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RATINGS: 127   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.39/5   EST. CALORIES: 168   ABV: 5.6%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.

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3.5
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - DEC 7, 2008
12oz bottle from StFun. Thanks, Josh. Very dark brown pour, almost cannot see through the oily body. Decent carbonation releases pleasant, if not terribly distinctive, chocolate and light coffee aromas. Some hops in the beer to balance out the thicker flavors, even if the mouthfeel is not what it could be. Overall, a solid and enjoyable porter.

3
hopscotch (11078) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - NOV 20, 2008
Bottle… Pours black with a small, creamy, lightly tanned head. Decent retention. The nose is chocolaty and a tad nutty. Medium to full-bodied with fizzy carbonation. Sweet milk chocolate flavor. Crisp, sweet, finish. Milk porter? <b>A big THANKS goes out to mgumby10 for sharing his bottle!</b>

3.2
wetherel (1883) - Cupertino, California, USA - OCT 30, 2008
12oz bonus bottle from StFun. Pours black with tan head that fades pretty quickly. Some coffee, chocolate, some roasted grains. Pretty nice.

3.2
bretupdegraff (242) - Fishers, Indiana, USA - OCT 5, 2008
poured dark - nice head aroma is coffee - Taste is bland portor - nice palate. little stale tasting.

3.5
awiseman01 (469) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - SEP 30, 2008
Growler. Pours dark with light brown head. Smells of roasted malts and chocolate. Some vanilla. Taste is very dark and bitter, but well balanced with sweetness. Chocolate component is very nice.

3.4
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
jcwattsrugger (12420) - 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
Sparky (2244) - 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
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
CaptainCougar (7133) - 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.


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