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RATINGS: 1172   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.05/5   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 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
joergen (25926) - 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.

   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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JoeMcPhee (9267) - 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.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
gorditoabd (634) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 17, 2009
UPDATED: OCT 23, 2009 Excellent aroma that can be felt from 4-5 feet away. Nice thin head forms about 5 - 10 seconds after the pour. Flavor is very complex. Mixture of smokey sweetness (licorice, earth, and a nutty aspect that make it almost chewable) followed on by a wonderful dark chocolate finish that comes in late. This stout is by far my favorite. If you have the means, I highly recommend it. 2009 Vintage - Bomber. Pours dark black with a late-arriving finger or so of rusty brown head. Aroma is still awesome of mild coffee, cocoa chocolate, anise, and perhaps some dark fruit (a plum?). The flavor is flat outstanding. Matching the nose, it starts with the coffee, follows with the anise and plums, working in a roasted malt character along the way before settling into a "mix me with your Count Chocula instead of the milk" finish that actually just gave me a chill! Mouthfeel is excellent and fizzy (for a Impy Stout) and the booze is all felt in the warm burn going down the gullet, not in the palate. Still, my absolute favorite. For the price, thereís a lot of other crap out there that gets good press but doesnít come close to the excellent balance and character that this beer has.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
MrBunn (2736) - The Wet Side of a Dry Town, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 17, 2009
Bottle (with a shoutout to gorditoabd). Pours a thick and dark black/brown with a slowly forming and thin head. Aromas are wonderfully complex. I donít know that Iíve had as much of a grapefruit/pineapple hops presence peek through over the normal stout aromas. This is definitely one of the more complex Impyís Iíve sampled. Starts out with a bit of a hops driven citrus fruit punch, transitions to a licorice middle and then ends (like 30 seconds later) with a bitter chocolate finish that is freaking outstanding.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Aubrey (3509) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - MAR 16, 2009
Extremely murky and dark. Lace cascades down the side of the glass with small bubbles. Sweet, milk chocolate nose is alluring. Chewy, creamy texture. Wonderfully rich, with elements of dark chocolate, sweetened milk, caramel, baked apples, pear skin and toasted raisins. Complementing bitterness. Bakerís chocolate lingers on the tongue. Alcohol is hidden very well, providing a mild yet cozy warmth. Notes of earth, chewy grass and fresh yeast followed.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Cornfield (5570) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - MAR 15, 2009
Bottle from the Binnyís in Orland Park, IL: It pours a thick dark brown, almost looking black in the glass, capped by a small brown head that rapidly reduces to a film. No lace. It smells of hot wet coffee grounds, anise, bittersweet chocolate, and alcohol. A light fruitiness and pepper are added to the flavor, along with some more alcohol. Not bad.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
notalush (5728) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAR 15, 2009
Thanks to JoeMcPhee for sharing - dark ruby, nearly black - aroma of bittersweet chocolate, berries, brown sugar, espresso - quite sweet, with quite a bit of fruity character, which made me think this was more like a foreign stout - cocoa, espresso, vanilla, cream, blueberries - some spicy alcohol on the end - very full-flavored - the sweetness gets less intense the more of it you drink, but it was still on the high side for me - still quite nice, though.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BrewDad (5328) - Olympia, Washington, USA - MAR 12, 2009
22oz Bomber Ė Gravity Beer Market Ė Olympia, WA
Aroma: Huge dark malt and chocolate aroma with some hops.
Appearance: Black in color, clear (If you can see through black)with a thin head.
Flavor: Great flavor with strong malt backing the chocolate and coffee come through nicely.
Palate: Very nice Dry finish with good overall Mouthfeel.
Overall: A big beer that was perfect for my Birthday. Liked this beer a lot. Huge Beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
nickd717 (4165) - San Francisco, California, USA - MAR 12, 2009
Wow, this is a good one. Had this at a beer tasting thanks to...well, me. I know, Iím the man. Got the bottle at City Beer in SF. Black, thick pour with a two-finger tan head. Aroma of roasted malt and chocolate. Flavor is sweet roasted malt, dark chocolate, coffee, smoke, slight dark fruits, and alcohol on the finish. Incredibly tasty. Really full and satisfying mouthfeel. The highlight of the evening.

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