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SKA Vernal Minthe Stout



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RATINGS: 150   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.32   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
Real spearmint and peppermint — not extract — combine with cocoa nibs and vanilla beans to create your reward for making it through winter.

Ancient Greeks tell us (’cause we talk to them) that Persephone turned Minthe into a mint plant in a jealous rage, to keep the little nymph away from her man Hades. Jealous rages rarely end well, but if one did result in mint we’re glad: this is a unique and delicious stout, and we recommend having one while you calm the hell down.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerRenter76 (341) - Texas, USA - JUL 13, 2015
Well the idea of the flavor combo sounds good, i was hoping for a "Girl Scout Thin Mint cookie beer", nope... Aroma is menthol, faint chocolate. vanilla and with toasted malts.. Mouth is medium and slightly creamy. Flavor is about the same as the aroma, peppermint and spearmint combine to a menthol like flavor, not bad but unusual.. Overall it was just o.k., had higher expectations.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
davidtjm (968) - Berlin, GERMANY - JUN 21, 2015
Bottle. Pour is black with a thin head, aroma is malty, toffee, thin. Taste is malty, thin, toffee. Nice

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
jredmond (6515) - New York, New York, USA - JUN 13, 2015
Can at the Half Marathon Tasting, May 2015. Don’t worry Jay, this one was terrible. Pours a deep brownish body with thin off white lacing. Mouthfeel is thin and watery with notes of earthy roast, dark chocolate malt, tobacco and lots of artificial mint and toothpaste flavor. The mint and roast are both potentially strong flavors on their own, but the balance is off in this one.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
blipp (7182) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 28, 2015
Can. Pours deep brown with a beige head. Sweet thin mints, mild roasted malts, slight huskiness, and moderate sweetness. Odd, but kind of enjoyable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ed5388 (2618) - Forked River, New Jersey, USA - MAY 16, 2015
12oz can from Craftshack. Pours black with a small foamy tan head. Aroma of burnt chocolate, roasted malt, and thin mint cookies. Taste of black malts, dark chocolate, toothpaste, and some sourness in the finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
hivemind (809) - New York, New York, USA - MAY 16, 2015
Can at James’s with Andy, James, Jay. The can is black with white and gray writing and the woman on the front is white holding a plant lady. Recyclable for 5c. Spicy earthy aroma; light body with peppery notes and curbed heat. Short legs appreciated.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
PartyFowle (707) - - APR 16, 2015
Draft. Ebony, still and dark. No light gets through; hardly any bubbles do, either. A whisper of a cocoa-colored ring. Sourdough bread, toast, dark chocolate, and Andes mints in the nose. Just a bit more chocolate than mint. Clean and in perfect balance. the flavor leads with toast, a hint of tangy sourdough, dark chocolate and sweet mint. Not overly herbal -- more sweet, like toothpaste. Creamy medium body, good heft. A little oily. The mint is noticeable but subtle; a perfect amount. Clean, clear flavors. Like brushing your teeth with a chocolate toothbrush.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Imaena (2089) - Maputo, MOZAMBIQUE - APR 10, 2015
Draught. So this is a really minty stout. I would have this with Girl Scout Cookies or ice cream other than that think before you drink.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
uhclem (400) - Loveland, Colorado, USA - NOV 3, 2014
If you like to dip Peppermint Patties into stout, you will love this. The first couple of sips were novel, but that wore off pretty quickly.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Butters (3983) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - NOV 2, 2014
Black oily body with large dark brown creamy head that rapidly disappears into non-existence. The mintiness is most evident in the aroma, and displays itself like a peppermint patty, but in the flavor, it comes off as a little medicinal menthol flavor. Roast and burnt chocolate. Decent, but the flavor just doesn’t do it for me. A little thin on the palate.

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