Steel Toe Stout | Ska Brewing Co.

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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
Ratings:
271
Reviews:
100
Avg:
3.74
pDev:
12.3%
 
 
Wants:
21
Gots:
26
For Trade:
1
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Ratings: 271 |  Reviews: 100
Photo of pkalix
3.88/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of The-Adjunct-Hippie
3.43/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Dark brown to black, 1 finger head

Aroma of chocolate and roasted malts

Flavor is mostly carafe and roast barley with metallic hints here and there. Nice chocolatey finish.

Feel is medium bodied with a distinct dryness

I wouldn't try again probably

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Photo of SFC21
3.99/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of ehmdubya
4.5/5  rDev +20.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of cryptichead
4/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Parmesan
3.77/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

L: Dark black color with hints of ruby where the light hits it, small white head and little lacing.

S: Sweet milk, notes of chocolate and roasted malt.

T: A milky sweetness, chocolate and some small notes of roasted malts.

F: Full bodied, creamy mouthfeel, carbonation seems slightly high.

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Photo of Determined_021
3.63/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Harrison8
3.73/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours black with a fizzy, thin caramel-colored head. Head retention is poor, with very little lacing left behind. Aroma is a mix of toasted and roasted malts with lactose. Very thin and uninspired aroma. The flavor profile feels thin, with notes of roasted and toasted malts, and lactose. Mouth feel is thin, although not very watery. Carbonation feels a bit harsh and abrasive. Overall, it's alright. It's a stock-standard, uninspired milk stout which keeps it from being incredibly fun to drink.

Served in a 12oz snifter.

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Photo of ABabbidge
3.35/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Benish
3.34/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Jodio
3.92/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of rodbeermunch
3.56/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Dark brown color, lighter brown head, 1/2". Aroma was more roast than lactose.

Nice and smooth, the sweetness comes out more in the taste and mouthfeel than it did in the aroma. Still chewy, still roasty, but drinkable, not bitter or harsh. Good amount of chocolate separate from the sweetness.

One of ska's better beers. Enjoyable.

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Photo of Miami66
3.24/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of mecmd
3.77/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Whiskeydeez
3.33/5  rDev -11%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of a77cj7
3.75/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of sunsjammer
3.41/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Majorwolfe
3.15/5  rDev -15.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Not enough taste.

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Photo of petersonmatt22
3.09/5  rDev -17.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of kojevergas
3.24/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Jcarriglio
3.78/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of westcoastbeerlvr
2.77/5  rDev -25.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Suds
3.41/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

This brew is utterly dark, with a thick tan head. The aroma is roasty and grainy, with a slightly cardboard scent. Just okay. The body, though is full, velvety, and satisfying. Balanced and cocoa like aroma. Good, but not great.

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Photo of quadhog
3.5/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of tempest
3.8/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Big dry cocoa aroma with touches of toffee. Smooth body with more chocolate and then roast rolling into the back of the flavor. Medium bodied and overall a fine example of a milk stout.

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Steel Toe Stout from Ska Brewing Co.
3.74 out of 5 based on 271 ratings.
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