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RATINGS: 1112   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.04/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dedollewaitor (14930) - Odense, DENMARK - APR 29, 2009
75cl bottle at VV tasting, Odense. Pours pitch black with a creamy brown head. Nose is cocoa powder, roast, chocolate and vague hints of smoke. Very complex. Each element stand out on its own. Smooth, oily, vinous, sticky and full bodied. Liquorice and dark fruits. A very fine brew!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ante (3374) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - APR 29, 2009
Bottled at Oliver Twist, Stockholm. Black with a small pale brown head. Dense, roasty and fruity aroma of dark chocolate, prunes, figs, anise and and licorice. Full-bodied and chewy with notes of melting chocolate, figs, prunes, dark cherries, anise and black sweet coffee. Long chewy and anise-seeds. Dense a bit cloyingly sweet finish of dark chocolate, prunes, brown sugar. Definitely not worth the ridiculously high price tag....

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Pinball (11706) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - APR 29, 2009
tap, nÝrrebro bryghus beer tasting. dark black, light brown head. roasteed grains, faint other imp. stout aromas. flavor is sweetness, roasted grains, port wine? a solid stout, but not out of the ordinary unfortunately. alc. well hidden.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ljunkan (530) - NORWAY - APR 26, 2009
Bottle, thanks to Weine. Pours a black color with a nice beige head. Aroma is nice with lots of dark chocolate, liquorice, burnt malt, some tar and light fruitiness. Very nice flavour also with some roasted coffee notes, dark chocolate, liquorice and fruits. A bit dry with pretty light bitterness, more balanced, roasted and fruitier than some other american imperial stouts. Impressive full body, thick, creamy and smooth mouthfeel. Just another good one.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Christian (11983) - Odense, DENMARK - APR 25, 2009
UPDATED: JUN 25, 2009 Black with a lasting light brown head. Chocolate and licorice and some vineous alcohol in the aroma. Dryish roasted flavour with a strong alcohol note.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
HOPSHUNTER (742) - Tampa, Florida, USA - APR 24, 2009
UPDATED: JAN 22, 2010 Bottle. Thanks Melissa. Incredible. Poured jet black with creamy chocolate brown head. Aroma is sweet roasted malts and coffee. Taste is really spectacular, roasted malt, mild coffee, dark chocolate. Soft creamy body, flavors are extremely balanced. Finishes with mild bitterness. Flawless!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Brigadier (3345) - Clevelandish, Ohio, USA - APR 21, 2009
750 ml bottle
Thanks to ckschubert for sending this a couple of months ago. With winter fading away and my cellar overstocked I have been looking for quality beers to clear. This one was an easy target. Finally pulling the trigger I was not disappointed in the least. This ranks right up there with Stone RIS and North Coast Old Rasputin as a West Coast imperial stout that is almost flawless.

Aroma / Appearance - The deep oak head was a great contrast for the black oily body which left sheets of clear lacing along the sides. Black coffee, anise, dark chocolate, oatmeal, and smoke complement a well rounded and robust experience.

Flavor / Palate - The taste is even better than the aroma. Near flawless in both thickness and complexity it holds a blend of coffee, bittersweet chocolate, smoke, anise, and rich malts. Deceptively drinkable even at 11% ABV I had no problems finishing this off in short order. I may have to get another one some day if I run across it while visiting the West Coast.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Theis (14668) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 17, 2009
UPDATED: MAY 5, 2009 Bottle at Jannikís Easter Party. Black - brown head. Coffee, chocolate, burned, high malty, light oiley, sweetness, flowery, licorice, light tobacco, light leather. Very nice, soft and smooth. Well balanced.... Again: #20 - Amerikaner Blind-Smagning 01-Maj-2009 hos Papsoe. Bottle. (8/4/7/4/17).

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ernest (6911) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - APR 15, 2009
Bottle (2009). Head is initially small, frothy/fizzy, brown, mostly diminishing. Body is opaque black (flashlight tested), bottle conditioned. Aroma is moderately malty (coffee, roasted grain, dark chocolate, fudge, nuts, husks), lightly hoppy (grapefruit), with notes of vanilla and alcohol. Flavor is heavily sweet, lightly acidic, lightly to moderately bitter. Finish is moderately sweet, lightly acidic, moderately to heavily bitter, unclean, slightly husky. Full body, velvety/syrupy texture, lively carbonation, moderately alcoholic. Itís close to being great, but has some glaring rough edges (esp. in the mouth) that need repair. The most obvious problem is the aftertaste...itís as if there is a plastic wrapper of some kind coating my tongue. Itís not horrific or anything, but it makes it very hard to drink much of it. Otherwise the balance is very good. Some grainy/husky character in the nose, but for the most part the aroma is very alluring. Quite good relative to expectations, but still a miss.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MoDog (927) - Griffith, Indiana, USA - APR 12, 2009
750ml caged and corked bottle (2009 vintage) and served in a snifter. This poured a slick, motor oil black with a thin cap of mocha foam that quickly receded into a lasting ring. Hardly any lace. The aroma was full of bittersweet chocolate, molasses, some tobacco, and also some burnt malt. The flavor was slightly ashy with a good dose of chocolate and burnt caramel. Chewy roasted malt and molasses with a hint of dark fruit at the finish. The alcohol was hidden nicely. The mouthfeel was full-bodied but seemed a bit chalky and thin on the tongue. Very mild carbonation. A well made impy. Worth a try.

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