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Serpent's Stout - The Lost Abbey

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1,452 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,452
Reviews: 538
rAvg: 4.24
pDev: 8.49%
Wants: 289
Gots: 332 | FT: 30
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:
The history of the bible and religion is indeed the struggle of good vs. evil. Our Serpent’s Stout recognizes the evil of the dark side that we all struggle with.This is a massively thick and opaque beer that begs the saints to join the sinners in their path to a black existence.

(Beer added by: BeerBeing on 06-10-2007)
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look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

Shared this with a few friends last night. I was impressed! Delicious, easy-to-drink and smooth. I also got some sweetness from this, but just the right amount. This is well-balanced.

Thank you for sharing this, Josh! 4.25+. Another winner from The Lost Abbey.

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4.09/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Look: An opaque brown so dark, it's practically black. The tan head is gargantuan, its smooth, foamy top resting upon a mountain of golden bubbles. This beer even looks big, i.e., its appearance alone promises lots of complexity.

Smell: Smells of luxury chocolate truffles--how's that for decadent? Dark fruit aromas are reminiscent of plums and cherry cordial. Roasted, smoky malt creates a meaty earthiness that balances out the sweetness. A delightful bouquet to be sure, but one that could benefit even more from a few more distinct scents.

Taste: A taste that evolves: At first it is both intensely sweet and boozy--maple and brown sugar are taken over the top with a squeeze of caramel syrup, and roughed up by the flavor of vodka. But this intense combination is but a flash in the pan once the roasted malt kicks in, devouring the sweetness and leaving savory smoked jerky in its wake. It's all a bit overwhelming, but for that reason, it's impressive. Certainly something to be sipped slowly and carefully.

Mouthfeel: As chewy and viscous as it looks. Velvety on the tongue. The 11% ABV is confirmed by serious alcohol warming at the back of the throat. Moderate carbonation prevents the body from becoming too thick, and brings a slight dryness to the finish.

Overall: Serpent's Stout is aptly named--this beer is both good and evil. It drives itself to the brink of being too sweet, but is pulled back by smoke and fire in the form of roasted malt and alcohol. It's an overall sensation of being so good it's bad--a dangerous pleasure...forbidden fruit, indeed. In the end, it was almost too much to take, but who doesn't like a little walk on the wild side?

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Serpent's Stout from The Lost Abbey
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