Vernal Minthe Stout - Ska Brewing Co.
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1.35/5 rDev -62.3%
I picked up this purely on faith hoping the mint would be subtle...
A-Black as the day is long
Smell-Overpowering mint sticks in your nose for a while
Taste- again overpowering mint, akin to toothpaste or a stick of gum, MINT BOMB
Mouthfeel- This beer was smooth and gave you a just brushed teeth kind of feel maybe a good breakfast beer?
Overall- Personally I hated this beer. the only reason i picked this up was because of the 2 previous seasonal stouts that were quite good. again i was hoping for a very played back mint with more chocolate and vanilla but all that was there was a mint bomb, not for me
08-10-2013 22:04:06 | More by steamboatbrewer
2.96/5 rDev -17.3%
Good tan head formation over a nearly black body (some brown color is visible).
Smell is minty! There’s also some molasses sweetness in there, which isn’t pleasant. The peppermint becomes a bit too Vicks vapor-like for me.
Taste kicks off minty, and it’s supported by light roasty notes, and ample malt sweetness. Finish is fairly strong on the mint. Body is low on carbonation and thin—not good. After five or six sips, I’m already feeling done with this one. It’s just not doing it for me. There’s not enough bready and roasty malts to balance the mint and sweetness. The finish really keeps me at an arm’s length.
I’m surprised by how much I don’t like this! I thought I’d love it. I thought their last Vernal stout was pretty good and expected this to be even better. Glad I got to try it, but I wouldn’t recommend it.
05-24-2013 01:22:46 | More by JEdmund
3/5 rDev -16.2%
Vernal Minthe Stout - Ska Brewing
APPEARANCE: Poured a dark coca-cola brown, when it hits the glass darkens up to a nice opaque black. Rough pour produces a towering mocha head that dissipates rather quickly into a nice 1 finger loose froth.
AROMA: Very aggressive mint, herbal aroma hits you off the bat. Sweet chocolate, and light earthy undertones. Almost smells like a week glass of fernet branca. Some slight malts start to reach out towards the end.
TASTE: It follows the nose pretty well but a muted watered down version of the aroma. No hops at all, sweet after dinner chocolate mints, and peppermint hard candy. It overpowers and of the malts I picked up on the nose.
MOUTHFEEL: I feel this is where it really lacks, very light bodied for a stout and almost no roasted malts. Light and thin carbonation. If this beer was on nitro I think it would make all the difference bringing together the flavor profile with a creaminess from the nitro.
OVERALL: I think the idea of a mint stout is a solid one, not sure if it translated to this beer. Not an awful beer just not a great beer in my opinion. I am a sucker for good beer label art and this can is for sure cool looking!
RATING: 3/5 Zombie Heads!
05-17-2014 21:48:41 | More by BeerZombies1
3/5 rDev -16.2%
Persuaded to pick up a sixer of this by the beer shop attendant who said it was "Thin Mints in beer form." Close, but no cigar. Beautiful dark pour, but very little aroma- warning sign number one. Mouthfeel is thin and watery. And not nearly enough mint. Just a hint of the mint in the aftertaste, but overwhelmed by the watered-down roastiness. I was hoping this would be a lot bolder. I was wrong.
04-30-2014 15:09:33 | More by QueerBeer
Vernal Minthe Stout from Ska Brewing Co.
81 out of 100 based on 165 ratings.