Serpent's Stout - The Lost Abbey
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Reviews by sfoley333:
4.25/5 rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Bottle from PP bottle shop and poured into a Duvel snifter. Poured a jet black color with a mocha brown thick head, plenty of lacing.( read other reviews the carbonation is diffently a plenty in the bottle). Their is a lot of sediment at the bottom so watch out when pouring.( a quarter sized piece settled at the bottom of my glass but I was careless when pouring) Smell is a mix of dark fruit covered with slight chocolate and medicinal hop smell with a lingering alcohol present. Taste is upfront dark fruit with the chocolate and coffee coming next followed by a mild alcohol finish. Mouthfeel is fullbody but a little lighter than a lot of thicker Imperial stouts out there. The carbonation is a little high for my taste especially when combined with the alcohol feel but by no means overdone. This is a complex high alcohol IS ( bottle states 11% ABV) that isnt a session beer but I couldnt stop sipping until it was all gone.
Serving type: bottle
04-04-2008 08:14:13 | More by sfoley333
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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
Serpent's Stout from The Lost Abbey
94 out of 100 based on 1,311 ratings.