Captain Stout | Alpine Beer Company

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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:
64
For Trade:
3
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Photo of Overlord
4.32/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

What a nice little beer. Wish I could find it more often.

Pours a rich brown with some darker edging. Lighter brown foam head. Smells like rich roasted malt, some chocolate, and a bit of coffee. No oatmeal in nose.

Oatmeal comes through a bit in flavor, but it's mostly chocolate malt, roasted malt, and some bitter coffee. The lingering aftertaste is toasty dry, with some bitterness on the tastebuds. Really nice, and quite different.

May be a bit thin as compared to the stouts I usually flavor, but this was pretty nice. Actually, what it reminds me of is a souped up, big brother version of Stockyard Oatmeal Stout.

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Photo of kmcnair
4.32/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Pours a deep dark brown, but not quite black, its like peering into a glass of the abyss, floating atop is a clean tanned crown that fades into a small halo. Aroma of toasted caramels, burnt maple and rich roasted espresso beans. Flavor is a huge caramel malted complexity featuring notes of bittersweet chocolate, caramel, toasted brown sugar, fresh coffee and maple syrup. Mouthfeel is soft and creamy with a super dry finish. A really great offering from Alpine and one of the better dry stouts out there, definitely worth a try or even a session. Not to be missed on cask!!

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Photo of Beardo
4.29/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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4.29/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of n2185
4.28/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of parris
4.28/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Rhettroactive
4.27/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

From 22oz bomber to Bruges hybrid glass on 5/21/12
*From notes

A: It kinda looks like a cup of black coffee. Clean cola brown in hue. A good pour yields a fizzy 2.25 mocha head. Proper lacing and collar follow.

S: Lightly roasted morning blend, some cocoa and a touch of dark malt.

T: This is unlike a lot of American Stouts, in that it's light, easy and approachable. It's about as laid back as you could ask for, and makes for a killer drinking experience. Light roast, milk chocolate, fresh toffee and nere a streak of green to be found. Simple, yet masterfully concocted.

M: Light and smooth. Refreshingly soft carbonation helps this go down with ease. Considering it's place of origin, I get it - this is a Sunday afternoon beer, something to kick back with and actually drink.

O: If you're looking for an everyday, (dare I say) session American Stout, you've come to the right place. I absolutely love this beer. It's such a chill beverage, yet it ain't easy to craft something this well balanced and drinkable. An easy recommendation from one of my all-time favorite breweries.

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Photo of Westsidethreat
4.27/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On tap at Stone World Bistro

A: Jacobean color with medium tope head that disapates at an average pace. Just a few stray floaters remain on top with a ring around the glass.

S: Black patent malt, fresh espresso and cream.

T: Begins charred but moves quickly to a fruity like profile. Some grape, strawberry, pineapple mixes with vanilla cream to make the drinker think the stout isn't going to live up to its namesake. But then...the roasted in with coffee leadign the way. Finishes bitter, a little dirty and a little chocolaty.

M: Medium body but thinner across the palate than one would expect. Ok though as the carbonation fits just fine.

D: Good balance with nice complexity. Hand crafted and well done. Another fine beer from Alpine.

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

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4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

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

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

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look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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