Serpent's Stout - The Lost Abbey
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Reviews by johnnieoz:
4.15/5 rDev -2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 5
2009 750ml cork and caged bottle. 11% abv (not 10.5%) this time around.
Seeing as Tomme Arthur replied to the Angel's Share brandy barrel-aged non-carbonation situation today, I thought I'd pop open one of his other beers. Somehow this felt appropriate...wanted to see where Lost Abbey stands in non-AS land. I have a bottle of said AS in my cellar, but I'm letting it stew a while, i.e. a lot, longer.
A: And there's was a welcome "pop" as I pulled out the cork!!! Let there be light and...there is carbonation. It pours a nice brown-turns-to-black shade and the small coffee-colored head leaves gentle lacing on the inside of my red wine glass.
S: Coffee. Cocoa. Licorice. Faint trace of alcohol as it warms up.
T: Very balanced. Dark roasted malts, licorice sweet on the tip of this serpent's tongue. As it goes down, there is a mild espresso sensation.
M: Solid, yet slightly less wholesome and filling than other imperial stouts. I love viscosity and this was somewhat lacking in that department. Carbonation is just right though.
D: Exceptionally drinkable. At 11% abv, this magnum is somehow disappearing, and I feel like I'm in the middle of a session.
So yes, this Lost Abbey concoction passes all tests. May it be a harbinger of more good things to come out of San Marcos!
Serving type: bottle
05-01-2009 05:06:22 | More by johnnieoz
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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
4.18/5 rDev -1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
This stout was served on tap into a 10oz tulip glass. The head on this beer looked impressive. The beige lacing was sticky, fluffy, and good looking. The smell of this stout was a balance of roasted malt, bitter/dark chocolate, molasses, and something pungent. This stout tastes roasted, sour, and chocolatey, with a weak boozy ending/aftertaste. Mouthfeel = medium/smooth/dry.
Overall, I was not very impressed. When I read Serpent's Stout, I started thinking of something slithery, poisonous, and big. This brew's name mislead me. If it was named The Lost Abbey Snake Stout, I probably wouldn't be as disappointed. As for being a serpent, :(
Serving type: on-tap
06-21-2014 01:38:30 | More by mabermud
Serpent's Stout from The Lost Abbey
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