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Steel Toe Stout - Ska Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
85
very good

222 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 222
Reviews: 91
rAvg: 3.74
pDev: 12.83%
Wants: 20
Gots: 12 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Ska Brewing Co. visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
Milk / Sweet Stout |  5.40% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 03-15-2006)
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Photo of Mayhem976
4.7/5  rDev +25.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

A- Very dark, light does passes through and I can see a slight brown color, great creamy milky white head lacing is about the best I've ever seen in a stout. Very impressed on the appearance, almost looks like a milk shake.

S- Heavy lactose smell with undertones of coffee chocolate and slight bit of hops.

T- Heavy on the lactose, finishes of semi sweet with hints of coffee, not overly sweet like some other stouts I've tasted but just enough to give you a great flavor. I can taste some hops and I think this is what causes the stout from being overly sweet.

M- Not overly creamy like I though it would be but still pretty milky and smooth.

D- Exceptional to say the least, when I'm not experimenting with specialty porters and stouts this will be my go to every day beer.

Mayhem976, Jun 22, 2009
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4.47/5  rDev +19.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 5

Reviewing on the lam here at work, so it'll be brief.

Looks good, dark brown with a little tannish head that sticks only enough to leave the barest of lace.

Smells like chocolate, straight up. Mmmm.

Tastes like it smells, only with a little hoppy afterglow that fails to cover the exuberant sweetness and chocolate. Out of balance, but that doesn't take away from its deliciousness.

A little watery on the feel, not bad. Pretty in keeping

LuckySkuff, Jul 22, 2006
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4.35/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Acquired via trade from jhammerly, so a big “Thank you” goes out to him. Poured from a 12oz bottle into a US tumbler pint glass.

A: The beer is a dark brown color, with a very thin off-white head that fades quickly and leaves a thin lace on the glass.

S: The aroma has a strong burst of roasted coffee and dark malts along with some chocolate.

T: The taste is malty and very creamy with strong flavors of coffee and milk chocolate. There’s a nice touch of smokiness to it. The hops presence is very mild as you would expect. The after-taste is slightly sweet.

M: Very smooth with a good amount of crispness, medium-to-heavy body, light carbonation, finish is clean for a style that is normally sticky.

D: Very tasty, goes down quite easily, slightly filling but find me a stout that isn’t, nice kick, excellent representation of style. I normally don’t get revved up about too many stouts, but this is definitely one of them. If were going to go with a beer in this style, I’d certainly look toward this one as on of the first choices.

TheManiacalOne, Nov 29, 2007
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4.35/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

I bought a six pack of this when visiting Estes Park, CO. I had it cold, but not too cold.

A: Poured a nice, dark brown, almost black. Nice head but not too big.
S: Slight coffee, very pleasant.
T: Smooth and sweet. Tastes very similar to Left Hand Milk Stout but maybe slightly sweeter.
M: Very pleasant. Full.
O: Very nice beer. Very smooth and tasty. Perhaps slightly too sweet.

captenaj, Jun 10, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Out of bottle just a bit cooler than room temp. Poured into a pint glass. Slight creamy head that disappeared to thin layer with light lacing. Color is super dark brown. Almost no light passing through. Smell is awesome. Chocolate maltiness with a starbucks coffeehouse smell. Taste is good with same choc maltiness with hint of cream and breadiness. Overall a pretty good brew. Good mellow aftertaste.

molegar76, Oct 08, 2011
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Steel Toe Stout from Ska Brewing Co.
85 out of 100 based on 222 ratings.