_angst_ (2799) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAY 14, 2012
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Sample @ Copenhagen Beer Celebration. Pours pitch black with a creamy and fizzy chocolate brown head that quickly dissipates while leaving some thick lacing on the glass. Smell is sweet with coffee, vanilla, chocolate, honey, roasted malts, dark sweet bread and bourbon. Taste is sweet and tiny bitter with roasted malts, coffee, rich chocolate, vanilla, resin, bourbon, wood and hints of peat and pine. Mouthfeel is creamy, smooth, tiny boozy and full bodied. Finish is sweet with coffee, vanilla, honey, chocolate and bourbon. Awesome!
Defreni (2612) - Husum, DENMARK - MAY 13, 2012
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Fad: Kulsort øl med mokkabrunt skumhoved. Fantastisk duft af chokolade og vanilie. Smagen sidder også lige i skabet. Masser af vanilie. Potentielt lige så god som oak aged yeti. Aftenens øl? Det var det så.
olio (6232) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAY 12, 2012
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Draught @ Copenhagen Beer Celebration.
Pours pitch black color with medium-sized beige head. Aroma of liquorice, sweetish caramel notes, dark roasted malts, dark chocolate, vanilla and bourbon. Flavor of sweet caramel, dark toasted malts, toffee notes, lots of vanilla, bourbon, mild coffee and some hints of syrup. Very complex brew but also very balanced brew with lots of layers. Definitely on my top10 at the time of rating. Majestic.
laiti (5703) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAY 11, 2012
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: AUG 17, 2014
Draught @ CBC ’12 as ”Lost Abbey Barrel Aged Serpents Stout with Cacao Nibs and Coffee”
Jesus vs. Serpentine vertical
Aroma has well roasted mocha coffee, vanilla and some dark chocolate. Really dry and roasted flavour with mocha coffee and vanilla. Warming and slightly stinging alcohol in the finish. Serpent wins.
lusikka (6267) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAY 11, 2012
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draught @ Copenhagen Beer Celebration 2012.
Pours a pitch black colour with a white foamy head which collapses quickly. The aroma is very intense; roasted malts, vanilla, bourbon and some sweet dried fruits. Flavour is even more intense; at first roasted malts, dark chocolate and sweet dried fruits, but after a while vanilla and bourbon take over. Mellow oaky notes in the finish, which create a dry and smooth finish. Full bodied, oily mouthfeel and soft carbonation. Awesome beer and clearly one of the best beers I’ve ever tasted. Just wow.
tiong (3782) - Espoo, FINLAND - MAY 11, 2012
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Draught @ Copenhagen Beer Celebration
Pours pitch black with a smooth foamy white head. Lovely aroma of slightly roasted malts, vanilla, cocoa, coffee, chocolate and hints of licorice. Smooth and slightly roasty taste with a lot of bourbon, vanilla, cocoa, coffee, chocolate and hints of licorice. Finish is slightly roasty and oily with some bitter coffee notes and hints of bourbon and vanilla. Wow, extremely well balanced and tasty, almost perfect. Definitely top 5 stuff for me.
magdalar (513) - Zurich, SWITZERLAND - MAY 11, 2012
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 20/20
Draught at Copenhagen Beer Celebration. Pours black with a brown head. Smells amazingly of chocolate, coffee, bourbon, malt. Tastes of a heavy sweet, medium bitter. A well balanced creamy stout. Full bodied, soft carbonation, creamy texture. Simply lovely.
phredrik (1010) - Copenhagen (formerly Aalborg), DENMARK - MAY 11, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JUN 14, 2012 Tap @ CBC. Ink black with a nice small brown head. Aroma had lots of wood, bourbon and vanilla, creamy chocolate ganache, dates and figs. Cocoa nibs and vanilla beans, not much coffee presence other than a hint of fruity espresso. Pleasant aroma. Taste is heavy bourbon and dry wood. Lots of chocolate and burnt caramel, some roasted malt notes and coffee. Lovely cocoa nib and chocolate brownie elements, roundes up by a pleasant amount of hop bittetness. Smooth palate, very creamy. Better than the regular Serpent’s Stout because it’s rare dong whale.
rlgk (10854) - Göteborg/Jönköping, SWEDEN - MAY 11, 2012
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Copenhagen Beer Celebration 2012. Black beer with a nice brown head. Pitch black beer with a brown head. Oak aroma, vanilla, milky, hoppy bitter, mint, cocoa, chocolate. Vanilla and oak flavor, vinous, licorice, hop notes, tar, figs, raisins, chocolate. Lovely balance and a great finish. Top class.
arminjewell (6221) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - APR 10, 2012
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pour on tap, Avery Strong Ale fest 2012. Dark murky black pour with thin to no dark head, aroma brought notes of thick chocolate, dark fruit, roast, bourbon and espresso, bringing back more chocolate, definitely heavier on that end. Taste was a bit on the sweet side but the chocolate was very authentic, mixing with the vanilla of the bourbon, a slight roasted coffee note helped balanced a bit. Dug this one.