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RATINGS: 234   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.


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
barbarino2000 (81) - Lemont, Illinois, USA - MAR 10, 2014
I keep seeing the word "thin" in these reviews. And that's what I'm going with. A bit too sparkly going down, for a stout. Although I guess some might not mind this. ---Rated via Beer Buddy

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Lukaduke (2374) - Portland, Maine, USA - MAR 3, 2014
Pours a deep burnt umber with a finger of khaki foam. The nose is roasted malt, chocolate and a bit of earthy coffee. The palate follows with a nice creamy milk chocolate base with hints of roasted malt, vanilla and coffee bitterness touches on the late palate. Solid offering and a very easy drinker.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
SudsMcDuff (5935) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - FEB 1, 2014
i pickled the figs myself .. . deep brown .. medium head, lacing .. . chocolate malts, cooking chocolate, and festive christmas coffee your aunt once gave you .. . easy and very clean, nice simple stout .. . . If I can make it through an entire day without anyone noticing me, I reward myself with an ice cream sandwich.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
drowland (6164) - Valdosta, Georgia, USA - NOV 19, 2013
11/19/13. 22oz bottle. Huge pop/hiss when opening the bottle - not a good sign. Confirmed with a teensy black pour underneath a thick tan head that takes up 90 of the glass. Infection seems imminent. Surprisingly tame aroma, chocolate, coffee, some cream, and the expected culprits. Really delicious flavor, lots of chocolate and coffee, extremely smooth and delicious. Extremely over carbonated. Confused on this one. Tastes great, super carbonated. Oh well. Chug a lug

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Dfonorow (1600) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 16, 2013
Bottle. Pour is black with a small off-white head. Aroma and flavor both of roasted malts, coffee, cocoa, and cream. Kind of, lacking, not sure how to describe it besides saying it was boring.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mcberko (7230) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
culchiem (2637) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ferris (5002) - 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.

2
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
RABinCO (1399) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
wchesser (1244) - 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.


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