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RATINGS: 302   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.54/5   IBU: 31   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jbrus (4991) - Delft, NETHERLANDS - SEP 23, 2008
Bottle@BlindTastingSession. Aroma of black currant, coffee, black roasted malts and black chocolate. Dark ruby color, light brown head, good lace. Light but increasing sweetness, fruity sourness, nice steady bitterness. Red berries, black currant and chocolate. I don’t think this refreshing sourness is supposed to be there (but the bottle wasn’t that old, just a couple of months) but it did suite very well.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
enginaaron (73) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 10, 2008
On NITRO at O’Brien’s in San Diego. First of all, I love this beer. But when combined with nitro, it’s simply wonderful! A fantastic creamy off-white, slightly chocolaty head that lingers quite long. The head makes it so scrumpschous and chewy, and the flavor doesn’t dissapoint either! Fantastic mild tones (very mild) of chocolate and coffee and vanilla, but a pronounced "fresh" flavor that comes from the carmel malts. Very sweet and dry and quite drinkable. I’m a huge fan... especially on NITRO!!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Hophead22 (2879) - Redlands, by way of Wisconsin,, California, USA - AUG 30, 2008
Tap at the brewery. Poured a nice dark black. Nice roasted malt aroma. Smooth flavor, very nice. Good everyday stout.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
hopscotch (10265) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - AUG 27, 2008
Bottle... Pours pitch black with a huge, frothy, light brown head. Decent retention. Creamy, chocolaty nose with hints of soy sauce and tobacco. Medium to full-bodied with a creamy mouthfeel and lazy carbonation. Chocolaty flavor... bittersweet. Finishes a tad burnt and ends up fairly dry.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
AgentSteve (1647) - SF Bay Area, California, USA - AUG 14, 2008
Attractive deep brown pour with a full tan head. The nose os sweet and leather like. The flavor is astringent and overly sweet with a strange, sour finish that lingers.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
RunDWP (203) - San Jose, California, USA - AUG 14, 2008
On tap. Pours dark brown with tan head. Some lacing on the glass. Milk chocolate aroma, and very milk chocolate flavor, with a little roasted, sweet malt and a slight hop bitterness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
illidurit (2258) - San Francisco, California, USA - AUG 7, 2008
Bottle at RBSG 08 Grand Tasting. Black with a frothy cocoa head that leaves spotty lacing. Cocoa aroma with moderate roastiness. Bitter chocolate flavor with a metallic roasty finish. A little thin, but still very drinkable.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Tmoney99 (12420) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 30, 2008
Bottle shared by Alexsdad06. Poured black color with medium frothy brown head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Medium roasted coffee aroma. Medium body with a smooth texture. Medium roasted bitter flavor with a medium roasted to burnt finish of moderate duration. Average brew.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
NYHarvey (2153) - New York, New York, USA - JUL 18, 2008
Courtesy of Quake1028. The aroma is lightly sharp/tart with a mild toasty aroma. The body is full black with a diminishing mocha colored head. The first sip reveals a thinnish body. Muted chocolate/coffee with a slight metallic/tin twang. The finish brings more coffee, but more metal twang too.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jspruit (122) - Dublin, IRELAND - JUL 8, 2008
Poured from a 22oz bottle in to a nice dark brown/black body with a 1.5 finger tan head. There is also a slight hint of reddish/rubiness to the color too that is nice. Smells of chocolate and coffee/toffee hints and is pleasant. Sweet chocolate and coffee tones hit the tongue first. The malts kick in later too and it’s a nice balance. It’s fairly smooth overall and goes down easy with a bit of bite too. As some of the other reviews comment, it does get a bit nicer as it warms up too. I’m glad that I got to try this, and I’d recommend it to others but it’s not necessarily my most favorite stout out there.

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