SkaWork Orange Cream Stout | Ska Brewing Co.

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SkaWork Orange Cream StoutSkaWork Orange Cream Stout

Brewed by:
Ska Brewing Co.
Colorado, United States

Style: Milk / Sweet Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): not listed

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by Doodler on 02-18-2012

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 25 |  Reviews: 8
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4/5  rDev +2%

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Photo of Beerandraiderfan
4/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured out a brown and black color, about an inch of tan and orangish head. Aroma, yup, creamsiclish with the usual roasted stout aroma. Pretty straightforward and unique, but most importantly, enjoyable.

Solid consistency & viscosity to the beer, nice and creamy, yet robust enough at the same time. The orange is in just the right proportion to the rest of the stout. Cocao, chocolate malt, orange dreamsicle creaminess. This was pretty easy to figure that I'd like it, as a fan of gran marinier, cointreau, creamsicles, and stouts, pretty much right up my alley.

Cool label, overrated movie, good beer. Another really good bottle brought by koufax21 to the March Madness 2012 party.

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Photo of sgttibbs
2.75/5  rDev -29.8%

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4.75/5  rDev +21.2%

Photo of Danielr26
3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

Photo of jsanford
3.97/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a very dark brown with lighter edges and a wispy haze of ivory foam. Aromas of roasted malt, chocolate, cream, and orange zest. Reminds me of chocolate oranges that my Mom buys me for Christmas. Very unique. Taste is similarly roasty, with more roasted malt, cream, chocolate, and crisp, citrusy orange peel that cuts through the malt nicely. Mouthfeel is smooth and fairly creamy, with a medium body and good carbonation. Really interesting beer, glad I got to try it.

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Photo of MinorThreat
4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +14.8%

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3.25/5  rDev -17.1%

Photo of rodbeermunch
3.92/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

I swear I wasn't seeing orange, this really had a orange tinge to the head on it above the equal parts black and brown pour. Orange cream and roasted malt aroma.

Taste is a well balanced stout, with not too much orange creamsicle. Chocolate and orange, but not boozy like Gran Marinier. Good stuff.

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Photo of pokesbeerdude
3.87/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

22oz bottle picked up in Ft. Collins at Supermarket Liquors for $7.29. Into a Deschutes Snifter.

A: Pours a nice deep brown with a light tan head, about an inch thick that doesn't want to go anywhere fast. Excellent spots of lacing are left behind as it recedes. Nice looking stout.

S: Wow, tons of orange aroma, I've smelled citrusy beers but this is straight up orange peel in the aroma. A bit of chocolate, and a pretty heavy roasted malt profile. Interesting here for sure.

T: Interesting mix of chocolate and roasted barley and orange juice. Some definite notes of orange liqueur as well. Almost like a Cointreau aged sweet stout. Pretty interesting beer here. As it warms the orange flavors really stand out and the stout flavors take a back seat. Fair amount of lactose in here contributing a slight sweetness.

M: Thick and creamy, fairly sweet and finishes on the sticky side.

O: An interesting beer, I'm not a huge fan of orange and chocolate, but this works fairly well. If you're a fan of that flavor, definitely seek this out.

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Photo of Mebuzzard
4.32/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Well, love the label. Love the movie. Let's try the beer...

A dark, silky pour. Off tan head, faint lacing.

Floral aroma at first, then the orange zest and sharp/sweet juice. A hint of coffee and cocoa

Large orange citrus flavor on this one. Orange. Some orange. Orange blossom. Floral. More orange. Silky smooth. The hints of cocoa and coffee are toward the end, with some bite that starts, but can't quite cut the cream and sweet. This combination allows a very light touch of tartness on the end.

This is a nice beer, and one that doesn't shy away from its name.

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5/5  rDev +27.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

Photo of chugalug06
4.5/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A – Very black brew with deep reds… Nice light tan foamy head builds when tempted.

S – This brew is amazingly Orange. This beer smells like an orange grove… If Florida had a state beer, this would easily take the cake. Slight minty-ness is given off too…

T/M – WHOA! Orange! Very surprising! This beer takes your legs out from under you!!! Milky bottom to the brew, with outrageous orange peel flavor! Chocolate stands by as a decent idekick, but not as much as I would have liked. Slight over carbonation, but no heat or off flavors; just tons of orange!

O – A wonderful surprise. If this brew had been barrel aged, the vanilla flavors would have warmed into the orange wonderfully. This brew is far from a mess or fake. One of the most unique beers I’ve ever had. Wonderful work SKA!

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4/5  rDev +2%

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3/5  rDev -23.5%

Photo of Doodler
4/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Description: A Cult Classic Creamsicle Stout. We use the finest malt, hops, yeast, water, milk sugar and sweet orange peel.

The Official Beer of the Durango Independent Film Festival

Told this was based on the Steel Toe Milk Stout. Pours a dark brown with a tan head. Nose is woody and sweet, with orange zest with roasted malts swirling up as it warms. The orange creamsicle influence jumps out in the first taste, accented with sweet cocoa and woody barrel notes. Mouthfeel is nice and creamy, with decent carbonation. Love most of the stuff these guys try and this is no exception.

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Photo of StonedTrippin
3.32/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

good idea, but no. explained to me as this years "DIFF" brew. pours a flat looking dark brown. almost no head, a nitro tap might serve this one well. smells tart like orange peel, and dark roasted malt. flavor is so weird. almost like lemon pledge cleaner, it has a rather inorganic feel to it, artificial in some way. its not sweet orangle like a creamsicle, but bitter orange, like the zest only. also some sweetness like a milk stout. there is a lot going on, but i dont think it quite comes together like it could. feel is okay, but it gets heavy in the gut. definitely not wild about this one, but i appreciate them attempt.

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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of fossage78
3/5  rDev -23.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

SkaWork Orange Cream Stout from Ska Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.92 out of 5 with 25 ratings