Serpent's Stout - The Lost Abbey
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Reviews by coldmeat23:
4.72/5 rDev +11.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
TEMP: Cellared @ approx 55 degrees
I've had this a couple of times before now. I 'found' this bottle in my cellar recently and I know that it's been down there for almost a year now. Realized that I didn't have a review posted for it, so here we go...
This is some damn black liquid here. This is what a good stout should look like, IMO. The one-finger head of chocolate brown colored foam appears very creamy. It recedes to a sporadic filmy surface covering, after a few minutes. The lacing is in broken strands and is fairly sticky.
A fair amount of roasted malts and a touch of char are most evident in this nose. There is also a good deal of some dark fruit hints, along with some notes of caramel and lighter hints of vanilla. A good deal of dark roasted espresso in the undertones mixes with some mild hints of dark chocolates.
This is a big mouthful of chocolate flavor. Loads of chocolate notes, both milk and dark, mix with big notes of cocoa powder. There is a great underbelly of espresso and roasted malts. Sweet hints of vanilla and caramels dance in and out of the flavor profile. Mild hints of dark fruits bring a touch of sweetness, which helps give balance, but no individual fruit seems to stand out. The finish, which is sweet and roasty, just goes on and on and on.
This is a good complex flavor profile, though not overly so. It is a wonderful example of how beautifully tasty a stout can truly be.
This is full-bodied and somewhat viscous. It has a mild level of carbonation which gives it a smooth and silky mouthfeel. I like it.
I could drink alot of this one, for sure. It is complex with a wonderful level of balance. The 10.5%abv is very nicely hidden, giving just a touch of warmth, way down in the back of your throat. Delicious.
A wonderful beer from Tomme and Lost Abbey.
Serving type: bottle
01-30-2010 02:13:10 | More by coldmeat23
More User Reviews:
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
Serpent's Stout from The Lost Abbey
94 out of 100 based on 1,297 ratings.