Snake Eyes Imperial Stout
West Sixth Brewing Company

Snake Eyes Imperial StoutSnake Eyes Imperial Stout
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West Sixth Brewing Company
Kentucky, United States
American Imperial Stout
Ranked #1,510
Ranked #7,449
4.09 | pDev: 8.31%
Jul 26, 2022
Jun 06, 2012
Snake Eyes Imperial StoutSnake Eyes Imperial Stout
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Rated: 4.2 by Greg_Eans from Kentucky

Jul 26, 2022
Rated: 4.82 by RBorsato from Virginia

Jan 31, 2022
Rated: 4.17 by cwd from Kentucky

Mar 18, 2021
Rated: 4.21 by kramacam from Kentucky

Jan 10, 2021
Rated: 4.02 by Manta200 from Kentucky

Oct 11, 2020
Rated: 4.19 by smithj4 from New York

May 22, 2020
Rated: 4.43 by chill-i-am from Washington

Apr 22, 2020
Rated: 3.75 by Hellpop65 from Kansas

Mar 15, 2020
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Reviewed by ScruffySouthpaw from New York

4.03/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
Served in a teku glass from a 750ml bottle.

Appearance: Dark and somewhat semi-thick chocolate fused

Smell: Think of cold brew coffee meshed with deep deep hop aroma. Subtle and strong all at once.

Taste: Malty taste which feels a touch smoked with deep dark chocolate and a richer espresso bean bitterness which lingers in the back of your tongue.

Mouth: Medium to full caronation and super sticky body. Not the best finish as far as after-taste.

Overall: Good brew, got it in the rare beer of the month collection and wasn't disappointing at all but not a brew I would chase the world for. Salud!
Feb 15, 2020
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Reviewed by mwilbur from Minnesota

4.33/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Poured from a 750 mL bottle into snifter.
A: Pours pitch black with foamy/frothy dark mocha head with excellent retention. Leaves some sticky lacing behind.
S: Bright berries quickly followed by dark chocolate, medium roast coffee, vanilla, and hints of melon and warm cinnamon. Very nice!
T: Dark bitter chocolate, vanilla, dark roast coffee, wood char, and a hint of berries. With warming, a nutty note emerges.
M: Heavy body. Lighter mouthfeel from the carbonation. Darkly sweet and bitter. Lingers nicely on the palate.
D: Very nice winter sipper. I particularly enjoyed the aroma with the burst of bright berries up front.
Feb 08, 2020
Rated: 3.86 by bigbutter from Virginia

Feb 01, 2020
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Reviewed by Beejay from Virginia

4.05/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Thanks Richard and Alanna!!!!

A: Dark black in color, not much of a head, but what is there is dark brown, it looks thick like oil.

S: Dark rich chocolate, brown sugar, a touch of smoke, and molasses.

T: Dark chocolate, caramel, and burnt sugar, with perhaps a touch of licorice.

M: Thick and creamy, good.

O: Overall a very tasty brew! Very enjoyable.
Sep 18, 2018
Rated: 4.09 by DigitGrowler from Kentucky

May 15, 2018
Rated: 3.97 by pixarnick from Kentucky

Mar 03, 2018
Rated: 4.62 by GlennWB from West Virginia

Mar 03, 2018
Rated: 4.24 by michaelbrian from Kentucky

Dec 10, 2017
Rated: 4.25 by brunsojw from Tennessee

Nov 28, 2017
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Reviewed by woodychandler from Pennsylvania

4.13/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
It just feels right to be back on The CANQuest (tm), my ongoing & now-seemingly impossible mission to drink & review EVERY CANned beer in existence. This was an aCANqisition from a breweriana show that I have been awaiting a ChANce to try. Now is the moment!

From the CAN: "Feeling lucky? Roll the dice on this slithery stout."; "A dark & delicious stout"; "Seasonal Release".

I Crack!ed open the CAN to some mild squirting action as the snake hissed & writhed within! Oooh, maybe I should have waited until Hallowe'en to have opened this scary little monster. A gentle Glug produced two fingers of dense, foamy, rocky, deep-brown head with good retention. Nose held a mélange of flavors - cocoa/chocolate, vanilla, black coffee, root beer/sarsaparilla and a cool mintiness. Mouthfeel was big, thick & full & the liquid slithered around on my tongue like a snake trying to make itself comfortable. The taste was intensely chocolaty, very rich, like chocolate mousse, but with an additional roastiness like fresh coffee, plus a slight herbal sweetness that acCANted for both the root beer & mintiness on the nose. My my my. Some people are afraid or snakes and/or dark beers, but I shy away from neither. I liked the way that its slickness just crawled across my tongue, slithered down my gullet & curled up for warmth in my belly. Finish was dry & warming & I felt at peace while I was drinking this beer.
Sep 14, 2017
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Reviewed by willcull78 from Ohio

