Maker: Port, San Marco, California, USA
Price: $14/750 ml (Binny’s)
Thanks to Rhiannon to help in acquiring this bottle.
Appearance: Black coffee with a big frothy head
Nose: Faint. Coffee.
On the palate: Full bodied and rich. Roasted malt, effervescence, chocolate covered raisins, Ethiopian Harrar coffee.
Finish: Bitter and slightly sweet. Coffee and dark chocolate stick to the lips for a long time.
Parting words: Lost Abbey’s Serpent’s Stout is one of the best stout’s I’ve ever had. It’s fantastic beer that has a strong classic stout profile but is has a complexity and balance that puts it ahead of the competition. The fruity notes were a bit of a surprise but a welcome addition. As usual, I feel like I’m reaching for descriptors for a beer. I all have left to say is that one tastes really good. Lost Abbey Serpent’s Stout is highly recommended.