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RATINGS: 271   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 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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
vtafro (4501) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beerbaaron (1580) - Arizona, USA - FEB 12, 2015
Draft. Black with lasting creamy beige head. Light. Super soft. Smooth. Pleasant non bitter roast. Light cocoa. Not a ton going on but good for what its doing.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
wedgie9 (2504) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - FEB 3, 2015
Tasted on 10/27/13 from a capped 22oz bomber bottle. Pours very dark brown with a thin tan head that leaves thin lace. The nose is classic roasted malt with chicory, coffee, and dark chocolate. The flavor is nicely dry with the dark chocolate equaling the coffee, and chicory bitterness. The body is medium with average carbonation and a long roasted coffee and bitter dark chocolate finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dr_Fellini (771) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - JAN 7, 2015
Bottle to glass. Pours a deep brown color with a creamy tan head. Aroma is light burnt roasted malts, slightly smoky, touch of cocoa. Flavor has a nice light chocolate, burnt roasted malts. Medium body with a lingering smoky burnt roasted malts. Decent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
AirForceHops (4176) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - DEC 29, 2014
22 oz. bottle shared by Willrunforbeer. Chimay goblet dark. Down with light deep ru y highlights. Aroma is caramel, dark fruits of (plum, raisins) and perhaps molasses.

Flavor is much the same as the aroma with mild chocolate in the backend. My one huge complaint is the thin watery texture. Mildly astringent but not distracting. I wouldn’t really seek this out again.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
WillRunForBeer (1241) - Massachusetts, USA - DEC 29, 2014
Bottle from trade. Thanks michaelinwa! Pours nearly black with a beige head. Aroma is dark coffee, toffee. Flavor follows, some dark chocolate too. Mild overextracted coffee bitter in the finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BucannonXC5 (1035) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 19, 2014
Ratings are correct below, but I changed some ratings above to make the final rating as correct as possible with Beer Advocate’s "revamped" ratings. The 3.76 overall is correct. Type: 22-oz. bottle Glass: Manzanita pint glass From: Alpine Beer Company Pub in Alpine, Calif. Price: $4.99 Purchased: Dec. 18, 2014 Consumed: Dec. 18, 2014 Misc.: N/A Poured a pitch black color with two fingers of tan, frothy head. Great layered, spiderweb, foamy lacing on the sides of the glass. Good retention all the way down. (Sight - 4.38) Smelled toffee, caramel, roasty nuts, dark chocolate, light hazelnut, espresso, dark chocolate milk, faint vanilla, coffee malts and chocolate ice cream. (Smell - 3.75) Tasted a tad better than the nose, pretty good actually. Got dark chocolate, roasty coffee beans, roasted nuts, toffee, caramel, light Rolos candy, espresso, vanilla beans, chocolate ice cream, light smokinees, some bitter crayon and chocolate syrup. (Taste - 3.75) Medium body. Oily-to-creamy texture. Average carbonation. Abrupt, bitter finish. (Feel - 3.63) A pretty good stout overall. Initially liked the taste, but not as good as I thought after a few sips. (Overall - 3.75) 3.76 85 B+

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
snoworsummer (3031) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - DEC 6, 2014
Draft at the brewery. Pours very dark brown with a fizzy beige head. Tastes like burnt roasted malt, burnt toast, and burnt coffee. Light creamy body and low carbonation. Smells like burnt toast, burnt malt, burnt coffee, and a hint of chocolate.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
50belair (2868) - Florida, USA - NOV 14, 2014
On tap at the brewery. Dark brown pour with a tan head. Dark roasted malt aromas. Taste follows suit with baker’s chocolate and muted caramel undercurrents. A bit hoppy, but with a good body and mouthfeel

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