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SKA Vernal Minthe Stout

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RATINGS: 142   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.3   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


2.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
uhclem (375) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Butters (3846) - 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.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
maekchu (2283) - Hirakata, JAPAN - OCT 27, 2014
Can from Sugaya. Choco-mint candy nose, with some roastiness and a bit of coffee. Dark translucent brown color with ruby highlights. Chocolate mint, again, in initial flavors. Rather sweetish and a bit too much cola note. Thin body. The mint is not overpowering, but it is everpresent and overpresent. Body is fairly thin. Interesting for the first few sips but not beyond that.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
rbrazell (1702) - Florida, USA - OCT 16, 2014
Can from Bruisin’ Ales.Black pour with a frothy tan head and solid lace. Light mint and cocoa on the nose. Tangy, sour flavor with mint and cocoa. Bleh, this is weird.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Fin (7674) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 10, 2014
Bottle at home Wednesday 10th September 2014 Pours black with a mid sized frothy off-white actually light beige head. An experience not unlike drinking a stout immediately after cleaning your teeth. Clean, fresh, minty but with those usual stout characteristics in the background. A great mouthwash of a stout that is actually better than it sounds. A6 A4 T7 P3 Ov13 3.3

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
slowrunner77 (6083) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 10, 2014
"I think this would work better if it were a bigger beer, as the thin feel is almost overwhelmed by the enormity of the aroma and flavors, but it’s still solid. At 7,8,9% though, it’d probably be epic. Nose is spearamint and peppermint dominated, as is the flavor, with vanilla and chocolate playing an important backup role. The menthol of beers. I dug it. A couple in our party did not, but the rest of the 6er will make a nice after dinner brew. Best by last week, so I better hurry up on that."

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
RichardGretton (4292) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - SEP 5, 2014
Bottle. Black beer with a light head. The aroma is like after eight mints with other herbal attributes, and the flavour is minty with a very light bitterness. Overall just a minty stout, I prefer the coffee versions far more. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
biirusaikou (811) - - AUG 30, 2014
Huge chocomint nose. Basically feels like drinking After-Eight, quite creamy almost like melted ice cream. Some may hate it bit a fun drink for dessert.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Stuu666 (3538) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 26, 2014
Can at Craig’s. Interesting, full on mint on nose, rich chocolate mint finish, surprisingly not overpowering.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fonefan (35959) - VestJylland, DENMARK - AUG 24, 2014

Can 12fl.oz.

[ As SKA Vernal Minthe Stout ].
Clear dark brown color with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, light beige head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, roasted, chocolate, mint. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and moderate bitter with a long duration, spicy, mint, light to moderate chocolate. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20140416]


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