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Vernal Minthe Stout - Ska Brewing Co.

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Vernal Minthe StoutVernal Minthe Stout

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183 Ratings
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Ratings: 183
Reviews: 44
rAvg: 3.56
pDev: 17.42%
Wants: 7
Gots: 7 | 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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1.35/5  rDev -62.1%
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

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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.

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Vernal Minthe Stout from Ska Brewing Co.
81 out of 100 based on 183 ratings.