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Minerva Stout - Cervecería Minerva

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42 Ratings
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Ratings: 42
Reviews: 21
rAvg: 3.81
pDev: 14.96%
Wants: 6
Gots: 5 | FT: 0
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Cervecería Minerva visit their website

Style | ABV
Irish Dry Stout |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: moonman00 on 05-14-2008)
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2.25/5  rDev -40.9%

07-01-2014 16:01:52 | More by geoperez
Photo of Mar02x


2.28/5  rDev -40.2%
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.

Serving type: bottle

09-11-2011 05:49:28 | More by Mar02x
Photo of davidtarantino


2.75/5  rDev -27.8%

03-26-2012 07:17:20 | More by davidtarantino
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3/5  rDev -21.3%

09-16-2013 00:25:35 | More by RolandoHH
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Ontario (Canada)

3/5  rDev -21.3%

06-07-2013 19:35:37 | More by cfalovo97
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3/5  rDev -21.3%

02-19-2012 01:06:27 | More by xnapshot
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3.25/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Had a few while in Guadalajara, out of all of Minerva's beers, this one is the one I liked the most.
I guess coming from the states im definitely spoiled so I was a bit let down, but I do like what Minerva is doing, hopefully they can focus on more agressive styles in the future.

Serving type: bottle

05-23-2013 18:04:53 | More by visionaries
Photo of stoutman


3.4/5  rDev -10.8%
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.

Serving type: bottle

12-31-2012 01:28:28 | More by stoutman
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3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

05-04-2013 02:24:35 | More by jazztoloc
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3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

01-22-2012 23:53:08 | More by jaimenavarrog
Photo of EOC


3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

06-12-2013 21:38:45 | More by EOC
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3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

04-11-2014 18:14:15 | More by Lgarciaosuna
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3.53/5  rDev -7.3%
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.

Serving type: bottle

08-15-2010 18:03:10 | More by mdaschaf
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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

04-22-2014 21:21:42 | More by Dactrius
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3.78/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Head is smooth and creamy atop this murky dark brown beer, but unfortunately it recedes almost immediately. Good look on the body but the top needs assistance.

Nose is strong enough, with plenty of coffee, molasses, caramelized sugar, and fig to get me by. It actually smells a lot like when you get institutional coffee in a styrofoam cup (at a conference, church, a funeral) and then you let it get cold.

The flavor is quite forward with the coffee grounds and other roasted notes. It's a little thin and watery overall, which doesn't help the bitterness clean up off the palate. Mouthfeel should be brawnier to deal with the amount of roasted bitterness. That said, I like the flavors and think there's something good going on here. Hops are a mild earthy accompaniment with a weak herbal tea finish.

There's a lot of positives here, with the aggressive flavoring and use of malts, but the big negative is the soda-like body. This is supposed to be a beer for kings (according to the bottle) so let's give them even more of the good stuff.

Serving type: bottle

08-24-2011 02:25:18 | More by BretSikkink
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3.8/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Labeled as "Stout Imperial, for kings". It's not imperial, it's just a marketing word.

It pours a nice reddish black and creates a wafer thin and imperfect head that stays there the entire time. Looks pretty cool.

Smells of coffee and cocoa, with underlying hop aromas.

Sweet initial choco taste, quickly contrasted by the burnt flavors from the malts. There's hop citrusness in the aftertaste with a bit of burnt taste. That hop citrusness just doesn't fit the brew very well. Doesn't really dry the palate too much, neither is it very bitter, or mildly bitter at all.

Medium to light body with good carbonation. Actually not that bad for the style which tends to be very watery. It's medium light in body, but feels like oil compared to draught Guinness.

It's not exactly a pleasure to drink, but this one goes down easily. An easy drinking stout.

It's not imperial and I definitely wouldn't offer it to a king, but it's a nice brew. If they only boiled the hops a bit more to really extract the bitterness out of them, it'd be an awesome brew.

Serving type: bottle

06-25-2009 18:32:05 | More by WildMaverick1200
Photo of dalfaro86

3.88/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a black ale with a beige thin head with regular retention, medium intensity aroma with notes of roasted malts, chocolate and coffee, medium to low body, medium to high carbonatation, good flavor with notes cofee, roasted malts, chocolate, and a hint of hop in the finish goo stout

Serving type: bottle

04-11-2012 15:15:20 | More by dalfaro86
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3.93/5  rDev +3.1%
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.

Serving type: bottle

04-12-2011 14:36:40 | More by luisfrancisco
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3.95/5  rDev +3.7%
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.

Serving type: bottle

01-29-2012 03:35:18 | More by jlindros
Photo of moonman00


3.95/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

An excellent beer form this Guadalajara's micro.

A dark beer, with a nice head almost black.

Smell is like toffee and roasted malts.

Tasting is excellent for this beer, in my opinion i like this one better than Guiness.

Drinkability is also good, since it is not very heavy.

The best beer from Minerva.

Serving type: bottle

05-14-2008 03:12:42 | More by moonman00
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Alberta (Canada)

4/5  rDev +5%
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!

Serving type: bottle

03-31-2012 21:23:19 | More by biboergosum
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4/5  rDev +5%
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.

Serving type: bottle

11-24-2008 03:10:37 | More by ericduran
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4/5  rDev +5%

02-11-2012 19:26:44 | More by mvanaskie13
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4/5  rDev +5%

05-24-2013 05:17:46 | More by KingSlayer
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4/5  rDev +5%

05-14-2014 11:27:24 | More by JohnParadee
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Minerva Stout from Cervecería Minerva
85 out of 100 based on 42 ratings.