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RATINGS: 268   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.53   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Prostman (1077) - Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 30, 2007
This was a very nice example of a West Coast Stout. I could drink this often. A great beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
hopdog (9588) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 28, 2007
22oz bottle acquired in trade with bu11zeye (thanks!). Poured a dark, dark brown color with a huge sized off white head. Aromas of roast, chocolate, caramel, a little earthy, and a touch of maple. Tastes of roast, chocolate, and some coffee. Both the tastes and body on the thin side.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Skyview (5283) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - DEC 27, 2007
Sampled during Cheesehead YeHA in Brookfield, Wisconsin and shared by MrFacto. Pours an opaque dark brown brew with a thin tan head that quickly dissolves to a fine film and tan ring with some spotty lacing. Aroma of dark toasted malt, a touch of molasses, coffee and dark chocolate. Taste is medium bodied, well carbonated with a tinge of vinegar and dark malt character. Finish is metallic, sour dark malt with a slight vinegar fruit aftertaste. Alpine Beer Company is better than this so I am sure this was an infected bottle. Will try again!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
golubj (1377) - San Mateo, California, USA - DEC 26, 2007
Bottle. Dark brown pour with a thin tan head. Aroma is heavily roasted malt, coffee, and chocolate. The flavor is the same, a little toasted malt in the mix as well. Lots of coffee and roasted malt.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
franksnbeans (265) - Columbus, Maryland, USA - DEC 24, 2007
Pours an opaque black with a delicious chocolate head that is sticky and laces steadily. Smells of roasted coffee beans, ground coffee beans and minimal malt and caramel. Finishes with a bite of hops. Medium in the mouth with some nice carbonation. Drinkability is decent, itís not a sipper but itís not a session beer. Overall a tasty offering.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
pintsize (1042) - Austin, Texas, USA - DEC 23, 2007
11-11-07 bottle shared with lb4lb (thanks Miketd!!)
Black color with average head. Roasted malt aroma. Smooth - but a bit thin. Not as flavorful or creamy as I wanted - but decent roasted flavor and nice aroma.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
shp555 (2024) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - DEC 20, 2007
Pours an opaque black color with a brown head. Aroma is smoky, molasses, and chocolate. Flavor is malty, chocolate, smoke and some roast.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
drewbeerme (3895) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 19, 2007
22oz bottle. from SDbruboy. pours black with creamy tan head. nose is chocolate and oaty. flavor is creamy, oats, and dry chocolate. really smooth finish. creamy body. a solid stout. this bottle didnít seem infected as other reviews have noted.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
riversideAK (5738) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - DEC 18, 2007
Notes from a long night say, "A black ass beer with a nice tan head." Smells of roast and some sweet chocolate and maple. Flavor is the same pleasant roast, chocolate, and a touch of maple. Finishes dry and roasty. A nice nightcap.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ughsmash (7320) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 17, 2007
Thanks to whoever brought this! Poured deep brown with about ĹĒ of creamy beige head sticking around.. lots of apparent carbonation. The aroma picked up lightly-toasted, semi-sweet chocolates with a touch of coffee and some airy piney hoppage.. a building infection was apparent, giving off building vinegary sourness as it warmed up. The flavor was marred to a greater degree by the infection, with lactose and vinegary off notes apparent in every facet of the drink.. caramel and semi-sweet chocolate at the core, and there wasnít a lot of hop presence to note. Very highly carbonated (perhaps due to the infection).. nice feel at first, but the sourness threw it off when it kicked in.

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