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Steel Toe Stout - Ska Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
85
very good

215 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 215
Reviews: 91
rAvg: 3.76
pDev: 12.5%
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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4/5  rDev +6.4%

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4/5  rDev +6.4%

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4/5  rDev +6.4%

monaquee, Jun 24, 2012
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4/5  rDev +6.4%

12packpoet, Nov 23, 2012
Photo of denver10
4/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pours black with a half thumbs width mocha head that quickly recedes. A rich milk chocolate aroma filled with some lactose and roast. Tastes like roasted chocolate milk with a touch of bitterness in the finish. A wonderfully creamy mouthfeel. Overall, a great milk stout. Right up there with the best of them without a doubt.

denver10, Jul 28, 2012
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4/5  rDev +6.4%

dbstuart88, Oct 02, 2012
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4/5  rDev +6.4%

dhbiker0889, Oct 29, 2013
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4/5  rDev +6.4%

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4/5  rDev +6.4%

E_Cox, Jul 15, 2013
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4/5  rDev +6.4%

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4/5  rDev +6.4%

ndnjim2111, Oct 25, 2012
Photo of ChainGangGuy
4/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Pours a deep, dark brown body with some reddish-hued edges and a creamy beige head.

Smell: Roasted grains and rich, sweetish chocolate, though by and large, its the roasted malts.

Taste: Fairly sweet milk chocolate flavor featuring some distinct Tootsie Roll notes and just the little amount of citrusy hops. Finishes sweet but with a persistent lactic acidity that builds up in the back of the mouth (like eating too many Milk Duds in one sitting).

Mouthfeel: Soft, medium-bodied beer with a mild carbonation.

Drinkability: Tootsie Rolls and Milk Duds together in an easy drinking beer - what's not appealing about that?

ChainGangGuy, Jan 20, 2007
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Duvel, Mar 09, 2013
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4.05/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours a dark black with little head. Strong aroma of coffee and cherries which carried through during tasting. Mouthfeel was silky.

Overall I really enjoyed this beer. I would definitely buy it again as it is a solid example of what a milk stout can be.

The only thing that could improve this beer would be a creamer mouthfeel and a bit more head. I am curious to try this on tap as it might be even better.

Bottom line: A solid beer that I really enjoyed. I would buy this again and recommend to those who enjoy stouts and other malt forward beers.

Minion714, Nov 21, 2013
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4.05/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A: Dark brown, almost black; nearly opaque. oured a 1 finger chocolate head that dissipated to an even skim. Laces in thin sheets.

S: Chocolate, coffee and sweet malts.

T: Chocolate and coffee with lactic foundation. Slightly sweet, almost sugary in the middle. Enough bitter to balance.

M: Full side of medium though some stouts are certainly fuller. Low carbonation. Soft, silky and smooth.

D: Very flavorful and balanced. Wonderful mouthfeel.

Haybeerman, Jun 08, 2009
Photo of scottblaze
4.08/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Part of a sampler I pick up in Colorado.

Opaque, like used motor oil..hard to pour a decent head on this, what there was disappeared quickly. Smells of chocolate and grassiness. A delicious coffee/chocolate (toffee?) smoothy..just enough hops and light carbonation to get the point across

An intresting and tasty brew..too bad I've only two left, this would be a fun one to keep around. I never seen this in my local stores.

Edit: I got out another one and a really slopped it in the glass...got a bout a 1" head that held for a minuite or two.

scottblaze, Dec 03, 2007
Steel Toe Stout from Ska Brewing Co.
85 out of 100 based on 215 ratings.