nd Alpine beer so far that has been infected. Taste is of funky chocolate/coffee that has been fermented in used gym socks. Horrible. Mouthfeel is surprisingly average. Overall, another loser of a beer from Alpine and I am disappointed once again.

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Photo of seeswo
2.12/5  rDev -44.4%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 1.5

Pours very dark brown with a tan head. The nose is a bit roast and oddly cherry sweet. It's actually a bit of an uh-oh nose. That taste, ugh, the taste. A huge mess of sweet dark fruit, gross cherry sweetness, a some what dry finishing stout. The whole thing was a mess and possibly and infected mess. I don't toss that term around, but this was pretty awful in that cherry, beginning vinegar way that suggests such. Alpine makes some amazing beer and this, in the state it reached me in the bottle, is not in that stratosphere. Major let down. Mouthfeel was thin, starting to get a bit watery. Let's just say that everyone in the room drain poured after 0-1 sips. I gave it a few, but after that, it was down the drain.

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Photo of mindspin315
2.16/5  rDev -43.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Poured a small light brown head which dissipates pretty quick. Black body with faint brown around the edges of the glass. Swirling the beer reveals nice head retention and good amount of lacing.

Big roasted malts with a faint underlying of light smoke notes. Mild chocolate, used coffee grinds, and graininess at the back end. A bit of hops come through also. The back of the nose is a bit off putting.

The roasted malts really come through. A bit of an odd maltiness here. Very thin and watery. No flavors are really coming through that were present in the aroma. Disappointed in the taste and the mouth feel is not doing to much here either. Also a bit over carbonated.

I was really expecting a lot from this one. Considering that Alpine probably makes the best IPA's on the planet! I was assuming this one would be out of this world good or at least somewhere close to it. This one is in the Little League's compared to their World Series of IPA's. I even paired this beer with some delicious dark choc. with sea salt and peanuts. Expecting that the flavors/aromas would go well together. Thank God I did cause the only flavor I got was from the chocolate bar.

[63/100]

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Photo of Maltyduo
2.41/5  rDev -36.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.75

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2.5/5  rDev -34.4%

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2.5/5  rDev -34.4%

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2.5/5  rDev -34.4%

Photo of Codycusey
2.52/5  rDev -33.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

Acrid and dry. Nice appearance, mellow flavor, overly roasted and little chocolate

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Photo of mrebeka
2.75/5  rDev -27.8%

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2.75/5  rDev -27.8%

Photo of wheresblue
2.76/5  rDev -27.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Rizalini
2.93/5  rDev -23.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

A - Pours a very deep, dark brown color. When held up to the light, you can barely see thru it. Barely. Thin tan head that leaves no lacing.

S - I get roasty, caramel aromas. That's about it. Having a hard time getting anything more.

T - Slight coffee flavor in the front, but fails to finish. Ends dry, with a slight lingering taste. Definately not a "meal in a bottle" as advertised.

M - Not as heavy as I would prefer a stout to be. It's medium mouthfeel, not velvety at all, like the bottle says. A little too lite on the pallete for me.

D - It's an average stout at best. Personally, I wouldn't buy another bottle.

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3/5  rDev -21.3%

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3/5  rDev -21.3%

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3/5  rDev -21.3%

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3/5  rDev -21.3%

Photo of Immortale25
3/5  rDev -21.3%
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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Photo of wattershed
3/5  rDev -21.3%

Photo of ejimhof
3/5  rDev -21.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Zbeetleman
3/5  rDev -21.3%

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3/5  rDev -21.3%

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3/5  rDev -21.3%

Photo of RichBeer
3/5  rDev -21.3%

Photo of CityofBals
3/5  rDev -21.3%

Photo of Bnoise11
3/5  rDev -21.3%

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Captain Stout from Alpine Beer Company
3.81 out of 5 based on 523 ratings.
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