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Vernal Minthe Stout - Ska Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
81
good

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:
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(Beer added by: brentk56 on 03-23-2013)
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look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Dark mahogany color in the globe glass with a surprisingly dark foam. Pleasantly sudsy in the mouth. Malty body. Tantalizing powerful aroma of mint, slightly alarming at first, but there is a hoppy edge that provides the right balance.

Really minty flavor, with the chocolate not far behind. It starts out sweet but reverts to a dark and beery flavor. It's an engaging transformation. There is a lot of rough and blackened flavor here, but it's all mellowed by the sweet malt. The flavorings seem just right for the rambunctious stout base.

Highly drinkable and surprisingly silly flavor, but a real treat for an oddball experience. From the 12 oz can purchased at Wilbur's Total Beverage in Fort Collins.

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Opaque ebony body with a thin brown head; lots of sticky lacing on the glass. Prominent mint and chocolate aromas (like a Girl Scout chocolate mint cookie). Flavor mirrors the aroma -- sweet and minty; a smooth vanilla line running through it all. Medium-heavy body; silky smooth mouthfeel.

Now here is a treat of a stout! The can label mentions spearmint and peppermint in the ingredients, and they very much make their presence known, yet everything really gels and mixes together nicely. It's a grand mixture of chocolate and mint flavors with great balance overall. Nothing hammers you at the expense of other flavor components. Rich, deeply complex and very much a slow-drinking stout to savor and swoon over. Unique and deeply enjoyable.

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