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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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BA SCORE
93
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206 Ratings
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Ratings: 206
Reviews: 37
rAvg: 4.17
pDev: 8.15%
Wants: 59
Gots: 35 | FT: 6
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:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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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3.86/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours very thick looking jet black with a creamy big dark brown head. Good retention and solid lacing down the glass.

Very roasty aroma with some chocolate and smoke. Heavy on the roast.

A little sweet chocolate up front which I wasn't expecting from the nose. The baltic character then invades and intense roastiness with a massive smoky flavor takes. Finishes very bitter and dry. Very unique although the smoke was a bit much.

Very good mouthfeel. Thick and creamy without ever feeling too "heavy" Maybe the lager yeast at work.

An interesting experiment. It didn't really do it for me, but I appreciate the creativity and the beer wasn't bad. Definitely drinks more like a stout and I'd probably enjoy it more with the smoke dialed back a bit.

jmarsh123, Mar 15, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

thaghost, Jun 10, 2013
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4.63/5  rDev +11%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a bottle gifted from Chris @ Peabody's in Boone, NC... into an Olde Hickory snifter.

Very solid brew, great look... black body and slight mocha head that fades quickly, sexy brown lacing. Roasty nose, slightly boozy... chocolate malty goodness with a peppery finish.

Killer brew - grab a few bottles if you get a chance.

Mantooth, Sep 09, 2013
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4/5  rDev -4.1%

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4/5  rDev -4.1%

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4/5  rDev -4.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

stereosforgeeks, Aug 22, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

JulianB, Apr 02, 2013
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4/5  rDev -4.1%

acurtis, Aug 03, 2013
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5/5  rDev +19.9%

ChrisMetcalfe, May 23, 2013
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4/5  rDev -4.1%

Griffith, Oct 20, 2014
Photo of Sammy
3.96/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A very good stout, though not as thick as the thickest newer IS. Lacey and black thicker looking body. Smooth mouthfeel, with some bitterness in the finish. Chocolate and coffee well integrated. I would like more coffee, and more "Baltic" flavour. Very good drinkability.
Doug's bottle for his B day.

Sammy, Feb 19, 2013
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4.28/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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

Appearance:
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.

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

Taste:
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.

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

Overall:
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!

alphagnome, May 29, 2014
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4/5  rDev -4.1%

Damian74Shensky, Feb 24, 2013
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4/5  rDev -4.1%

aztraz, Jun 22, 2013
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2.94/5  rDev -29.5%
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.

Alieniloquium, Apr 22, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

HuaiDan, Aug 12, 2014
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4.08/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Served from bottle into a Westbrook snifter (proper!). Poured pitch black with a one finger light brown head that subsided to a minimal amount slowly. Maintained excellent pacing throughout the glass. The aroma was comprised of sweet malt, milk chocolate, dark chocolate, spice, cream, and subtle nutty. The flavor was of sweet malt, roasted malt, dark chocolate, sweet alcohol, dark fruit, wood, earth, and milk chocolate. It had a heavy feel on the palate with medium carbonation. Overall this was a pretty good brew. There was a huge amount of complexity going on in this one that I really did not expect to find. Big notes of roastiness while still maintaining a nice sweet balance. This kept your palate alert and refreshed after each sip. Wish the alcohol would have been a little subdued on the flavor, but you can't win them all. Nicely done Westbrook and congrats on two successful years!

thagr81us, Jan 13, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

bum732, Feb 17, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

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mscudder, Aug 15, 2013
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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

Treyliff, Jun 14, 2014
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Cap'n Skoon's Ballistic Stout from Westbrook Brewing Co.
93 out of 100 based on 206 ratings.