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RATINGS: 1042   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.04   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
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The history of the bible and religion is indeed the struggle of good vs. evil. Our Serpent’s Stout recognizes the evil of the dark side that we all struggle with. This is a massively thick and opaque beer that begs the saints to join the sinners in their path to a black existence.


4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
zentaoist42 (4) - - MAR 27, 2015 does not count
This bottle aged a year, enabling the vanilla to become more pronounced among the flavors of chocolate, coffee, and roasted malts. The beer pours thick, like oil, forming a deep tan head. Taste has the chocolate and malts being balanced by vanilla and the alcohol. Aging yields a much smoother feel to an already smooth beer. The finish comes back to a sweet chocolate. Overall, a wonderfully delicious and contemplative brew.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
cmonster (997) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 21, 2015
This bottle is 5 years old. Pours stout black with a medium sized cocoa head that shrinks to a foamy top. Solid lacing. Complex without barrel aging. Bright, sweet nose of vanilla, pepper, smoke, berry, and roasted malt. Surprisingly vibrant after several years in the cellar. Medium sweet, medium roasty bitter attack. Full body, decent carbonation, sticky texture and a long roasted, light bitter, earthy finish. Excellent Imperial Stout. Like a fine Cabernet, only one-third the price. Wish I was sitting on a case.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jehoesefat (313) - Poway, California, USA - MAR 20, 2015
Sweet cocoa and coffee aroma with a hint of licorice. Pours deep brown with a tan head and a little bit of yeast collecting at the bottom. Love the flavor, just the right mixture of sweet and bitter.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Sarlacc83 (1116) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 20, 2015
Bottle. 2012 I believe. A: Pitch black, mocha head, legs. N: Cocoa, coffee, soy, molasses, some big smoke and char, touch of vanilla, peppercorn, and earth. Lots of intermingled and complementary flavors. T: Big bitterness and big sweetness. Tremendous balance. M: Oily, heavy body. A tickle of carbonation. Alcohol is dangerously hidden. O: Fantastic stout. Very complex and absolutely delicious. I have had many bottles and will have many more.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ferris (6594) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 16, 2015
Bottle - Molasses, little soy and bittersweet chocolate. Deep oily black with no head. Bittersweet chocolate, sweet boozy notes and a sticky long sweet finish.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Barreras (1140) - Diamond Bar, California, USA - MAR 14, 2015
Pours a deep brown, almost black color. Aroma of bourbon and alcohol. Taste is bitter, burnt chocolate, and barrel aged flavor. Mild acidity, and basement malt flavors. A true beer for the style with complex flavor and bitter malt aftertaste.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Minderbinder (2218) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 11, 2015
3 Years old 750ml Bottle. Pours jet black with low beige head. Nice lacing, some legs. Aroma is of chocolate, alcohol, coffee, sugar. Taste is of roasted malt, alcohol, coffee, bitterness, burnt grains, acidity. Palate: Full bodied. Soft carbonation. Overall: Quite good.

4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
egg (119) - USA - MAR 9, 2015
On tap 3/9/15. Pours jet black with a thin lasting tan head. Shelf lacing. Nose cocoa, chocolate, burnt. Taste is chocolate, dark fruit, dark chocolate, very rich and yummy. Viscous. Real real good. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
gsmitty80 (1902) - Washington DC, USA - MAR 8, 2015
Amazing imp stout. I got a 16 oz pour instead of 10...score! Very dark and vorracious. Big alcohol taste with a nice finish on the palate.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
mathieuc (1731) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 8, 2015
Bottle shared by tom10101, 3 years old and kept in a proper cellar. Pours a really dark brown with a medium milk chocolate head that leaves nice lacing. Nose is of coconut, bourbon, caramel and roasted malt. Taste is of ash, burnt cereals and coconut. I wish I could understand why, but sometimes I hate ash in beer but this time it worked well enough. Body was medium-full and carbonation low to medium. Overall a really good, rich and tasty RIS.


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