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RATINGS: 984   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.


4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ChazMania (652) - Pasadena, California, USA - DEC 2, 2008
Big corked bottle. Holy schnikes this is huge. Thick and dominating, this beer grabs your attention and does not let go. I should have split this bottle with someone as it thoroughly kicked my ass.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
RIXbeer (102) - USA - NOV 28, 2008
Jet Black, 2 fingers of head. cascaded for 2+ minutes. Looks awesome! Very dirty cream colored head that stick to everything! Overwhelming Plum, chocolate and coffee. Sorry I have to drink this now. WOW, Coffee, Bittersweet chocolate and Roasted something I can’t place. Wow I need to taste more. It’s a smooth bitterness of chocolate and coffee. Really an amazing taste! The taste alone will remind me each and every time I see this beer to grab one! Creamy like buttermilk with a light carbonation but nothing too overwhelming. The creaminess lingers a little bit after the liquid is gone. I could drink this till I had to call it a night. Drinking these it would be a quick night. I want to keep the glass attached to my lips so I can enjoy the flavors overwhelm my palate.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bierkoning (9999) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - NOV 27, 2008
Corked bottle. Almost black and opague, huge head. Cream, dark chocolate and coffee in the aroma. Roast, dark chocolate, alcohol and coffee in the flavor. A very big stout in all aspects. Full bodied, creamy mouthfeel. Delicious!

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
BeerGestapo (754) - Mt.Joy, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 20, 2008
Brewed in the USA !!! Pours a black color with a lasting brown head. The aroma is of brown sugar, chocolate, molasses, and malts. Taste of chocolate, roasted malts, smoky wood and mild hops. The mouthfeel starts out zesty, foamy and oily. The finish however is dry and well balanced. This is a wonderful imperial stout from Lost Abbey.. :) Get some !!!!

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
trokini (1025) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 20, 2008
Pours jet black with a dense brown head of tiny bubbles. Roast malt, leather, cigar, bacon, coffee, chocolate and charcoal in the aroma. Huge is not a big enough descriptor for the roasted malt. It hits like a sledgehammer. Smoked bacon, dark chocoalte, cocoa powder, and coffee are also there en masse. Nice alcoholic warmer at the back. I could drink this all night.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
afireinside96 (923) - Mountville, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 19, 2008
750ml bottle shared by BeerGestapo. Thanks Mike! Pours dark black, impermiable by light, topped by a semi-lasting brown head. Smells of licorice, dark chocolate, treacle, and a touch of alcohol. Tastes of bitter chocolate, anise, burnt sugar, with touch of smoky earthiness. A huge beer with presence to spare in the mouth, thick, oily, coating, but with a sting of carbonation. Has a long dry, roasted finish with a touch of alcoholic warmth. Very good stuff.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
shadey (1879) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - OCT 31, 2008
750ml first bottling. Pour is matte black with a head of swirling dark tan cream and lace. Aroma is rich dark chocolate and a touch of alcohol. Delicious chewy chocolate flavor without much alcohol presence. Great chewy body that coats the mouth and throat on the way down. Nice.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
AllAboutStout (605) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 31, 2008
Pours a very dark brown in color with a nice inch of mocha colored head. Plenty of chocolate or cocoa flavors in the smell. Very creamy and velvety smooth in the mouthfeel. Plenty of cocoa and slight coffee in the flavor. This is lacking just a bit for me. Port/Lost Abbey is my favorite brewery, but I didn’t enjoy this as much as I thought I would.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Beerlando (3342) - Orlando, Florida, USA - OCT 31, 2008
Courtesy JMFG. Pours a really dark chocolate mahogany color, virtually black in dim light. A foamy, dark, mocha colored head shows decent retention, leaving small, jagged flares and random spots of lacing on the glass. The aroma is really fudgy and chocolaty, notes of burnt caramel malts, roasty espresso, and smoothing vanilla providing perfectly complementary depth. Stewed dark fruits lurk somewhere within as well. The flavor follows suit, massively chocolaty and decadent, with plenty of dark roast, vanilla, and earthy hop character. Fruitiness continues to develop and emerge over time. A silky smooth, substantial palate finishes just a hair on the syrupy side. Great beer, overall.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
PhillyBeer2112 (2517) - Oviedo, Florida, USA - OCT 30, 2008
Courtesy JMFG. Very dark, with a brown head. Tannic, somewhat acrid nose, very roasty. Big tannic sweet malts and a roasty bitter finish. There seems to be a lingering caramel sweetness. Almost a syrupy mouthfeel.


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