Serpent's Stout - The Lost Abbey
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Reviews by MEsquandoles:
4.33/5 rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
750mL from early winter '08, poured into Unibroue Maudite snifter.
Much like a thick mocha cappuccino, but with a lot of licorice, and noticeable tootsie roll and peat too. Rich!
Different carbonation and finish, fizzier than any other big Imp Stout I've had...a surprisingly dry slightly sour finish, but strong woodiness takes earlier flavours long through the palate. Interesting and satisfying.
I get some Quad flavours as I near the end of the bottle, and in the burp. Some cola too.
For 11% there was almost no harsh booziness.
A unique Imperial Stout. I have yet to taste a Lost Abbey brew I didn't think was well made and significantly above average. Definitely worth trying, and i'd love to try it aged a year. Possible my 3rd favorite Imp Stout behind Abyss and Saint Arnold Divine Reserve #5.
Serving type: bottle
05-30-2009 04:50:36 | More by MEsquandoles
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3.49/5 rDev -17.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
On tap at the brewery in San Marcos.
Pours black with a short-lived head that leaves little lacing.
Aroma: moderately strong and dominated by dark-roasted malts.
Flavor: more funky and less fruity than the aroma, but not challenging to drink. Lightly bitter finish.
Feel: medium body; medium-light carbonation.
O: good, not great. High ABV is too obvious.
Serving type: on-tap
07-01-2014 00:24:50 | More by chinchill
4.18/5 rDev -1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
This stout was served on tap into a 10oz tulip glass. The head on this beer looked impressive. The beige lacing was sticky, fluffy, and good looking. The smell of this stout was a balance of roasted malt, bitter/dark chocolate, molasses, and something pungent. This stout tastes roasted, sour, and chocolatey, with a weak boozy ending/aftertaste. Mouthfeel = medium/smooth/dry.
Overall, I was not very impressed. When I read Serpent's Stout, I started thinking of something slithery, poisonous, and big. This brew's name mislead me. If it was named The Lost Abbey Snake Stout, I probably wouldn't be as disappointed. As for being a serpent, :(
Serving type: on-tap
06-21-2014 01:38:30 | More by mabermud
Serpent's Stout from The Lost Abbey
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