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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
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196 Ratings
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Ratings: 196
Reviews: 37
rAvg: 4.18
pDev: 8.13%
Wants: 58
Gots: 36 | 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:
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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2.5/5  rDev -40.2%

JoninVT, Apr 21, 2013
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2.94/5  rDev -29.7%
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
Photo of icehawk
3.25/5  rDev -22.2%

icehawk, Aug 09, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -22.2%

baybum, Dec 27, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -16.3%

Westmeister, May 27, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -16.3%

largadeer, Aug 04, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -16.3%

ShanePB, Dec 27, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -16.3%

drewone, May 20, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -16.3%

oldp0rt, Sep 15, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -16.3%

aapp, Jan 25, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -16.3%

westcoastbeerlvr, Aug 04, 2013
Photo of AlexFields
3.73/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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.

7.6/10

AlexFields, Feb 13, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -10.3%

cistercian12, Aug 25, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -10.3%

mendvicdog, Sep 17, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -10.3%

sendsilk, May 24, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -10.3%

Dave_Treat, Jul 29, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -10.3%

4DAloveofSTOUT, Aug 24, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -10.3%

dfhhead25, Dec 23, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -10.3%

beernads, May 18, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -10.3%

nineworldseries, Jul 26, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -10.3%

WOLFGANG, Jul 19, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -10.3%

BMart, Dec 09, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -10.3%

tom10101, Sep 15, 2013
Photo of HuskyinPDX
3.85/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

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.

HuskyinPDX, Jan 15, 2014
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3.86/5  rDev -7.7%
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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Cap'n Skoon's Ballistic Stout from Westbrook Brewing Co.
93 out of 100 based on 196 ratings.