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Hibernal Vinifera Stout - Ska Brewing Co.

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Hibernal Vinifera StoutHibernal Vinifera Stout

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BA SCORE
88
very good

244 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 244
Reviews: 54
rAvg: 3.92
pDev: 8.67%
Wants: 6
Gots: 23 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
Ska Brewing Co. visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
Foreign / Export Stout |  8.00% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: JMBSH on 12-29-2012

Oak Aged Foreign-style stout brewed with Malbec grape juice.
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Ratings: 244 | Reviews: 54
Photo of Jovial_Libations
4.06/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Chocolaty nose. Thick black stout with a definite feel of the sweet grape on the finish. Very drinkable.

Photo of atlbravsrno1
3.25/5  rDev -17.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Jeffsta1
3.79/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Look: Nice dark black beer. Tan head, initially big bubbles.

Smell: A bit off of what I hope for in a stout. Lager-ish. Not offensive, but not great.

Taste is pretty nice: licorice. Some malt, some bitterness, bit mostly mild and easy drinking.

Mouthfeel is moderately rich. A bit lighter than the look, but not bad.

Good finish, well integrated, fits with the beer.

Photo of Grinky
3.75/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Rootscipio
4.28/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Wow this is awesome stuff, I just love the grape finish on this.

Photo of t2grogan
3.5/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of JustinPStewart
4.4/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of MakeMineADoubleJack
4.25/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A creamy, sweet stout. I wasn't sure what to expect with this, but the grape juice wasn't overpowering. It complemented the roasted notes quite well. Worth checking out.

Photo of Duff_Man
3.88/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of dillinjah
3.92/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of RBuckley73
4.35/5  rDev +11%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of LiquidAmber
4.21/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a Stone flute. Pours nearly black with a fine one finger dark khaki head with good retention and nice lacing. Aroma of dark chocolate, toasted malt, plums, hint of coffee and oak. Flavor of charred dark malt, dark chocolate, coffee, woody oak, a hint of dark fruit; finishes with more charry malt, light hop bitterness and coffee. Medium bodied with good carbonation and mouth feel. A richly flavored, charred malt stout with light barrel character and a deftly handled fruit component. It tasted like plum juice, but must be from the dark grapes. Deceptively straightforward at first taste, but develops a nice range of complex fruit and toasted malt character. This was very good, I enjoyed it quite a bit. I look forward to trying other beers from this brewery. Nicely done.

Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.72/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

On tap at Ojai Beverage Company in Ojai, CA.

Pours an opaque black with a foamy dark khaki head that settles to a partial film on top of the beer. Thick streaks of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of dark roasted malt, cocoa powder, and dark fruit aromas. Taste is much the same with cocoa powder, earth, spice, wood, and slight fruit flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of roast and spice bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp and medium bodied mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer with slight fruit qualities that aren't really all that reminiscent of grape juice to me.

Serving type: on tap.

Photo of SocalKicks
3.88/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of GreenMind
4.04/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of kmanjohnson
3.71/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mdlb44
3.9/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Keananmichael5
4.21/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of pkalix
4.13/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Birmz
3.4/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BigFrostyMug
4.34/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of rawfish
3.83/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Eaglefan344
3.85/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of maniaczak
4.02/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Canada_Dan
3.95/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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Hibernal Vinifera Stout from Ska Brewing Co.
88 out of 100 based on 244 ratings.