Hibernal Vinifera Stout - Ska Brewing Co.
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Reviews by mcflypie:
4.05/5 rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
A: Deep and dark; slight purplish. A little lacing.
S: Grape and oak smells.
T: Strong oak and grape flavors. With nutty, malt, and earthy undertones.
M: A strong oak-aged stout that shows its alcoholic flavor at times.
O: Tasty and rich in moderation, too many may become too much. Great and interesting beer though.
Serving type: can
11-01-2013 00:20:53 | More by mcflypie
More User Reviews:
4.4/5 rDev +12%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
A- Pitch black. Poured an awesome 1 finger, creamy, khaki colored head. Great lacing.
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.
Serving type: can
04-30-2014 21:33:10 | More by tmm313
Hibernal Vinifera Stout from Ska Brewing Co.
88 out of 100 based on 196 ratings.