Cap'n Skoon's Ballistic Stout - Westbrook Brewing Co.
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3.96/5 rDev -5.5%
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.
02-19-2013 03:53:27 | More by Sammy
3.86/5 rDev -7.9%
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
District of Columbia
4.46/5 rDev +6.4%
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.
05-11-2013 20:35:31 | More by Huhzubendah
4.44/5 rDev +6%
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!
05-07-2013 22:46:35 | More by smakawhat
3.85/5 rDev -8.1%
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
2.94/5 rDev -29.8%
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
4.45/5 rDev +6.2%
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.
01-10-2013 00:59:49 | More by avalon07
4.08/5 rDev -2.6%
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!
01-13-2013 02:43:34 | More by thagr81us
Cap'n Skoon's Ballistic Stout from Westbrook Brewing Co.
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