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RATINGS: 261   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 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
drewbeerme (3891) - 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 didn’t seem infected as other reviews have noted.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
riversideAK (5734) - 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 (7270) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 17, 2007
Thanks to whoever brought this! Poured deep brown with about ½” 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 wasn’t 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
MIBRomeo (2569) - Wisconsin, USA - DEC 16, 2007
this bottle appears to have been infected. black pour tall tan head w/ thick lacing Not a big aroma touch metalic lots of roast malts. Palate is over carbonated and light. infected acididc lactic and roasty taste.. not too good

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DocLock (8331) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 6, 2007
Thanks to cbkschubert for this one. Pours onyx, allowing very little light through, with 2-fingers of khaki head. This one looks great. Aroma is dark malt, chocoff, molasses, figs, sour mashy tart cherry notes. Again, I smelled this one for a full 2-3 minutes, as I really enjoyed the nose. The taste was rather tart, with lactic and cherry notes, some blackberry, roasty chocolate malt. Complex palate, which reminded me a little of a less funky, better balanced JP Madragura Obscura mixed with a little Hoppin Frog Boris. Very unique, and I enjoyed this one a great deal.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
badlizard (5535) - Berkeley, California, USA - NOV 25, 2007
650 ml bottle from brewery. Black with a fizzy tan head. Chocolate and roasty aroma. Grainy cereal and choclate taste with a roasty finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jason (1696) - Easton, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 13, 2007
Bottle. Big thanks to cbkschubert for sending me this one. Pours a deep black body with nice head. Aroma is grassy hops, burnt coffee. Flavor is bitter chocolate, coffee, hops and a very carbonated body. Light mouthfeel for the style. I’m not getting any oatmeal sweetness in this one. Still a pretty good stout.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
lb4lb (2570) - Austin, Texas, USA - NOV 13, 2007
Bottle courtesy of miketd
Pours black with a light tan head. Smell is milky, roasted malt and metal at first. Body is a bit too thin, but not too bad. Decent roasty flavor with a hint of chocolate. Watery finish, and I had a hard time deciding how much I liked this one. Didn’t get the oatmeal creaminess as listed in the description. Decent, but very forgettable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bu11zeye (12100) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - NOV 6, 2007
(Bottle) Pours an opaque black body with a thick long lasting tan head. Aroma of lactose sourness, light coffee, and chocolate. Flavor of roasted malt, lactose, caramel, chocolate, and coffee.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kramer (5315) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 15, 2007
22 oz bottle, via fordest. Pours a clear dark brown body under a rather large fizzy brown head that seems a little excessive. Thick patchy lacing. The nose is a nice aggressive blend of roast and coffee with a light chalkiness. Some milk chocolate and light hops. The flavor is all roast up front with the chocolate and coffee emerging on the moderately bitter finish. A late lingering chalky dryness comes out long after the swallow. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with a fairly soft feel, but the carbonation is just way too active, foaming on contact with the tongue. Overall, this beer was totally solid, save for the carbonation issue. Leting it breathe didn’t help either.

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