Serpent's Stout - The Lost Abbey
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Reviews by Hellabeerguzzler:
4.33/5 rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
Pours black with a dark brown chocolaty head that, unbelievably, retains superbly with some lacing, but more caramel glass-coating type and not so much bubbly lacey surf but it's there enough to show you this brew has some balls.
The smell is caramel, soot, some faint hints of chocolate, coffee, and (digging deep) some dark fruits.
The taste is excellent if you don't mind the burnt coffee sooty taste (which personally, I enjoy), but past that, the alcohol is most superbly hidden, as I was sober when I started this review. Additionally the creaminess, chewability, and excellent mouthfeel... especially for those looking for some carbonation reminiscent of their past life when they actually drank beer that had bubbles.
Overall, I can't wait to drink this again. In fact, I'm getting some more as soon as I feel safe enough to walk to the passenger seat.
Serving type: bottle
05-03-2012 20:08:05 | More by Hellabeerguzzler
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4.26/5 rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Bottle Date: Vintage 2013
Opened: July 2014
This one had a tough cork to pull, but once I got that open with a large pop, the cork was very wet and sticky, even though this had been stored upright for the last year or so.
A: There was an aggressive pour which resulted in a 3 finger tan head with various sized bubbles. The head receded very slowly to a sort of thick film which left nice lacing. I believe that this is black, but it could be very dark brown.
S: The nose was ok, but doesn't compare to the taste. There was some chocolate, some bitterness, some roast. I get a little oak, or woodiness. There is a dash of a sharp anise type smell.
T: Smooth, creamy, chocolate. A brief prickliness from the carbonation. Much more dark chocolate comes through than the nose in a luxurious, velvety way. It is similar to the nose, but the taste was much more intense. There is no alcohol.
MF: In addition to the above, it was creamy and silky. Quite nice.
O: Very nice and very enjoyable with about a year on it.
Serving type: bottle
07-14-2014 00:01:36 | More by pknyc
Serpent's Stout from The Lost Abbey
94 out of 100 based on 1,313 ratings.