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RATINGS: 283   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.53   IBU: 31   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Marheb (3166) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 29, 2015
Une grande vague d’anis déferle sur une base de pain grillé chocolaté. Le corps est moyen, assez aérien et une torréfaction douce en finale.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
anthony850 (361) - Andover, New Jersey, USA - MAR 28, 2015
Rich smooth with a hint of chocolate and coffee. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
smcolw (600) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 22, 2015
Great blankets of lace on the glass from a smallish head (for the style). Deep dark brown where no light shines through. Straight up black patent malt aroma. Lots of coffee on the tongue. Smooth but in an espresso sort of way. Rich body but with a good level of carbonation. Relatively short aftertaste.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DrunkSanta410 (604) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAR 21, 2015
Tap at petrol station. Dark brown pour, bartender overflowed it so no head. Aroma is faint coffee. Roasted malts. Not much on the nose. Taste is roasted malts, a bit of dark chocolate, faint hoppy bitterness on the end. Medium body, medium carbonation. Just Ok.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Emeister84 (1556) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DSG (8423) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Drake (10501) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Kinz (3507) - 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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
pete4999 (1218) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
swoopjones (6908) - 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

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