Serpent's Stout - The Lost Abbey
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Reviews by flagmantho:
4.08/5 rDev -3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
Poured from 750mL bottle into a tulip.
Appearance: entirely, completely black body with a two-finger thick head of frothy dark tan foam. Head has good rentention and leaves a smooth, thorough lace on the glass as it dissipates. Quite good looking indeed, although I'm a sucker for a good imperial stout.
Smell: rich chocolatey aroma with hints of coffee and a light vegetal character right at the end. Reminds me more of a very well-crafted porter than an imperial stout, but quite good nonetheless.
Taste: coffee, chocolate, sweet deliciousness, alcohol, and a marked bitterness. This beer has a whole hell of a lot going on, and I like it. After awhile, an aftertaste of charred malts develops. Overall it's quite good, but I feel like there's a harshness here which, sadly, detracts from the overall flavor explosion. Quite good, but I feel like this beer *could* be outstanding.
Mouthfeel: now, this *is* outstanding. Big, rich body with a giant carbonation and a big, silky, smooth, delicious, mouth-filling and satisfying creaminess. Bam!
Overall: a very good beer indeed, but I feel like it needs a little je ne sais quoi to reach perfection.
Serving type: bottle
09-29-2012 19:15:40 | More by flagmantho
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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
Serpent's Stout from The Lost Abbey
94 out of 100 based on 1,297 ratings.