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RATINGS: 122   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.38   EST. CALORIES: 168   ABV: 5.6%
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This robust ale is dark, rich, and chewy. Somewhat bitter with a big and chocolatey malt flavor, the Snake brings the kind of flavor that drinkers of single malt Scotch or straight black coffee appreciate.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beerlando (3342) - Orlando, Florida, USA - SEP 28, 2008
Pours a dark and lightly translucent chestnut brown color. A foamy, khaki colored head settles to a wispy film, while sudsy lacing slowly wanders back towards the body. Aromas include coffee beans, bittersweet chocolate, roasted peanuts, and caramel malt. Earthy hops lend balance to the nose. Flavors follow suit, baker’s chocolate and scorched caramel showing alongside coffee and bitter, earthy hops. The body is a little disappointing for a porter, slightly watered down but well carbonated and drinkable. Overall, this is a pretty decent little session porter, but it’s noting special.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
jcwattsrugger (11083) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - SEP 28, 2008
12 oz bottle-pours a rich light brown head and black color. Aroma is dark malt-molasses/ash/coffee/chocolate, roasty, slight dark fruit. Taste is dark malt-coffee/chocolate, secondary earthy hops bite. Mild carbonation.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sparky (2243) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - SEP 26, 2008
Bottle courtesy of StFun. Pours a crude oil black with almost zero head. Nose is light coffee, roasted malt and chocolate. Taste is pretty much the same as the aroma with a mild bitter finish. Lighter mouth feel. Decent porter – thanks Josh!

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Optigon (562) - Bloomington, Indiana, USA - SEP 26, 2008
Pours dark brown with a fluffy, light tan head. Deep, malty, mildly chocolately aroma. Full mouth feel with strong qualities of chocolate, smoke, and some coffee. Very solid. Good Porter.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
CaptainCougar (7132) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - SEP 25, 2008
Bottle: Pours a barely transparent dark mahogany with a stringy-lacing off-white head. Aroma of lightly sweet roasty dark malts and some mild doughy character with a touch of dark chocolate. Starts with decent body and a pleasant dark caramel maltiness balanced with clean bittering hops before a drier, roasty finish. Quite drinkable and a pretty decent porter.

4.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
johntreeter (126) - Greenwood, Indiana, USA - SEP 18, 2008
Thursday night growler. pours a black color with very slight amber edging. Thin light tan head that left some lacing. Aroma is a little light with notes of chocolate and caramel type maltyness. Nice roasted flavor of roasted and toasted malts with hints of milk chocolate, coffee, some vanilla, and spice with a well balanced bitter finish. Med to full body, light lively carb, creamy texture and feel. This is a very very fine porter.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
FirmButtstone (48) - Cedar Rapids, Iowa, USA - AUG 20, 2008
Not a bad beer at all. Nice burnt malt character with some decent roast finish. Nice and rich. Nothing amazing but for a rich porter it covers it basis.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JoeMcPhee (8411) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 11, 2008
Growler courtesy of Santa. Pours a very dark black colour with a thin brown head. Aroma is full of sweet cocoa, caramel and rich toasted maltiness. No roast, but a very full-bodied rich dark malt character. Milk chocolate and cocoa with a nice lightly herbal bitterness on the back. Nice sweetness and toastiness. A really tasty, well-balanced porter. Thanks again Santa.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
drfabulous (3977) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - AUG 3, 2008
Not bad at all. Lots of chocolate. Big creamy head. Maybe a bit carbonated for a porter. But a nice dark beer.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
NYHarvey (2153) - New York, New York, USA - JUL 18, 2008
Courtesy of StFun w2ho I’d like to thank for sending a growler AND a 12 oz bottle of this because it allowed me to just sit back and enjoy the growler, be sociable and just have a good time and then to later rate the bottle when I felt like it. The aroma has a little bit of milk sugar, powdered malt notes, gobs of milk chocolate and very faint coffee notes. Malted milk ball is a great description of the aroma. The body is a dark ruby hued brown and holds an attractive, thumb thick, creamy mocha head that is quite lasting. It leaves very clingy, clumpy lace. Very concentrated toffee, caramel and roast malt flavors on the fore. Very caramelized tasting. I wonder if they have a direct fired kettle. Chocolate and more caramel and toffee work well into the finish then leads into milk sugars and alcohol. Overtly sweet, but it works well here. This is a pretty tasty brew on the whole.


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