Serpent's Stout - The Lost Abbey
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Reviews by paytoplay:
3.6/5 rDev -15.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5
09 750ml, wanted to enjoy this beer but it was a bit rough for me. Alc was high, didn't get the silky rich mouthfell i was expecting. Have an 08 in the cellar, I think this 09 would benefit from 1+ years in the cellar to come together more. Dark stout, nice flavors, smell. Tried cold, and at room temp to see if it would improve. Have more and hope they get better, also may have been an off nite for me. The 08 should help drive my future purchases in more or no more 09.
Serving type: bottle
03-03-2009 19:05:44 | More by paytoplay
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4.26/5 rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Bottle Date: Vintage 2013
Opened: July 2014
This one had a tough cork to pull, but once I got that open with a large pop, the cork was very wet and sticky, even though this had been stored upright for the last year or so.
A: There was an aggressive pour which resulted in a 3 finger tan head with various sized bubbles. The head receded very slowly to a sort of thick film which left nice lacing. I believe that this is black, but it could be very dark brown.
S: The nose was ok, but doesn't compare to the taste. There was some chocolate, some bitterness, some roast. I get a little oak, or woodiness. There is a dash of a sharp anise type smell.
T: Smooth, creamy, chocolate. A brief prickliness from the carbonation. Much more dark chocolate comes through than the nose in a luxurious, velvety way. It is similar to the nose, but the taste was much more intense. There is no alcohol.
MF: In addition to the above, it was creamy and silky. Quite nice.
O: Very nice and very enjoyable with about a year on it.
Serving type: bottle
07-14-2014 00:01:36 | More by pknyc
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
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