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
More User Reviews:
4.7/5 rDev +10.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
The aroma has big chocolate and notes of coffee.
The flavor follows of chewy chocolate, brownie, some vanilla, a big roasted coffee with a medium plus hop bitterness on the finish.
There's a big chewy mouthfeel with lots of carbonation.
Alcohol is extremely well hidden. Such an incredible stout.
Serving type: bottle
03-10-2014 02:25:17 | More by dar482
4.15/5 rDev -2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Watching the pour, I thought the beer was a little flat, but the bubbles were latent and really exploded when the glass was nearly full. Ended up with a two finger head that settled into a dome. Deep dark brown where no light shall pass. Leaves a web of lace.
I smell Cocoa Puffs and Honey Graham Crackers. Attractive and semisweet.
Starts off like deeply toasted biscuits and ends like dark powdered cocoa. Chewy body. No notable alcohol warmth. Long aftertaste of burnt toast and black coffee.
Serving type: on-tap
03-09-2014 16:37:20 | More by smcolw
Serpent's Stout from The Lost Abbey
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