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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 msmezher:
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msmezher

California

4.72/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Serpent's Stout is a contender for my favorite Lost Abbey beer (the other being Gift of the Magi). I poured this 750ml bottle out into a pint glass (the only glass available to me at the time), and it poured a deep black, with a little head that, as others have said dissipated fairly quickly leaving a little lacing. The beer itself feels great in your mouth, definitely one to let roll over your tongue and breathe in. The beer is rather viscous, almost syrupy, and very decadent and sweet. Strong notes of dark chocolate, roasted coffee, and raisins. Serpent's Stout becomes truly exceptional when you factor in how drinkable it is, as normally something this syrupy and sweet is hard to put down, especially with as much alcohol as is present (11%ABV), but I had this 750ml all to myself and would have been happy to have another.

Serving type: bottle

09-15-2010 08:55:02 | More by msmezher
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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.

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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.

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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.