Hibernal Vinifera Stout
Ska Brewing Co.

Hibernal Vinifera StoutHibernal Vinifera Stout
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Style:
Stout - Foreign / Export
Ranked #24
ABV:
8%
Score:
88
Ranked #12,662
Avg:
3.94 | pDev: 9.39%
Reviews:
60
Ratings:
278
From:
Ska Brewing Co.
 
Colorado, United States
Avail:
Rotating/Seasonal
Wants
  10
Gots
  27
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 JohnnyK:
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JohnnyK from North Carolina

4/5  rDev +1.5%

Feb 08, 2014
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SkeeterBoganski from Colorado

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!

Dec 30, 2012
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steamboatbrewer from Colorado

4/5  rDev +1.5%

Aug 10, 2013
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JxExM from New York

4/5  rDev +1.5%

Mar 09, 2013
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SocalKicks from California

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

Feb 22, 2015
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Stevie_Janowski from Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

Feb 09, 2013
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JRBecks from Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

Feb 11, 2013
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Falcone from North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

Sep 24, 2014
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MarkyMOD from Colorado

4/5  rDev +1.5%

Jan 10, 2013
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aztraz from Sweden

3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

Apr 07, 2013
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Drucifer from Illinois

4/5  rDev +1.5%

Jun 09, 2014
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IPAchris from Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

Jun 14, 2014
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JohnBender from Texas

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.

Feb 17, 2014
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Dactrius from Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

Mar 04, 2013
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irongator from Kansas

4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

Jul 02, 2014
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CalbeDacks from North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

Mar 04, 2014
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BeerOps from Illinois

4/5  rDev +1.5%

Mar 21, 2013
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MEW from Colorado

3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

Apr 02, 2013
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durlta from Iowa

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

Jun 26, 2015
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TX-Badger from Texas

4/5  rDev +1.5%

Jun 09, 2014
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admonster00 from Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

Mar 01, 2014
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Dave_Treat from Virginia

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

Oct 25, 2015
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Axnjxn from North Carolina

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.

Jan 08, 2014
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mportnoy from Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

Feb 25, 2013
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shadowofthereaper_666 from New Mexico

4/5  rDev +1.5%

Mar 07, 2013
Hibernal Vinifera Stout from Ska Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 88 out of 100 with 278 ratings