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

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 03-15-2006

BEER STATS
Ratings:
273
Reviews:
100
Avg:
3.74
pDev:
12.3%
 
 
Wants:
19
Gots:
25
For Trade:
0
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4.25/5  rDev +13.6%

Photo of facundoCNB
3.67/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

a very thin looking pour, a deep brown almost black with slight bubbly foam around the brim of the glass. smells of grapes, chocolate, molasses, toffee. sweet up front with mellow hints of chocolate, roasted grains, a sweetness reminiscent of coconut milk, and burnt caramel. light bodied with moderate carbonation.. i usually don't like light stouts like this, but somehow with the mellowness of the flavors it works well.

this is a nice session stout, sweet and light. i would have considered it a porter since it's so light - i prefer my stouts creamy at least which this had barely any of. like i said, it somehow worked with the mellowness of the flavors, however it could use a bit of work in appearance as well.

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Photo of LXIXME
4.2/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from an inch or so above the glass gives this a small to medium light brown head above a clear dark brown to black colored beer.

A lightly roasted sweet malt aroma dominates on this medium to full bodied beer.

A milky light roasted chocolate malt taste with a light dry aftertaste that carries with it some of the chocolate malt tastes.

A good beer on rainy coldish night.

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4.25/5  rDev +13.6%

Photo of JackieTH
3.75/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Appearance is deep brown, good clarity. Half-inch of tan foam that dissipates into a skein. Minimal lacing. Smell is roasty, faint milk, cola, light roast coffee. Taste is lightly sweet with mild coffee, medium chocolate, lactose. Decently smooth. Mouthfeel is medium light, mild carbonation. Fairly clean finish. Enjoyable.

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Photo of GossageBrewery
3.07/5  rDev -17.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a pint glass. Poured a dark brown color, produced a decent creamy beige head. Average retention and lacing left on the glass. The aroma consisted of chocolate and roasted malt. Medium in body, this Milk Stout had a base of roasted malt, milk chocolate and was sweet throughout. Nice session beer, this is not my favorite Milk Stout that I have tried to date, but it is a decent example of the style. Prost!

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4.25/5  rDev +13.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

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2.75/5  rDev -26.5%

Photo of Phelps
3.46/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Bottle into a schooner pint.

Deep mahogany with surprising clarity, becoming ruby at the clear edges. A thin, large-bubbled head the color of cocoa powder slowly fades, becoming denser as it does. When it gets about a millimeter tall, it stands its ground and goes nowhere.

Bready nose. Lots of sourdough with a light toasting, along with some milk chocolate and sharp, earthy hops.

Less bready, more roasty here, but it’s altogether lighter. A bit of sweet chocolate, a touch of dark fruit sweetness, some sourdough and coffee. A touch of earthiness.

Soft, prickly carbonation in a creamy medium body. Nice viscosity. Surprisingly clean finish.

Not bad. Steel Toe’s a solid, drinkable stout.

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Photo of Juner03
3.25/5  rDev -13.1%

Photo of TheCondor
3.62/5  rDev -3.2%
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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Photo of jfcaa193
3/5  rDev -19.8%

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2/5  rDev -46.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +20.3%

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4/5  rDev +7%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

Photo of illidurit
3.84/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

12 ounce bottle courtesy scray24 poured into a pint glass. Darkest brown with a modest tan head. Aroma is sweet, velvety chocolate coupled with an inviting fresh-baked bread character. Simple stout flavor with medium roastedness, dark chocolate, and a telltale lactose character. A little low in carbonation, which actually furthers the whole milkiness profile. Could stand a little more robustness but this is extremely drinkable in its current state. A real textbook milk stout.

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4.5/5  rDev +20.3%

Photo of iSip
3.74/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Ska Steel Toe Milk Stout: Here is a beer brewed in Durango, Colorado, which would be great place to live. I am enjoying a porter/stout cycle, and decided to try this Ska product. The body is jet black with a thin tan head that fades quickly. A great aroma comes off of this beer, with a host of notes besides roast malt. The Steel Toe goes down easily, with a big flavor of rock candy and a smoky aftertaste. This beer is sweeter and smoother than other stouts I have tried, which is what I gather one should expect from a milk stout. And the Ska Steel Toe Milk Stout delivers.

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4/5  rDev +7%

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4/5  rDev +7%

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4/5  rDev +7%

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4/5  rDev +7%

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4.5/5  rDev +20.3%

Steel Toe Stout from Ska Brewing Co.
3.74 out of 5 based on 273 ratings.
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