Cap'n Skoon's Ballistic Stout - Westbrook Brewing Co.
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4.18/5 rDev -0.2%
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
06-14-2014 02:54:52 | More by Treyliff
4.28/5 rDev +2.1%
Serving Temp: 45 Degrees
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!
05-29-2014 00:21:32 | More by alphagnome
3.96/5 rDev -5.5%
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.
04-24-2014 03:13:35 | More by rudzud
Cap'n Skoon's Ballistic Stout from Westbrook Brewing Co.
93 out of 100 based on 190 ratings.