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Steel Toe Stout - Ska Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
85
very good

211 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 211
Reviews: 91
rAvg: 3.76
pDev: 12.5%
Wants: 20
Gots: 10 | 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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GarrettB

Colorado

3.53/5  rDev -6.1%

Sweeter and deeper in its chocolate tones than most milk stouts, the Ska Brewing Steel Toe Milk Stout is almost a dessert substitute. The coal black black body hints at the deep, enveloping chocolate flavors insude. In the nose I find scents of freshly unwrapped premium chocolate (the kind you cringe when buying, even if it’s for a special occasion) with chocolate malt and a nice, rich dairy freshness in the nose. The flavor is oozing with even more chocolate, more sweet than bitter, and recalls slices of decadent chocolate cake had at fancy dinners in the past. The boisterous carbonation washes away the flavors in the aftertaste, leaving behind a short but very intense burst of chocolate astringency. Milk stouts are engineered with lactose sugar in mind, but the Steel Toe is a special example of just how sweet a deep, dark beer can get with a heady dose of lactose. I never find it cloying, but I also know that a drink that sweet doesn’t seem like a beer sometimes. All the same, darn good drinking, and practically begging to be paired with a nice vanilla ice cream.

08-27-2011 19:47:26 | More by GarrettB
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chileman13

New Mexico

3.53/5  rDev -6.1%

poured from 12 oz bottle into a stone pint glass.
A- dark brown almost black with mahogony tint at it's edges.
A- Chocolate, sweet malts with small amout of coffee malt smell.
T- chocolate milk sugar malt. Had off aftertaste undecernable to my tastebuds.
M- Thin for a stout with a little more carbonation than alot of stouts.
D- Though I have had this in the past and liked it maybe this wasn't such a good batch. I'm just unsure and will have to try another...

07-25-2008 02:33:58 | More by chileman13
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thekevlarkid

Maryland

3.53/5  rDev -6.1%

Out of the bottle and into my glass this one was a dark, nearly opaque brown with a tan head. Decent retention but good lacing. Aromas of sweet malts and chocolate with a bit of herbal hops. The flavors were chocolate, malt and something creamy or milky. Definitely a milk stout with the sweetness. Good, but limited in depth. Decent body could be richer and heavier. Moderate carbonation could be smoother too.

09-16-2008 02:54:14 | More by thekevlarkid
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Steel Toe Stout from Ska Brewing Co.
85 out of 100 based on 211 ratings.