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RATINGS: 1059   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 Serpentís 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
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
drfabulous (4617) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - MAR 29, 2009
Black and creamy. Considerable alcohol. Very bourony without having bourbon taste - if that makes sense. Licorice. Chocolate. The right flavors. Excellent.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dickinsonbeer (5075) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - MAR 29, 2009
750 ml bottle. Pours a nice pitch black with a foamy beige head- good lace. Aroma is very roasty, nutty, licorice, hints of earthy, dirt and smoke- burnt campfire- and char with some nice deep chocolate malts. Lightly fruity flavor with more char, toasted malts, earth, good roasted barely and a moderate earthy and herbal hop presence. Smooth and easy drinking for a 11% stout. nice.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
drainey (234) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 27, 2009
Bottle. Pours deep, dark, and syrupy, with a pretty large brown head that died down gradually. Nose is chocolaty with dark fruits. Taste is of chocolate and plums, cherries and roasted malts. On first sip, I also noticed a lot of the alcohol, but on subsequent sips didnít notice nearly as much. Very nice beer if you like imperial stouts (and I do!)

4.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
JohnQPublic (387) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - MAR 27, 2009
Bottle into snifter. Huge thanks to buckeyesox for this one - I believe itís about a year old. Pours opaque black, with a one-finger very fluffy dark brown head, settling down into a denser, but thin, brown cap that doesnít want to go away. The head is fantastic for this beer. Nose is equally fantastic - a nice mix of espresso, rich chocolate, and vivid dark fruits, with the emphasis on the dark fruits and cocoa. The nose is just so rich but still supremely balanced and integrated. Starts off with just a huge, delicious espresso presence right off the bat, with a secondary note of rich cocoa, and lots of licorice and dark fruit swirling around in there. Thereís a smoky tobacco quality as well. Superb in every respect. Mouthfeel is just as fantastic - lighter than expected, with a more active carbonation thatís still soft and light on the tongue. You just donít want to stop drinking this thing. Almost no alcohol presence, fantastic mouthfeel, delicious flavor - canít say enough about this beer. Hits on all cylinders. As a note, the alcohol starts to warm you up about halfway through, and comes out a bit more as the beer hits room temperature, but never detracts from the flavors or body of the beer. Still an A+ effort.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fidelis83 (2136) - Clinton, Iowa, USA - MAR 26, 2009
Pours opaque black with thin hints of ruby when helt to the light. The head starts off at around 2 fingers but fades to 1/4 inch or so after a while and holds pretty well there. Aroma is lots of chocholate and espresso, toffee, lots of roast, caramel sweetness, scotch, wheat like notes, salt water taffey and a decent dose of raisins and plum. Flavor is roasty, chocolate and suprisingly fruity up front. Toffee, smokey scotch notes, dried plum, hints of overripe cherry, chocolate and coffee notes continue. Toward the middle caramel, charred wood, and pine notes. Finish is sweet roast, espresso, cacao, anise, dark hot cocoa, and a healthy dose of herbal and bitter hops. This one definitely get better as it warms. Palate is medium to thick with a creamy, slightly oily feel entering, a chewey caramel center and a dry, slightly oily finish. Carbonation is soft and pleasant. Overall this is a pretty good Impy Stout but there

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - MAR 23, 2009
Bottle. Pours a black body with a creamy tan head. Big chocolate and coffee flavors with some alcoholic fruity esters like plum and cherry notes. Some drier coffee and earthy hop notes. licorice and caramel. Solid brew.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
radiomgb (2465) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 22, 2009
Deep black in colour with a long lasting tan head, excellent lacing. The aroma is very roasty with lots of chocolate malt, burnt malts, some smoke and sweetness. The flavour is moderately sweet, some smoke, very malty and burnt, toasty but at the same time smooth and creamy. Sweet malty mouthfeel, medium/large body, medium carbonation. Finishes long, sweet, burnt and malty

Very well balanced, no alcohol at all. This is highly drinkable. Very well done.

750ml bottle obtained in a trade with TheCheeseMan, thanks Dan.
Opened on July 23, 2008.
No date.


4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
joergen (22872) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAR 22, 2009
Bottle at home. Pitch black coloured with a medium sized beige head. Roasted aroma dominated by dark chocolate with notes of hops, frsh grinded coffee, pine needles and vanilla. Roasted flavour of dark chocolate, fresh grinded coffee and hops with vinous notes and notes of pine needles. Dry roasted and hoppy finish. Well balanced.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - MAR 21, 2009
Poured black with a medium sized brown head and brown oily legs. The aroma was nice and smooth with notes of smoke, chocolate, yeast and roasted malt. Bitter chocolate flavor with some sweet fruits. Lively mouthfeel. Semi-dry finish with a medium body. Very warming.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JoeMcPhee (8817) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 21, 2009
Deep black beer with a thick creamy dark brown head. The aroma is lightly oaky. Dark cocoa and a light herbal/earthy character as well. There is a light rumminess and some chocolate flavour on the back as well. Sweet chocolate syrup over some nice dried fruit flavour. Itís lightly boozy, but it isnít terribly hot. Loads of rich dark malt and dark dried fruit complexity but without being very roasty. A touch of sweet burnt sugar on the back. Man, this stuff is damn tasty.


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