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Hibernal Vinifera Stout - Ska Brewing Co.

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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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JuicesFlowing

Kansas

3.75/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a New Belgium globe.

The beer is espresso bean black with a mocha head. The head recedes to a thick film and leaves moderate lacing initially.

The beer smells very aromatic and wine-like. Grape juice and oak come through.

The beer starts out rich and sweet. Almost a sugary, lactose creaminess holds up the body, while a drier, oak and alcoholic burn come out in the finish. As the beer warms, a lot of rich, dark chocolate can be found.

The mouthfeel is thick and almost sticky.

Overall, this is a sipper for sure, and I don't think I'll be getting through the sixer anytime soon. Almost like a wine.

Serving type: can

01-19-2013 15:05:14 | More by JuicesFlowing
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jplopez21

Illinois

4/5  rDev +1.8%

03-31-2013 01:49:34 | More by jplopez21
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CaptainNomihodai

Illinois

3/5  rDev -23.7%

03-06-2013 04:37:34 | More by CaptainNomihodai
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jaswilson2

South Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

06-10-2014 13:07:03 | More by jaswilson2
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Stevie_Janowski

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

02-09-2013 01:31:04 | More by Stevie_Janowski
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abex44

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

03-26-2014 18:20:46 | More by abex44
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stortore

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

04-14-2013 18:11:11 | More by stortore
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BrownAleMale

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev +1.8%

06-06-2013 08:06:23 | More by BrownAleMale
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blindpiggie

Colorado

4/5  rDev +1.8%

01-12-2013 05:58:11 | More by blindpiggie
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RuckusDu

Colorado

2.75/5  rDev -30%

05-22-2013 20:19:22 | More by RuckusDu
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JSchock7

Kansas

3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

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

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +1.8%

04-18-2014 04:17:42 | More by baklo
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JellyJacket

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

05-23-2013 21:40:47 | More by JellyJacket
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EnojysAnyBeer

Colorado

4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

07-20-2014 22:23:02 | More by EnojysAnyBeer
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azdback

Arizona

4/5  rDev +1.8%

06-11-2013 07:50:02 | More by azdback
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polopaul20

Maryland

4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

03-04-2014 15:47:44 | More by polopaul20
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Hellpop65

Kansas

4/5  rDev +1.8%

04-18-2014 13:32:40 | More by Hellpop65
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BigGingDrinker

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

03-21-2014 03:31:00 | More by BigGingDrinker
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ThreeFishes

Florida

3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

01-31-2014 03:17:06 | More by ThreeFishes
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psmith161

Indiana

3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

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

Texas

4/5  rDev +1.8%

03-16-2014 19:08:28 | More by mcdsports
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JEdmund

Kansas

3.73/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Forms a really nice, tan head—lots of those small bubbles that form a tight head, much like an Old Rapsutin.

Good cocoa scent. A bit oaky. Maybe some grape, but it’s hard to tell.

Smooth and easy drinking. Was expecting a harsher roast quality, but that oak aging must have smoothed out its edges. Somewhat light in the beginning, but it finishes strong with roasted malts, oak, and a tannic bitterness that must be the grape juice. It’s a nice flavor overall, though a bit small compared to what I’m used to (though to be fair it is only 8%). Not really getting a strong grape flavor, though some in the aftertaste. If I didn’t know they were in here, I never would have guessed. Body is just a tad thin.

Enjoyable, easy-drinking, though it wasn’t quite as interesting as I had hoped given the addition of grapes. Glad I just picked up a single. Worth a try though.

Serving type: can

02-20-2013 02:37:40 | More by JEdmund
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Marco_Gtz

California

4/5  rDev +1.8%

06-30-2014 17:16:52 | More by Marco_Gtz
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JxExM

New York

4/5  rDev +1.8%

03-09-2013 02:03:36 | More by JxExM
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JeffreyJDavis

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

05-17-2013 20:06:20 | More by JeffreyJDavis
Hibernal Vinifera Stout from Ska Brewing Co.
88 out of 100 based on 196 ratings.