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Silver Moon Snake Bite Porter



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RATINGS: 60   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.39   IBU: 40   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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An English style dry porter, the Snake Bite is dark, crisp, smokey and delicious. Die hard porter fans come back for this one. Self proclaimed "non-beer-drinkers" have been wooed to the craft side of beer by it too. By popular demand we serve this beer year round.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Experiment_Ale (1004) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUL 12, 2014
At Silvermoon with Taylor on a hot Saturday in bend. Pours black with thick grey head. Aroma is roasted malt, marshmallow, chocolate, hint of rubber. Taste is light, rubber burnt malt. Finishes long and rubbery.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bpreo (1614) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - JUL 7, 2014
Legitimate Porter flavor. I have a feeling this brewery will be producing many great beers in the future.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ernest (6219) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JUL 4, 2014
Bottle. Head is initially small, frothy, light brown, mostly diminishing. Body is dark brown to black. Aroma is lightly to moderately malty (chocolate, caramel, roasted grain), with a note of vanilla. Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly bitter. Finish is lightly to moderately sweet, lightly to moderately bitter. Medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation. A simple, plain rendition, but no flaws. Not enough balance for the sweetness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kidmartinek (3654) - austin, Texas, USA - NOV 14, 2013
Dark brown ale. Off white head lasts an hour plus. Sharp roasty nose. Sharper roasty flavor with a mellow middle amd milky finish. Not my rav. Want porters to be smoother, less roast and more cocoa.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
GT2 (8434) - San Diego County, California, USA - OCT 19, 2013
Tap at Silver Moon. Someone needs a graphic designer. Pours a deep brown with healthy foam. Nose is coffee, savory, hazelnut. Taste has a harsh coffee bite, soap, chemical, hydrogen peroxide. Papery palate. Huh.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Hanuta06 (327) - Washington, USA - OCT 10, 2013
Serving: from bottle--purchased at Made in Oregon. Aroma: light apple and raisin. Appearance: large, rocky, light-brown, initial head with fair lacing and fully diminishing longevity. Dark-brown body. Taste: lightly acidic, raisin, apple initial flavor and lightly bitter, roasty finish with average duration. Palate: medium body with dry texture and lively carbonation. Overall: nice roasty finish, but I didn’t care for the apple raisin taste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Mora2000 (5695) - McKinney, Texas, USA - AUG 19, 2013
Black pour with a brown head. The aroma is very full of milk chocolate with some lactose notes. The flavor is a mix of bitter chocolate and roasted malt. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bu11zeye (11942) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JUN 25, 2013
(22oz bottle) Pours an opaque black body with a small brown head. Aroma of roasted malt, chocolate, and graham cracker. Flavor of dry cocoa, roasted malt, and coffee.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dogbrick (8140) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAY 24, 2013
Sample at the brewpub. Brownish-black pour with a medium tan head that dissipates slowly. Partial rings of lacing on the glass. Aroma of roasted malt, chocolate and hops. Light-bodied with a roasty character and flavors of chocolate malt, coffee and hops. The finish is sweet with a malty aftertaste. Decent overall.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
5000 (6300) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - MAY 3, 2013
Bottle:   Pours like a stout, very black, moderate frothy/sudsy tannish head, spotty lacing.   Soft apple/pear skin up front, roasty, with some graham cracker notes.   This is starting to smell like an aged Imperial Stout.   Not as heavy on the tongue as I would have guessed.   Soft roastiness, a little tart, some chocolate and coffee like notes, but not terribly big.   Very smooth and easy going, this "Robust Porter" I aged for two years or so.   Body and mouthfeel are moderate, surprisingly the backside seems to kind of fall off quickly.   A little ash, graham cracker, and sweet milky roasted malts linger.   Probably over the hill, but it seems to have held up well.   Has a slight dank basement like component well after the finish, a bit musty.   Not too bright now, but I imagine it had more bite when fresh.   Still enjoyable after these few years tho.

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