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Steel Toe Stout - Ska Brewing Co.

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Steel Toe StoutSteel Toe Stout

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BA SCORE
85
very good

207 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 207
Reviews: 91
rAvg: 3.76
pDev: 12.5%
Wants: 20
Gots: 9 | 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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North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

11-18-2012 02:04:17 | More by NCStateAE
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Hacksaw34

Colorado

4.25/5  rDev +13%

10-26-2012 03:42:06 | More by Hacksaw34
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ndnjim2111

Montana

4/5  rDev +6.4%

10-25-2012 20:46:49 | More by ndnjim2111
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PthPndr

Florida

4/5  rDev +6.4%

10-12-2012 18:07:00 | More by PthPndr
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dubmax

Kansas

3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

10-10-2012 01:26:32 | More by dubmax
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Ryan011235

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into an E&J Cask & Cream glass on 10/2/12

Dark, almost scorched brown. One finger head thins to a soapy layer. Impressive swaths of drippy lace cling to the glass.

Brash dark roast is at the core of the aroma; like burnt coffee. There are mildly sweet dark grains and overtones of a creamy sweetness. Disjointed at first, but comes together quickly.

The taste picks up where the aroma leaves off: dark coffee and chocolate roast are integrated with modest, sweeter notions. The finish is burnt and ashy with earthy hints, too.

The body is on the lighter side, but is oily and smooth to the point that it doesn't seem thin. Carbonation is moderate and well-matched to the body and flavors.

Overall, Steel Toe Stout is pretty solid. While I doubt I'd actively seek it out again, I wouldn't mind giving it another shake.

Serving type: bottle

10-09-2012 05:42:50 | More by Ryan011235
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McShane

Arizona

4.5/5  rDev +19.7%

10-09-2012 04:03:07 | More by McShane
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MarkyMOD

Colorado

3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

10-07-2012 02:07:32 | More by MarkyMOD
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profondo

Sweden

4.5/5  rDev +19.7%

10-06-2012 21:58:12 | More by profondo
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dbstuart88

Colorado

4/5  rDev +6.4%

10-02-2012 22:19:12 | More by dbstuart88
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bent

Missouri

3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

09-30-2012 01:54:34 | More by bent
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ThisSpaceForRent

Missouri

4.5/5  rDev +19.7%

09-21-2012 06:21:37 | More by ThisSpaceForRent
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SteveMi

North Carolina

3.73/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a bottle into a pint glass.

A - Not really impressive. Looks like extremely low carbonation. I even show the last half inch in the bottle to make sure it was carbonated. After that there was a 1/4 inch caramel head. Other than that it's normal for what one expects a stout to look like. I found myself sometimes shaking the glass a bit to see if there was still carbonation there ...

S - Oh, nice. The sweetness comes straight out followed by a bit of a cream feel (sounds weird I know). I also get a bit of a chocolate milk vibe from it.

T - Very slight coffee, strong chocolate and a soda like finish. After a few sips it starts to muddle a bit.

M - It's a bit light but that is to be expected.

O - Overall it's a nice milk stout. I wouldn't recommend this for a first time milk stout drinker but I will have it again for sure.

Serving type: bottle

09-17-2012 23:20:24 | More by SteveMi
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skyisland

Missouri

3/5  rDev -20.2%

09-12-2012 01:45:16 | More by skyisland
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iwakeboard

Tennessee

2.5/5  rDev -33.5%

08-30-2012 10:53:09 | More by iwakeboard
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Beezee

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

08-30-2012 05:14:14 | More by Beezee
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Nerudamann

Oregon

3.88/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a bottle into a pint glass.

Look - medium brown in color, with about half a finger's worth of foam that dissipates quickly.

Smell - much like any other milk stout, it smells sweet and caramelly, with a roasted quality too.

Taste - initially the roasted quality is there, but then comes the sweeter aspect from the creamy, and then the roasted hops seem to come back with a bit of a bite in the latter part of the finish. Interesting taste.

Mouthfeel - pretty well balanced actually, not too far on the creamy side, but still close to it, as the type would suggest.

Overall - pretty darn decent brew. Interesting to think about, and good-tasting.

Serving type: bottle

08-30-2012 04:50:49 | More by Nerudamann
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scratch69

Missouri

3.85/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I poured a bottle into a mug.

Appearance- Black with a half a fingers worth of tan head. Very light amount of lacing.

Smell- Chocolate with hints of dark roasted malt and coffee.

Taste- Chocolate and sweet malt at the start with notes of bitter coffee at the finish.

Mouthfeel- Medium bodied and creamy. Prickly amount of carbonation.

Overall- Good beer. One of the better milk stouts that I've had.

Serving type: bottle

08-27-2012 23:21:28 | More by scratch69
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Dat

Texas

4/5  rDev +6.4%

08-23-2012 19:15:01 | More by Dat
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OldhouseRecs

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +6.4%

08-12-2012 00:15:50 | More by OldhouseRecs
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denver10

Kentucky

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.

Serving type: bottle

07-28-2012 21:57:06 | More by denver10
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Auraan

Arizona

4/5  rDev +6.4%

07-22-2012 08:15:33 | More by Auraan
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shadowofthereaper_666

New Mexico

3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

07-19-2012 07:47:31 | More by shadowofthereaper_666
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ssjkyle

Nebraska

4.25/5  rDev +13%

07-14-2012 19:29:39 | More by ssjkyle
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crobinso

Colorado

3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

06-30-2012 21:39:48 | More by crobinso
Steel Toe Stout from Ska Brewing Co.
85 out of 100 based on 207 ratings.