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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Ratings: 522 |  Reviews: 162
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 kbuzz
3.56/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of OGdirty
3.74/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of oldvines
3.78/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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

Photo of qchic
3.68/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Dark, roasty, and dry with balancing hop bite. Drinkable, and while I'm more likely to consume other variations of stouts, having a solid example such as this one brings happy memories of my earlier drinkin days.

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Photo of AlaskaAg
3.61/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of SveNss0N
3.77/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ADTaber
4/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Redgoatman
3.78/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of KJ2013
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BigGold
3.73/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

First had on draft into tumbler. This is a straightforward yet very solid stout. In package form, Captain Stout would have a place in my beer fridge.

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Photo of JOldewurtel
3.84/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of osickeym
3.94/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 3.75

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

32 oz growler into a teku. From yesterday.

Appearance: Pours a very dark brown color. The head is two fingers high, and mocha in shade. Typical of a good stout, it has a wonderfully creamy texture, along with okay retention. A consistent ring of lacing sticks to the glass.

Smell: Firstly, I notice a nice element of piny hops to this one - it's not overdone (hi there SN Stout), it's just right. Letting it open up will unfurl notes of espresso, dark chocolate, roast, and smoke. After a while, some caramel appears. This is fairly straightforward as far as the style goes, but the individual notes stand out nicely.

Taste: Again, the hops come through nicely (especially at first), without excessive harshness or bite. These piny notes will give way to notes of chocolate, roast, and coffee. Slight oat and vanilla cream flavors appear near the back end. No one note really stands out, but the way everything ties together is what makes this work so incredibly well.

Mouthfeel: For the most part, the feel works: When it first hits the tongue, it feels creamy and dense; it evaporates from the palate in a dry fashion. So good. It could be a bit less syrupy post-swallow, but that's just nitpicking. Carbonation is slightly high, yet it only serves to give this stout a creamy, mouth-filling feel.

Overall: I mean, it's just a stout. It's roasty, chocolaty, and vaguely hoppy. So there are no frills or surprises, yet it delivers everything a great stout should bring to the table. I just wished it smelled as good as it tasted. Ah well, always glad to see more Alpine beer in my area, and always glad when it lives up to the hype.

3.83/5: Nothing fancy about this, it's just a well-rounded, tasty stout

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

Photo of Krey213
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of barczar
3.56/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

I appreciate the chocolate notes and the roast malt character, but this becomes too charred and bitter, for my liking. Would prefer a little less black patent, perhaps.

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

Photo of VonMisfit
4.93/5  rDev +29.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This is a text book stout that hits it on every point for me. If I had to choose one stout for the rest of my life this would be it. Only down side is the usual 1 bottle limit at the few places you can find it.

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Photo of wheresblue
2.76/5  rDev -27.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.75

Photo of VikingBeer
3.87/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

On tap at The Beer Trappe, Lexington, KY. Dark brown, lighter around the edges, bubbly pale-tan head that settles in a minute or so.  Smell carries an immediate, and strangely alluring, spent-gunpowder aroma, but is also roasty, with hints of nuts, roasting meat, oak, flint, and brown bread
Loaded with that same gunpowder smokiness, but much more balanced. Powder smoke, roasted chestnuts, coffee, hints of bittersweet chocolate, and woods (cherry, oak, hint of cedar). Very nice.
Lighter-bodied than many stouts, but medium-bodied, with enough substance to be pleasant. Am argument could be made for a touch more carbonation, but still a well-done beer overall.

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

On tap at brewery.

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Photo of thatoneguymike
3.53/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jwwjd
3.62/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A black beer with a lingering head. The aroma is subdued with a mild smokiness. The beer does not have a strong flavor profile on the initial sip, but has a very bitter finish. I have not had an Alpine product prior to this one but I was not impressed with this version of a stout. Not a bad beer, but not a beer I would hope to have again.

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