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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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201 Ratings
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Ratings: 201
Reviews: 37
rAvg: 4.18
pDev: 7.89%
Wants: 58
Gots: 34 | 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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Photo of Sammy
3.96/5  rDev -5.3%
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
Photo of djrn2
4/5  rDev -4.3%

djrn2, Aug 03, 2013
Photo of zestar
4/5  rDev -4.3%

zestar, Oct 08, 2014
Photo of spycow
3.75/5  rDev -10.3%

spycow, Oct 03, 2014
Photo of acurtis
4/5  rDev -4.3%

acurtis, Aug 03, 2013
Photo of Texasfan549
4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

Texasfan549, Jul 11, 2013
Photo of kjkinsey
4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

kjkinsey, Jul 11, 2013
Photo of ygtbsm94
4/5  rDev -4.3%

ygtbsm94, Jun 07, 2013
Photo of kylehay2004
4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

kylehay2004, Mar 09, 2013
Photo of westcoastbeerlvr
3.5/5  rDev -16.3%

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

largadeer, Aug 04, 2013
Photo of nickfl
4/5  rDev -4.3%

nickfl, Mar 09, 2013
Photo of oline73
4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

oline73, Feb 17, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -10.3%

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

beernads, May 18, 2013
Photo of drewone
3.5/5  rDev -16.3%

drewone, May 20, 2013
Photo of barleywinefiend
3.86/5  rDev -7.7%
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.

barleywinefiend, Oct 17, 2013
Photo of duceswild
4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

duceswild, Feb 19, 2013
Photo of Huhzubendah
4.46/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Happy Father’s Day. Bottle courtesy of Brad. Served in Westbrook glassware, also courtesy of Brad. The beer is black with an inch of beige head. The aroma brings chocolate, molasses, dark fruit. Beautiful balance and delicious flavor. Alcohol is evident but gracefully masked. Rich and full bodied. Abundant chocolate, both dark and milk. Palate coating and viscous. Delicious.

Huhzubendah, May 11, 2013
Photo of smakawhat
4.44/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from the bottle into a snifter glass.

Boy is this a super dark head although barely a pencil tall, it is a super dark mocha brown chocolate, and settles to a nice small collar. Body and nearly black, with some red hues and totally opaque.

Bouquet is both fascinating, odd, and weird and sort of wonderful. A sticky chocolate sense, and hints of berried red fruit. Lots of sweet pipe tobacco on this, mixing with a strange brine sort of salinity. It's bizarre but really unique, I kind of like it but I am scared to figure out what is next.

Oh this is really nice on the palate. Sharp lingering hop and roast, and wonderful aromatic tobacco notes and dark chocolate. Creamy palate with a little tinge of carbonation. Wonderful nice bitterness on the finish which matches bittersweet dark chocolate nicely, and deep red berried fruit. Coffee roasty as well while finishing with a great hint of cream. Lots of different flavors in this that really gel nicely, and mixing hop and bitter chocolate nicely, and hints of black licorice.

This is a wonderful brew, great to have tried it!

smakawhat, May 07, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

Kelp, Sep 04, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

sendbeer, Jan 11, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -16.3%

ShanePB, Dec 27, 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
Photo of Alieniloquium
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
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Cap'n Skoon's Ballistic Stout from Westbrook Brewing Co.
93 out of 100 based on 201 ratings.