Snake Drive Stout | Selin's Grove Brewing Company

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Brewed by:
Selin's Grove Brewing Company
Pennsylvania, United States

Style: Irish Dry Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Spring

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Added by JohnnyM2002 on 03-26-2007

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Ratings: 38 |  Reviews: 20
Photo of MacMalt
3.96/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I had this on draught at the brewery. 16 oz. pour served in a pint glass. It pours a dark walnut color with a foamy, milk-white head and lacing with excellent retention. At first, I thought it was served on nitro given its appearance. The smell features roasted malt, coffee, bakers chocolate, and whiffs of peat and tobacco smoke. The taste really follows the nose with a roasty malt base, coffee, tobacco, and a hint of hops and pepper at the finish. It has a Guinness-like feel: moderately carbonated, creamy, and very easy to drink at 5.5% ABV. Overall, this is a nicely-executed Irish Stout. The flavors are a little subdued but it's very easy to drink.

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Photo of Lucular
4.18/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

I had the non-nitro version of this beer but it was so smooth and creamy you almost could have fooled me. Chewy, roasty, and not at all watery like a lot of Irish Dry Stouts. Delicious.

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Photo of Uniobrew31
4.75/5  rDev +21.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

This beer just overtook Black Mo from Otto's as my favorite PA brewed Irish stout. Damn near perfect in every way. Well balanced between the charred malt and the kent hops. Wonderful beer

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Photo of Bdel34
3.5/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Slatetank
3.84/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

I purchased this growler in the 'boston style' at the brewpub, enjoyed chilled from a stout glass.

The color is almost black with thin light tan head that forms a full collar of cream with fine bead and lace clings in streaks. The smell is strong roasted grain with moderately light caramel and subtle mineral aroma of yeast with a gentle biscuit-like smell. The feel is pretty mild yet medium high roast texture with mild sweetness and medium carbonation level with slight bitterness in a very dry finish.

The taste is very nicely roasted in taste with slight coffee-type quality with a light caramel element from the malt in the middle and hint of yeast which has a slight mineral quality. The malt verges on raisin with char in the back and bitter nutty finish with slight spice and very dry flavor with lingering roast. This is a very good Irish style dry stout -a bit heavy on the roast character and lower than average carbonation from a growler, but in a general way. I would recommend this to fans of stout since this is better than most in this style.

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Photo of JohnParadee
3.27/5  rDev -16.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of BeerCon5
4.24/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of DrBier
4/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of tuowl74a
3.98/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of tdm168
3.67/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of squack
3.75/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Zdrummer15
3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

Photo of mendvicdog
3/5  rDev -23.5%

Photo of duceswild
3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

Photo of bum732
3/5  rDev -23.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +14.8%

Photo of MikeWard
3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

Photo of NYR_Rob
4/5  rDev +2%

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4/5  rDev +2%

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4/5  rDev +2%

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4/5  rDev +2%

Photo of Rifugium
4/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

First had: on tap at the brewery

Dark brown-black pour with reddish hues around the edges, capped off with a foamy off-white head. Roasty aroma, dark malts, dark bread, notes of cocoa, coffee. Taste follows the aroma, dark roasty malts, with hints of coffee, bakers' chocolate, mineral. Above average medium body, and quite drinkable. Nothing tremendous going on here, just a solid stout overall.

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Photo of TimoP
4/5  rDev +2%

Photo of thagr81us
3.85/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Massive thanks to mikesgroove for bringing this one out during the Growler Party this weekend! Served from growler into a Stone nonic. Poured a massively dark brown with a half finger light tan head that subsided to a minimal amount slowly. There was no lacing evident throughout the glass. The aroma was comprised of sweet malt, roasted malt, and dark chocolate. The flavor was of sweet malt, roasted malt, dark chocolate, and subtle wood. It had a light feel on the palate with medium carbonation. Overall this was a pretty nice brew. It was nice and light which is typical of this style, but was still able to keep you coming back for more with its flavor profile that it had to offer your palate. Unfortunately I really had to work to get anything on the aroma if I'm honest. It was very easy drinking and a nice choice for the day as a palate warmer.

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Photo of mikesgroove
4.23/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

part of the party of growlers that was busted out last night, this one was simply killer and a great example of the style. poured into a pint glass and enjoyed on 5.24.11

The pour was wonderful. Rich dark black in color with a huge head of tan that came up and over the top, settling down for just a moment and totally coating the insides and the bottom of the glass as it went, really full and very dark looking. Rich roasted malts that came over the nose as I lean in for my first smell. Really very well done here I have to say. Lots of light cocoa and a hint of subtle cookie dough like aroma as it warmed. The first sip revealed a very full bodied and well carbonated dry stout. Very sweet with loads of lactose sugar and a wonderfully complex flavor. Rich chocolate and sweet notes that really just put on an incredible show here. Smooth as could be with as close to a session stout as you are going to get. I had no issue with putting this one away quickly.

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Snake Drive Stout from Selin's Grove Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.92 out of 5 with 38 ratings
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