Vernal Minthe Stout | Ska Brewing Co.

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Vernal Minthe StoutVernal Minthe Stout
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Ska Brewing Co.
Colorado, United States
skabrewing.com

Style: American Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.80%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by brentk56 on 03-23-2013

BEER STATS
Ratings:
198
Reviews:
47
Avg:
3.72
pDev:
17.2%
 
 
Wants:
10
Gots:
8
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 198 |  Reviews: 47
Photo of Stevenw7474
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of nathanmiller
3/5  rDev -19.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of creepinjeeper
3.96/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Look - Dark, with a khaki colored head. Head dissipates quickly, leaving nothing. No lacing to be found, either pooling on top or down the sides of the glass.
Smell - Hints of chocolate, vanilla and spearmint.
Taste - Roasted chocolate, vanilla, and at the very end a hint of mint.
Feel - Nice mouthfeel and finish ... a bit creamy.
Overall - I only had one, so I really took my time with this beer. Quite enjoyable. I was expecting an almost "Andes mint" style. Not quite there, but I would mind picking this up again if the mood strikes.

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Photo of HopsAreDaMan
2.34/5  rDev -37.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.25

12oz can; Globe Drug; 2014?; review a week later; aroma was interesting, but taste was very strange. Glad I tried, but would not drink again.

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Photo of kiki3drt292
3.2/5  rDev -14%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of Treyliff
3.62/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12oz can poured into a snifter, best by 8/15/15

A- pours a pitch black color with a small fizzy khaki colored head that disappears quickly, leaving nothing behind

S- aromas of cocoa powder, dark roasted malt, spearmint gum, mint toothpaste & a hint of vanilla. The mint becomes more prevelent as it warms

T- chocolaty cocoa powder base with some slight charred malt, a hint of vanilla sweetness mid-palate, the mint kicks in near the finish, but is pretty subtle

M- medium body with medium carbonation leads to a slightly foamy mouthfeel and finish

O- the mint adds an interesting aspect, although I wish it were a bit stronger. I'd like to see an imperial version of this

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Photo of diablo14
3.48/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A disappointment, solely because it just wasn't minty enough for my liking.

That alone defeats the purpose of going ofter this beer.

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3.72/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of riotontheroad
3.79/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Fierro88
2.84/5  rDev -23.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 3

Photo of jwswigs
3.8/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Matt141
3.5/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.74/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Best by 8/15/15.

Pours an opaque black with a foamy dark khaki head that settles to a partial film on top of the beer. A foamy lattice of lace coats the glass on the drink down. Smell is of dark roasted malt, cocoa powder, mint chocolate, and mint toothpaste aromas. Taste is much the same with mint chocolate, mint toothpaste, and slight char flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of roast bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer with a somewhat overpowering mint presence that integrates better with the other aromas and flavors as the beer warms up.

Serving type: can.

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Photo of jaswilson2
3.5/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of bzach
3.39/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of gordonj
2.44/5  rDev -34.4%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

I love Ska, but I think this one is rated way too high overall. I got more toothpaste-like flavor than stout.

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Photo of secondtooth
4.07/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Pours black, just black. Not even a hint of ruby highlights, lowlights, or any light, for that matter. A luxurious head of deep tan bubbles, and spectacular lacing.

Aroma: A different kind of stout for sure! There’s the requisite roasty chocolate, sure, but the mint is subtle and appealing.

Taste: Sweet, smooth, and unique. The mint (and vanilla) blends seamlessly with the dark roasted stout and it’s prominent chocolate overtones. This one practically defines “dessert beer”, and it’s a damned tasty treat. Kudos to Ska for branching out and experimenting, as this is one yummy and unique brew.

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Photo of ZEB89
2.25/5  rDev -39.5%

Photo of bigotecircus
4/5  rDev +7.5%

Photo of yaksurf
3/5  rDev -19.4%

Photo of jiggidy
1/5  rDev -73.1%

Photo of alanamato
2.4/5  rDev -35.5%

Photo of DeadeyeOTDO
4.5/5  rDev +21%

Photo of spycow
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of Amedlin18
3.5/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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Vernal Minthe Stout from Ska Brewing Co.
3.72 out of 5 based on 198 ratings.
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