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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
outstanding

183 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 183
Reviews: 37
rAvg: 4.19
pDev: 8.11%
Wants: 55
Gots: 35 | 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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Ohio

4/5  rDev -4.5%

11-30-2013 23:54:26 | More by Cynic-ale
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maximum12

Minnesota

4.58/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to AtlCarl for sending me one more bottle of southern goodness, near to a place I hope to be visiting during the depths of this MN winter that's almost upon us. 22 oz. bottle dated 12/18/12, split with my wife.

My 11 year old pour expertly & the brew is dark black with carbonation that's close to invisible to the naked eye. Nose sits down in first class: lovely fudge wafting from the kitchen when the brownies are cooking, & the coffee pot churning away right next to the stove. So good I don't even want to put it in my mouth & ruin the illusion of greatness. Or is it illusion? Hmmm.

Cap'n Skoon's Ballistic Stout is no sleight of hand. The seductive nose slides into a sublime taste experience that starts out strong just as the nose does, with restive chocolate & a sharp dose of roast that veers towards coffee. Beneath that hot mess is a touch of hop bittering, hint of a distant bonfire, & a deep balancing sweetness. Drinkable enough that Westbrook should be slapped with a felony if this is sold on tap.

This is an unexpected 'wow' beer. Too many middle-of-the-road stouts have bored my palate lately, & this brew hits all the right notes, hard. Westbrook? Do more like this & the gose. An excellent beer.

Serving type: bottle

11-29-2013 03:20:44 | More by maximum12
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cvm4

Mississippi

4.26/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A - Pours pitch black, brown espresso one finger head with great lacing/retention.

S - Heavy roasted malts, cocoa powder, licorice and bitter coffee.

T - Again with the big roasted malts all throughout. Also getting molasses, dark fruits, bitter coffee and cocoa powder.

M - Full bodied, low carbonation. Creamy, smooth and chewy. Too drinkable.

O - Such a treat! Haven't had a beer this roasty that wasn't smoked on purpose in a while. Just a great beer through and through.

Serving type: bottle

11-28-2013 02:39:29 | More by cvm4
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Houser

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

11-16-2013 03:02:34 | More by Houser
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tweezer159

Alabama

4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

11-05-2013 03:52:52 | More by tweezer159
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dotes_on_dipas

South Carolina

4.75/5  rDev +13.4%

11-04-2013 06:58:07 | More by dotes_on_dipas
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Dirtinabottle

New York

4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

10-22-2013 23:54:00 | More by Dirtinabottle
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bigbluebeerguy

Kentucky

4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

10-20-2013 01:36:02 | More by bigbluebeerguy
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LancetherealLeader

South Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

10-20-2013 00:11:10 | More by LancetherealLeader
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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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Netdigger2

South Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

10-13-2013 13:53:06 | More by Netdigger2
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Rion

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

10-01-2013 20:27:33 | More by Rion
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CombatChuck

Alabama

4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

09-27-2013 21:44:52 | More by CombatChuck
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SPRichard

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

09-21-2013 23:12:20 | More by SPRichard
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raverjames

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

09-21-2013 14:01:15 | More by raverjames
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tom10101

Quebec (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -10.5%

09-15-2013 20:31:58 | More by tom10101
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oldp0rt

Quebec (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -16.5%

09-15-2013 18:36:22 | More by oldp0rt
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Mantooth

North Carolina

4.63/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a bottle gifted from Chris @ Peabody's in Boone, NC... into an Olde Hickory snifter.

Very solid brew, great look... black body and slight mocha head that fades quickly, sexy brown lacing. Roasty nose, slightly boozy... chocolate malty goodness with a peppery finish.

Killer brew - grab a few bottles if you get a chance.

Serving type: bottle

09-09-2013 01:33:21 | More by Mantooth
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New York

4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

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New Hampshire

4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

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California

4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

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Kentucky

4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

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Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

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Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -10.5%

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Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -10.5%

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Cap'n Skoon's Ballistic Stout from Westbrook Brewing Co.
93 out of 100 based on 183 ratings.