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Hibernal Vinifera Stout - Ska Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
88
very good

192 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 192
Reviews: 47
rAvg: 3.91
pDev: 8.18%
Wants: 5
Gots: 11 | 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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jak

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

01-19-2014 04:51:18 | More by jak
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Axnjxn

North Carolina

4.01/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

can poured into a FW tulip @ room temp. BB May 2014

Pours an opaque black with a big beige head. Nice looking stout pour. The smell is very in your face with malts and chocolate right as you open the can...and i can get a hint of grape juice flavor too. very nice nose! The taste is quite creamy and chocolately...a bit light though. Tad thin. Exceptionally easy to drink but by no means a big beer. ABV of 8% of almost impossible as it tastes like a normal 5% stout. impressive? perhaps but i was expecting more of a body. Still the taste is right and this could honestly be sessionable and guzzled...but at 8% might be a bad move.

Overall great nose and good flavor...body quite light.

Serving type: can

01-08-2014 02:18:49 | More by Axnjxn
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jerefreakinmiah

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +2.3%

01-07-2014 00:59:38 | More by jerefreakinmiah
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rabiddawg

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +2.3%

01-06-2014 22:04:39 | More by rabiddawg
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Evil_Pidde

Sweden

3.25/5  rDev -16.9%

12-23-2013 20:16:04 | More by Evil_Pidde
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XmnwildX12

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

12-13-2013 02:19:52 | More by XmnwildX12
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ISmith87

Arizona

3.99/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - 3.75 - Beer is a dark brown black color with no head and therefore no lacing.
S - 4.00 - Dark malts, dark fruits, grape, some alcohol. Roasty notes. Dark chocolate.
T - 4.00 - Dark, roasty malts, dark fruits, grape and some alcohol - basically the same as the smell.
M - 4.00 - Medium - heavy. Some alcohol taste. Aftertaste is roasty, little bit of alcohol, some dark fruit type tastes.
O - 4.00 - It's somewhere between a belgian stout and an imperial stout. I like it. It's a little light bodied, but that's probably due to the grape juice drying it out.

Serving type: can

11-13-2013 02:21:58 | More by ISmith87
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mcflypie

Colorado

4.05/5  rDev +3.6%
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
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tone77

Pennsylvania

3.6/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Another beer from the creator of the canquest, woodychandler. Poured from a 12 oz. can. Has a very dark brown color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is of grapes, roasted malts, a bit of coffee. Taste is lots of roasted malts, some coffee, a bit of grapes, a touch of hops, somewhat complex. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall is a solid beer.

Serving type: can

10-24-2013 12:25:32 | More by tone77
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prock180

Arizona

4.5/5  rDev +15.1%

10-18-2013 19:26:05 | More by prock180
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famous_mortimur

Colorado

4/5  rDev +2.3%

10-07-2013 00:18:33 | More by famous_mortimur
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tjumfrid

Arizona

3.78/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 10 oz. can into a globe.

A: Purple, almost mahogany with very slight lacing on the top.

S: Alcohol, maltiness.

T: A Light stout in flavor. RIght off the bat I detect remnants of grape, adding a nice sweetness overall.

M: Light-bodied. Carbonation dances on the tongue.

O: A good stout. I will get it again, yet not anytime soon.

Serving type: bottle

10-03-2013 02:18:09 | More by tjumfrid
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Arsenal0328

Missouri

4/5  rDev +2.3%

09-24-2013 20:45:58 | More by Arsenal0328
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psmith161

Indiana

3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

09-23-2013 01:10:56 | More by psmith161
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Todd

Colorado

4/5  rDev +2.3%

09-09-2013 16:57:10 | More by Todd
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GumDropButtons

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

09-08-2013 21:26:40 | More by GumDropButtons
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steamboatbrewer

Colorado

4/5  rDev +2.3%

08-10-2013 22:05:55 | More by steamboatbrewer
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fishmich

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

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

California

3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

07-17-2013 21:30:07 | More by BAsbill
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PhilDaBrewer

Indiana

3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

07-10-2013 17:14:21 | More by PhilDaBrewer
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woodychandler

Pennsylvania

4.3/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

This came to me in a box from BigBry which I just opened today, despite its having arrived a couple of months ago. I am seriously behind in my CANQuest (TM) reviews, but I am getting caught up pretty quickly.

From the CAN: "Recycle -Solstice - Origin - Produce - Hgeshtin-Ana - Recycle - Brother - Divine - Wrath - Irrigate - Cultivate - Balance"; "Hand-Crafted"; "Seasonal Stout"; "Oak-Aged Foreign-style stout brewed with Malbec grape juice".

The Crack was followed by an inverted Glug which produced both a pseudo-cascading action as well as two-plus fingers of dense, deep-tan head with great retention. As the head began to fall, lacing began to form almost immediately. In pouring it, I could see that the color was a purplish-brown, like a really bad bruise. once in the glass, however, it was allowing ZERO light penetration. Nose smelled of raisins and chocolate and I was instantly reminded of a Cadbury Fruit & Nut chocolate bar! Wild. Mouthfeel was medium and I am going to go out on a limb here and declare the taste as "vinous". Call me crazy ... All joking aside, the grapiness was immediately evident with a kind of sour/tart flavor, followed by a smoky chocolatiness.The finish was semi-dry and I was reminded of the homemade wine that my uncle makes, especially the Zinfandel in 1989. Wow! What won't they think of next? This was totally unexpected and quite the drink. One would be plenty for me, but for the vino crowd, this could be a bridge.

Serving type: can

06-24-2013 00:39:37 | More by woodychandler
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azdback

Arizona

4/5  rDev +2.3%

06-11-2013 07:50:02 | More by azdback
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LambicPentameter

Kansas

4/5  rDev +2.3%

06-10-2013 19:48:26 | More by LambicPentameter
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AnotherImperial

Arizona

3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

06-09-2013 23:40:18 | More by AnotherImperial
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BrownAleMale

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev +2.3%

06-06-2013 08:06:23 | More by BrownAleMale
Hibernal Vinifera Stout from Ska Brewing Co.
88 out of 100 based on 192 ratings.