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Serpent's Stout - The Lost Abbey

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

1,294 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 1,294
Reviews: 528
rAvg: 4.24
pDev: 8.49%
Wants: 277
Gots: 311 | FT: 27
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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Fitze

South Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

05-11-2014 17:34:14 | More by Fitze
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TonyTalon

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev -5.7%

05-10-2014 23:24:59 | More by TonyTalon
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Resuin

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

750 mL bottle poured into an enlarged snifter. This was bottled on 12/29/11 so has about 2.5 years of age on it.

Appearance: Pours very very dark brown/black and leaves a dark medium-brown head of a couple fingers which fades at a medium speed to a brown layer atop the beer.

Smell: Big roasty malts, light coffee, dark chocolate, light must, molasses,

Taste: Big toasted malts, coffee beans, marshmallow, bitter dark chocolate, vanilla; very well balanced and easy drinking big flavors. ABV is really well hidden/integrated.

Mouth-feel: Low carbonation (but definitely enough) with a thick, creamy body. Finishes a little bitter, but pretty smooth.

Overall: Very well balanced, big stout. Nice malts, coffee, chocolate and mild vanilla flavors all very well integrated with each other. Top notch stout for sure. Time has mellowed it well.

Serving type: bottle

05-10-2014 22:38:27 | More by Resuin
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abeeronthebeach

Washington

4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

05-09-2014 08:21:58 | More by abeeronthebeach
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Oakhtar

California

4/5  rDev -5.7%

05-09-2014 05:22:10 | More by Oakhtar
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mbeerdino21

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

05-09-2014 01:22:42 | More by mbeerdino21
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kidzord

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -11.6%

05-08-2014 15:55:28 | More by kidzord
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WiserBud

New Jersey

4.75/5  rDev +12%

05-08-2014 00:31:06 | More by WiserBud
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whitenads

Ohio

4/5  rDev -5.7%

05-05-2014 16:53:17 | More by whitenads
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MonkeyBread

Nevada

4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

05-04-2014 05:39:58 | More by MonkeyBread
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little_star

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

05-03-2014 21:11:57 | More by little_star
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JohnnieNepal

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -11.6%

05-02-2014 17:14:32 | More by JohnnieNepal
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huntermop

South Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

04-30-2014 02:08:21 | More by huntermop
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MattSweatshirt

Texas

4/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Opens with a big pop so I know there's some carbonation going on. Black and opaque body with a darker brown head.

Dark fruit, lots of coffee roastiness, and an all inviting fudgy chocolate note on the aroma.

A little heat from the alcohol comes through, plum, cherry, roast, chocolate.

The carbonation keeps the body feeling lighter and more of a medium body. Ends dry.

Serving type: bottle

04-29-2014 21:34:00 | More by MattSweatshirt
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Goobastic

New York

4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

04-29-2014 01:32:50 | More by Goobastic
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jeiiVP

California

4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

04-28-2014 15:46:40 | More by jeiiVP
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Rekrule

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -5.7%

04-27-2014 20:00:26 | More by Rekrule
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JakeEsterly

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +12%

04-27-2014 04:46:48 | More by JakeEsterly
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jackrodgers77

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

04-26-2014 18:55:04 | More by jackrodgers77
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wolf_switzer

California

4.5/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Our first review, so here goes nothin'...

Vintage bottle (12-29-2011) poured into a Lost Abbey teku

A - Looks like liquid dark chocolate in a glass, with two fingers of khaki head

S - Lots of roasted/burnt malt, some mocha and just a bit of alcohol on the nose

T - Tons of dark chocolate, coffee and roasted malt flavors, with some raisin in there as well. Little to no hop bitterness at this point

M - Extremely smooth, balanced well with a perfect amount of carbonation for the style

O - Though everything we've had from The Lost Abbey has been great, this one was a huge surprise. Maybe it was the nearly two and a half years in the cellar that did the trick, but this one was probably the best, straight-up imperial stout we have had yet. A new favorite, and one that would be fun to age more of

Serving type: bottle

04-25-2014 15:39:39 | More by wolf_switzer
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appetiteforparis

Colorado

4/5  rDev -5.7%

04-24-2014 22:43:41 | More by appetiteforparis
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BMMillsy

Florida

3.96/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

2013 Vintage corked and caged 750 ml bottle grabbed off the shelves on my visit to Hoboken. Pours pitch black with a massive dark brown head that lingers a good while. Big chocolate and roast aromas, some dark fruits, and some smoke and char. Flavor is big smoke and char, more char, roastC some chocolate covered raisins, then a bitter smokey finish. Not what I was expecting but a nice surprise. Medium bodied with low plus carbonation. Sweetens up as I go. Not bad.

Serving type: bottle

04-24-2014 01:20:02 | More by BMMillsy
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trevorpost

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

04-23-2014 01:50:16 | More by trevorpost
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jpaulsen

California

4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

04-20-2014 06:09:04 | More by jpaulsen
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rlee1390

Indiana

4.25/5  rDev +0.2%
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

04-19-2014 20:36:50 | More by rlee1390
Serpent's Stout from The Lost Abbey
94 out of 100 based on 1,294 ratings.