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RATINGS: 1203   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.05/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
The history of the bible and religion is indeed the struggle of good vs. evil. Our Serpents 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.

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4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
glennmastrange (2828) - hobe sound, Florida, USA - OCT 30, 2009
Bottle. Heavy malt aromas of toasted and strong coffee, moderate resin for the hops, and earth for the yeast, with prune and tar in the background. Head is small, creamy, brown with no lacing and is almost fully diminishing. Flavor starts moderately to heavily sweet and moderately acidic, then the extra long finish is moderately acidic and harshly bitter. Palate is medium to full, creamy, with a soft carbonation and a lightly astringent and dry finish. A powerful mouthfilling Imperial Stout. A little harsh in some spots, but wow is this good.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jamespgentry (22) - Washington, USA - OCT 27, 2009
Dark brown pour. Ho head. Nice smooth mouthfeel. Alcohol content is hidden very well, not too boozy or hot. Licorice, wood, and vanilla up front. Back end hits you with roasted coffee, chocolate, and a hint of brown sugar. All in all a very good stout, but not my favorite. I like my stouts a little more roasty, thats all.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
WisconsinBeer (716) - St. Paul, Minnesota, USA - OCT 24, 2009
Pours a deep black color with a dark brown head. Flavor is roasted malty coffee deep chocolate and roasted malts. Hop profile on the back end is minimal. Full bodied and lingering. A solid well made stout.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jredmond (8102) - New York, New York, USA - OCT 20, 2009
UPDATED: JUN 7, 2011 Bottle split with Pat. Pours a dark coca cola body with small brown head and good lacing. The aroma is extremely unique - some subdued coffee roast, chocolate malts, and something else that I cant quite describe. The flavor is incredibly smooth, esp considering the 11% abv. Medium to full mouthfeel, with notes of coffee and chocolate. One of the best stouts.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
topherh (1928) - Kearney, Missouri, USA - OCT 18, 2009
Pours black with a tan head. Aroma is sweet roast malt, chocolate, and a little coffee. Flavor is much the same with hints of vanilla, and booze.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Ober (2812) - Bommelerwaard, NETHERLANDS - OCT 17, 2009
Bottle @ tasting by jbrus. A black colored beer, with a beige head. The aroma of smoked malts with chocolate. there are hints of coffee. The taste is full thick flavor of chocolate with bitters and notes of coffee with dark fruits. The aftertaste is chcocolate bitter wit notes of sweet.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jbrus (4990) - Delft, NETHERLANDS - OCT 15, 2009
[email protected] Officially the best beer during our tasting session. And we saved the best for last. Very complex but beautiful in balance. Nice sweetness, but not too sweet. Powerful yet still mild. Great stuff!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Elwood (3336) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - OCT 15, 2009
Serving: 750 ml bottle. Appearance: Pitch black with a big, thick, tan head. Excellent head retention and great lacing. Aroma: Big roasty nose with burnt notes and coffee notes. Flavor: Parallels the nose with added depth. Very roasty with notes of coffee, earth, some spice, and warming alcohol. Palate: Medium-low carbonation with a very rich and smooth mouthfeel and a long, roasty finish. Overall: An excellent Impy that is definitely worth a try.

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
patrickfannon (1241) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 13, 2009
Bottle. 25.4 oz. Pours deep, deep brown with a thick, creamy, beige head. Aroma of chocolate, coffee, roasted malt, barley, pepper, clove, cinnamon, and vanilla. Extremely unique nose. Firm, tight body with an amazingly smooth, crisp finish. Outrageous stout; one of the best I have ever tasted.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
gyllenbock (8971) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - OCT 12, 2009
Sample from bottle. Black color with a very small head. A lot of coffee and chocolate in aroma and flavor. Thick with a full body. Nice mouthfeel.


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