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RATINGS: 1027   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.


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
17thfloor (2435) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 13, 2009
Fresh 2009 Bottle enjoyed 2/12/09. Pours a thinner but still creamy and opaque near black with a very fine small fizzy tan head. Big grassy chocolaty roasted malt aroma, touch of licorice and coffee. First taste is dark bitter chocolate, next comes some Belgian yeasty fruitiness with grassy hops and light coffee underneath. Vanilla and bitter dark chocolate finish which is slightly boozy. Definitely tastes like a blend between a big American IS and a foreign stout. Full bodied, creamy, silky/oily, with abundant fine fizzy carbonation, leaves sugary chocolatey residue on the lips. Rich, soft and decadent but still quite drinkable. Its already pretty soft as is, but might need a little aging to really tie-together.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
dmac (4340) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - FEB 12, 2009
750 ml bottle shared with pineypower and his bro Dave, thanks Dean. Pours with a deep dark brown body and a huge mocha colored head. Aroma is very roasty with notes of chocolate, vanilla, slight wood, and lots of sweetness. Body is great with a very well hidden 11% ABV, general smoothness and average carbonation. Flavor has lots of sweetness up front yet roasty chocolate, vanilla and dark fruit blend together in a nice ballet to dance around your mouth. Very solid and Im very glad Dean brought this over since I mistakenly passed it up at Capones.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
trevor211 (1382) - Seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 9, 2009
Pours black, with a dark mocha head. Impressively dark. Chocolate dominates the aroma and flavor, with a good balance of coffee and molasses backing it up. Slightly boozy, which makes it a bit thin. Great mouthfeel - crisp carbonation, which is very refreshing for an impy stout. Very good, and a nice change of pace from most of LA’s brews.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jkwalking05 (4009) - Arlington, Texas, USA - FEB 8, 2009
Black as black can be with a decent sized head. Aroma is of coffee, espresso, cocoa, and dark chocolate. Taste is like a mocha espresso with dark chocolate cake. Delicious.

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
crackedmachine (473) - Seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 8, 2009
Deep black. Overwhelmingly sweet and heavy, but at the same time very tasty. This beer is like a dessert. The opposite of a guzzlin’ beer.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
HopheadHans (804) - Bay Area, California, USA - FEB 7, 2009
Tap/ Pours with a black color and a brownish head. Aromas of roasted malts and some coffee. Flavors are evry intense of dark chocolate predominantly, some nuts and some coffee. Alcohol is well hidden and the beer is quite smooht with a silken palate.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
ajm (1066) - Los Angeles, California, USA - FEB 3, 2009
Bottle from South Bay. The most impressive things are the thick texture and the very silky smoothness. Nose is like a semisweet dark chocolate brownie. Flavors of chocolate malt and deep Tootsie Roll. Sharpish finish. Would like to have seen a more Belgian influence, but I won’t claim this ain’t a tasty beer.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
snakeoilpete (324) - Seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 3, 2009
UPDATED: MAR 6, 2009 On tap at Naked City. Pours black with a thin brown head. Coffee and dark chocolate in the nose. Alcohol is well-hidden by the chocolate maltiness. Nice thick mouthfeel.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JohnnyJ (4673) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 24, 2009
Very nice stout. On tap at O’Briens. Black pour, thick tan head. Coffee, dark bitter chocolate, plums, molasses, dark fruit, roasted malt, and smoke. The mouth feel is thick and creamy. Tasty brew.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
blutt59 (6067) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JAN 24, 2009
bottle, very dark brown with thick medium brown head, aroma of pressed coffee and fermented dark fruits, flavors of chocolate, bitter coffee and roast malts


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