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Serpent's Stout - The Lost Abbey

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1,469 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,469
Reviews: 538
rAvg: 4.23
pDev: 8.51%
Wants: 289
Gots: 340 | FT: 31
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:
Beer added by: BeerBeing on 06-10-2007

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.
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4.05/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

This pours black as sin. Menacing with no light escaping the edges. Tops with a mocha colored head of soft creamy foam that fell wantonly to a layer on top that wouldn't die. Refreshed at each turn and left tight clinging lace during the drink.

Nose is scandalous with sweet dark fruits. Currants and plums. Have you bitten into a plum and seen all the purple your teeth left in the flesh of the fruit. That's the scent on this. There's a small tartness on the back of that sensationally sweet fruit. Then there is a cake like malt. Light, fluffy, full and then it dives into rich molasses. Blackstrap molasses. Roasted grain, hearty and sweet. There are some shy hops on the nose, a touch floral to give depth to the fruits and to accentuate the grain. There is a decadent sweet dark chocolate. Creamy and with a bit of bitterness and a coffee scent that is outrageous. It's not that the coffee is big or bold, it's that it's bitter. Like coffee you boiled in a pot over a campfire, rustic and forbidding. There is no alcohol on the nose.

Taste is serendipity. It follows the nose and it continues to deepen and develop as it warms. The chocolate and the plum is fantastic together. The body is smooth and creamy and the molasses keeps getting richer but not sweeter. It has a nice little bitter from hops so it finishes a lot like temptation with a bit of bitterness. Dry and has a roasted character that is positive and never smoky or charred.

What a terrific stout. This one is one to sip slowly and revel in it 's balance. It has a terrific legend on the back of the bottle and some artwork to go with that. It lives up to it's name alright and is the perfect companion for a lazy sunday morning. I can easily spend the day with this.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

A: Black with a dark brown head. Good retention and lacing.

S: Roasted coffee beans, roasted malt, light cream, small bit of cacao and booze.

T: Roasted malt/coffee bean, medium vanilla, some pepper, caramel, and some bitter black cacao. A bit of raisin at the back end.

M: Medium-full mouthfeel and a medium carbonation.

O: Good example of the double stout style. A lot of roasted flavors.

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Serpent's Stout from The Lost Abbey
94 out of 100 based on 1,469 ratings.