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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Snojerk321 (2960) - San Diego, California, USA - JUN 9, 2010
On cask at O’Brien’s pub. Pours a deep coffee brown with a tiny bubbly tan head from the cask. Great nose of cocoa, bourbon, vanilla, coconut and light boose. Pretty buch the same on the flavor, finish was a little watery.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Em (102) - USA - MAY 22, 2010
Drank on tap. Very chocolate in flavor. A little bit of licorice taste to it. Very dark color.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
elihapa (1532) - Honolulu, Hawaii, USA - MAY 9, 2010
On tap, brewery. Pours deep dark chocolate, thick, small tan head. Aroma has huge lush bourbon, roasts, light chocolate. Mouthfeel is so creamy, mouth coating, lightly carbonated. Flavor is a blast of flavor, starting with vanilla, toasted wood, molasses, dark chocolate, roasted almond. This is amazing. Finishes with a burst of chocolate and warmth. The depth and power of this beer is fantastic. Even better than regular Serpent’s Stout, mainly for its decadence.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JohnnyJ (4883) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 9, 2010
On draft at 4th anniversary party. Oily pitch black pour, small tan head. Dark chocolate, with some sweet milk chocolate as well, raisins, roasted dark malt, bourbon oak, and warming alcohol. This beer is very big, Personally I love it, but wouldnt want to drink much.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Getbetter (962) - East Palo Alto, California, USA - MAY 8, 2010
From a Tap@Lost Abbey 4th anniversary , Chocolate,coffee,brown head,oak,one of the better barrel age beers that I have had.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
wetherel (1836) - Encinitas, California, USA - MAY 8, 2010
On tap at Lost Abbey’s 4th Anniversary party. Pours black with a small tan head. Aroma is a little roast and booze. No less than 8 bourbon barrels and 2 port barrels in the brewery, so I suspect there will be some released in bottles in the future, or at least blended with other stuff. Not sweet or dry. Thick body. Mellowed a little from the barrel aging. Pretty good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Glouglouburp (6104) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 15, 2010
In short: An big overly boozy and overly bourbonny chocolaty Imperial Stout. Decent sipper, inferior to the original.
How: Tap at Extreme Beer Fest 2010.
The look: Black body topped by a medium tan head
In long: You take the Serpents Stout, tone down the roastiness, add a whole lot of booze and a lot of bourbon. Somehow it kept the bitter black chocolate of the original and not much vanilla was added. Anyway, this is a step down from the original. I really don’t get what’s so good about those boozy bourbon heavy beer. I wish there was more people like me to express their disagreement with this new beer trend but most people like me either die very young or are locked-away from society.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Jblauvs (1357) - Chester, Vermont, USA - FEB 25, 2010
Black oily pour with a small tan head. Aroma is bourbon, chocolate, a bit of sweet vanilla wood. Flavor is chocolate, forward bourbon, oily, low carbonation, relatively boozey, tingles a bit. Light oakiness with some bitter roast near the finish. Pretty Good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
bb (7382) - Alamo, California, USA - FEB 25, 2010
Draft. Blackish beer with a dark tan head. Bourbon and chocolate aroma. Bourbon, chooclate, and light coffee flavor. Medium-plus bodied. Bourbon, chocolate and light oak linger with light roast and light vanilla. Nice beer that brings together the flavors well, but just didn’t have quite enough to put it over the top.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
iowaherkeye (2698) - Ocean Beach, San Diego, California, USA - FEB 7, 2010
On tap at Toronado. Where is this Nick character? Opaque black with a small tan head, low retention. I’m not getting a lot of bourbony booze here dominating the base beer--thank you, we don’t need another Bourbons County Stout. Mainly a lot of roast and dark chocolate in the nose, with a hint of raisin behind. Also, there is just a little whiskey and oak. Flavor is chocolate and dark fruit-forward with some bourbon and caramel notes. Not terribly toasty at all--chocolatey and fruity. Semi dry, bitterness at a 4 with moderate alcohol burn. Low carbonation with a full smooth body. Pretty good, not overbourbonated RIS. Pretty boozy and tongue numbing now, though.

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