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RATINGS: 329   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.54/5   IBU: 31   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.

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3.2
DJMonarch (9179) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - AUG 21, 2009
From the Jug at the GABF Colorado Convention Center, Denver 09/10/2008 Rich aroma. Beige head. Dark coloured fruity and a little sour with some roast malt in the finish.

3.6
gkost (1069) - Alaska, USA - AUG 7, 2009
Pours a deep ruby, brown. Roasty malt nose, caramel, cocoa, coffee and toasty grains. Toaste malt flavor, roasted barley, toffee, coffee and caramel. Nicely done!

3.4
markwise (5441) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - AUG 6, 2009
UPDATED: FEB 17, 2012 Bomber from DarthKostritzer. Thanks, Cory! Pours a medium brown with a tan head. Nose is cocoa, unsweet chocolate, and earthy bitterness. Flavor is similar with cocoa and earth as the most prominent flavors. Interesting stout overall, very earthy.

3.6
sebletitje (10252) - Enghien, BELGIUM - AUG 6, 2009
Bottle from Alpine brewery. A lot nicer than what I remember having on tap. pours dark brown, beige head. aroma of roasted malts and chocolate with light coffee nose. Flavor, medium body, reminiscent of chocolate milk, malts with some caramel, hints of roasted coffee. Finishes smooth with lasting coffee impression.

2.3
BlackDonald (1126) - Gulf Shores, Alabama, USA - AUG 4, 2009
Didn’t really care for this one. A pretty typical stout overall, but this was highly acidic, with a strange overly sweet lactic character and not much body. Extremely forgettable.

2.4
shigadeyo (3761) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 29, 2009

July 2008: Alpine Captian Stout is very dark brown to near black in color. It kind of sparkles in the glass. It also has a foamy tan head that is mostly lasting. The beer is lacking aroma though. Maybe it’s old, but all I get is traces of cocoa and some roasted malt. This beer tastes acidic and quite sour like a milk/cream stout gone wrong. There is a very, very slight hint of vanilla, but the finish seems really burnt-like. Not good. The beer is medium-light and has a watery body and is way too carbonated. I am very disappointed with this beer. This is at least the second Alpine beer that I have had and so far am and grossly unimpressed with their beer!

22 fl. oz. bottle (6% Alcohol by Volume) shared by alexsdad06. Thanks Brad! Rating #127 for this beer.

3.5
bb (9695) - Alamo, California, USA - JUL 20, 2009
Bottle. Rich dark mahogony beer with a dark cream colored head. Nice roasty aroma with caramel. Caramel and roast flavor with light coffee. Medium bodied. Roast, caramel, and coffee lingers.

2.9
Lagunitasfan (1323) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 15, 2009
On tap at Stone. Big fluffy head with big bubbles that drop out quickly. Lots of carbonation and bubbles. Sweet and light nose. Malty and light in the mouth. Rather blah. Dirty dirty glass.

3.1
fiulijn (20992) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 12, 2009
Blind tasting at Papsø’s
Dark brown to black color; medium creamy head. Creamy aroma of roasted malt. The mouthfeel is at the same time dry and smooth, with roasted malts and coffee flavor, a bit creamy; the bitterness is balanced for this beer, and the final is not too aggressive, there is also a light sourness from the roasted malt. Drinkable but not impressive.

3.1
elihapa (1554) - Honolulu, Hawaii, USA - JUL 12, 2009
On tap at Stone Bistro. Appears brown-black with ruby shining through. Aroma is roasty, with wood and backgrounded malt sweetness. Flavor is that of brown sugar sweetness mixed with soy sauce and roasted malt. Pretty straight-forward actually. Palate is on the thin side, though the carbonation is quite prickly. OK, but a little bit forgettable.


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