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RATINGS: 229   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.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
fordest (1994) - Santee/San Diego, California, USA - JUL 20, 2007
On Nitro at OíBrienís. Nice aromas of chocolate and nuts. Very black with a nice cascading head. Left nice lacing too. Flavors were bitter coffee with hits of chocolate and more nuttiness. Pretty good.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
alexanderj (3318) - Branson, Missouri, USA - MAY 8, 2007
Draft at the Carlsbad Pizza Port. Very nice looking; a dark black with a creamy tan head. Aroma was not very strong; chocolate with some oatmeal sweetness. Flavor was much of the same; but with the addition of some caramel/toffee and very little hops or coffee presence. Donít normally like the Oatmeal sweetness; but this was good.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
brettpace (176) - New York City, New York, USA - MAY 6, 2007
had this at the stone Brew pub. Pretty good, nice and smooth and had this along thier incredibly garlickey chicken, pretty good stuff.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mds (2209) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 22, 2007
Cask. Deep black with a small tanned head. The aroma is somewhat soft and unexpressive - chocolate malts appear as well as a certain toastiness. A bit sticky, chocolate flavours with mineral metallic notes. Finishes similarly with some toasty caramel-type notes. Pretty good.
Enjoyed a pint at OíBrienís on March 23, 2007.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
WeeHeavySD (3360) - San Diego (Hillcrest), Oregon, USA - APR 21, 2007
Sampler at the brewery, this is really a quite nice stout, rich in character and bigger in taste than abv. shoudl give it a better rate, but that will come in time.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jarspag (601) - San Francisco, California, USA - APR 16, 2007
UPDATED: OCT 24, 2007 I may be a little bias b/c I had this on nitro. But it was AWESOME! Iím not quite sure what itís like from a normal pour, but who cares. If you can find it, drink it. Creamy, silky, perfect balance of chocolate, maple, and roasted flavors. The best non-imperial stout I think iíve ever had. Alpine is the shit. Brew this one again soon, please... just recently sampled from bottle...bleh. Let down to say the least!!!! Nowhere near my first rating. A completely different beer in bottle (did they screw it up???). Acidic/metallic twang --- just nowhere near enjoyable. Couldnít finish the bottle... about a 3.2 for this sample, but I feel inclined to leave my first rating up.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
CaptainCougar (7132) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - APR 15, 2007
On tap at PP Carlsbad on 12/1/06: Pours a mostly opaque black with dark brown edges and a thin ring of tan head. Aroma of dry roasty and slightly smoked dark malts. Starts slightly sweet and caramely with a good amount of dark chocolate toward a drier, earthy finish. A pretty standard stout, but thatís not necessarily a bad thing.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
wetherel (1836) - Encinitas, California, USA - APR 14, 2007
A good beer, but oh man, trying this beer was a huge disappointment after trying a wonderful, wonderful 2003 stone imperial stout. I tried in the wrong order. Pretty good lacing, Nice aroma, a bit to dry.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - FEB 7, 2007
Poured a very dark brown color with a small off-white head. The arom ahad roastiness and honey. It reminded me of Sugar Smacks cereal. Light coffee notes. Sweet roasted toffee flavor with notes of honey and coffee. Herbal and earthy notes as well. Medium bodied.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jimbowood (1036) - Freeport, Georgia, USA - JAN 3, 2007
Draft @ Liarís Club. Creamy light body, frothy head, mild chocolate and coffee.


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