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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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182 Ratings
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Ratings: 182
Reviews: 37
rAvg: 4.19
pDev: 8.11%
Wants: 55
Gots: 36 | 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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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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NickThePyro

Washington

4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

04-29-2013 02:26:20 | More by NickThePyro
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justinm4bama

Alabama

4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

04-28-2013 04:51:12 | More by justinm4bama
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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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ThickNStout

Georgia

4.43/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

22oz bottle from Hop City (Atlanta, GA). 8.99. Bottled 12/18/12. Served in a Three Floyds teku.

Pours a near black dark chocolate with a finger and a half of dense mocha head that leaves a smattering of small, lacey dots.

Smells of chocolate, roast grains, creamed coffee and mild plums.

Taste is very bold with bitter dark chocolate, roasty coffee, earthy bark, a little smoke, licorice, anise and cherry skins. The booze is noticeable towards the finish but well integrated and doesn't distract from the roasty goodness.

Creamy, medium thick feel with fairly mild carbonation. Lingering bitter roasty aftertaste.

Another very strong offering from Westbrook. I've had several Baltic porters but I think this is my first Baltic stout- and it stands head and shoulders above pretty much all of the porters. I'll definitely pick up another couple bottles if I see it again and I'd love to try a barrel aged version of this gem.

Serving type: bottle

04-17-2013 03:47:34 | More by ThickNStout
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DaPan

Ontario (Canada)

4.75/5  rDev +13.4%

04-13-2013 22:02:06 | More by DaPan
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ndepriest

Georgia

4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

04-10-2013 16:30:11 | More by ndepriest
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Crimsontider22

Alabama

4/5  rDev -4.5%

04-09-2013 22:21:47 | More by Crimsontider22
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madatr

South Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

04-02-2013 21:51:06 | More by madatr
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JulianB

South Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

04-02-2013 19:27:28 | More by JulianB
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mikeincharleston

South Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

03-31-2013 21:20:53 | More by mikeincharleston
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jrohrbacher

North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

03-23-2013 00:36:22 | More by jrohrbacher
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GTB

North Carolina

4/5  rDev -4.5%

03-23-2013 00:01:44 | More by GTB
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jeff1973

California

4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

03-16-2013 04:59:56 | More by jeff1973
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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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THECPJ

Delaware

4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

03-12-2013 19:27:38 | More by THECPJ
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Lovely85

Florida

4/5  rDev -4.5%

03-11-2013 15:26:09 | More by Lovely85
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Treebs

Illinois

4.05/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22 oz. bottle served in a Westbrook Tulip. Bottled 12/18/12.

A: Pours a pitch black color with a thick, dark mocha head forming on the pour. The retention is top notch. Sticky sheets of lace are left down the glass.

S: This is big beer. Super roasty with some fruity yeast in the periphery. Alcohol notes are present, but it doesn't detract from the roasted malts and big dark chocolate notes. Some cocoa powder is there as well.

T: A ton of roasted malts, some char and a touch of cocoa bean. Bitter dark chocolate with some light fruity yeast in the background. Definitely seems like an amped up Baltic porter due to the yeast strain. Enjoyable.

M: Low carbonation. Silky smooth across the palate. Medium bodied. Finish is chocolate and big roast.

O: This a big and roasty beer, but the yeast strain drops subtle hints that it's still got some Baltic porter bloodlines at heart. It's pretty ready to go now with the booze well hidden. Don't really see this benefiting from any extended aging. Maybe a year if you want the robust roasted malts to die down a bit.

Serving type: bottle

03-11-2013 01:49:11 | More by Treebs
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nickfl

Florida

4/5  rDev -4.5%

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

South Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

03-09-2013 13:31:17 | More by UltimateLivewire
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RoryOMoore

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

03-09-2013 07:36:42 | More by RoryOMoore
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MacQ32

South Carolina

4.39/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

A - Pours damn near black, very thick. Poured slightly agressive resulting in a full 2 fingers of rich chocolatey looking head, looks thick. Good retention, about 5 minutes later there's still ~1/3" of head, lacing is a solid wall around the glass. Really impressed with the appearance

S - Semi-sweet chocolate and roasty malts, coffee, slightly smokey. Simple but very appealing.

T - Oh wow, super robust and delicious. Roasty bitters mixed with a tame alcohol burn and some delicious a sweet chocolate lead to a very mild sweeter fruit taste (not really dark raisin or prune) something a little sweeter and possibly lighter.. not sure really sure tbh. Aftertaste is somewhat bitter, somewhat sweet and definitely a bit boozy, saliva glands still going.

M - Surprisingly not quite as thick as i was prepared for, still fullish bodied, mildly under carbonated (not a bad thing).

O - Honestly, super impressed from beginning to end. Not normally a humongous Westbrook fan even though they are local, but they are definitely starting to sway me, this was just fantastic

Serving type: bottle

03-08-2013 01:38:27 | More by MacQ32
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dvmin98

North Carolina

4.54/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Living in Charlotte, I had never heard of Westbrooks. Well, I drove 2 mile south into South Carolina and found out about them

A: Motor oil; black out; small head, with deep brown lacing

S: Chocolately coffee

T: First taste I get is sweetness, then the coffee, chocolate and dark fruits hit me. I get a fair amount of bitterness at the back end. The coffee comes out your nose a bit

M: A tiny bit boozy, with moderate carbonation; nice solid body

O: I really enjoyed this, esp for such a big beer. Its a sipping beer, but the flavor was so good, I gulped it at times for the overall flavor. Would love to see how this does with some aging. I'm thinking of grabbing several more of these and throwing one under the stairs for a year or two to see if it can get even better.

Serving type: bottle

03-06-2013 22:42:20 | More by dvmin98
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Pookie

Georgia

4/5  rDev -4.5%

03-06-2013 05:23:10 | More by Pookie
Cap'n Skoon's Ballistic Stout from Westbrook Brewing Co.
93 out of 100 based on 182 ratings.