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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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DoubleMalt

New York

4/5  rDev +2%

06-01-2014 20:22:14 | More by DoubleMalt
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Andy_Luft

United Kingdom (England)

4/5  rDev +2%

05-12-2014 21:44:20 | More by Andy_Luft
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cultclassic89

Texas

4/5  rDev +2%

05-11-2014 15:49:39 | More by cultclassic89
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alex_hart

Oklahoma

4/5  rDev +2%

05-10-2014 03:42:57 | More by alex_hart
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Punisher

Missouri

3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

05-03-2014 03:06:38 | More by Punisher
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tmm313

Georgia

4.4/5  rDev +12.2%

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.

04-30-2014 21:33:10 | More by tmm313
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Rand_ale_Thor

Wisconsin

4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

04-28-2014 02:57:16 | More by Rand_ale_Thor
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BTHU

Texas

4/5  rDev +2%

04-24-2014 00:33:31 | More by BTHU
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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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Travis7009

South Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

04-20-2014 15:08:30 | More by Travis7009
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Shandycan

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +2%

04-18-2014 18:58:08 | More by Shandycan
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Hellpop65

Kansas

4/5  rDev +2%

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

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +2%

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

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +2%

04-13-2014 23:09:04 | More by johnecjr
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AlMarzo

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

04-10-2014 00:01:26 | More by AlMarzo
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DannyMac614

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

04-04-2014 00:58:58 | More by DannyMac614
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MinisterCurry

Illinois

4.26/5  rDev +8.7%

A - rich, dark brown, seems viscous. Pours slowly and distributes easily into pint glass. Head disappeared rather quickly, but did not detract from aroma. Very little residue on sides of serving pint glass after a few drinks.

S - deep aromas of dark chocolate and unsweetened cocoa. Essence of plum, dark grape, oak and cedar. Even some brown butter later after drinking.

T - initial milk chocolate progresses into notes of darker chocolate, bing cherry, strawberry, oak and hints of black pepper. The grape flavors seem more subtle than the other fruits but are there. Finishes off-dry like dark chocolate or a big red wine with a fading creaminess at the same time.

O - an innovative offering of the style with the Malbec grape juice and oak aging. Pair with grilled and roasted dark meats, purple beats, eggplant, berries, raw shellfish, chocolate cakes and puddings, white cheeses but maybe not bleu or feta.

04-03-2014 04:23:10 | More by MinisterCurry
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irrgalaxy

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +2%

03-28-2014 02:24:04 | More by irrgalaxy
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UncleAddie

Arizona

3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

03-27-2014 21:32:36 | More by UncleAddie
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abex44

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

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

Colorado

4.5/5  rDev +14.8%

03-21-2014 02:42:25 | More by afsdan
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FarmerTed

Colorado

4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

03-19-2014 15:41:11 | More by FarmerTed
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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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barryjg

Texas

4/5  rDev +2%

03-18-2014 02:03:48 | More by barryjg
Hibernal Vinifera Stout from Ska Brewing Co.
88 out of 100 based on 206 ratings.