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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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Ratings: 189
Reviews: 37
rAvg: 4.18
pDev: 8.13%
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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2.94/5  rDev -29.7%

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
Photo of JMScowcroft


4.28/5  rDev +2.4%

Westbrook Brewing Co. - Cap'n Skoon's Ballistic Stout, poured into a Craftgeer snifter.

Look - Super thick viscosity motor oil black with a brown hue around the sides. Minuscule mocha head that dissipates quickly. Nice rings of lacing.

Smell - Aroma is super decadent chocolate with sweet malt and a touch of roast.

Taste - Rich and carbed. Chocolate and sugar comes in first, followed by fruity roasted malt and an earth bitter almost hop-like finish.

Mouthfeel - Medium-bodied with moderate carbonation. Rests bitter and plum. Good drinkability. Booze is well hidden, perhaps too well hidden haha.

Overall - This is a good brew, a robust imperial stout. A must try for sure.

04-21-2014 14:47:35 | More by JMScowcroft
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4/5  rDev -4.3%

04-18-2014 19:49:37 | More by rudabegga9
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South Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

04-14-2014 18:44:24 | More by jshusc
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New York

4/5  rDev -4.3%

04-10-2014 01:54:49 | More by Baab200
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South Carolina

4/5  rDev -4.3%

03-23-2014 05:14:05 | More by marleyr
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4.2/5  rDev +0.5%

Bottled 12/18/12

Pours black with light tan head. Minimal head that dissipates to ring along the sides of the glass.

Smell is sweet and malty with lots of raisins and chocolate.

Taste is sweet and chocolatey malts up front. Ripe fruit such as plums or raisins come in later. Good bit of dark chocolate bitterness comes late. Matbe a hint of smokiness too.

Mouthfeel is medium-full bodied. Average carbonation.

Overall this was excellent.

03-09-2014 02:36:12 | More by TrappistJohnMD
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4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

03-01-2014 03:06:18 | More by kbuzz
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North Carolina

4/5  rDev -4.3%

02-24-2014 00:26:36 | More by bcrossan
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South Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

02-21-2014 03:49:25 | More by huntermop
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4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

02-13-2014 06:40:16 | More by mwgroove23
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4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

02-03-2014 02:17:40 | More by mbonugli
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4/5  rDev -4.3%

01-31-2014 20:59:03 | More by vcoggins
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3.5/5  rDev -16.3%

01-25-2014 20:41:17 | More by aapp
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South Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

01-23-2014 13:46:14 | More by andysc83
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5/5  rDev +19.6%

01-16-2014 18:30:03 | More by ryan604
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3.85/5  rDev -7.9%

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
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4.29/5  rDev +2.6%

22 oz. bomber poured into a Duvel Tulip style glass. While pouring the glass it's a hard fudgy brown color, but blackness fills the glass and clings to the edges as it rises in the glass, even when held up to the light. Deep red and brown thick frothy looking head, a couple of medium sized bubbles but mostly small. Really good lacing, coats the glass and there's a strong film skimmed across the top the whole way through.

Smell is good, most of the classic aromas you'd expect from a good heavy stout, but on the sweeter end. Kind of like there's a slight hint of bakers chocolate sprinkled in with a heavy amount of milk chocolate. Slight charred and smokey aromas as well.

Taste is really good. Again with nice aromas with chocolate and hints of coffee. Lots of dark and deep roasted grains, good malt bill. I mentioned a charred aroma in the nose, it's not as strong here, more like a hearty roasted, like if you were put some peanuts or some other shelled nut in the oven or over a fire, so I guess slightly nutty is a fair description in the flavor profile as well.

Mouthfeel is extremely interesting. I think I have a love/hate relationship with it. At first the flavor doesn't seem to linger, but the more you drink it, the beer flavor tends to linger more and more. Might have trailed off a little since it's a year old, but still nice. Strong flavor that is a pretty otter chocolaty, but full flavored all the way and has an earthy bitter finish. Overall I really can't believe how light the beer is. It doesn't sit heavy AT ALL even though it's so full flavored. According to the label it's brewed with German lager yeast which is probably a main reason why. Alcohol is well masked, this is one that should be a slow sipper, but DANGEROUSLY drinkable. Bottle is a lot, but is great and could be consumed by any stout lover, if you have more of this lying around and haven't drank it yet, it's something that can be consumed individually, but wouldn't share it with more than 2 people. I felt guilty cracking this on my own, but this is one that 12+ ounces really does the beer so much more justice.

Great beer, love that they went for this for the second anniversary. Thanks EasyReader for sending this bottle, it's phenomenal!

01-12-2014 01:04:06 | More by AndyAvalanche
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4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

01-07-2014 01:15:43 | More by zekeman17
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4/5  rDev -4.3%

01-03-2014 12:45:05 | More by auroracrisis
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South Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

01-01-2014 23:43:23 | More by irish01980
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4/5  rDev -4.3%

12-31-2013 06:33:41 | More by teamwiggum
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4/5  rDev -4.3%

12-30-2013 03:33:53 | More by bobv
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3.25/5  rDev -22.2%

12-27-2013 18:16:53 | More by baybum
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3.5/5  rDev -16.3%

12-27-2013 15:46:16 | More by ShanePB
Cap'n Skoon's Ballistic Stout from Westbrook Brewing Co.
93 out of 100 based on 189 ratings.