Serpent's Stout - The Lost Abbey
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4.11/5 rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
2013 vintage pours jet black into a Dutchesse chalice with a little under 2 fingers of deep brown head that quickly fades to a cap. Some sparse, soapy lace hangs to the glass here and there.
A lot of roasted malts in the nose accompanied by molasses, dark chocolate, espresso, sweet dark fruits (plum, currant), and some booze.
Starts out sweet with a mix of toast, roasted malt, sugar plum and currants before bringing out brown sugar, molasses, bittersweet chocolate, and coffee. Really great interplay of flavors here. The sweetness makes it to the middle of the mouth before the beer hooks a right turn and finishes with some earthy hop spice, slightly bitter coffee and chocolate, and some astringent alcohol, although not as much as expected with the 11% abv.
Fuller side of medium bodied, some alcohol warmth in the throat and chest that's noticeable but surprisingly mild.
These were going fast at my local beer shop, and I can see why. Big, complex flavors with excellent balance. Excellent brew.
Serving type: bottle
03-06-2013 02:35:54 | More by cjoc83
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