Review: Ska Brewing Co. Steel Toe Milk Stout | Craft Beer & Brewing

Style: Small Stout

ABV: 5.5 IBU: 16

91/100
Aroma: 12
Appearance: 3
Flavor: 18
Mouthfeel: 4

Ska Brewing Co. Steel Toe Milk Stout

What the brewers say

This traditional English cream stout is brewed with actual milk sugar to create a creamy and sweet brew that will make you mooo for more.

What our panel thought

Light black pour with ruby highlights. Lightly roasted coffee with a pleasant touch of caramel tempts into the first sip. An assertive roast character comes straight to the fore followed by layers of vanilla and light coffee, but the roast has a slightly ashy edge. While the nose promises some sweetness, the effect is quite a bit drier than expected. The roasted malt cuts through the sweetness a bit while leaving a nice round body and sweet finish without being too sweet. As it warms, some of those burnt notes strengthen in the nose.

What our editors thought

A sharp Tootsie Roll nose with deeper undertones leads into a warm chocolate sip with a balanced sweet-ness and just enough body to keep it interesting. Clean, crisp, and crushable.

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