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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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185 Ratings
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Ratings: 185
Reviews: 37
rAvg: 4.19
pDev: 8.11%
Wants: 55
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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Sammy

Ontario (Canada)

3.96/5  rDev -5.5%
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.

Serving type: bottle

02-19-2013 03:53:27 | More by Sammy
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djrn2

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -4.5%

08-03-2013 01:06:23 | More by djrn2
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acurtis

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -4.5%

08-03-2013 02:55:43 | More by acurtis
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ygtbsm94

Virginia

4/5  rDev -4.5%

06-07-2013 01:12:11 | More by ygtbsm94
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kjkinsey

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

07-10-2013 23:17:00 | More by kjkinsey
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Texasfan549

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

07-10-2013 23:32:56 | More by Texasfan549
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kylehay2004

Florida

4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

03-09-2013 18:24:18 | More by kylehay2004
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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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largadeer

California

3.5/5  rDev -16.5%

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

Florida

4/5  rDev -4.5%

03-09-2013 18:33:25 | More by nickfl
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oline73

Maryland

4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

02-17-2013 00:29:37 | More by oline73
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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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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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duceswild

Maryland

4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

02-19-2013 01:12:59 | More by duceswild
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Huhzubendah

District of Columbia

4.46/5  rDev +6.4%
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.

Serving type: bottle

05-11-2013 20:35:31 | More by Huhzubendah
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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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smakawhat

Maryland

4.44/5  rDev +6%
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!

Serving type: bottle

05-07-2013 22:46:35 | More by smakawhat
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Kelp

New Hampshire

4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

09-04-2013 18:02:19 | More by Kelp
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sendbeer

Georgia

4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

01-11-2013 17:16:03 | More by sendbeer
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THECPJ

Delaware

4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

03-12-2013 19:27:38 | More by THECPJ
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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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ShanePB

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -16.5%

12-27-2013 15:46:16 | More by ShanePB
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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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avalon07

South Carolina

4.45/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Poured from a bottle to a pint glass. Had a jet black color and a thick, impenetrable consistency. There was an inch of tan-colored, creamy, long-lasting head. Excellent lacing.

S: A good, solid aroma of coffee, malt, and chocolate.

T: Tasted of chocolate, dark chocolate, roasted malt, a little hops, and a burnt element. Pretty much everything you'd expect from a big stout. Flavorful, powerful and complex.

M: A good amount of carbonation with a smooth, silky finish. Full-bodied.

O: This is an easy to like, well made, and likeable beer. Very drinkable.

Serving type: bottle

01-10-2013 00:59:49 | More by avalon07
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thagr81us

South Carolina

4.08/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Served from bottle into a Westbrook snifter (proper!). Poured pitch black with a one finger light brown head that subsided to a minimal amount slowly. Maintained excellent pacing throughout the glass. The aroma was comprised of sweet malt, milk chocolate, dark chocolate, spice, cream, and subtle nutty. The flavor was of sweet malt, roasted malt, dark chocolate, sweet alcohol, dark fruit, wood, earth, and milk chocolate. It had a heavy feel on the palate with medium carbonation. Overall this was a pretty good brew. There was a huge amount of complexity going on in this one that I really did not expect to find. Big notes of roastiness while still maintaining a nice sweet balance. This kept your palate alert and refreshed after each sip. Wish the alcohol would have been a little subdued on the flavor, but you can't win them all. Nicely done Westbrook and congrats on two successful years!

Serving type: bottle

01-13-2013 02:43:34 | More by thagr81us
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Cap'n Skoon's Ballistic Stout from Westbrook Brewing Co.
93 out of 100 based on 185 ratings.