Serpent's Stout - The Lost Abbey
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Reviews by YourMomDrinksBud:
3.95/5 rDev -6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
Caged and corked 750 poured into a snifter. 2010 vintage.
A- Pours a coal black with a one finger head that quickly recedes. Head is a beautiful light caramel color. I can tell it's overly carbonated for the style.
S- Bitter dark chocolate, espresso roast, cinnamon, vanilla extract. Slightly pronounced alcohol heat.
T- Deep roasted malts. Pretty bitter with strong notes of espresso. Dark chocolate as well. The cinnamon is a lot more pronounced than in the smell. Strong alcohol bite. Soy sauce aftertaste.
M- Over carbonated at first. Mouthfeel is a light medium for the style. Pretty strong heat from the abv, a sipper for sure.
O- I think the alcohol could've been a bit better masked but this is definitely an excellent beer.
Serving type: bottle
09-20-2011 03:09:29 | More by YourMomDrinksBud
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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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