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Serpent's Stout - The Lost Abbey

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

1,310 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 1,310
Reviews: 529
rAvg: 4.24
pDev: 8.49%
Wants: 275
Gots: 310 | FT: 27
Brewed by:
The Lost Abbey visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial Stout |  11.00% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerBeing on 06-10-2007)
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MEsquandoles

Texas

4.33/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

750mL from early winter '08, poured into Unibroue Maudite snifter.

Much like a thick mocha cappuccino, but with a lot of licorice, and noticeable tootsie roll and peat too. Rich!

Different carbonation and finish, fizzier than any other big Imp Stout I've had...a surprisingly dry slightly sour finish, but strong woodiness takes earlier flavours long through the palate. Interesting and satisfying.

I get some Quad flavours as I near the end of the bottle, and in the burp. Some cola too.

For 11% there was almost no harsh booziness.

A unique Imperial Stout. I have yet to taste a Lost Abbey brew I didn't think was well made and significantly above average. Definitely worth trying, and i'd love to try it aged a year. Possible my 3rd favorite Imp Stout behind Abyss and Saint Arnold Divine Reserve #5.

Serving type: bottle

05-30-2009 04:50:36 | More by MEsquandoles
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Opened: July 2014

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A: There was an aggressive pour which resulted in a 3 finger tan head with various sized bubbles. The head receded very slowly to a sort of thick film which left nice lacing. I believe that this is black, but it could be very dark brown.

S: The nose was ok, but doesn't compare to the taste. There was some chocolate, some bitterness, some roast. I get a little oak, or woodiness. There is a dash of a sharp anise type smell.

T: Smooth, creamy, chocolate. A brief prickliness from the carbonation. Much more dark chocolate comes through than the nose in a luxurious, velvety way. It is similar to the nose, but the taste was much more intense. There is no alcohol.

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Serpent's Stout from The Lost Abbey
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