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RATINGS: 997   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.


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 (2528) - 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.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
mkobes (2141) - paramus, New Jersey, USA - OCT 26, 2008
Bottle. Thanks EDA. Shared with Chuck at party. Deep dark black in color with a nice fluffy off white head. Chocolatety roasty fruity aroma. Dark fruity notes. Caramel chocolatey malty flavor. Fig, raisin and plum notes. Sweet tasting. Full bodied. Well balanced. Very drinkable. Nice.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
DrHomolka (761) - Portland, Oregon, USA - OCT 20, 2008
750ml bottle. Cork pops off loudly. Pours a very dark black with a rusty brownish red colored huge foamy head that never leaves and coats the entire top of the beer. Aroma is chocolate cake, cocoa, brownies, baker’s chocolate, chocolate frosting and vanilla frosting. Pretty much anything having to do with a chocolate cake. Taste shows dark chocolate, coffee, bitterness with a creamy mouthfeel. The beer is overcarbonated, hurting its mouthfeel and drinkability. This has a nice flavor I just wish it were less carbonated.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
bhensonb (11234) - Woodland, California, USA - OCT 17, 2008
Bottle from Sun Devil in Mesa, AZ. I only bought one. Damn. Double damn. Truly opaque brown/black color with a large dark tan head. Aromas of coffee, treacle and really dark malt. Full bodied with foamy carbonation. There’s heat. There’s coffee. There’s a hint of treacle. As time goes on there is burnt malt bitter. Not getting chocolate. Extremely tasty. Hints of lighter fruits come and go. There’s a bitter component that could be dark chocolate. Drink this and die. Note: Marcus and I put our numbers down independently, so there was no collusion!

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
marcus (6578) - Sacramento, California, USA - OCT 17, 2008
This opaque black ale poured in a small snifter with a large fluffy brown head and a magnificent chocolate aroma. There is a very rich roasted malt and coffee flavor with a bitter chocolate finish, followed by an alcohol haze.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
djtimeless (222) - Colorado, USA - OCT 8, 2008
Pours out black with brown head. Nice roasty nose. Taste is thick and rich. Notes of chocolate, coffee, dark fruits. Semi sweet with a hint of alcohol. Great Imp. stout.

4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
darkguardian (725) - Florida, USA - OCT 8, 2008
22oz bottle from Solan’s Mom Throwdown. Blackish brown pour with a chocolatey head. Smokey wood notes in the nose with some coffee, bourbon and chocolate. Very low carbonation and a thick powerful palate. Considering the ABV this is very very well hidden. Tons of caramel and chocolate and a bit of roasty espresso, a slight touch of fruity tartness in the finish that makes this a very unique impy stout. Lingering smoke. This is really great, one of my favorite imperial stouts.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
KieferUGA (461) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - OCT 7, 2008
750 ml bottle. Pitch black color with large, dark tan head. Aroma of dark chocolate, roasted coffee, and warming alcohol. Thick and creamy mouthfeel. Flavor is a nice balance of semi-sweet chocolate, coffee notes, dark fruit. Finish is slightly bitter with a touch of warming alcohol.


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