Serpent's Stout - The Lost Abbey
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Reviews by twiggamortis420:
3.21/5 rDev -24.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25
750 mL bottle of the 2009 vintage pours a murky black with a brawn head. Moderate retention and lace.
Nose is black licorice, cocoa powder, carob and oddly enough, overripe bananas. There is still a bit of clingy grass hop aroma as well.
Taste is dusty cocoa powder with a surprising amount of hoppy bitterness still. Black licorice pervades and it is not really a stout to my liking. It reminds me of Nightstalker. The mouthfeel is silky yet I wish there was more sweetness. This one just isnt really for me...I had a fresher sample a few times and liked it about the same as this aged version.
Serving type: bottle
09-13-2013 00:36:33 | More by twiggamortis420
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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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