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RATINGS: 229   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.5   IBU: 31   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mcberko (6423) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 11, 2013
On tap at Alpine, pours an amber-tinged with a small beige head. Aroma is very dry and toasty, like a typical Irish stout. Flavour brings out roasted malt, very dry toasty notes, and some woody notes. Thin bodied but nicely dry and toasty. Solid stuff.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
culchiem (2518) - Berlin, GERMANY - AUG 24, 2013
Bottle at BBS San Diego tasting. Dark brown to black with a tan head. Aroma is coffee and burnt malt. Flavour is creamy roast malt, light body on a medium burnt finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ferris (4144) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 6, 2013
Draft - Chocolate bittersweet with the usual coffee that accompanies. Jet black with a thin brown head. Espresso, bitter chocolate and roasted malts. Pretty light body and the standard I would expect from the style.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
RABinCO (1287) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - JUL 26, 2013
Bottle poured into a goblet. Pours a nice dark brown with a cream head and spotty lacing. Aroma is super buttery, not a flaw i’m used to in stouts. It overpowers anything else that might be there. Taste is butter, a bit of bitter cocoa. Almost feels grainy. Not enjoyable at all.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
wchesser (1165) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUL 17, 2013
Tap at brewery. Dark brown but thin around edges and in palate. Coffee and dark roast malt bitterness. Good but not worth seeking out special or wasting a drink on if you need to drive from brewery...save it for the IPAs.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ansermadide (1520) - Kyle, Texas, USA - JUN 15, 2013
Very dark brown in color with a light/medium brown colored head, this beer smells robust and full of roast and chocolate. Very nice! It’s sweet and well- balanced. Smooth and soft in the mouth, rich and enjoyable, this simple but distinct stout isn’t heavy at all. It almost seems light-bodied. It’s very classy... dare I say sultry.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dogbrick (8133) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUN 14, 2013
Pours a nearly opaque black color with a touch of ruby around the edges. Medium creamy tan head that dissipates slowly. Patchy lacing on the glass. The aroma is roasty with notes of malt and chocolate. Medium body with flavors of roast malt, coffee and chocolate. The finish is roasty with a vanilla mocha aftertaste. Pretty good overall.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
XmnwildX12 (2078) - Farmington, Minnesota, USA - JUN 2, 2013
Bottle from Larry, nice dark brown pour with a tan head. Aroma of chocolate and a lot of malt with a bit of roast. Taste is a bunch of roasted malt with a chocolate backing, typical stout. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
5000 (6300) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - MAY 3, 2013
Bottle:   Fairly black, sudsy light beige head, spotty lacing.   Very pale roasted malt nose.   Soft sweet roasted malts, tart, a little airy on the tongue.   A little bit of fig, dates, and prunes on the backside.   Body and mouthfeel are moderate.   Solid example of a Stout.   Wished it was a bit heavier tho.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Peacehammer (621) - California, USA - MAY 2, 2013
pours black, very little light caramel head. Roasted coffee aroma, and some burnt chocolate. Medium thickness. Tastes like dark chocolate, and roasted coffee. Another fantastic beer from Alpine.

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