Serpent's Stout - The Lost Abbey
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Reviews by NoLiberty:
4.72/5 rDev +11.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Thanks to Chris at Ebenezer's for getting this tasty treat for the Tomme Arthur beer dinner.
App: Pours a deep, deep dark black with a nice thick caramel colored head that settles into almost no head or cap. Good lacing on a solid frame.
Aroma: Very well balanced overall. Sweet, malty, roasty and chocolate. Not an overpowering aroma with just the right balance of the distinguishable and anticipated flavors in a stout. Some nutty notes finish out the middle to end with a mild alcohol presence.
Taste: Some light raisin-plum fruit notes with rum, chocolate and roasted malt. Some chewiness that adds to the experience of those flavors. Light tobacco characteristics but also very well balanced with a warming alcohol feel throughout but not dominant for an 11% beer.
Mouth: A full medium bodied beer with solid carbonation that's delicate on the palate. Fills the mouth and carries the flavors well. Chewy but not viscous or thick. Very smooth and soft.
Drink: This is incredibly drinkable for the strength and the flavors balance so well that one won't dominate and ruin the overall experience.
Serving type: on-tap
02-19-2008 19:06:52 | More by NoLiberty
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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
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