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RATINGS: 943   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.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tmoreau (2127) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - JAN 8, 2014
A gift 750 ml. bottle that I cellared for a few years before breaking it out for a friendly craft tasting. Viscously poured to snifters, showing an opaque, black/brown color, with frothy, brownish tan head foam, and clingy waves & spots of lacing. The aroma was a mellow nose of roastiness, chocolate, some toffee, and smooth malt. The body was full, with flavor notes similar to the aroma, plus some tanniny astringency, and well integrated, bourbony alcohol. The finish was smooth and very satisfying!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ed5388 (1727) - Forked River, New Jersey, USA - DEC 27, 2013
750ml C&C bottle (2013 vintage). Pours a thick motor oil black color with 2 fingers of frothy dark chocolate head. Aroma of dark chocolate, caramel, sweet dark fruits, booze, and dark roasted malts. Taste of fresh roasted coffee, sweet dark fruits, toffee, rich dark chocolate fudge, and burnt toast. Very nice!

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
HeadyDE (426) - Delaware, USA - DEC 27, 2013
2011 vintage to snifter..medium black color..good pop from cage and cork..slight tan head..just right amount of carbonation..nose is inviting with vanilla extract..coffee..mouthfeel is delicate and smooth no real sign of the 11%..finishes with notes of slight oak..barrel..boozy background on close with a slight burnt tobacco marshmallow char..great imperial stout..

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
abcfan (677) - New Jersey, USA - DEC 21, 2013
Wow, this is damn good. Pours black with a tan / red head. Aroma is coffee, dark fruits, and roasted malt. Silky smooth in the mouth, some smoke / tobacco notes. Finishes with light notes of alcohol and tobacco.

4.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Nik925 (742) - California, USA - DEC 19, 2013
2010 bottle. Quite a nice palate for a 11% Imperial - not too thick and carbonated quite nicely. Getting the bottle open, though. I can honestly say this is the most difficult cork I have removed. Prob. related to age, but still (no points off, just saying). It seems like this mellowed with age, but it is still lively and fresh. Tastes more barrel than some barrel aged beers. Another winner from Lost Abbey (though I seem to say that a lot).

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ansalon (946) - Stockholm, SWEDEN, SWEDEN - DEC 16, 2013
Pours black with a low mocha head. Aroma is fantastic: cacao nibs, dark chocolate, caramel, vanilla, muscovado sugar, honey, dark red berries. Taste is roasted malts, cocoa nibs, honey, nutmeg, muscovado sugar, vanilla. Mouthfeel is creamy and full-bodied. Very nice indeed!

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
yiannnos (686) - , CYPRUS - DEC 16, 2013
Black colour. Dark chocolate, mocca aroma. Full bodied. Taste is dark chocolate, coffee

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tectactoe (1169) - Michigan, USA - DEC 13, 2013
Bottle: thanks, Jim! Big, black body with a nice, light mocha head. Aroma has nice, rolling malt with sweet cocoa & molasses, light cream, some roasted malt, & a nice, underlying nuttiness. Taste is very smooth & creamy; notes of sweet fudge, brown sugar, sweet cream, mild lactose, some faint dark raisins, & some dry coffee bean. Finish both lightly bitter & full of sweet, burnt brown sugar. Lovely stout.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
harrymel (1448) - Spokane, Washington, USA - DEC 12, 2013
Bottled: 06JAN12 Pours black with excessive mocha head and residual spotty lace. Smells of oats, hops, coffee and cocoa. A bit resiny for my tastes, reminds me of young 10/50. Chocolate, leather and tobacco come into the flavor profile and ride across the cavity. Nice earthy aftertaste. Medium on thin bodied for the style with hi carb and an off dry finish. Overall nice beer, needs tweaks in the mouthfeel department, but that’s par for the coarse there in San Marcos. Serving type: bottle 06-15-2012

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Dazz3 (1477) - Hällefors, SWEDEN - NOV 30, 2013
Bottled. Pours black with no real head. Smells and tastes coffee, dark chocolate, coffee, licorice with a similar finish.


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