Hibernal Vinifera Stout - Ska Brewing Co.
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Reviews by wlevando:
3.98/5 rDev +1.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
Drunk from a highball glass filled from a can.
Color: Black, with red tinge near top and bottom when held up to the light
Aroma: Vanilla and cocoa with a Ponderosa or Sequoia somethin something
Taste: Sweet vanilla with fruity-biscuity conveyance
Mouthfeel: A little limp and dry for something with this much going on
Linger: Dry to the point of mildly bitter. Vinous, but not thick
My take: A meal in a can kind of beer. Somewhat complex, with a thick drip-down-the-esophagus feel attendant to the style, and a lingering mouth presence, it should not be sessioned or taken with dinner. I might grab some sharp cheddar for my next gulp.
Serving type: can
01-16-2013 01:49:50 | More by wlevando
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.