Cap'N Skoon's Ballistic Stout (Bourbon Barrel Aged) - Westbrook Brewing Co.
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Ratings: 72 | Reviews: 6 | Display Reviews Only:
4.08/5 rDev -6.2%
the quality of this beer is through the roof, as is all westbrook stuff, and the flavor is a little different from most bourbon barreled stouts. its way less sweet, more oak than whiskey, which works with the dark bakers chocolate dry malt profile and all the booze. glossy dark brown in color, like a waxy bar of dark chocolate, with only a half inch or less of frothy mocha chocolate milk head. the nose is weirdly dry, malt first and then oak, bitterness is mid range, while the chocolate aromas really expand. the flavor too is quite chocolate driven, although the bitterness of the roast is more assertive in the flavor than the smell, so its still a bit bold, especially with the high alcohol content, which is there a little more than i like it to be, but its far from hot. there is a dullness to this, as good as it is and as well made as it is, it just doesnt have that distinguishing element, and the middle of the beer is almost bland for a second, before the oak takes over. its huge, a slow sipper, staying constantly good as it warms up. the bourbon stout scene is getting crowded, and I'm just not sure this one stands out, although its darn tasty!
08-10-2014 01:35:36 | More by StonedTrippin
4.34/5 rDev -0.2%
22oz bottle of the recently released 2014 vintage. Poured into a Cantillon taster 7/7/2014.
A- Pitch black body, not substantially thick but certainly has oily brown legs. Half finger brown head that disappears quickly, par for the course. Again, the legs on this is actually substantial.
S- Chocolate fudge, bourbon, milk chocolate, hints of coffee. Very much reminds me of chocolate frosting here.
F- Bourbon, dark chocolate, a bit of lactose, and chocolate icing. It's very rich, chocolate fudge-forward with a nice complementary bourbon flavour. Flavour profile reminds me a lot of Central Waters' Sixteen, actually.
M- Medium bodied, not particularly thick or fudgy in comparison to Sixteen, but substantial enough that it does not detract in any way from the rest of the beer. Low in carbonation, smooth with a nice chocolate brownie finish.
O- Very similar beer to CW Sixteen; you can't go wrong with either one if you are deciding which one to open tonight. This brings a big chocolate fudge cake flavour profile mixed in with bourbon, so if that sounds good to you, go get yourself a bottle.
07-08-2014 02:58:10 | More by Stevedore
Cap'N Skoon's Ballistic Stout (Bourbon Barrel Aged) from Westbrook Brewing Co.
95 out of 100 based on 72 ratings.