Friday, March 7, 2008

Alpine Beer Company - Not All About The Hops

No sir, Alpine can bring the malt and bring it hard. This growler of Alpine Captain Stout has now kept in my fridge for 6 days so I opened it up to get a taste. Captain Stout is 5.5% ABV with 34 IBU's and described by Alpine as...

This year round specialty is a Chocolate Oatmeal Dry Stout. Generous usage of roasted malt and a delectable array of Carmel malts give this remarkable beer a coffee, maple, smooth chocolaty flavor one must experience.

Chocolate Oatmeal Dry Stout. I don't know about you but how could you not like a beer described as that. Upon first whiff this beer seems pretty roasty, but when you get your nose down in there you get a ton of caramel malt and a little bit of chocolate too. But wow is that caramel high. The taste is very caramel sweet as well, and a nice roastiness comes in at the end to give it that stout stamp of approval. Overall it's not that heavy of a stout and it goes down pretty easily. I liked it a lot.

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