Cap'n Skoon's Ballistic Stout - Westbrook Brewing Co.
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2.94/5 rDev -29.7%
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.
04-22-2014 02:14:19 | More by Alieniloquium
3.73/5 rDev -10.8%
Thanks to johntangus for sending me this.
Pours thick and solid dark black, a very dark brown head of about an inch.
Smells of roasted malt, some mild smoke, malty chocolate.
Tastes somewhat more complex, begins with a pretty sweet malty chocolate character reminiscent of a Baltic porter, fades into a smokier roast character and finishes with bitter dark chocolate. Very good, interesting progression.
Mouthfeel is thick and creamy, very good and easy to drink for such a big beer.
Wasn't sure what to expect from a "Baltic stout" but this does have characteristics of both a Baltic porter and an imperial stout. Very nice beer.
02-13-2013 04:47:15 | More by AlexFields
3.85/5 rDev -7.9%
Bottle opened on on 12.29.13
Bottled On: 12/18/12
A - Pours a very dark brown with a fine dark brown head that fades fast.
S - Chocolate, malty, subtle roast.
T - Bitter chocolate and coffee, roasted - toasted malts.
D - Good carbonation with a medium body.
O - Bitter, but decent flavors. Middle of the road to me.
01-15-2014 07:50:16 | More by HuskyinPDX
3.86/5 rDev -7.7%
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.
03-15-2013 14:56:05 | More by jmarsh123
3.86/5 rDev -7.7%
A: Poured jet black with pretty good thickness and concsistency. A nice tan cap sits atop after it settles. Head rentention was pretty good and the lacing was spotty
S: A nice charred nose with plenty of milk chocolate and bakers cocoa. A wee bit of coffee is picked up as well
T: Tasted of milk chocolate with some bakers powder cocoa peeping in and out, roasted malt base, a little hop bittering, light pine waaay in the background with a nice char and bittering on the finish. Speaking of finish, chocolate, moderate sweetness, sordove dry
M: Wee lcarbonated, fuller bodied, robust, hearty and everything you wold want from the style
O: A pretty good RIS and my first Westbrook brew.
10-17-2013 12:57:57 | More by barleywinefiend
Cap'n Skoon's Ballistic Stout from Westbrook Brewing Co.
93 out of 100 based on 189 ratings.