Serpent's Stout - The Lost Abbey
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Reviews by rxdrewthejew:
4.7/5 rDev +10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5
Picked this up a while back, let it sit for a while...but decided it was finally time to drink it. Poured into a tulip glass.
A: Pitch black and w nice fluffy brown head. I get about one finger, but very good retention. There's quite a bit of sediment at the bottom, even with a slow pour.
S: Lots going on with this beer. Chocolate seems to be the major player here, but it's more like a raspberry-infused chocolate. There is definitely a pronounced, sweet frutiness. A bit of vanilla, bourbon, and maybe just a hint of coffee.
T: Once again, sweetness is prominent in the flavor. This opens again with a berry sweetness combined with chocolate. The middle of the flavor is dominated by a roasted malt or coffee flavor. Sweetness again comes out in the finish. Plenty of bourbon in the flavor throughout. This is one of the sweeter stouts I've had, but at the same time it's not overly sweet.
MF: Thick bodied and a bit syrupy. The carbonation is a lot higher than I would like it to be...it's pretty smooth drinking but I do feel the bite of the carbonation takes away from the flavor a little bit. Warms quickly, and the alcohol is pretty evident.
D: This is a really nice stout, despite the carbonation being a bit too high. I really like the fruitiness, it's not something I've experienced in many beers of this style. Coffee is toned down as well, which is a plus for me. Obviously this is a beer to be sipped and shared. Big ups for the smell and taste, but I gotta mark it down a bit because it's just not as smooth as I'd like it to be. Still, among the best I've had in the style.
Serving type: bottle
11-09-2008 02:51:26 | More by rxdrewthejew
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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
94 out of 100 based on 1,294 ratings.