Lost Abbey Barrel Aged Serpents Stout
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RATINGS: 30   MEAN: 3.94/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.73   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 (10916) - 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 (9100) - 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 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BMan1113VR (7858) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Ughsmash (7135) - 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 brewerís licorice, bakerís 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 Iíd love to try it again.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
bb (6858) - 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 didnít have quite enough to put it over the top.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
phaleslu (6497) - 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. Doesnít seem to have the same complexity as the Serpentís Stout, which was surprising. Excellent nonetheless.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Glouglouburp (6023) - 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 donít get whatís 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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JohnnyJ (4356) - 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 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
nickd717 (3483) - San Francisco, California, USA - FEB 7, 2010
On tap at Toronado for Lost Abbey night. Rating this from the bar, with Tomme right here, because Iím way too obsessed with beer, frankly, and get some bizarre satisfaction from being first. Pours jet black with a nice well-retained tan head and good lacing. Aroma is awesome and intense: bourbon, roast, smoke, oak, and a little chocolate. Flavor is also great even though itís a bit hot. Bourbon, roast, and coffee stand out, along with dark chocolate, oak, and even some dark fruits. Really full on the palate with slight booziness and low carbonation. Overall a really excellent beer. You heard it here first!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
1FastSTi (3336) - 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.

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