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RATINGS: 269   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.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Emeister84 (1446) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - MAR 16, 2015
Aromas of dark chocolate, roasted coffee, subtle char. Black with a well retaining tan head. Roasty, flavors mostly reflecting aromatics. Medium-full bodied, very smooth.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DSG (8175) - Tel Aviv, - MAR 16, 2015
[2/17/15] Draught at The Libertine Pub in Morro Bay. Black with a beige head. Roasty aroma. Roasty flavor, bitterish and slightly sweetish, with a bitter finish. Medium-bodied.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Drake (9999) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - MAR 14, 2015
Keg at Whole Foods Short Pump. Pours black with a thin creamy tan head. Good head retention. Aroma of roasted malt, leather, green hops, match heads. The taste is roasted malt, chocolate, resin and piney hops. Medium bodied, well balanced.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Kinz (3459) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - MAR 14, 2015
Growler fill from Whole Foods Short Pump. Pours black, darkish tan head. Aroma is chocolate and roast, bit of coffee. Hops balance, but for bitterness. This is malt focused, and very well done. Comes across much bigger than a 6% beer, rather surprised to see that ABV. Very well done.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
pete4999 (1188) - Buffalo, New York, USA - MAR 7, 2015
On tap at Blue Monk in Buffalo, NY. So happy to see Alpine beers showing up here. Dark brown pour, lots of chocolate. Very very smooth; went down very easy but in a good way. Nothing over the top but a very solid stout. I’d happily drink again.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
swoopjones (6737) - Buffalo, New York, USA - MAR 2, 2015
draft at Blue Monk, Buffalo, NY. solid unfantastic stout. well made simplistic stout. mediumish mouthfeel, notes of chocolate, light coffee. Well done, nothing complicated

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
sonnycheeba (4129) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAR 1, 2015
Tap at brewery. Pours deep, dark brown with fizzy tan head. Aroma is chocolate and lightly roasted malts, light earthiness, faints oats. Flavor is dry and rich with heavy chocolate notes, light roast, and smooth hop bitterness. Medium body and carbonation.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
obguthr (4419) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - FEB 25, 2015
Charred oak, smoke, coffee aroma. Black, medium cream colored head, good lacing. Charred oak flavor. Medium body.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
PhillyCraft (3782) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 13, 2015
UPDATED: FEB 14, 2015 On tap in Roger Wilco Yo. Pours dark black with small to medium foam. Notes are robust and rich with dark chocolate, coffee, nuts, roasted malt and grain. Body is medium, 6 percent goes down nice. This one was solid, unfortunately the Duet had way too much Green Flash and not enough Alpine. Miss the old days

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
vtafro (4485) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - FEB 13, 2015
Draft. Black pour with tan head. Roasted, and light chocolate aromas, lighter coffee and vanilla hints. Flavors are roasted malt, chocolate, vanilla and coffee.


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