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Lost Abbey Serpents Stout - Bourbon Barrel
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RATINGS: 37   MEAN: 3.92/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.83   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 375   ABV: 12.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Serpents Stout Aged in Heaven Hill Bourbon Barrels.


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!

3.9
   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.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Ughsmash (7364) - 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.

3.5
   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.

4
   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.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
joeneugs (4220) - 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.

4
   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.

3.8
   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.

4.6
   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.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JohnnyJ (4913) - 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.


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