Hibernal Vinifera Stout
Ska Brewing Co.

Hibernal Vinifera StoutHibernal Vinifera Stout
Write a Review
Beer Geek Stats: | Print Shelf Talker
Style:
Foreign / Export Stout
Ranked #26
ABV:
8%
Score:
88
Ranked #10,941
Avg:
3.94 | pDev: 9.39%
Reviews:
60
Ratings:
278
From:
Ska Brewing Co.
 
Colorado, United States
Avail:
Winter
Wants
  10
Gots
  28
SCORE
88
Very Good
Hibernal Vinifera StoutHibernal Vinifera Stout
Notes: Oak Aged Foreign-style stout brewed with Malbec grape juice.
Reviews: 60 | Ratings: 278 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
Reviews by FarmerTed:
Photo of FarmerTed
4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

More User Reviews:
Photo of SkeeterBoganski
4.08/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - pours a nice heady black with some tinges of mocha in the full quarter-inch head; there's a nice consistent lacing that coats the glass upon consumption

S - coffee; hints of dark chocolate; I can smell very subtle hints of grape

T - mirrors the smell quite well, with those notes of grape coming through in a sweet-oak-coffee combo that is quite delicious; there are pleasant hop notes and the sweet-grape elements make this a really unique flavor

M - very well-balanced and the grape elements create a medium-bodied feel that isn't at all overwhelming or too stouty

O - overall, this is a really tasty beer that hits on multiple flavor notes without seeming like it's trying too hard; the grape/oak/coffee stout is surprisingly balanced and extremely tasty; at 8%, these flavors hide the alcohol entirely: I could session this badboy!

 843 characters

Photo of steamboatbrewer
4/5  rDev +1.5%

Photo of JxExM
4/5  rDev +1.5%

Photo of SocalKicks
3.88/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Stevie_Janowski
4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

Photo of JRBecks
3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

Photo of Falcone
3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

Photo of MarkyMOD
4/5  rDev +1.5%

Photo of aztraz
3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

Photo of Drucifer
4/5  rDev +1.5%

Photo of IPAchris
4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

Photo of JohnBender
4.16/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A- Jet black. Little head, light brown.

S- Roasted, chocolate, a little alcohol.

T- More of the same. A little acidic, a little UK. Very nice.

M- Thick and matches the style.

O- Very nice altogether. I usually don't like Ska, but this is a very good beer.

 260 characters

Photo of Dactrius
3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

Photo of irongator
4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

Photo of CalbeDacks
4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

Photo of BeerOps
4/5  rDev +1.5%

Photo of MEW
3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

Photo of durlta
3.77/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of TX-Badger
4/5  rDev +1.5%

Photo of admonster00
4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

Photo of Dave_Treat
3.25/5  rDev -17.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Axnjxn
4.03/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

can poured into a FW tulip @ room temp. BB May 2014

Pours an opaque black with a big beige head. Nice looking stout pour. The smell is very in your face with malts and chocolate right as you open the can...and i can get a hint of grape juice flavor too. very nice nose! The taste is quite creamy and chocolately...a bit light though. Tad thin. Exceptionally easy to drink but by no means a big beer. ABV of 8% of almost impossible as it tastes like a normal 5% stout. impressive? perhaps but i was expecting more of a body. Still the taste is right and this could honestly be sessionable and guzzled...but at 8% might be a bad move.

Overall great nose and good flavor...body quite light.

 689 characters

Photo of mportnoy
3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

Hibernal Vinifera Stout from Ska Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 88 out of 100 with 278 ratings