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RATINGS: 234   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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bytemesis (3495) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - NOV 29, 2012
Tap. Pours opaque reddish black, small beige head, nice lacing. Aroma is rich and strong with notes of coffee, dark roasted malts, and cocoa. Flavor is about the same, light sweet, light bitter. Full bodied and creamy.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Reynolds314 (2440) - Connecticut, USA - NOV 10, 2012
Overall a pretty good regular stout with nice roasty chocolatey flavors that finishes dry and lightly hoppy. Very nice creamy palate for a regular stout. Good beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
GT2 (8741) - San Diego County, California, USA - NOV 7, 2012
Tap at Alpine. Pours a clear, deep ruby. Webby, tan lacing. Nose is dusty, malted milk balls, cocoa powder, brown sugar, hazelnut, and butter. Taste follows suit- milk chocolate, nougat, a lot of Irish dry stout character. Palate is light, clean. Nice- could go under Dry Stout category.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ernesto987 (3917) - Connecticut, USA - NOV 5, 2012
Big thanks to baker, good very roasty slightly lacrosse sweet simple good stout. Great job alpine

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jstraw (1937) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 5, 2012
Black with light, whispy, tan head / Mild nose of chocolate and coffee / Medium body, some chew, somewhat watery but with otherwise good balance and lightly bitter finish / Simple but pleasant flavors of stale roast coffee, cocoa, and vanilla / Mediocre.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jcos (1571) - Maryland, USA - OCT 9, 2012
Location/Date:Bottle split with Dave on 10/07/2012, crazy Redskins and Nats playoff day.

Appearance: Pours a black opaque.
Aroma: Aroma of coffee, roasted malt, faint vanilla.
Taste: Light bitterness, light roast, chocoalte, faint vanilla.
Palate: Medium light body, slick.

Summary: One of the last of Dave’s California haul. A really nice stout that seems like an imperial stout but is not, which is appreciated as every beer doesn’t need to be 7%+ alcohol.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BeerSensi (119) - California, USA - SEP 17, 2012
Poured from bottle into glass very brown color with tan head. Roasted malt with lots of cocoa and flavors of coffee and chocolate. Nice chocolate finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dbarnold (1126) - Bethesda, Maryland, USA - SEP 13, 2012
Very well balanced chocolate oatmeal stout. Roasty, chocolaty, nutty, not too heavy and hoppier than most stouts. Yet it remains balanced and very enjoyable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
HonusWagner (1598) - Florida, USA - SEP 5, 2012
This for me is near the pinnacle of the style for a non-imperial, no-adjunct stout. Really good roasted malt character gives lots of cocoa and espresso beans. Just quite good flavorwise with drinkability to boot.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fletchfighters (1133) - AUSTRALIA - AUG 27, 2012
A-- Poured a dark cola color and settled black. Just a hint of light at the head of the beer. Half finger of dark mocha colored head. Very short lived. Went quickly to part film and part collar. Better looking head on swirling as more staying power to the head. Couple wisps of lacing on the sides. Stayed at film through drinking. S-- Dry nose off the bat. Good amount of oatmeal. Bits of coffee and hints of maple syrup. Nice amount of roast. Good balance. T-- Dark chocolate, roast coffee, oatmeal, little bit of coffee acid and some vanilla extract and maple syrup. Once again well balanced. Nothing too over the top. M-- Medium feel and low carbonation. Quite rich feel to this. Dry finish but what catches me is the dairy milk, vanilla coffee, and maple syrup just before it goes dry. O-- Just light enough to be able to want to drink more but big enough to carry all the aspects of the beer. Well balanced and a lot of fun to drink. Not necessarily exciting but a well performed beer. Types of beers I wish were made more often down here and not the watery 4.5% ones.

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