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RATINGS: 283   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.53   IBU: 31   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
dalekliz (899) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 13, 2008
Growler fill. Deep black with a thick light brown head that lingers a bit. Sweet toasted malt aroma, with molasses, plums, baked goods. Rich oatmeal taste hits right away, then fades to toasted malt, dark fruits and chocolate. Slight lingering maltyness. Very nice.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Oakes (13537) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 25, 2008
Somewhat murky dark brown. Big fudgey nose with cocoa notes and light coffee. Actually somewhat thin, with cookie dough accents, and a hint of toast and chocolate.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sammy (9537) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 17, 2008
Brown with lots of big head, lace dots. Sour brown, lactic, starts sweet and then becomes sour. Mouthfeel is smooth, with coffee and chocolate notes.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
tomthompson89 (1933) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 17, 2008
dark brown almost black, nice tan head, nose is roasty, and caremel, maybe a bit of coffee. flavor is slightly lactic sour, some coffee as it warms and choc, kinda earthy maybe. little thin, good beer.

3.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Snojerk321 (2960) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 14, 2008
22oz bottle from the Brewery. Pours a deep, completely hazed brown with a good sized milk chocolate colored head, not much lacing. The nose was amazing! Tons of chocolate, toffee and roasted malts. One of the better stouts Iíve come across in a while.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
pantanap (3366) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 6, 2008
nitro at Oíbrienís..... poured almost black with a thick full and creamy light brown head.... aroma of chocolate and just a touch of roast... flavors of light fluffy chocolate and mild roast with an extremely creamy mouthfeel which was expected coming from the nitro. canít say much more than that for some reason.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
StewardofGondor (1934) - Washington Heights - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 23, 2008
Opaque and midnight brown in color with a lasting creamy tan head. Aroma signals shingles, black patent and black licorice all rolled into one. Rudimentary scorched hazelnut caramels also caress the nose. Flavor is met with high carbonation, subsiding to a lactic mocha frill. Brownie batter with a tinge of tin transitions into a gooey fudgie batter. Almond spread gets lightly burnt and then spattered with cappuccino yogurt. Dry, bitter dust comes in after the careening is over and itís ever patient for the carbonation to subside. A finish laden with lactic chocolate and spent mocha grinds taken from the tin close the show. Thanks for the bomber, tpkenned!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
3fourths (8598) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - FEB 21, 2008
UPDATED: JUL 24, 2012 Deep brown pour with a large-bubbled, tall-building brown head, and the distinct scent of acidic yeast wastes no time in hitting the nose... harsh, spicy, acidic mildew and salt all over this thing, with the roast and chocolate malt hidden away somewhat. Over-carbonated, acidic, slick, oily, yeast and sharp up front, thinning out even more than it begins, but at least the flavors turn more towards something enjoyable, with some roast, some sharp chocolate malt, some toast and some char tasted. An OK stout, but I know there must be something wrong with my bottle. Itís not a huge infection, but itís in there.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jcwattsrugger (11557) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - FEB 9, 2008
on tap-pours a patchy light brown head and black color. Aroma is dark malt-chocolate/licorice/coffee. Taste is dark malt-coffee/chocolate, secondary bitter hops. Rich full body. OK carbonation. Not my style, but nice and Joe would love this.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
doubleo (1432) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 2, 2008
22oz bomber. This bottle says 6%abv. Pours a murky chocolatey brown color with a thin light brown head. Head fades quick and leaves very little lace. One of the most roasty and toasty brews that Iíve sniffed. Very roasty malts on the nose. Tastes as toasty as it smells. Nice warm malt flavors, chocolate, coffee, even a little alcohol which is strange due to the relatively low abv. Full and a bit on the thick side, which I like for a stout. Good crisp carbonation. Great stout. I like íem higher in alcohol, but thatís just me.


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