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Vernal Minthe Stout - Ska Brewing Co.

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Vernal Minthe StoutVernal Minthe Stout

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Ratings: 178
Reviews: 43
rAvg: 3.58
pDev: 16.48%
Wants: 8
Gots: 9 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Ska Brewing Co. visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
American Stout |  5.80% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: brentk56 on 03-23-2013)
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1.25/5  rDev -65.1%

Kaveman, Aug 25, 2013
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1.35/5  rDev -62.3%
look: 4 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 3 | overall: 1

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

steamboatbrewer, Aug 10, 2013
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1.75/5  rDev -51.1%

JAHMUR, Jun 25, 2014
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2/5  rDev -44.1%

RyanAU, Jun 19, 2014
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2/5  rDev -44.1%

Punisher, Sep 29, 2013
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2/5  rDev -44.1%

SouthSider14, Mar 04, 2014
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2.25/5  rDev -37.2%

leftoverburrito, Oct 11, 2013
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2.4/5  rDev -33%

alanamato, Nov 15, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev -30.2%

Schlafly33, Apr 11, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev -30.2%

Fettpopps, Aug 04, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev -30.2%

Kirk, Jun 23, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -30.2%

thinwhiteduke, Sep 07, 2014
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2.72/5  rDev -24%

capnamerica, Oct 18, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -23.2%

kswartz, May 31, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -23.2%

humpty1602, Mar 30, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -23.2%

InfragilisBrew, Jul 19, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -23.2%

ThurmondTX, May 12, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -23.2%

sneezye, May 27, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -23.2%

EROCK75, May 13, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -23.2%

gueuzedreg, Jun 13, 2013
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2.96/5  rDev -17.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

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.

JEdmund, May 24, 2013
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2.96/5  rDev -17.3%

DenverHopHead, Jul 26, 2013
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3/5  rDev -16.2%

BlazedNug, Mar 05, 2014
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3/5  rDev -16.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Vernal Minthe Stout - Ska Brewing
American Stout
5.8% ABV
15 IBU

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!

BeerZombies1, May 17, 2014
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3/5  rDev -16.2%

kevinscott, Jul 17, 2013
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Vernal Minthe Stout from Ska Brewing Co.
82 out of 100 based on 178 ratings.