Serpent's Stout - The Lost Abbey
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Reviews by JLeege:
4.65/5 rDev +9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5
2011 Vintage ~ poured into a LA tulip
Appearance- Pours jet black, no light entering the glass; with a nice dense two finger brown head. Good retention, good lacing too.
Smell- Lots of roast, bitter coffee and lighter chocolate notes. Anise, and a bit smoky as well.
Taste- More chocolate and little less roast in the taste. There still is the bitter coffee, but loads of sweet chocolate and even moist chocolate cake is more present. There is a hint of dark fruit in the middle, caramel, anise again, and a quick wave of smoke. Almost reminiscent of a chocolate crème brulee. Slight alcohol on the finish, but it doesn't burn or retract from the overall flavor. Lingering slightly bitter and chewy chocolate on the palate. Excellent.
Mouthfeel- Medium full body, completely coating, yet not to sticky. Perfect amount of carbonation (GASP!). Perfection personified.
Overall- I love big stouts, and seem to always give them high scores, and this is one of the best ones I have had. Incredibly smooth beer, with a great depth of flavors. Very impressed, this 11% 750 is going down quite quickly. (Reminds me a lot of the 2010 Surly Darkness)
Serving type: bottle
03-22-2011 03:55:17 | More by JLeege
More User Reviews:
4.7/5 rDev +10.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
The aroma has big chocolate and notes of coffee.
The flavor follows of chewy chocolate, brownie, some vanilla, a big roasted coffee with a medium plus hop bitterness on the finish.
There's a big chewy mouthfeel with lots of carbonation.
Alcohol is extremely well hidden. Such an incredible stout.
Serving type: bottle
03-10-2014 02:25:17 | More by dar482
4.15/5 rDev -2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Watching the pour, I thought the beer was a little flat, but the bubbles were latent and really exploded when the glass was nearly full. Ended up with a two finger head that settled into a dome. Deep dark brown where no light shall pass. Leaves a web of lace.
I smell Cocoa Puffs and Honey Graham Crackers. Attractive and semisweet.
Starts off like deeply toasted biscuits and ends like dark powdered cocoa. Chewy body. No notable alcohol warmth. Long aftertaste of burnt toast and black coffee.
Serving type: on-tap
03-09-2014 16:37:20 | More by smcolw
Serpent's Stout from The Lost Abbey
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