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Brewsday Tuesday: Captain Stout

May 8, 2012

Unlike last week, I got the last beer from Anyaa in the fridge so I could review it instead of some Mexican swill from Cinco de Mayo (don’t worry, those are coming soon).  Pulling the Captain Stout out I took a moment to look at the label. It was quite intricate.  I popped the top and poured it into an imperial pint glass, eager to give it a try.

Name: Captain Stout

Brewed by: Alpine Beer Company

Location: Alpine, CA

Style/ABV: American Stout / 6.0%

Appearance: Pours a dark brown with only a hint of deep amber when held up to the light.  A two finger mocha colored head you could chew on sits on top of the beer that slowly disappears.

Smell: Chocolate mixed with coffee and some sweetness.  Very nice.

Taste: Opens with some dark chocolate and coffee.  Roasted malts take over in the middle.  Some dairy sweetness is then present before the dry finish.  This is a delight to drink.

Mouthfeel: Medium body with low carbonation.  Silky.

Overall: This is a nice balanced stout.  It packs a lot of flavors without being over the top.  I am really pleased that I got to try this beer, and am sad I am out of West Coast beers!

Final Grade: A

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2 Comments leave one →
  1. J.Carney permalink
    May 11, 2012 8:11 am

    Anyaa gave you a very nice mix of beers! Good reviews!

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