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White Star Capstan Full Strength

Formerly brewed at White Star
Style: English Strong Ale
Southampton, England


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RATINGS: 16   MEAN: 2.67/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.68/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
Cask; Regular.
Capstan Full Strength is a 6.0% abv dark aromatic bitter. It is brewed using five types of malt.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 5/20
imdownthepub (13226) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - MAR 19, 2008
Bottle conditioned, 500ml. Dark brown with white head. Obvious infection in the beer, again with White Star. Acidic, sour, totally off and a drain pour. Hopefully thats the last White Star I have in the garage.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Joeh (2049) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - JUN 13, 2006
Cask conditioned at Catford beer festival. Overpowering roast malt aroma. To taste, some fruit, roast, strong malt character, some sourness. It’s interesting, but not hugely drinkable.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
harrisoni (17278) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - JUN 10, 2006
Cask gravity at Catford BF 06. Very dark brown/ruby colour with thin beige head. Dark, syrupy aroma, dark fruits, some liquorice in mouth. Tastes strong too. Doesn’t carry it too well. Some rubber. Neither Joeh or I could finish this.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Fin (9578) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - JAN 25, 2006
Cask. Dark Brown without much head,I detected a slight woodiness and tobacco hint but maybe the latter was me looking for this in relation to the name. Very enjoyable but not fantastic.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 7/20
larsam (127) - Southampton, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - JAN 12, 2006
Dark brown, foggy, beige head. I think the brewery need to be disinfected because this is not the first time I try an infected beer from them. If you look behind the sour infected sensation you find some chocolate notes which promises that the recipe is not bad.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
rauchbier (3800) - Isle Of Beer, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - SEP 22, 2005
Bottle conditioned, from Beer Cellar in Lincoln. Deep chestnut brown, lasting thick creamy beige head and gentle condition. Gentle roasted barley, faint woody tartness and a hint of cow dung in the nose. Quite tart in the mouth, with a dry fruitiness and gentle coffee notes. Not much in the way of body to hide the alcohol. Finish is thin and slightly sour with a touch of roasted dryness and warming retronasal alcohol.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
RichardGretton (4639) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - MAY 1, 2005
Bottled. Dark beer with a dark head. The aroma is roasted but with a sulphur finish, the flavour is bitter and roasted with a tainted finish. Overall a very disappointing beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
johndoughty (4981) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - APR 21, 2005
This is the third bottled beer I have tried from White Star and non of them have impressed. It was slightly cloudy and not too threatening to drink considering its strength, Slight sourness and overall not really pleasant.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Mungo (2470) - Southampton, Hampshire, ENGLAND - MAR 19, 2005
BCA. Upon opening lost 1/2 pint to gushing. Some chocolate and roasty malts but hidden behind sour yeastiness. Thin body with unpleasant bite and overcarbonation points to an infection. The underlying beer seemed pleasant enough but White Star seem to have some quality control problems (bottle 6 months within BBE).

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
leaparsons (9837) - Wigston, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - FEB 27, 2005
Dark brown with not much head. Aromas are malty and earthy roast malts, peat and chocolate. Flavours are sweet and malty with coffee roast notes and more peat. Has hints of fruity sourness that adds an edge. Not bad, and not had many dark beers recently.

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