I did an Irish ale using 1084 and wasn't very impressed with the yeast profile of the beer. Maybe my personal taste, but I wouldn't use it again. A bit too yeasty for my taste.
Every pirate lives for something different. For some, it's the open sea. For others (the masochists), it's the food. For you, it's definitely the fighting. Two things complete your pirate persona: style and swagger. Maybe a little too much swagger sometimes -- but who really cares? Arr!