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Steel Toe Stout | Ska Brewing Co.

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3.73/5
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275 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Ska Brewing Co.
Colorado, United States
skabrewing.com

Style: Milk / Sweet Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.40%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by BeerAdvocate on 03-15-2006

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#25,152
Reviews:
101
Ratings:
275
pDev:
12.33%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
19
Gots:
25
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 275 |  Reviews: 101
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3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

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4/5  rDev +7.2%

Photo of tonistruth
3.18/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 2 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A- dark brown in color, featured, for a extremly limited time, an itty bitty tan head, no lacing, no retent

S- sweet, milk, ice cream like,roasted/burnt malts, and some coffee

T- milky ice cream like sweetness with a lingering sweet aftertaste. Some burnt malt flavor up front, unsweet chocolate as well

M- cola like feeling, carbonation slightly less though, smooth, decent body

D- had some flavor, strong yummy scents, but was not a fun drinking experience at all. As always, i'd be willing to give this brew another try, but i'm not going to inconvience myself for it. This is my 2nd brew from Ska, and i have to say i'm very disappointed.

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Photo of coldriver
3.81/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12 oz bottle pours an opaque black with quickly dissapating tan head. Aroma is smokey dark malt with coffee and chocolate. Taste is coffee, chocolate, with distant dark fruit. Mouthfeel is creamy smooth with wet finish. Overall a competent milk stout.

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Photo of maltlikker
2.75/5  rDev -26.3%

Photo of unshodjogger
3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

Photo of Huffaroma
4/5  rDev +7.2%

Photo of RWLawman
3/5  rDev -19.6%

Photo of brealbg
4/5  rDev +7.2%

Photo of RomaniIteDomum
4.09/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This little gem was sent as an extra in one of my awesome trades here on BA and has been sitting in my fridge for almost 9 months. Bottled in July, presumably last year.

Pours black with very little head. Nice and syrupy consistency to boot.

The nose has everything a milk stout should have. Lots of chocolate, caramel, coffee, and sweet cream fill my nose. I love the smell of this beer.

The taste has the sweetness up front, like a chocolate beer milkshake, with a little coffee and tobacco finish.

The feel is nice and creamy, yet not as thick as it looked coming out of the bottle. The carbonation is as low as expected, but still appropriate for the feel and style.

I don't know what took me so long to finally drink this beer. I'm definitely glad I did and it looks like I'll have to find more soon.

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Photo of biglite351
3.69/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

A - considerable light through center of glass. Creamy off white head.

S - heavy roasted toasted malts scent. I get a touch of something metalic like someone else said.

T - toasted malts, multiple fruits, touch of chocolate. Complex but oddly crisp and clean flavor.

M - light coating but tingle over entire front of tongue.

O - all night drink.

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Photo of Duvel
4/5  rDev +7.2%

Photo of 10Crumra
3.31/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of grubefresh
3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

Photo of RyanCrawford
4.32/5  rDev +15.8%

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4/5  rDev +7.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

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3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of readbaron
3.47/5  rDev -7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a dark brown with only the smallest hint of head.

Smells of burnt coffee with malty undertones.

Tastes like it smells - prominently of coffee with some mellow malt underneath.

Mouthfeel is pretty good - a bit creamy, but lighter and thinner than I'd expect from a milk stout.

Quite drinkable, especially for the price.

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3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of deweese
3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

Photo of sunsjammer
3.41/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of TheRealDBCooper
5/5  rDev +34%

Photo of TheCondor
3.62/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Picked up during a stout/porter cycle at the local store. Poured from the bottle into a Boulevard pint glass. Cleverly labeled and packaged, like all of Ska’s products.

Appearance – Pours a jet black with no head at all and little sign of lacing.

Smell – Coffee, chocolate, maybe some dark fruit in there as well, big roasted malts and even some vanilla. The first two scents certainly take the forefront of the nose.

Taste – Nice and sweet, with a chocolatey beginning mixing with roasted malts and cream, then finishing with a coffee wang to it. Very balanced, doesn’t go too far in one direction or the other.

Mouthfeel – Creamy, smooth, but a little watery, in my opinion. I think that watery feel could be taken out and this beer could be really big and rich, but that feeling kind of robs it a little.

Overall – I enjoyed this beer, good representation of the style. I would drink it again for sure, although I don’t think I will buy it again. It is certainly worth a try though, and there are plenty of folks out there who I am sure love it! Good brew overall.

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3.25/5  rDev -12.9%

Steel Toe Stout from Ska Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.73 out of 5 with 275 ratings
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