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Minerva Stout | Cervecería Minerva

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3.86
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Minerva StoutMinerva Stout
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Brewed by:
Cervecería Minerva
Mexico | website

Style: Irish Dry Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by moonman00 on 05-14-2008

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Reviews: 24 | Ratings: 65
Reviews by stoutman:
Photo of stoutman
3.38/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

It pours pretty much black, with a thin tan head. The nose is roasted malt, charcoal, coffee, bitter chocolate and liquorice. The taste is roasted malt, rich coffee, light acidity, charcoal, bitter cocoa, hint of dark fruit, light liquorice, with a dry, toasty finish. Medium body and a fine, prickly carbonation. Well balanced and pretty flavoursome. Another good effort.

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Photo of abecuellar
4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

Photo of thebeersnobjake
3.2/5  rDev -17.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of AdrianMendez
4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

Photo of hubster712
4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

Photo of biboergosum
4/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

355ml bottle. All Spanish on the label marketing descriptions - all I can decipher is some reference to a 'new beer revolution'...

This beer pours a cola-tinged black, with significant reddish highlights, and three fingers of thin puffy, specked tan head, which sinks away slowly and evenly, rendering a swath of layered cumulonimbus lace around the glass.

It smells of dry, roasted coffee, mild chocolate malt, a bit of savoury meatiness, some tepid caramel, and earthy, herbal hops. The taste is big toasted coffee malt, bittersweet cocoa, a twinge of milky sourness, and earthy, leafy hops, a hollow citrus essence kicking at the floorboards.

The carbonation is la Migra-spotting sedate, the body a decent medium weight, and gingerly silky smooth, some weakly prickly hop character come around to mess with it. It finishes a little more off-dry than a typical Irish Dry, but it's all good - a lingering of that nice chocolate/coffee blend is most welcome.

A genuinely tasty stout, from a heretofore unlikely source - the same region that provides the world with the devil's juice - tequila. Well balanced, big on flavour, and not complicated. Good stuff - viva la revolución!

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Photo of mdaschaf
3.53/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Was excited to find a Mexican stout at a grocery store in Cancun.

A: Pours dark black with a chunky brownish head that dissipates quickly, resulting in a ring of foam around the top of the beer. Minimal lacing down the side of the glass.

S: Heavy toasted malts with a mix of chocolate and coffee. As the beer warms the chocolate aroma intensifies and the coffee smell weakens.

T: The taste is a little weaker than the nose. There is a nice blend of bitter chocolate and coffee.

M/D: Medium bodied and pretty creamy. Has a nice finish that leaves a pleasant aftertaste. Pretty happy with this beer, something I would definitely look for in Mexico. A nice change of pace from the lagers that dominate down here.

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Photo of yael6666
4.08/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

It pours a dark beer with a reddish color when light comes through it. With a small head that lasts long and a lace that stays in the glass.

It smells like roasted chocolate malts with some coffee, but the chocolate stays in your nose.

Bitter chocolate and strong coffee with some notes of toffee and maybe a touch of claw.

Its mouthfeel is pretty good, with some crisp (a little bit too much) and bitter sweet aftertaste that makes this beer a lot better than its other mexican equals.

This is a very good beer for cold days, it has a considerable high ABV (6 %) and a very pleasant bitter aftertaste that keeps you drinking

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Photo of Mar02x
2.34/5  rDev -39.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

I had a beer tasting in a pub called 'the Mug' in Middelburg. I was being introduced to the local PINT beer tasting club. The theme that night was UK Stout and Porter beers.

A - Pitch black and a ring of foam against the glass.

S - Chocolate and coffee, not bad at all.

T - a bit flat, not really much going on. Tiny bits of acids and sugar but much more bitterness.

M - no carbonation, not much going on, no sensation at all.

O - Not a beer I would be going for in the future.

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Photo of cfrobrew
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of ericduran
3.98/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bottle at Beer Museum in Federal District.

Bottle says "Stout Imperial," and it sure tastes like it! Big coffee flavor from roasted barley and coffee malts. Smell is again big coffeeness, just like a morning cup. Super dark in color, you can see a little red in the bottom of the glass when it's about finished. Creamy mouthfeel but a bit watery, like Negra Modelo, which makes it super drinkable.

Like a cross between Speedway Stout and Negra Modelo. A mexican imperial stout! It would be good with flan.

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Photo of davidtarantino
2.75/5  rDev -28.8%

Photo of tommy5
3.35/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Barrilitos
4.85/5  rDev +25.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This "Imperial Stout", apparently the term they use for Russian style, certainly has a nice full body and dark color, the smell of chocolate and coffee is inviting as well.

The flavor is the most remarkable aspect, bitter, the chocolate and coffee on it certainly shows on a pleasing manner along with the roasted malt.

The sensation is good, the aftertaste is actually sweet, and it's good to drink at an ample range of temperatures for any time of the year.

Of all the Minerva styles this one's got to be my favorite and it's also one of the best stouts can procure among Mexican beers.

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Photo of IrvingAld
4/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of roddwolff
4.12/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This one is the best of the minervas beers.

The appearance is ok, with a coffee opaque color, seems like chocolate melted;

There are lot of cocoa in the smell;

The taste is rich, a bitter flavor with a mixture of chocolate and coffee;

The mouthfeel is tasty;

In the drinkability, i prefer to enjoy the stouts without food.

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Photo of RolandoHH
3/5  rDev -22.3%

Photo of rggggr
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jlindros
3.95/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Interesting, called Stout Imperial, not sure if that's supposed to mean imperial stout (which it def is not), or just a nice stout for imperial like or something. Found in Cancun.

Light creamy fizzy head fades at a med pace of almost ½ finger, very dark murky brown-black molasses color with very little light coming through.

Nose light roasted malt, a bit of black patent malt, and even a hint of chocolate, milk chocolate, crystal malts, light nougat candy, and even a touch of bright aromatic malt.

Taste starts with more roasty malts, a bit of cocoa and black patent, caramel, nougat, candy like flavors but not really sweet, toasty roasty malt flavors, hint of earthy hops. Light juicy fresh malt flavor, light semi sweet semi bitter chocolate. The bitterness ramps a bit, with more earthy hops and bitternes from the roasted malts bring a light salty briny quality. Even a touch of coffee. Finish is fairly bitter, dry, bit ofearthy hops and bitterness from the roasted malts that also linger a bit, with cocoa and caramel.

Mouth is med to full bodied, actually a little bit too much carbonation that takes away from the richness of the beer and makes it seem more like a Mexican style beer.

Overall best beer I’ve had here so far. I’ll have to try more of their beers. Nice malts, dark malts, no real off flavors, even a hint of hops, just a bit too much carbonation as the only real flaw. Also not sure if I would call this an imperial stout, but otherwise good.

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Photo of cfalovo97
3/5  rDev -22.3%

Photo of lidiajaureguir
4.58/5  rDev +18.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

Photo of jazztoloc
3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

Photo of geoperez
2.25/5  rDev -41.7%

Photo of luisfrancisco
3.91/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Nice thick and dark, slightly syrupy feel. Pours with very little head, and just a thin film layer of carbonation on top.

Smells like coffee and some dark roasted fruits.

Taste is more of the same, excellent coffee notes, roasted malts and a little chocolate undertones. Bitterness is there, and finishes a bit dry. Some earthy hop presence, but just in the background.

Mouthfeel is very good, a little thick, but not overly so.

Overall a very good stout. Definitely not an imperial stout, like the name might suggest, but a very decent regular stout. One of the better beers of normal strength available in Mexico.

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Photo of ChrisPrz
3.98/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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Minerva Stout from Cervecería Minerva
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