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Hibernal Vinifera Stout - Ska Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
88
very good

206 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 206
Reviews: 47
rAvg: 3.92
pDev: 8.93%
Wants: 7
Gots: 14 | 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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RuckusDu

Colorado

2.75/5  rDev -29.8%

05-22-2013 20:19:22 | More by RuckusDu
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humpty1602

Texas

3/5  rDev -23.5%

03-15-2014 17:25:03 | More by humpty1602
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CaptainNomihodai

Illinois

3/5  rDev -23.5%

03-06-2013 04:37:34 | More by CaptainNomihodai
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Ainjyll

South Carolina

3/5  rDev -23.5%

01-22-2014 04:02:03 | More by Ainjyll
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rspauldi

Texas

3/5  rDev -23.5%

06-02-2014 20:50:29 | More by rspauldi
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yaksurf

North Carolina

3/5  rDev -23.5%

08-05-2014 16:38:32 | More by yaksurf
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drummermattie02

Texas

3/5  rDev -23.5%

02-25-2013 23:48:13 | More by drummermattie02
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timlyon

Arizona

3.25/5  rDev -17.1%

06-18-2014 02:42:31 | More by timlyon
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Evil_Pidde

Sweden

3.25/5  rDev -17.1%

12-23-2013 20:16:04 | More by Evil_Pidde
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AlexFields

Tennessee

3.3/5  rDev -15.8%

Smell is sweet, mildly roast chocolate malt, smells somewhat of lactose though I don't know if there's actually any lactose here. Not really noticing the grapes.

Taste is a little more subdued, I get the lactose flavor again, grapes are present here but only a little, typical range of stout flavors, nothing extraodrinary.

Carbonation is good but the feel is a little thin, fine but not great.

Pretty good beer, nothing special, not as unique as I hoped given the fruit addition.

6.6/10

02-12-2013 04:57:02 | More by AlexFields
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blakelive784

Colorado

3.35/5  rDev -14.5%

12 fl oz can served in a Pilsner glass, reviewed live:

A - pours a non translucent midnight black color with four fingers of light tan, bubbly head. Retentions is awful, but somewhat excusable given the high ABV. Appealing but generic.

S - Roasted malt is the star. Artificial grape and light bitter chocolates. Strangely, it works well. Seems sweet. Cream and light caramel are buried in there. Mild in strength. I'm curious....

T - The grape is surprisingly restrained. It's a little welch's like, but it counters the bold roasted malts and coffee. The malt overshadows the grape throughout. Bitter near the finish. Really well balanced . I like it. It'd work better, though, if it had red wine notes instead of artificial juice. No alcohol comes through.

M - Too thin and over carbonated for the style. Missing the full body and creamy mouthfeel.

D -Hides its ABV well and is built well. I'm surprised at this one. With some work, it could be great.

03-12-2013 00:57:44 | More by blakelive784
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Beaver13

Colorado

3.38/5  rDev -13.8%

12 oz can, best by 4/13/13. Pours dark brown black with a medium creamy light brown head that goes to a thin film and leaves some lacing.

The aroma is roasted chocolate malts and some vinous dark fruit.

The flavor is acidic roasted grains, some sweet dark fruits and chocolate, a little oak, and some vinous alcohol leading to a bitter roast finish. The mouthfeel is medium bodied and a little thin and watery.

Overall, an interesting fruity roasty foreign export stout.

03-07-2013 00:45:05 | More by Beaver13
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MisterNic

Wyoming

3.4/5  rDev -13.3%

Appearance- Motor oil, dark tan 1 finger head

Smell- Chocolate, some roastiness, vanilla

Taste- Huge hop flavor at the front of the tongue, middle dark bitter chocolate, coffee, caramel, bourbon notes, finish is bitter, roasty, dry coffee

Mouthfeel- Full-bodied, motor oil thickness

Overall- Overall, this is an excellent imperial stout. I don't pick up any of the malbec grape juice, but I think that's a good thing. I would definitely buy it again.

02-09-2014 21:13:39 | More by MisterNic
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DerekQXQX

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

04-20-2014 22:47:19 | More by DerekQXQX
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tdm168

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

03-07-2014 20:12:23 | More by tdm168
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aztraz

Sweden

3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

04-07-2013 17:26:43 | More by aztraz
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Kegatron

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

03-18-2014 14:34:18 | More by Kegatron
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fishmich

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

07-19-2013 12:20:33 | More by fishmich
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ifixufly

Indiana

3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

04-06-2013 23:01:27 | More by ifixufly
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mportnoy

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

02-25-2013 02:36:17 | More by mportnoy
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JSchock7

Kansas

3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

03-09-2013 06:36:27 | More by JSchock7
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kristougher

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

03-16-2014 18:02:16 | More by kristougher
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clogger3030

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

03-06-2014 20:58:20 | More by clogger3030
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Hultkrantz

Sweden

3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

04-10-2013 19:18:00 | More by Hultkrantz
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BigGingDrinker

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

03-21-2014 03:31:00 | More by BigGingDrinker
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Hibernal Vinifera Stout from Ska Brewing Co.
88 out of 100 based on 206 ratings.