Saturday, March 26, 2011
The Lost Abbey - Serpent's Stout
Yet another beer in Lost Abbey's Good vs. Evil lineup is Serpent's Stout. Judging from the name, I think you can guess whether this one is good or evil. I love the good vs. evil idea because when you're thinking about types of beer, the last thing most people would think has to be "Is this beer good or evil?" And if they do think that, it's usually the morning after based on the severity of the hangover it gave them. So, let's look at one of their evil beers.
Serpent's Stout pours a jet black color with a milk chocolate head that faded a little quickly. The aroma is deep and earthy with scents of coffee, dark chocolate, molasses, fudge and some hints of dark fruit.
The taste of this one is phenomenal. There's a lot of dark chocolate and coffee, but there's a really nice earthiness to this beer that reminded me a bit of Bitches Brew (this one's not as good, though). There's a little bit of smokiness in the background as well that blends nicely with some dark fruit flavors on the finish. The mouthfeel is lush and rich without being overly thick. This is definitely one of the better stouts I've had.
Final Grade: A