Vernal Minthe Stout | Ska Brewing Co.

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Vernal Minthe StoutVernal Minthe Stout

Brewed by:
Ska Brewing Co.
Colorado, United States

Style: American Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.80%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by brentk56 on 03-23-2013

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2.72/5  rDev -23.2%

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3.55/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Certainly one of the more intriguing offerings I picked up from Ska in Durango, CO over the summer.

A- Can pours into a snifter with a pitch black body and a fairly dark tan head building up to around a finger with a foamy texture but lackluster retention. A medium ring leaves spotty lace.

S- Certainly notice some herbal mint leaves from both the peppermint and the spearmint which combines with cocoa and the dark roasted malts to remind me of a mint chocolate bar immediately, well the non-artificial ones. Like a Thin Mint in aroma form.

T- Changes somewhat here as vanilla becomes slightly apparent and there is a fruity twang to it all. Still a nice base of dark roasted grain with chocolate notes complimented by the herbal, authentic mint flavors.

MF- Silky and slightly creamy light-medium body with a moderate level of carbonation. Finishes with a minor roast bitterness.

Authentic feeling mint flavors atop a nice cocoa profile and slight vanilla. There is some fruity twang that seems to intensify with time that throws it off a bit.

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4/5  rDev +13%

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2.5/5  rDev -29.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

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3.54/5  rDev 0%

Black beer with a thick creamy head that dissipates. Smells of chocolate and light mint notes. Taste is milk chocolate, vanilla, andis mints, cream. Silky cream body.

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3.72/5  rDev +5.1%

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4/5  rDev +13%

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3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

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3.25/5  rDev -8.2%

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4/5  rDev +13%

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3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

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4.05/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Dark mahogany color in the globe glass with a surprisingly dark foam. Pleasantly sudsy in the mouth. Malty body. Tantalizing powerful aroma of mint, slightly alarming at first, but there is a hoppy edge that provides the right balance.

Really minty flavor, with the chocolate not far behind. It starts out sweet but reverts to a dark and beery flavor. It's an engaging transformation. There is a lot of rough and blackened flavor here, but it's all mellowed by the sweet malt. The flavorings seem just right for the rambunctious stout base.

Highly drinkable and surprisingly silly flavor, but a real treat for an oddball experience. From the 12 oz can purchased at Wilbur's Total Beverage in Fort Collins.

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3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

Vernal Minthe Stout from Ska Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.54 out of 5 with 198 ratings