Snake Eyes Imperial Stout | West Sixth Brewing Company

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Snake Eyes Imperial StoutSnake Eyes Imperial Stout
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
West Sixth Brewing Company
Kentucky, United States
westsixth.com

Style: American Double / Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 11.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by barczar on 06-05-2012

BEER STATS
Ratings:
70
Reviews:
21
Avg:
4.08
pDev:
8.82%
 
 
Wants:
6
Gots:
14
For Trade:
1
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Ratings: 70 |  Reviews: 21
Photo of kotzbauerm
4.25/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Harrison8
4.12/5  rDev +1%
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.

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Photo of brentk56
3.78/5  rDev -7.4%
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

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Photo of kybeerdrinker
4.09/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Bullet_Bill
5/5  rDev +22.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This is one of my all time favorite stouts great on a snowy day.

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Photo of Trogdor491
4.19/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Rice_Nate_25
3.75/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Cheezus
3.67/5  rDev -10%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of costanzo_mike
4.15/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Hootie159
4.2/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of boogerisu
3.99/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Treyliff
3.83/5  rDev -6.1%
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

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Photo of jrsaffert
3.98/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of ronn
3.36/5  rDev -17.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Eziel
3.77/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Caseyk1088
4.59/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of fredmugs
4.19/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of brian44556
4.06/5  rDev -0.5%
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.

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Photo of TomMorris
3.46/5  rDev -15.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of mattycasey
4.25/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of OtisCampbell007
3.9/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Good stout. Bitter chocolate and warming finish. Solid.

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Photo of BEER88
4.12/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of frasergrove
4.16/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of dleiner
4.29/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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Snake Eyes Imperial Stout from West Sixth Brewing Company
4.08 out of 5 based on 70 ratings.
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