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Snake Bite Porter - Silver Moon Brewing

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BA SCORE
85
very good

42 Ratings
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Ratings: 42
Reviews: 24
rAvg: 3.77
pDev: 9.81%
Wants: 2
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Silver Moon Brewing visit their website
Oregon, United States

Style | ABV
American Porter |  5.30% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: RedDiamond on 10-21-2008)
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3.25/5  rDev -13.8%

KevMo84, Sep 10, 2014
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4/5  rDev +6.1%

Haybeerman, Aug 28, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

JoelClark, Aug 03, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

tjcamm, Jun 02, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

johnnyboy76, Feb 20, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +19.4%

KCuff, Dec 17, 2013
Photo of RJLarse
3.28/5  rDev -13%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

I bought a bottle of Snake Bite Porter in a bottle shop. Poured in to a pint glass.

Pours an opaque black color, with a HUGE chunky tan head.

Smell is a sweet bread and caramel scent.

Taste is a sweet chocolate flavor up front. with a coffee flavor in the middle and a dry charcoal finish.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied, slightly;y cloying, but appropriate for the style.

Overall a decent porter. I'd have it again.

RJLarse, Dec 09, 2013
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3/5  rDev -20.4%

RHVC59, Oct 31, 2013
Photo of mactrail
3.48/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Handsome black, velvety color in the New Belgium snifter with a dark beige head. Pleasant watery body with a sudsy mouthfeel. Foam lasts really well. Warm, malty, and slightly sweet to start. Some winey, chocolatey tingle after that. Bitter, burnt barley with more bitter hops for the aftertaste. Some earthiness.

Quite drinkable, but rather plain dark brew. Very dark in every flavor, but it has the mellow Porter character. From the 22 oz bottle purchased at Bottleworks in Seattle.

mactrail, Sep 27, 2013
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4/5  rDev +6.1%

craigreno, Aug 28, 2013
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4/5  rDev +6.1%

Bouleboubier, May 20, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +12.7%

LXIXME, May 09, 2013
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3/5  rDev -20.4%

leftoverburrito, May 08, 2013
Photo of KajII
3.7/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

[Suggested Glassware: Nonic Pint]

The pour was pitch black with a huge (3-4 finger) cocoa brown fluffy head that slowly receded, down to a thick foamy medium cap which produced some good runny lacing.

The aroma was of burnt dark bread malts, a mild resin hop and a bold leathery yeast with notes of baker's chocolate, coffee, vanilla and a light smoky presence.

The taste was extremely malty and very roasty with a huge bitter chocolate note which was present throughout, and then became slightly bitterer with a mild coffee taste and a hint of smoke towards the finish. The flavor lasted an average time following the swallow, with a roasty bitter mocha coffee taste hitting you right in the back of the throat, and then lingered there for a just little while longer.

Mouthfeel was medium in body with a thin oily texture and a carbonation that was ever so soft.

Overall I found this to be an extremely chocolaty brew with a nice bold bitter roastiness, which just so happened to create a superbly delicious drinking experience... www.facebook.com/KAJIIsBeerReviews

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KajII, May 01, 2013
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4/5  rDev +6.1%

RedneckBeerz, Apr 01, 2013
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4/5  rDev +6.1%

chugamugofsud, Feb 20, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -13.8%

BeerNW, Oct 26, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

JohnK17, Oct 24, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +12.7%

sevenshubby, Jul 22, 2012
Photo of LiquidAmber
4/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a Seattle Beer Week pint glass. Pours a very dark brown, appearing black in the glass. Big active three finger light brown head with good retention and massive lacing. Aroma of toasted malt, light chocolate and a hint of mineral. Flavor starts subtly with light malt then the toasted malt, chocolate and burnt coffee develop, finishing with a toasty charred finish with a pleasant light hop bite. Medium bodied with some creaminess. Nicely done with a pleasant flavor progression, well integrated. The flavors are somewhat subdued, but the finish makes up for it. Well done.

LiquidAmber, May 25, 2012
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3/5  rDev -20.4%

bluckbeyes, May 18, 2012
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4.05/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22oz bottle purchased at an Albertson’s in Kennewick, WA – I forget the price. No freshness date. Different label than the one pictured on BA. First beer I’ve had from Bend that wasn’t brewed by Deschutes.

Poured a glossy black that allowed no light to pass through it, with a huge, rocky mocha-colored head. Said head took forever to drop, leaving sheets of lace.

Dryish aroma of rosted malts, coffee and cocoa, with the coffee the dominant partner.

Molasses and coffee in the flavor. It starts out sweet but more bitter flavors come in to balance it out. Mildly dry at the swallow.

Fairly dry yet coating mouthfeel. About right for a porter.

A pretty good porter. I think this beer compares favorably to Black Butte, except in terms of price and availability.

woemad, Mar 18, 2012
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3.58/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I have a bunch of bottles stored at OKComputers house and last we cracked open a few and this is one of them. Poured into straight pint glass. Poured a light black color with a bit of translucence. The beer had about a half inch of light tan head that had good retention and lacing.

The aroma was nicely full and rich, with nice grain and roast notes. The flavor was very similar, grain and roast, and was a fairly typical example of the style.

The body was pretty good, full and well-rounded without being heavy. Drinkability was very good, I'd like to have a couple more bottles. Overall, a nice example of the style that's worth trying if you see it. I'd had this bottle sitting around for a couple of years, I suspect that fresh the flavors would have been crisper and more well-defined. I'll try this beer again and update my review.

beertunes, Feb 27, 2012
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4/5  rDev +6.1%

Travisnin, Nov 16, 2011
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3.9/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Dark black with a creamy contrasting tan head. Good.

Rounded cocoa and coffee aroma. It's a touch sweet but still good.

Big roasty flavour with bitter cocoa and some coffee. Nice.

Medium body with moderate carbonation. Fine.

A good porter with big flavour and a rounded mouthfeel. This works for me.

dgilks, Sep 06, 2011
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Snake Bite Porter from Silver Moon Brewing
85 out of 100 based on 42 ratings.