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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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183 Ratings
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Ratings: 183
Reviews: 37
rAvg: 4.19
pDev: 8.11%
Wants: 55
Gots: 35 | 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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JoninVT

North Carolina

2.5/5  rDev -40.3%

04-21-2013 14:17:18 | More by JoninVT
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Alieniloquium

Florida

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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icehawk

South Carolina

3.25/5  rDev -22.4%

08-09-2013 18:39:45 | More by icehawk
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baybum

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -22.4%

12-27-2013 18:16:53 | More by baybum
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Westmeister

Georgia

3.5/5  rDev -16.5%

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

California

3.5/5  rDev -16.5%

08-04-2013 05:00:50 | More by largadeer
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ShanePB

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -16.5%

12-27-2013 15:46:16 | More by ShanePB
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drewone

California

3.5/5  rDev -16.5%

05-20-2013 01:11:05 | More by drewone
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oldp0rt

Quebec (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -16.5%

09-15-2013 18:36:22 | More by oldp0rt
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aapp

Vermont

3.5/5  rDev -16.5%

01-25-2014 20:41:17 | More by aapp
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westcoastbeerlvr

California

3.5/5  rDev -16.5%

08-04-2013 05:22:57 | More by westcoastbeerlvr
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AlexFields

Tennessee

3.73/5  rDev -11%
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

Serving type: bottle

02-13-2013 04:47:15 | More by AlexFields
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cistercian12

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -10.5%

08-25-2013 01:52:43 | More by cistercian12
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sendsilk

Florida

3.75/5  rDev -10.5%

05-24-2013 00:43:04 | More by sendsilk
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4DAloveofSTOUT

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -10.5%

08-24-2013 03:56:58 | More by 4DAloveofSTOUT
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dfhhead25

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -10.5%

12-23-2013 03:10:33 | More by dfhhead25
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beernads

Florida

3.75/5  rDev -10.5%

05-18-2013 08:03:20 | More by beernads
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nineworldseries

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -10.5%

07-26-2013 00:39:28 | More by nineworldseries
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WOLFGANG

South Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -10.5%

07-19-2013 00:14:45 | More by WOLFGANG
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BMart

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -10.5%

12-09-2013 14:22:47 | More by BMart
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tom10101

Quebec (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -10.5%

09-15-2013 20:31:58 | More by tom10101
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HuskyinPDX

Washington

3.85/5  rDev -8.1%
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.

Serving type: bottle

01-15-2014 07:50:16 | More by HuskyinPDX
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jmarsh123

Indiana

3.86/5  rDev -7.9%
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.

Serving type: bottle

03-15-2013 14:56:05 | More by jmarsh123
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barleywinefiend

Washington

3.86/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: bottle

10-17-2013 12:57:57 | More by barleywinefiend
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Gosox8787

New Hampshire

3.91/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Presentation: Big thanks to mikeincharleston for this bottle. Chilled and poured into my Cigar City tulip glass. Bottled on date of December 18th, 2012.

Appearance: Pours a really thick, black color with a nice, full creamy dark brown head. Spectacular retention. Really thick and creamy.

Aroma: Dark chocolate, some smoke, and some anise tones. I really get the Baltic Porter tones a lot. Light coffee and caramel notes as well. The sweetness really comes to the forefront more as this warms.

Taste: Some savory smoke (almost a touch of bacon) paired with chocolate fudge, a touch of anise and some caramel. A touch of roasted coffee beans as well. the Baltic Porter flavors really come through and make this feel like more of a big porter than an imperial stout.

Mouthfeel: Really velvety and creamy on the palate. Thick, with some low carbonation.

Overall, a really tasty take on a Baltic Porter. Really big and creamy throughout with some nice , big bold flavors. The smoke can be a bit overwhelming at times throughout and it can be overly bitter as well. A nice sipper for sure though.

Serving type: bottle

01-25-2013 02:01:00 | More by Gosox8787
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Cap'n Skoon's Ballistic Stout from Westbrook Brewing Co.
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