Snakes In A Barrel | West Sixth Brewing Company

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31 Ratings
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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: Winter

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Added by KYGunner on 02-09-2013

BEER STATS
Ratings:
31
Reviews:
6
Avg:
4.26
pDev:
9.39%
 
 
Wants:
6
Gots:
4
For Trade:
0
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3.96/5  rDev -7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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3.88/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of brewskifan55
4.34/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

# 1,000, baby! And it's a killer. Taster glass. Thanks for the love, Thomas.

A: Black as the snake that bit me with a half finger tan head that jets out quickly.

S: Bourbon heavy (I can smell it from 2 feet away and don't want to stop) with chocolate and smoke holding it up.

T: Pure ecstasy in a bottle. Bourbon gives way to chocolate, espresso, vanilla and a bit of oakiness. As it warms, the tastes enhance to produce a fireside sipper that pretty much puts all the other bottles to shame.

M: Medium to heavy with medium, thick and frothy carbonation.

O: Don't let this snake slip away. The barrel aging make this Kentucky marvel a poison of great delight.

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4/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.3/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Eziel
3.97/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of tsgooch79
5/5  rDev +17.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Nhens0016
4.65/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

The 2016 version of Snakes in a Barrel served at the barrel room at West Sixth. This beer has a strong smell to it. Chocolate and bourbon up front with a woodiness that comes through. It is a looker also with a dark black appearance with a nice creamy head that dissipates quickly. The taste is just amazing. If you have had the snake eyes, you get the chocolate, roasty malt backbone up front with a dark cherry aftertone that suits this beer well. The barrel aging sets this beer over the top though. You get the vanilla, bourbon, oak on your palate as well as what the snake eyes base beer gave. I received no off flavors at all. I don't really enjoy saying a beer is perfection , but I will say this beer would give the big boys a run for their money. This has that BCBS feel to it with a more roasty malt feel. Now if West Sixth would finally can or bottle this bad boy so I could give it to others and have them try it, the world might be a better place. Definitely the best beer I have had in Lexington and one people should try if given the chance. Great, Great beer.

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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.55/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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3.61/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of juicebox
3.68/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of IMFletcher
4.42/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

2015 version is Weller barrel aged, 13%, served on tap in the Barrel Room. Great appearance, great nose, beautiful head that fades, solid mouthfeel, but there's something a little off on the finish that prohibits perfection, maybe the oakiness of the barrel (which is fading as it ages, according to other reports). Sure wish they bottled this one.

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4.07/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev -6.1%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

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4/5  rDev -6.1%

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4/5  rDev -6.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

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5/5  rDev +17.4%

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5/5  rDev +17.4%

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4/5  rDev -6.1%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

Photo of McUbermensch
4.81/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

This is an amazing barrel aged stout. I would put it up there with the best of them but it seems to be a touch sweeter and that could be the 23 year old Pappy Van Winkle barrel's doing. It pours jet black with very little head. At 11% you might expect it to be boozy but it isn't.

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