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Cap'N Skoon's Ballistic Stout (Bourbon Barrel Aged) - Westbrook Brewing Co.

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Cap'N Skoon's Ballistic Stout (Bourbon Barrel Aged)
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116 Ratings
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Ratings: 116
Reviews: 13
rAvg: 4.31
pDev: 7.89%
Wants: 60
Gots: 25 | FT: 3
Brewed by:
Westbrook Brewing Co. visit their website
South Carolina, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial Stout |  10.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: ThatsThatDude on 03-15-2014

Ahoy! This bourbon barrel-aged sea monster of a stout has emerged form the depths of our barrel cellar after summering quietly for the past year. Enjoy the swirling typhoon of chocolate, dark fruit, and smooth bourbon flavors while wearing an eyepatch and feeding your most colorful parrot.
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650 mL bottle poured into a snifter. Bottled 1/9/2014.

Appearance - Inky black. Decent khaki head. Medium collar.

Smell - Bourbon. Kinda fruity. Dark chocolate. Roasty.

Taste - Sharp bourbon. Oak is intense. Dark roasted malts. Coffee bitterness. Hint of dark fruits, but nothing like the prune flavor of the base.

Mouthfeel - Very bitter and oaky. Boozy. Sluggish.

Overall - It's not as prune-y, but it's still overly bitter and oaky. Not an easy beer to drink.

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Bottle shared by Curran tonight.

Pours a dark oily black, with a small quarter inch head, and a little bit of lacing.

Smells like bourbon, molasses, chocolate, honey, and booze.

This is very, very sweet, but luckily very very tasty. The bourbon flavor brings to mind that idea of boozy molasses and honey, there's also a good amount of sweet syrupy chocolate and booze.

This is medium bodied, with a sweet, sugary, and syrupy mouthfeel, and a very low level of carbonation, making it a slow sipper.

Not the best barrel aged stout ever, but still tasty nonetheless.

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Thanks easyread, can't thank you enough for your generosity!

this is fan-tastic. Pashel turned me onto this guy last year with the regular version. The BA version is even better! perserves all of the great flavors with an added layer of vanilla and bourbon. wb knows how to barrel age with the best of them.
ive had a ton of baltic ba beers, thus ranks near the top!

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22 oz. bottle purchased at the brewery on Wed., 3/26/14, bottled on 1/9/14, poured into a hotel style glass and drank over an hour

A: 2/3 - jet black coloration, total opacity, initial subtle glass lacing on pour resolves into minimal tan bubbles hugging the sides of the glass; moderate alcohol legs

A: 9/12 - lots of dark roasted coffee, espresso, dark chocolate and stone fruit; unfortunately, the barrel-aged qualities don't shine through as much as I'd like here but there is still some detectable cocunut and vanilla-ish barrel aroma; alcohol presence in the nose as well; no hops and no flaws

T: 15/20 - on the front of the tongue, the dark roasted bitterness hits aggressively, but is closely followed by a caramel, toffee and molasses sweetness; the chocolate and stone fruits continue as the flavor panel develops; large alcohol presence; finishes dry and inviting but still clearly a sipper

M: 5/5 - pretty much everything that I'd want from a barrel-aged IS here - thick, motor oil, syrupiness; large alcohol presence; low carbonation

0: 9/10 - an excellent barrel-aged IS; the main reason why this isn't a 10 is that the barrel-qualities did not shine through enough for me, and I wonder if this tastes much different than it's base; regardless, this is another recommended offering from Westbrook and, at $15/bomber, the price is about right

TOTAL - 40/50

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Cap'N Skoon's Ballistic Stout (Bourbon Barrel Aged) from Westbrook Brewing Co.
95 out of 100 based on 116 ratings.