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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Ratings: 523 |  Reviews: 162
Photo of jp32
4.02/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours black in color with a khaki, nearly brown, colored head.

Aroma is malty. Lots of nice roasted malt character in both the smell and flavor. Chocolate and carmel malts come through big in the flavor. I really enjoyed this one.

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Photo of redfox405
4/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jmccraney
4.25/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of rigden33
4.08/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of WillieThreebiers
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Beardo
4.29/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jlindros
4.02/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Growler thanks to osnapson (Reddit), shared with rudzud.

Pours decent foamy fluffy creamy 1 finger head that fades at a med pace, nice soapy lacing, pitch black.

Nose brings nice roast, mild toasted malts, toasted coffee beans, little cocoa, fudgey like, fresh roasted coffee beans, hint nutty, little candy toffee, caramel sweet candy.

Taste brings sweet candy notes, roasted malt, toffee caramel, candy like notes but dry and creamy. Plenty of coffee, fresh roasted coffee beans and bitter roast, hint acrid, with fresh roasted coffee beans and fair bitterness, little acidity from the coffee and roast flavors. Hint of cocoa dust and fudgey notes. Finish is dry Irish stout like, big fresh roasted bitter coffee lingering forever with touch of cocoa dust.

Mouth is med bod, little creamy, decent carb.

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Photo of Georgiabeer
4/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of brewskifan55
4/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a snifter from the growler.

A: A rich chocolate brown with a one finger tan head that held on for a bit before turning to a foaming layer. Thick lacing.

S: Charred chocolate, anise, leather, coffee.

T: Follows nose with more charred chocolate than coffee. Robust and sweet. A terrific sipper. Similar to a Sierra Nevada Stout.

M: Medium to heavy with medium, chewy carbonation. A dry finish. It really does remind me of a foreign extra stout.

O: Another winner from Alpine. Would go great with a chocolate chip cookie.

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Photo of Alpha309
3.86/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Schwegler
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of rudzud
3.97/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Thanks to JLindros for sharing this growler.

A - Poured into a Kate the Great tulip a nice dark brown almost black hue with a thin head that fades to leave light wisps.

S - Aromas of deep roast, coffee, oatmeal. Almost Irish stout like.

T - Taste is loads of roast, almost acrid, lots of coffee, nice malts and roast. Good chocolate, creamy but dry. Interesting.

M - Mouthfeel is lightly carbonated. Dry, creamy.

O - Overall this beer was decent, nice roast, good chocolate. Pretty decent.

Serving type: growler

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Photo of Kenmac19
3.83/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of A_Rad
4.06/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of flagmantho
3.8/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

I had this beer on-tap in a mug at Special brews in Lynnwood, WA.

Appearance: totally black with some brown highlights around the edges. Head is a finger of creamy tan foam; it's quite attractive.

Smell: caramelly and a bit sweet with a nice roasty character. Balanced and enticing -- I like it.

Taste: roasty malt with a little bit of caramel. The roasted malt adds a fair bit of bitterness that negatively impacts it a bit, but overall it's not bad.

Mouthfeel: medium body with a good carbonation and creaminess. Quite nice.

Overall: not a bad stout, but there is a roughness to the roast that impacts its enjoyability.

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Photo of ItsYourBoyBlue
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Sludgeman
3.94/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at Rustico Arlington, served in a chalice

A solid American style stout. Could be a good house beer.

A - Opaque black with an excellent beige lacing. 4
S - Roasted malts, some burnt bitterness. 3.75
T - Roasty, not overly bitter, a hint of sweetness like milk sugar 4
MF - Medium heavy body, smooth start but dry finish lasting on the palate. 4

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Photo of sd123
4/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of MattXT
4.12/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

64oz growler, poured into a Tree House tulip a day after filling. Very nice, by the books stout. Appropriate color, light roast on the nose, and a pleasant taste. Will surely buy again.

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Photo of jrb378
3.96/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of VeganUndead
3.43/5  rDev -10%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Sweffin
3.84/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Stevedore
3.27/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

On tap at Dexter's in Madison, Wisconsin.

Pours a medium brown body, one finger offwhite head with minimal retention time, no lacing. Smells of a grassy hop aroma, mild espresso, milk chocolate. Nothing too crazy. Flavour displays a fairly hoppy bitterness, non-descript, perhaps a bit of citrus and floral notes, but for the most part masked by a espresso and chocolate finish. Astringent earthy, floral finish on the backend. Nothing special. Mouthfeel is thinner bodied, nothing too substantial, fair carbonation. Overall, nothing to write home about.

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Photo of mendvicdog
3.94/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of cheesy26
3.98/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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