Captain Swain’s Extra Stout – Cisco Brewers Nantucket, MA – 8% ABV
This is a complete re-edit from my review on 10-14-2003.
No doubt I had a bottle gone bad the first time around.
It pours a very deep cola color with a 1" tan head and loads of lacing.
Smells of a horse barn that had a slight fire the night before - In a completely good way. Smells of roasted malt, burnt toast, coffee, chocolate and flowers follow.
A big taste of roasted chocolate malt is dominant, but the resinous and citrusy hops are no shrinking violets. It's roasty, toasty and tart, with a hint of pine!
The mouthfeel is near perfect for the style. Not too oily, nor too heavy.
I wish I had re-tried this earlier. Good, solid stout!