Cap'N Skoon's Ballistic Stout (Bourbon Barrel Aged) | Westbrook Brewing Co.

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Westbrook Brewing Co.
South Carolina, United States
westbrookbrewing.com

Style: American Double / Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
Ahoy! This bourbon barrel-aged sea monster of a stout has emerged form the depths of our barrel cellar after summering quietly for the past year. Enjoy the swirling typhoon of chocolate, dark fruit, and smooth bourbon flavors while wearing an eyepatch and feeding your most colorful parrot.

Added by ThatsThatDude on 03-15-2014

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ratings:
131
Reviews:
14
Avg:
4.22
pDev:
8.29%
 
 
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56
Gots:
24
For Trade:
4
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650 mL bottle poured into a snifter. Bottled 1/9/2014.

Appearance - Inky black. Decent khaki head. Medium collar.

Smell - Bourbon. Kinda fruity. Dark chocolate. Roasty.

Taste - Sharp bourbon. Oak is intense. Dark roasted malts. Coffee bitterness. Hint of dark fruits, but nothing like the prune flavor of the base.

Mouthfeel - Very bitter and oaky. Boozy. Sluggish.

Overall - It's not as prune-y, but it's still overly bitter and oaky. Not an easy beer to drink.

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Bottle shared by Curran tonight.

Pours a dark oily black, with a small quarter inch head, and a little bit of lacing.

Smells like bourbon, molasses, chocolate, honey, and booze.

This is very, very sweet, but luckily very very tasty. The bourbon flavor brings to mind that idea of boozy molasses and honey, there's also a good amount of sweet syrupy chocolate and booze.

This is medium bodied, with a sweet, sugary, and syrupy mouthfeel, and a very low level of carbonation, making it a slow sipper.

Not the best barrel aged stout ever, but still tasty nonetheless.

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Cap'N Skoon's Ballistic Stout (Bourbon Barrel Aged) from Westbrook Brewing Co.
4.22 out of 5 based on 131 ratings.
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