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Lost Abbey Serpent's Stout (2017)

Aroma: “Lots of barrel with whiskey and vanilla. Dark chocolate malt, coffee, and rich malt. Everything is really intense.”

Flavor: “Massively rich and complex, tons of chocolate, caramel, oak, whiskey with a nice boozy finish that isn’t overly hot. The bitterness and alcoholic finish keep the sweetness in check, and the complex character lingers really well.”

Overall: “A really good huge, complex barrel-aged stout. Tons of stout richness that is accentuated by the spicy, boozy barrel character. Everything is nicely balanced and complex.”