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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
93
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205 Ratings
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Ratings: 205
Reviews: 37
rAvg: 4.18
pDev: 7.89%
Wants: 58
Gots: 34 | FT: 6
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:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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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Ratings: 205 | Reviews: 37 | Display Reviews Only:
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4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

justinm4bama, Apr 28, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -40.2%

JoninVT, Apr 21, 2013
Photo of ThickNStout
4.43/5  rDev +6%
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.

ThickNStout, Apr 17, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +13.6%

DaPan, Apr 13, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

ndepriest, Apr 10, 2013
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4/5  rDev -4.3%

Crimsontider22, Apr 09, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

madatr, Apr 02, 2013
Photo of JulianB
4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

JulianB, Apr 02, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

mikeincharleston, Mar 31, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

jrohrbacher, Mar 23, 2013
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4/5  rDev -4.3%

GTB, Mar 23, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

jeff1973, Mar 16, 2013
Photo of jmarsh123
3.86/5  rDev -7.7%
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.

jmarsh123, Mar 15, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

THECPJ, Mar 12, 2013
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4/5  rDev -4.3%

Lovely85, Mar 11, 2013
Photo of Treebs
4.05/5  rDev -3.1%
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.

Treebs, Mar 11, 2013
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4/5  rDev -4.3%

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

kylehay2004, Mar 09, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

UltimateLivewire, Mar 09, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

RoryOMoore, Mar 09, 2013
Photo of MacQ32
4.39/5  rDev +5%
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

MacQ32, Mar 08, 2013
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4.54/5  rDev +8.6%
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.

dvmin98, Mar 06, 2013
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4/5  rDev -4.3%

Pookie, Mar 06, 2013
Photo of jpro
4.16/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22oz bomber from the brewery... into a tulip glass -

A: Black pour with a tight head of light khaki foam; not much lace although retention was there.

S: Roasted malts; coffee.

T: Roasted malts; dark chocolate; currants / dark fruit, too. Very big, roasty flavor profile + some pretty big sweetness on the end.

M: Full bodied; higher, lively carbonation; very sweet, though - maybe too much.

O: An interesting "baltic stout" - very roasty, yet very sweet. My only knock on this beer would be the sweetness that seems almost distracting.

jpro, Mar 03, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

ckk527, Mar 02, 2013
Cap'n Skoon's Ballistic Stout from Westbrook Brewing Co.
93 out of 100 based on 205 ratings.