Cap'N Skoon's Ballistic Stout (Bourbon Barrel Aged) - Westbrook Brewing Co.
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3.23/5 rDev -25.9%
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.
04-22-2014 02:27:48 | More by Alieniloquium
District of Columbia
4.29/5 rDev -1.6%
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
03-28-2014 03:47:50 | More by MNishCT77
Cap'N Skoon's Ballistic Stout (Bourbon Barrel Aged) from Westbrook Brewing Co.
95 out of 100 based on 71 ratings.