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Serpent's Stout - The Lost Abbey

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

1,217 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 1217
Reviews: 519
rAvg: 4.24
pDev: 8.73%


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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Jason

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

08-12-2013 14:07:08 | More by Jason
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BeerAdvocate

Massachusetts

4.28/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

From BeerAdvocate Magazine Volume II, Issue V:

Riding on the whole "original sin" theme, darkness and evil, we are now tempted enough to give this brew a go. Lively carbonation brings a slow foam right out of the bottle, not a gusher but a creeper. Quick to foam though the lace does dissipate into the thin ring. Dark as the darkest night: opaque and sooty. Mild acrid tartness in the nose, sweet chocolate cake in the aroma and flavor. Carbonation is super fine on the palate with a fluffy, full body. Again, chocolate cake and dark chocolate. Sweetness is mild and up front. Ever so faint tartness, but a more prominent woody flavor in the middle. Hint of rich molasses and black currants in the back. Modest hop character, that's fine as the roasted character takes care of keeping the balance. Doesn't taste like an 11 percent beer at all, extremely deceiving even with a slight warmth from the alcohol.

A very delicious bottle-conditioned stout, impressive and drinkable for 11 percent. The more it warms up the better it gets. Malt flavors are really in sync with each other. A must try in our book because it stands out from the rest of the Lost Abbey lineup as being one of their best.

Serving type: bottle

09-10-2010 13:27:50 | More by BeerAdvocate
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BG24

California

4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

04-15-2014 04:06:56 | More by BG24
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4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

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4/5  rDev -5.7%

04-14-2014 00:41:39 | More by Dicers
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4.24/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Had on draft at Lost Abbey on 4/3/14

A-Pours a dark coffee color with a two finger creamy tan head with great lacing.

S-Aromas is of a dark coffee and milk chocolate.

T-Taste is coffee and chocolate with a dairy creaminess.

M-mouthfeel is awesome well balance smooth to the tongue

O-Overall great stout, need more

Serving type: on-tap

04-13-2014 01:30:05 | More by reebtaerG
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4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

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04-09-2014 03:55:32 | More by RyanTheLion13
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4/5  rDev -5.7%

04-09-2014 01:15:16 | More by TheBeerAlmanac
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KYGunner

Kentucky

3.74/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

This poured gorgeously with a deep black thickness, a lasting brown head and a sheet of thick lacing.

The nose was a dry chocolate, smoke and a phenolic plastic aroma.

This tastes creamy but feels dry. The chocolate is dry and the stout character resembles an Irish Stout but I get a milky creamy lactose as well. It then gets a little chalky with cocoa powder and embers but finishes with an Irish creme.

I'm a bit lost on this whole experience as it presents itself with a near schizophrenic personality. I liked it than didn't, loved it than hated it.

Serving type: bottle

04-08-2014 21:46:41 | More by KYGunner
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Texas

4/5  rDev -5.7%

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McStagger

California

4.23/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A: Massive two finger head. Very tight, almost like whip cream. Stellar lacing. Stellar retention. Beer is black as night.

S: Roasty, touch gamey. Leather, cedar box, all spice. As it opens, a big hit of dark fruit rushes through. Peppery alcohol in the nose, as well.

T: Big, dark and roasty. Raisined fruit. Toasted. Very deep in flavor. Not quite burnt, but close to that. Very complex.

M: Big, but not overwhelming. Very drinkable. Warming on the back end, but by no means alcoholic.

O: A big, roasty stout. I thoroughly enjoyed this one. My buddy noticed some barrel characteristics, but as far as I know this one doesn't touch an oak barrel. Very tasty.

Serving type: bottle

03-31-2014 06:47:48 | More by McStagger
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Serpent's Stout from The Lost Abbey
94 out of 100 based on 1,217 ratings.