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Serpent's Stout - The Lost Abbey

Serpent's StoutSerpent's Stout

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

1,221 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

(view ratings)
Ratings: 1221
Reviews: 520
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)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
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Reviews by kevanb:
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kevanb

Illinois

3.99/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

750ml bottle, dated 1/6/2012, poured into a Lost Abbey Teku.

The beer pours an impressive sludgey jet black color barely a touch of brown when struck by the light. A nice soft billowy caramel colored head rises out of the beer, nearly 2 fingers hight that leaves about a quarter finger behind throughout the entire session with just a touch of lacing. The aroma is heavy on molasses, roasted coffee with bits of bitter dark chocolate and rich dark grain with a bit of raisin and dark stone fruit that leads to a big alcohol presence that is hot on the nostrils. The flavors are nice, rich decadent chocolate that isn’t too sweet or too bitter, layers of molasses, caramel and pitted fruit, sweet cherry predominantly. Roasted coffee peeks out behind the fruit while a strong malt sweetness that brings out the alcohol comes through at the finish, the alcohol is somewhat harsh on the tongue but doesn’t take over the other flavors too much. The body is very rich and viscous, thick but not syrupy with just enough lively carbonation to prop up the flavors well, the finish is silky and smooth with a mild warming sensation as it goes down.

Verdict: A big, bold, boozy Imperial Stout from The Lost Abbey, and one that is fairly rewarding. The flavors are mildly complex, nicely balanced but the alcohol is still very pesky and doesn’t really let this beer shine the way it could. Definitely one to check out if you like a big rich Imperial Stout.

Serving type: bottle

02-02-2013 02:34:10 | More by kevanb
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look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A-Black in the glass one finger white head with some lacing.

S-Very roasty, burnt malt, raisins, slight chocolate.

T-Starts with lots of burnt and roasted malt. Raisins, slight vanilla, mild dark chocolate.

M-Medium to heavy, nice carbonation and rather creamy.

O-A solid stout, more on the burnt side but it was not a detraction.

Serving type: bottle

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4.24/5  rDev 0%
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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.

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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.

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Serpent's Stout from The Lost Abbey
94 out of 100 based on 1,221 ratings.