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Lost Abbey Serpents Stout - Bourbon Barrel
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RATINGS: 36   MEAN: 3.93/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.83   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 375   ABV: 12.5%
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Serpents Stout Aged in Heaven Hill Bourbon Barrels.


4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
kneallo (4) - - JUN 17, 2012 does not count
Nice dark color stout with minimal head, with a complex aroma of chocolate and coffe; smooth taste and finish

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
PhillyCraft (3954) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 27, 2012
4 oz Sample courtesy of Bill, Thanks again man for busting out this rare brewsker. Poured a dark brown, with lighter head. Aromas of fudge, bourbon, vanilla bean, dark fruit, and roasted grain. Taste was around the same with further small notes of tobacco, fig, and cofee. Mouthfeel was very sticky. Overall a great beer. Very warming.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
thome50 (1229) - Morro Bay via Orange County, California, USA - FEB 12, 2012
At Barrel Night back in November. From notes that I’m catching up day by day. Pours a thick black with tiny brown head. Aroma is of bourbon, vanilla and minimal dark chocolate/truffle notes. Truffle and tons of bourbon barrel come out in the taste. One of the hottest BA imperial stouts I’ve tried. The vanilla is apparent and goes well with the rest of the profile. This is one to sip over a long period. The 3oz taste was good by me.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
peteinSD (1433) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 10, 2012
On tap at Lost Abbey on January 21, 2011. Advertised as barrel #935. Black pour with a slick of expresso colored head. Aroma is pungent bourbon with vanilla, heavy dark fruit, and a nice even chocolate roast underneath. Taste is dominated by the bourbon up front with complimentary vanilla followed by chocolate, roasted malt, perhaps some light coffee in there, and some light alcohol heat on the finish. Smooth, coating mouthfeel. Great beer that I’d love to see bottled and it was nice to have it side-by-side with the "regular" version that sees distribution.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BMan1113VR (7904) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JAN 22, 2012
Single Barrel (#935 - the hot one from the barrel night). On tap at Lost Abbey. Pours with a pitch black body with a lasting brown head with some decent lace. Aromas are huge, bourbon, fudgy, tobacco, chocolate, vanillin. Somewhat sharp alcohol and barrel character. Flavors are nutty, fudge, bourbon, molasses. Alcohol is a bit smoother on the tongue than in the nose. Lots of tannic bitterness and vanillin. Medium to lively bubbles, dryish, tannic, warming. Good stuff in small quantities.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
brokensail (13227) - Orange County, California, USA - DEC 9, 2011
Pours black in color with no head. Intense aromas of whiskey and booze with quite a bit of vanilla. A nice chocolate smell to it as well as some mild roast and burnt sugar notes. The flavor is quite intense. Lots of chocolate, whiskey, and vanilla to go with burnt sugar, molasses, and a bit of roasted malt.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
daknole (10279) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - NOV 8, 2011
Lost Abbey Barrel Night. Deep brown pour, nice brown head. We sampled 2 barrels that night. One was mellow and fudgy the other was a hot and awesome bourbon bomb! Rich flavors of vanilla, cocoa, espresso, roast, bourbon, oak shined in both and when we blended them...oh hell!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
phaleslu (7536) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 31, 2011
Unlabeled 22 oz. bottle shared by bsuedekum- thanks, Blake! Good to know people, as this one was a real rarity. Pours an opaque dark brown color with a small tan head that settles into a film and ring. The aroma is very woody initially, with barrel notes emerging more as it warms- then big bourbon kicks in with milder vanilla, roasted malts, and dark fruits. Flavor of roasted malts, wood, earth, vanilla, caramel, and molasses. Medium-bodied, with a roasty, boozy, woody mouthfeel and light carbonation. Really opened up upon warming. Doesn’t seem to have the same complexity as the Serpent’s Stout, which was surprising. Excellent nonetheless.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kbutler1 (1377) - North Carolina, USA - OCT 23, 2011
Bottle. Courtesy of Ryan. Am told that only 12 bottles were made for friends of the brewery. Pours a dark brown reddish color with a slight tan collared head. Swirling around creates a wispy tan, tiny bubbled head that lingers on. Bourbon abounds in the nose with very little else but does have some roast, chocolate, and leather aromas. Medium mouthfeel. Bourbon upfront taste with a sharp dark chocolate bittersweet taste. Some coffee and leather as well. Ends a little dry. Booze is there but not overpowering. This is one of those beers where the bourbon barrel just takes over and dominates every aspect of the beer. Perfect for sipping on and letting warm to let the flavors come out but balanced this is not.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Marsiblursi (3054) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - OCT 15, 2011
(Bottle) Pours near black with almost no head. The aroma holds smooth barrel – vanilla and wood alongside creamy chocolate, light spicy yeast, dark fruits, brown sugar, light tobacco and tiny hoppy. Well-balanced and complex nose. The flavour is near medium sweet, light to medium bitter and light acidic. Tones of bourbon, chocolate roast, light dark fruits and tiny spicy alongside a whisper of herbal/grassy hops. The mouthfeel is round, silky, oily and fat with almost no carbonation. Hops, wood and chocolate on the finish. Medium to full bodied. Really nice!


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