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Serpent's Stout - The Lost Abbey

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Serpent's StoutSerpent's Stout

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

1,294 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 1,294
Reviews: 528
rAvg: 4.24
pDev: 8.49%
Wants: 277
Gots: 311 | 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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Reviews by SaCkErZ9:
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SaCkErZ9

Florida

3.86/5  rDev -9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to 011x0110 for this beer. I have had this one at least four years, obtained sometime in or before 2009, from back in my trading days. I just finished my first triathlon so that seems like a special enough occasion.

Corked and caged 25.4oz bottle pours into my The Lost Abbey chalice. Not a great looking beer. Has the consistency and cola of any standard cola, with the thin wispy head to match.

Pleasing aroma. Lots and lots of dark fruits such as raisins, figs, prunes, a large dose of chocolate and chocolate malts, hints of coffee and tobacco. Smells more like a Russian than American double stout. Slight alcohol aromas add a second dose of sweet fruitiness.

Very solid flavors. Chocolate and alcohol right up front. Sweet with very little bitterness fruits are raisins and some lighter stuff like dried cranberries and strawberry. Coffee in the back adds a nice touch.

Rather thin on the body. Very warming alcohol; goes straight to my ears and warms them nicely. Sweet without being cloying.

A decent beer overall. I have never had a fresh version but this one was a treat to have. Needs more body for sure. I like the coffee and chocolate flavors but thin and dry. Thanks again for the beer 011x0110.

Serving type: bottle

05-26-2013 17:20:27 | More by SaCkErZ9
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Serpent's Stout from The Lost Abbey
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