4.54/5  rDev +11%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
A very excellent stout. A deep dark rich color with a great stout taste that lingers on the palate. At a hefty 11% it is a hearty stout with great flavor. It is worth a try if you have not had one.
Jul 13, 2017
Rated: 4.25 by kotzbauerm from Kentucky

May 10, 2017
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Reviewed by Harrison8 from Missouri

4.12/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
Pours black with two fingers of caramel head foaming on top with good retention and a few spirals of lacing left behind. Aroma is roasted, toasted, and a tinge of nutted malts, with a light showing of caramel. Flavor profile is dark, with roasted malts hitting the tongue first. It lightens up a bit with notes of toasted malts, and caramel following. Dark chocolate notes are left on the palate as the flavor profile fades away. Slight alcohol taste on the back end. Mouth feel is medium-thick with a pleasurable graininess that evolves the beer into a heavy drinking stout. Overall, an impressive heavy stout that delivers through and through. While it doesn't deliver a multitude of flavor levels, it does deliver a quality stout experience from a can.

Served in a 12oz snifter.
Apr 21, 2017
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Reviewed by brentk56 from North Carolina

3.78/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
Appearance: Pours a deep brown with a thin khaki head that quickly fades to a ringlet; leggy, with quite a few dots left behind

Smell: Roast, chocolate and black cherry tones

Taste: Roasty and chalky, at the outset, with chocolate and black cherry tones building; vanilla and earthy hop flavors make an appearance through the middle, with licorice adding a sweeter dimension to the finish

Mouthfeel: Full bodied with low to moderate carbonation

Overall: Yes, it is big but it leans too far into the sweeter end of the spectrum for my palate

Thanks, SPLITGRIN, for the opportunity
Apr 08, 2017
Rated: 4.09 by kybeerdrinker from Kentucky

Mar 12, 2017
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Rated by Bullet_Bill from Kentucky

5/5  rDev +22.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
This is one of my all time favorite stouts great on a snowy day.
Mar 12, 2017
Rated: 4.19 by Trogdor491 from Kentucky

Mar 05, 2017
Rated: 3.75 by Rice_Nate_25 from Ohio

Dec 20, 2016
Rated: 3.67 by Cheezus from Kentucky

Nov 21, 2016
Rated: 4.15 by costanzo_mike from Massachusetts

Oct 22, 2016
Rated: 4.2 by Hootie159 from Massachusetts

Oct 22, 2016
Rated: 3.99 by boogerisu from Iowa

Sep 17, 2016
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Reviewed by Treyliff from West Virginia

3.83/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75
12oz bottle poured into a snifter
Canned 12/25/15

A- pours motor oil thick with a small foamy tan head that reduces to leave no head, along with some alcohol legs

S- aroma is a nice mix of black licorice, dark cherry, chocolate, vanilla, char & a hint of coffee

T- black licorice and dark fruits up front with some fig and black cherry poking through. Chocolate sweetness with some dark roast, hints of coffee and earthy hops on the finish

M- medium-thick body with moderate carbonation leads to a foamy mouthfeel and a viscous finish

O- nice toasty stout that hides the abv well
Jul 20, 2016
Rated: 3.98 by jakemn91 from New Mexico

Jun 13, 2016
Rated: 3.36 by ronn from Indiana

May 30, 2016
Rated: 3.77 by Eziel from Ohio

Apr 28, 2016
Rated: 4.59 by Caseyk1088 from Indiana

Apr 24, 2016
Rated: 4.19 by fredmugs from Indiana

Apr 21, 2016
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Reviewed by brian44556 from Kentucky

4.06/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Poured a 12oz can into a Teku. Served at 55 degrees.

Pours a beautiful deep black with a frothy, chocolate head. Light retention with mild lacing. Rich chocolate, ripe cherries, and roasted malts fill the nose. More and more booze overtakes the aromas as this warms. Dark chocolate and burnt malts upfront, with dark fruits, cherries, and lots of booze finishing this off. This beer is creamy and very warming from the alcohol. Slow drinking and very tasty offering from a brewery in my home state. Glad to see breweries like this putting Kentucky on the beer map.
Apr 06, 2016
Rated: 3.46 by TomMorris from Connecticut

Apr 01, 2016
Rated: 4.25 by mattycasey from Massachusetts

Mar 26, 2016
Rated: 4.21 by OtisCampbell007 from Tennessee

Mar 25, 2016
Snake Eyes Imperial Stout from West Sixth Brewing Company
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