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Vernal Minthe Stout - Ska Brewing Co.

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Vernal Minthe StoutVernal Minthe Stout

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BA SCORE
82
good

153 Ratings
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Ratings: 153
Reviews: 41
rAvg: 3.59
pDev: 16.43%
Wants: 6
Gots: 6 | FT: 2
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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Kaveman

Illinois

1.25/5  rDev -65.2%

08-25-2013 21:33:00 | More by Kaveman
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steamboatbrewer

Colorado

1.35/5  rDev -62.4%
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

Serving type: can

08-10-2013 22:04:06 | More by steamboatbrewer
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JAHMUR

Connecticut

1.75/5  rDev -51.3%

06-25-2014 00:24:37 | More by JAHMUR
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RyanAU

North Carolina

2/5  rDev -44.3%

06-19-2014 00:08:17 | More by RyanAU
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Punisher

Missouri

2/5  rDev -44.3%

09-29-2013 22:39:57 | More by Punisher
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SouthSider14

Illinois

2/5  rDev -44.3%

03-04-2014 19:32:04 | More by SouthSider14
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leftoverburrito

Oregon

2.25/5  rDev -37.3%

10-11-2013 00:01:06 | More by leftoverburrito
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Schlafly33

Missouri

2.5/5  rDev -30.4%

04-11-2014 22:02:25 | More by Schlafly33
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Kirk

United Kingdom (England)

2.5/5  rDev -30.4%

06-23-2013 18:09:54 | More by Kirk
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kswartz

Florida

2.75/5  rDev -23.4%

05-31-2014 01:30:40 | More by kswartz
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humpty1602

Texas

2.75/5  rDev -23.4%

03-30-2014 06:05:29 | More by humpty1602
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InfragilisBrew

Illinois

2.75/5  rDev -23.4%

07-19-2013 01:54:04 | More by InfragilisBrew
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ThurmondTX

Texas

2.75/5  rDev -23.4%

05-12-2014 14:26:11 | More by ThurmondTX
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sneezye

Oklahoma

2.75/5  rDev -23.4%

05-27-2014 00:59:59 | More by sneezye
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EROCK75

Illinois

2.75/5  rDev -23.4%

05-13-2013 15:17:40 | More by EROCK75
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gueuzedreg

Colorado

2.75/5  rDev -23.4%

06-13-2013 18:15:34 | More by gueuzedreg
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JEdmund

Kansas

2.96/5  rDev -17.5%
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.

Serving type: can

05-24-2013 01:22:46 | More by JEdmund
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BlazedNug

Kansas

3/5  rDev -16.4%

03-05-2014 02:55:11 | More by BlazedNug
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BeerZombies1

Nevada

3/5  rDev -16.4%
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!

Serving type: can

05-17-2014 21:48:41 | More by BeerZombies1
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kevinscott

Texas

3/5  rDev -16.4%

07-17-2013 18:31:28 | More by kevinscott
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Troville1990

Illinois

3/5  rDev -16.4%

05-22-2013 04:55:08 | More by Troville1990
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kristougher

North Carolina

3/5  rDev -16.4%

06-08-2014 19:21:44 | More by kristougher
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QueerBeer

Colorado

3/5  rDev -16.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

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.

Serving type: can

04-30-2014 15:09:33 | More by QueerBeer
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Schmoog

United Kingdom (Scotland)

3/5  rDev -16.4%

01-20-2014 12:33:50 | More by Schmoog
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kpowledge

New Mexico

3/5  rDev -16.4%

06-17-2014 02:01:51 | More by kpowledge
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Vernal Minthe Stout from Ska Brewing Co.
82 out of 100 based on 153 ratings.