Cap'n Skoon's Ballistic Stout | Westbrook Brewing Co.

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Cap'n Skoon's Ballistic StoutCap'n Skoon's Ballistic Stout
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:
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!

Added by BlackBelt5112203 on 01-07-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ratings:
225
Reviews:
38
Avg:
4.18
pDev:
7.89%
 
 
Wants:
54
Gots:
35
For Trade:
6
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Ratings: 225 |  Reviews: 38
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4/5  rDev -4.3%

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3.93/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottled 12/18/12.

This Baltic stout pours a thick, creamy, motor-oil black with minimal head, but there is definitely some stickiness to the lacing. Aromas I am noticing are chocolate, roasted malt, coffee, and a hint of smoke. There is also surprisingly a slight touch of some booze, which almost reminds me of a bourbon barrel aged brew (which this is not). The beer tastes great. It is a chocolate and roasted malt bomb. There is a wonderful sea saltiness that I generally associate with Baltic Porters, but to have this in a stout is quite interesting and appealing. A good amount of smokiness can be detected as well. My bottle is about 6 months old, and there is still a substantial amount of alcohol heat. It would be a neat experiment to try aging this one. Super thick and creamy, dare I say "chewy" mouth feel. Texture and flavor are top notch. I can almost imagine this being barrel aged. It would be a great brew to throw in bourbon barrels for a few months. But then again, it is great the way it is. I am just a barrel-aged junkie.

Overall, I highly recommend this one. My first stout from Westbrook and I hope to try more. Mexican Cake is definitely next on the list!

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4.75/5  rDev +13.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

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4/5  rDev -4.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -10.3%

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5/5  rDev +19.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -16.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -10.3%

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4.75/5  rDev +13.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to treebs for this and the properglassware assist. Enjoyed from my new westbrook snifter!

a - wow. Pours a rich stunning black with a generous dark tan creamy head that fizzled down to a thin skin. Really attractive.

s - milk chocolate and roast. Really well balanced. Has some charry briskness.

t - wow, big rich bold chocolate and roast. This beer is amazing! Extremely well balanced with just a touch of char to give it some brisk characteristics.

m - medium tomfull bodied, big and bold.

o - i am very impressed, this beer is a home run.

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4.45/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Happy Father’s Day. Bottle courtesy of Brad. Served in Westbrook glassware, also courtesy of Brad. The beer is black with an inch of beige head. The aroma brings chocolate, molasses, dark fruit. Beautiful balance and delicious flavor. Alcohol is evident but gracefully masked. Rich and full bodied. Abundant chocolate, both dark and milk. Palate coating and viscous. Delicious.

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4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

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4.43/5  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!

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4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

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2.5/5  rDev -40.2%

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4.41/5  rDev +5.5%
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.

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4.75/5  rDev +13.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Cap'n Skoon's Ballistic Stout from Westbrook Brewing Co.
4.18 out of 5 based on 225 ratings.
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