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Steel Toe Stout - Ska Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
85
very good

225 Ratings
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Ratings: 225
Reviews: 91
rAvg: 3.75
pDev: 12.8%
Wants: 20
Gots: 14 | 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 iSip
3.7/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Ska Steel Toe Milk Stout: Here is a beer brewed in Durango, Colorado, which would be great place to live. I am enjoying a porter/stout cycle, and decided to try this Ska product. The body is jet black with a thin tan head that fades quickly. A great aroma comes off of this beer, with a host of notes besides roast malt. The Steel Toe goes down easily, with a big flavor of rock candy and a smoky aftertaste. This beer is sweeter and smoother than other stouts I have tried, which is what I gather one should expect from a milk stout. And the Ska Steel Toe Milk Stout delivers.

Photo of Jeckel
3.75/5  rDev 0%

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4/5  rDev +6.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +20%

Photo of toolbrew
3.53/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Poured from a 12oz bottle with nice artwork. Pours dark brown, nearly opaque with a thick tan head. Great retention and lacing down the glass.

It is a milk stout, and it does smell like milk, slight chocolate aroma, probably from the malts.

Also has a milky taste. Starts as a "regular" stout taste, then the milk taste comes in and dominates.

Smooth beer; not heavy, but lighter. And again...milky feeling/watered down milk feeling.

I could easily drink a few of these per sitting, although I prefer heavier stouts.

Photo of Jparker37
4.14/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

12oz bottle poured into a nonic pint.

S - Sweet milk chocolate, layers of caramel, complex dark chocolate.

A - Dark brown but not quite opaque. Small tan head from a vigorous pour. Holds a small cap of foam. Left little lacing.

T - Picked up on the sweetness right away but is just the right amount. Has a nice graininess along with some caramel and smooth chocolate. Has some bitterness late with a mild roasted character. Little fruity near the end.

M - Medium body, light to medium-light carbonation, sweet.

O - Really nice sweet stout. Usually a style I stay away from but this one was big on flavor and kept the sweetness modest. Very drinkable and not too much body. Carbonation was spot on. Great example of the style.

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3/5  rDev -20%

Photo of Yeastcakes
3.68/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Serving notes - shaker glass, cool.
A - coffee dominates the aroma.
A - opaque black. Half-inch thick tan head.
M - slick, full bodied mouthfeel. Slight alcohol warmth, minimal carbonation.
T - Coffee flavor up front. Some creaminess is present, but very subdued.
D - Pretty decent stout although not as "creamy" as I would have expected.

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3.75/5  rDev 0%

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3/5  rDev -20%

Photo of jmvecchio1
3.85/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

L - Deep brown, almost black with light brown head

S - Sweet chocolate and roasted malts, some metallic undertones

T - Milk chocolate, coffee, with lactic acid snap to it.

M - Medium with moderate carbonation.

D - Easy drinking milk stout for the working man. You could easily knock these back, but I tend to stop at one or two in a session.

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3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

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3.48/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

*like it would nit buy again*

app: not a black vail.. a bit of a dark dark ruby hue to it looks like a stout, a weak one.. but a stout.

smell: yummy! creamy coffee, roasted black malts, some sweets.

taste: like it smells but more sweets and water. a bit lacking in some of the richness places but good flavor.

mf: thin and no good!

drinkable?: yep. cause its so thin and weak

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4.5/5  rDev +20%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

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4/5  rDev +6.7%

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3.75/5  rDev 0%

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3.25/5  rDev -13.3%

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3.75/5  rDev 0%

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5/5  rDev +33.3%

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3.75/5  rDev 0%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +13.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +13.3%

Steel Toe Stout from Ska Brewing Co.
85 out of 100 based on 225 ratings.