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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

196 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 196
Reviews: 47
rAvg: 3.93
pDev: 8.65%
Wants: 6
Gots: 12 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
Ska Brewing Co. visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
Foreign / Export Stout |  8.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
Oak Aged Foreign-style stout brewed with Malbec grape juice.

(Beer added by: JMBSH on 12-29-2012)
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Reviews by Efay:
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Efay

Illinois

3.96/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- Black body, with a hue of dark coffee brown on the edges of the glass. A thick head of foam, but with lots of air in it. Not much head retention but there was lacing.

S- Very earthy. A nose of charred malt, with lots of oak coming through. Lastly there is some fruity acidity, probably from grapes, but its not distinguishable from other acidic fruits.

T- Initial hoppy bitterness that is stressed due to the bitterness of the charred malt. Tastes of toffee is apparent, with some coffee flavor also. Grapes aren't distinguishable but the beer has that acidity to it.

M- Light for a stout, and moderate carbonation.

O- Overall a good beer, but it would have been better if the grape was more outstanding so it could compliment the bitterness from the hops and malt.

Serving type: can

02-08-2013 02:25:23 | More by Efay
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S- Roasted malts, caramel, chocolate, toffee, grape, slight coffee, and light vanilla. Seems like there might be some oats, too. Oak gets stronger as it warms.

T- Very nice. Caramel, chocolate, coffee, and oak hits first. Midway, these flavors are met by the grapes, which ties the flavors together wonderfully. Finish is a mix of coffee, rich chocolate, and roasted malts. Beautiful balance and an awesome mix of flavors. As refreshing as a stout could be.

M- Medium light body, which works well to compliment the flavors. Slightly drying with a light, charred aftertaste. Good crisp carbonation.

O- I enjoyed this much more than I thought I would. I'm typically not a fan of grapey tasting stouts, so I wasn't expecting much. But here, the grape adds a wonderful accent and acts more as a binding agent than anything else. I would definitely have this again.

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Hibernal Vinifera Stout from Ska Brewing Co.
88 out of 100 based on 196 ratings.