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Hibernal Vinifera Stout - Ska Brewing Co.

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Hibernal Vinifera StoutHibernal Vinifera Stout

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BA SCORE
88
very good

205 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 205
Reviews: 47
rAvg: 3.93
pDev: 8.91%
Wants: 5
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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IPA1978

Missouri

3.85/5  rDev -2%

A- Black with a good brown head, good lacing

S- Roasted malt and a slight red wine or champagne aroma.

T- Roasted malt, cocoa, acidic sweetness, raisins, bitter coffee. I don't get the wine coming through through like it did in the aroma. The Stout flavors dominate.

M- Medium body, fine carbonation.

O- The smell of this got me excited but the taste was like a strong stout, good just not what I expected.

03-08-2013 23:43:56 | More by IPA1978
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shadowofthereaper_666

New Mexico

4/5  rDev +1.8%

03-07-2013 01:54:26 | More by shadowofthereaper_666
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Beaver13

Colorado

3.38/5  rDev -14%

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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CaptainNomihodai

Illinois

3/5  rDev -23.7%

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

Washington

3.94/5  rDev +0.3%

Handsome near-black beer with a glint of red. The ample head is even a darker beige than many stouts.

Big and bold dark roasted malt flavors with an engaging sweetness. An intriguing swirl of flavors-- part wine, chocolate, burnt sugar, mellow malt, and a touch of hops. Somewhat bitter, in balance with the richness. Thoroughly drinkable and a nice change from the usual sweet and bitter insane RIS monsters.

I think this is a more interesting approach to the "beers of the future." The flavoring is appropriate and the brew has a distinctly beery character. But it's a little different on the creative side. I just had a DFH Noble Rot, so it's from the white wine to the red.

03-04-2013 05:23:34 | More by mactrail
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Dactrius

Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

03-04-2013 03:25:42 | More by Dactrius
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Buttermilk

Illinois

4/5  rDev +1.8%

03-02-2013 16:22:22 | More by Buttermilk
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Gagnonsux

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

03-02-2013 02:31:03 | More by Gagnonsux
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Tone

Missouri

3.74/5  rDev -4.8%

Pours a black color. Good retention and great lacing. 1/4 inch head of a tan color. Smells of roasted malt, slight sweet malt, grape, slight coffee, and a hint of hop. Fits the style of a Foreign / Export Stout. Mouth feel is smooth and clean, with an average carbonation level. There is also a slight dryness and an associated thickness. Tastes of roasted malt, sweet malt, slight grape, hint of coffee, and slight hop. Overall, good appearance, and decent aroma, body, and feel.

02-28-2013 15:45:13 | More by Tone
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enelson

Illinois

4/5  rDev +1.8%

02-27-2013 03:11:20 | More by enelson
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drummermattie02

Texas

3/5  rDev -23.7%

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

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

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

Colorado

4/5  rDev +1.8%

02-21-2013 03:25:51 | More by RudnicsMEB
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sprucetip

Alaska

4/5  rDev +1.8%

02-20-2013 06:14:57 | More by sprucetip
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JEdmund

Kansas

3.73/5  rDev -5.1%

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.

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


3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

02-20-2013 02:17:03 | More by Dorkbug
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aflies

Arizona

3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

02-19-2013 14:12:11 | More by aflies
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carteravebrew

Colorado

4/5  rDev +1.8%

02-18-2013 03:56:47 | More by carteravebrew
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Whiskeydeez

Kansas

4/5  rDev +1.8%

02-18-2013 01:11:53 | More by Whiskeydeez
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pooogy

Missouri

4/5  rDev +1.8%

02-16-2013 16:26:55 | More by pooogy
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Stoshua

Missouri

4/5  rDev +1.8%

02-15-2013 18:29:06 | More by Stoshua
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hiphopj5

Colorado

3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

02-15-2013 02:48:43 | More by hiphopj5
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markmcconv

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

02-13-2013 19:32:35 | More by markmcconv
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russpowell

Oklahoma

3.73/5  rDev -5.1%

I guess I just about missed this, only single cans left in mixed sixer section at Macadoodles in Joplin..

Pours an effervescent ebony with 2 fingers of mocha colored head. Stellar lacing, decent head retention

S: Woody hops, figs, a bit of molasses

T: Follows the nose, dryness, black currant & carob up front. Black currant, woody & leafy hops as this warms, some charred grain notes & a whisper of white pepper & vanilla. Finishes dry, with dark fruit presence, a touch of of chocolate, & with a smidge grape juice acidity & white pepper

MF: Semi-chewy, smooth carbonation

A solid export stout, the grape juice brings some dryness/acidity to the party & that's about it from what I can see. ABV is fairly well hidden, drinks fairly easy

02-13-2013 04:11:34 | More by russpowell
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AlexFields

Tennessee

3.3/5  rDev -16%

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
Hibernal Vinifera Stout from Ska Brewing Co.
88 out of 100 based on 205 ratings.