ABT_S54 (352) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - JAN 1, 2016
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
37.5cl bottle served in a snifter. Pitch black, thick oily and a generous dark brown head which dissipates quickly. Aroma is heavy bourbon, vanilla, oak, chocolate, fruit cake and booze. Taste is upfront sweetness with the creamy buttery bourbon taste but slightly hotter than some barrel aged imperial stouts which holds up well against the extreme level of flavours. The barrel aging has taken the rough edges from the standard serpent’s stout and the added chocolate and coffee give an even more decadent backdrop of flavours. A thick and sticky mouthfeel with low carbonation but perfect for the style and as such gets a perfect score.
RasmusOtt (2237) - Aarhus, DENMARK - DEC 31, 2015
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at Dangerous Bottleshares #17. Pours black with a dark brown head. Aroma of vanilla, chocolate, sweet bourbon, coffee, cocoa, toffee and some weak smoke. All in such a nice balance with each other. Awesome aroma. The taste has roasted malts, vanilla, coffee, dark fruits, cocoa and some bourbon. Awesome stuff. Better than expected!
bursprak (2366) - Aarhus, DENMARK - DEC 30, 2015
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at Dangerous Bottleshares #17. Pitch black pour with a dark tan head. Notes of heavy roast, light soy, ground coffee, bourbon, cocoa and some prunes and light vanilla.
Vestergaard (1644) - Aarhus C, DENMARK - DEC 29, 2015
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at Dangerous Bottleshares #17. Pours a pitch black with a nice, big, dark tan head. Aroma has lots of dark chocolate, bourbon, coffee, vanilla, figs, sweet bourbon, dark malts, caramel, toast. Taste is more dry coffee, dark chocolate, bourbon, caramel, booze, fairly sweet, light bitterness. Light fruity. Nice, full body and a fairly low carbonation.
SteveOrz85 (210) - Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 27, 2015
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
12.7 oz bottle. Monks Cafe Philly. Shared two ways. Served in lost abbey glass. Fairly dark tan head goes down quick. Little bit of lacing. Beer is black. Aroma is malty with notes of coffee, toffee and molasses, chocolate and bourbon. Taste is bitter and acidic from coffee. Notes of coffee, chocolate, vanilla, and bourbon. Some sweetness. Full bodied, light carbonation. Fairly smooth finish. Overall a very strong and very complex beer. Very good.
Niko100 (2652) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 27, 2015
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Rich dark brown/black color; Heavy slightly creamy body; Aroma of toasted malt, oak, dark chocolate, coffee, & some vanilla; Flavor of roasted sweet malt, oak, rich coffee, cocoa, dark chocolate, and some dark fruit; Warm finish; Nicely balanced & complex; Well done.
gunnar (7747) - Sandnes, NORWAY - DEC 24, 2015
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Vinmonopolet. Pours thick black oily with a small creamy dark tanned head. Very intense and complex aroma, roasted malts, vanilla, liquorice, cocoa and chocolate, coffee and bourbon. Thick oily mouthfeel, soft carbonated. Taste is filled with the same, loaded with weak roasty malts, delightful vanilla and thick creamy chocolate, lingering and lingering, a prober celebration of
my beer # 7000.
The_Osprey (5932) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 21, 2015
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Oct 2015 - Keg at Route CBC event as ’Lost Abbey Track #10 (Bat out of Hell)’. Black big foamy dark brown head. Aroma is typical American impy - meaty sugars and molasses. Also some woody bourbon and booze. Body is medium, smooth, soft carbonation. Taste is molasses, rich chocolate sauce, coffee, with some wood in the finish. Quite nice in small amounts, but too much like molasses to get a higher rating from me.
ACHops (1328) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 18, 2015
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
On tap @ Chuck’s CD. Pours viscous super dark brown with very thin mocha head that fades quickly. Aroma is deep, roasted chocolate malt, dark chocolate nibs, vanilla, oak, lightly crisp hops on the back. Taste is endlessly rich and deep dark chocolate, fresh roasted coffee, port, bourbon, oak; tons of barrel-aged flavor. Dry clean finish. Hard to believe this was once Serpent’s Stout, and that’s an excellent beer. Just incredible depth and richness here.
tmrmwel (1720) - Bergen, NORWAY - DEC 17, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours pitch black, with a finger thick creamy brown head. Aroma is dark chocolate, coffee and bourbon barrels with vanilla and tobacco, as well as notes of liquorice. Full, velvety body, with very soft carbonation. Flavour is roasted malts with cocoa, liquorice, coffee and bourbon, as well as notes of lactose, dark fruits, wood and chilies. Lingering raw cocoa through the finish.