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Cap'n Skoon's Ballistic Stout - Westbrook Brewing Co.

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Cap'n Skoon's Ballistic StoutCap'n Skoon's Ballistic Stout

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Ratings: 182
Reviews: 37
rAvg: 4.19
pDev: 8.11%
Wants: 55
Gots: 36 | FT: 5
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:
For our Second Anniversary beer, we tapped into the legendary fictional adventures of the mythical Cap'n Skoon to bring you this monster Baltic Stout. It's big and roasty like an imperial stout but fermented with a German lager yeast. Ideal for sipping now, or be like the Cap'n and stash some away in your cargo hold for the years to come. Cheers!

(Beer added by: BlackBelt5112203 on 01-07-2013)
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Reviews by dvmin98:
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North Carolina

4.54/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Living in Charlotte, I had never heard of Westbrooks. Well, I drove 2 mile south into South Carolina and found out about them

A: Motor oil; black out; small head, with deep brown lacing

S: Chocolately coffee

T: First taste I get is sweetness, then the coffee, chocolate and dark fruits hit me. I get a fair amount of bitterness at the back end. The coffee comes out your nose a bit

M: A tiny bit boozy, with moderate carbonation; nice solid body

O: I really enjoyed this, esp for such a big beer. Its a sipping beer, but the flavor was so good, I gulped it at times for the overall flavor. Would love to see how this does with some aging. I'm thinking of grabbing several more of these and throwing one under the stairs for a year or two to see if it can get even better.

Serving type: bottle

03-06-2013 22:42:20 | More by dvmin98
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4/5  rDev -4.5%

07-02-2014 00:17:49 | More by cyrushire
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West Virginia

4.18/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Bottled 12/18/12, poured into a snifter glass

A- pours pitch black with a small fizzy khaki colored head that vanishes almost immediately, leaving nothing bend

S- aroma of black licorice, dried fig, raisin & prune, sweet molasses, a hint of charcoal, black cherry and dark chocolate

T- flavor up front is dominated by a variety of dark fruits; fig, plumb, prune and black cherry. Sweet molasses kicks in mid-palate, complimented by a slightly smoky charred malt. A hint of dark chocolate follows, eventually finishing with medicinal holy notes and a linger of black licorice

M- medium body with low carbonation leads to a slightly foamy mouthfeel, eventually finishing smooth and creamy with just a hint of lingering alcohol warmth. Alcohol is hidden quite well for the most part

O- This has aged quite nicely and everything seems to mesh well. It definitely opened up more in both aroma and taste after it warmed up a bit, a nice slow sipper

Serving type: bottle

06-14-2014 02:54:52 | More by Treyliff
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New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

06-04-2014 03:13:22 | More by st9647v3
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South Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

06-04-2014 02:05:50 | More by AintNoTele
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4.28/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Bottled: 12/18/12
Serving Temp: 45 Degrees
Glass: Tulip

Pitch black body with no light penetration. Rich, reddish-brown head (2 finger thick on pour) disappears quickly to nothing. Trace lacing and thick legs.

Thick syrup, heavy chocolate, and smokey campfire. Heavy roast. Sweet, dark dates and fig. Tart cherry and cola notes.

Sweet, tart raisin and cherry. heavy smoked wood and light vanilla and caramel. Bitterness is present but overpowered by the dominant sweetness. Alcohol burn on the way down might turn some off. Aftertaste is raisin and ash.

Thick - might want to have a spoon handy. Carbonation is noticeable, but just. Super sweet, syrupy finish.

A tasty, if not a tad overly sweet treat in a glass. As the glass warms, a more prolific beer can be found - so follow the recommended serve temp of 55 degrees or start colder and allow the temp to rise, this is the perfect beer to get an understanding of how temperature affects taste and aroma. Definitely worth grabbing, if bottles are still floating around!

Serving type: bottle

05-29-2014 00:21:32 | More by alphagnome
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3.5/5  rDev -16.5%

05-27-2014 02:44:58 | More by Westmeister
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South Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

05-24-2014 05:02:36 | More by WckdVbz
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North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

05-17-2014 15:46:30 | More by flipdog0
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4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

05-12-2014 00:13:25 | More by glf60
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4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

05-10-2014 13:46:43 | More by gkoz
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4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

05-09-2014 03:35:45 | More by Williaar
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South Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

05-06-2014 12:32:00 | More by Fitze
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4.75/5  rDev +13.4%

05-04-2014 21:30:08 | More by SaxmanRick
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4/5  rDev -4.5%

05-03-2014 23:43:48 | More by Ristaccia
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4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

05-01-2014 04:23:47 | More by ellswrth
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4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

04-27-2014 18:05:51 | More by threedaggers
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3.96/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Received in a trade and poured into my Duvel tulip.

A - Poured a dark, dark black hue with a one finger super dark milk chocolate hued head that leaves some light creamy side lacing and a gentle creamy blanket. Solid.

S - Aromas of rich chocolate, roated malts, light sweetness. Some faint dark fruits, almost like dark chocolate covered raisins.

T - Taste is just like the nose. Super rich chocolate, nice roasted malts, dark chocolate bitter finish. Loads of chocolate. Smack in the middle is dark fruits, primarily raisins for me, resulting in a big time chocolate covered raisin taste profile.

M - Mouthfeel is lightly carbonated, creamy, alcohol hidden well.

O - Overall, a solid beer but...this is more russian imperial than anything due to how big the dark fruits are.

Serving type: bottle

04-24-2014 03:13:35 | More by rudzud
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4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

04-22-2014 03:13:24 | More by funkel81
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2.94/5  rDev -29.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

650 mL bottle poured into a snifter. Bottled 12/18/2012.

Appearance - Very inky and dark. Stains the glass. Small khaki head. Wispy surface.

Smell - Dark fruits. Intense roast. Raisins. A little oxidized and a ton of black patent malt.

Taste - Really raisiny. Could be a result of age. Very bitter malts. Ashy coffee malts. Bitter.

Mouthfeel - Bitter. Medium heavy. Medium carbonation.

Overall - This could be too old. Seems strange that it would be. Either way, it's intense.

Serving type: bottle

04-22-2014 02:14:19 | More by Alieniloquium
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4.28/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Westbrook Brewing Co. - Cap'n Skoon's Ballistic Stout, poured into a Craftgeer snifter.

Look - Super thick viscosity motor oil black with a brown hue around the sides. Minuscule mocha head that dissipates quickly. Nice rings of lacing.

Smell - Aroma is super decadent chocolate with sweet malt and a touch of roast.

Taste - Rich and carbed. Chocolate and sugar comes in first, followed by fruity roasted malt and an earth bitter almost hop-like finish.

Mouthfeel - Medium-bodied with moderate carbonation. Rests bitter and plum. Good drinkability. Booze is well hidden, perhaps too well hidden haha.

Overall - This is a good brew, a robust imperial stout. A must try for sure.

Serving type: bottle

04-21-2014 14:47:35 | More by JMScowcroft
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4/5  rDev -4.5%

04-18-2014 19:49:37 | More by rudabegga9
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South Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

04-14-2014 18:44:24 | More by jshusc
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New York

4/5  rDev -4.5%

04-10-2014 01:54:49 | More by Baab200
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South Carolina

4/5  rDev -4.5%

03-23-2014 05:14:05 | More by marleyr
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Cap'n Skoon's Ballistic Stout from Westbrook Brewing Co.
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