Lost Abbey Serpents Stout - Bourbon Barrel
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RATINGS: 31   MEAN: 3.97/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.76   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 375   ABV: 12.5%
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Serpents Stout Aged in Heaven Hill Bourbon Barrels.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
brokensail (12897) - 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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
daknole (10238) - 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!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
phaleslu (7419) - 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.

   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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Marsiblursi (3052) - 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!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
1FastSTi (3344) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 11, 2011
Thanks Jason. The beer pours to a pitch black body with a very thin brown head. The aroma is sweet chocolate, black licorice, vanilla, and subtle bourbon. The flavor is sweet milk chocolate, black licorice, burnt black malts, vanilla, marshmallows, and charred bourbon wood. The palate is medium full bodied, sweet, but astringent from the heavy black patent.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Ughsmash (7354) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 11, 2011
Thanks to Paul for getting me to this! Poured oily black with just a loose ring of dark tan head sticking around. The aroma picked up sweeter and a tad tangy bourbon over brewer’s licorice, baker’s chocolate, and molasses.. the barrel was well integrated with the base beer, and I enjoyed the kick it had on the back of the nose. The flavor opened syrupy with maple and molasses leading.. peppery alcohol, bourbon, and a hint of rye surrounded.. sticky-sweet across the middle.. finished warm, tangy, and near perfectly balanced.. this was delicious! Heavier-bodied with low carbonation on the palate.. quite roasty.. the barrel did very good things with this one, and I’d love to try it again.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
dimenhetfield (2487) - , Florida, USA - JUN 12, 2011
Bottle shared by Tony, you rock brotha. This was pretty much just like the regular version of Serpent Stout but with a little touch of bourbon barrel in there. Maybe it was just me or maybe my senses were dulled at the moment but this didn’t really impress me all that much, but I’m glad that I got the chance to try it.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
AgentSteve (1647) - SF Bay Area, California, USA - FEB 21, 2011
Pours deep brown with a thin dark tan head. Bourbon, chocolate and vanilla in the nose and flavor, but the bourbon overpowered this beer. Full mouthfeel.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
joeneugs (4141) - Livermore, California, USA - FEB 19, 2011
On tap at Beer Revolution. It pours jet black with a creamy tan head. The aroma is very strong with bourbon, burned wood barrel and fudge. The flavor is very alcoholic with lots of wood and chocolate. Theres a hint of dark fruit in a very hot finish. This almost tasted a little young for me, but it was still a extremely well made BB stout.

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