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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:
#25,211
Reviews:
101
Ratings:
275
pDev:
12.33%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
19
Gots:
25
Trade:
0
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User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 275 |  Reviews: 101
Photo of rodbeermunch
3.56/5  rDev -4.6%
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 -13.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of mecmd
3.77/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Whiskeydeez
3.33/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of a77cj7
3.75/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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 Majorwolfe
3.15/5  rDev -15.5%
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 -17.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of kojevergas
3.24/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Jcarriglio
3.78/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of westcoastbeerlvr
2.77/5  rDev -25.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Suds
3.41/5  rDev -8.6%
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 -6.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of tempest
3.8/5  rDev +1.9%
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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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 Hohnbaum
3.96/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of dshansen1184
3.86/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of JefHarkay
4.11/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of wedge6128
3.57/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

The beat says its a working class milk stout and it delivers, you will feel like a real man! :) Its got a bit pf a hops punch in the beginning then a smooth wonderful stout flavor after that. Some serious complex bouquet of flavors.

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Photo of wethorseblanket
3.75/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BeerWithMike
4.37/5  rDev +17.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Sampling right now on 3/22/15. Bottle chilled down to 36 degrees F in my beer cooler and poured in to a snifter glass.

Pours a pitch black in color with no head at all. Some very minor spotty lacing is seen but not much. The aroma is of dark roasted malts with a sweetness for the most part. More going on with the taste as there is some chocolate with some very light spice. Goes down very smooth and not harsh or bitter aftertaste at all but finished slightly dry. Medium-bodied with almost no carbonation which is actually typical for most milk Stouts. Overall, a tasty brew.

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Photo of Jasonboerner
4/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Great beer. Smooth lots of flavor. Loved it.

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Photo of OldeSchool
3.69/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mklisz
3.08/5  rDev -17.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of WDJersey
3.8/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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