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Serpent's Stout - The Lost Abbey

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

1,403 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 1,403
Reviews: 536
rAvg: 4.24
pDev: 8.49%
Wants: 286
Gots: 327 | FT: 29
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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4.08/5  rDev -3.8%

petermethot, Aug 23, 2014
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Norseman, Aug 16, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

Poured from 750 ml into snifter. 2013 vintage.

A: Pours midnight black with generous three finger chocolate head that lasted a few minutes. Some nice sticky lacing.

S: Bittersweet chocolate, espresso, raisins, and perhaps a hint of smoke.

T: Dark chocolate, rich espresso.

M: Thick and creamy just like a good stout should be. Finish is lightly sweet and a tad bitter.

O: Quality stout that I enjoyed quite a bit. So far I've been impressed with all of the Lost Abbey stuff.

richj1970, Aug 16, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

sjrodriguez, Aug 13, 2014
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4/5  rDev -5.7%

HookemHoos, Aug 13, 2014
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Raziel313, Aug 12, 2014
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lupercmda, Aug 11, 2014
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4/5  rDev -5.7%

Stoutmeister, Aug 10, 2014
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4/5  rDev -5.7%

PG2G, Aug 10, 2014
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4.43/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

2500th review! 750 ml bottle into snifter, 2013 vintage bottling. Pours dense pitch black color with a 2 finger fairly dense dark brown head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Nice soapy lacing clings on the glass, with a good amount of streaming carbonation retaining the head. Aromas of big dark chocolate, cocoa, coffee, roasted malt, dark bread, smoke, light char, molasses, raisin, plum, light licorice, and roast/smokey earthiness. Fantastic aromas with awesome complexity and balance of big dark/roasted malt and light-moderate fruitiness; with great strength. Taste of big dark chocolate, cocoa, coffee, roasted malt, dark bread, smoke, molasses, light char, raisin, plum, light licorice, herbal, and roast/smokey earthiness. Good amount of herbal/roasted bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of dark chocolate, cocoa, coffee, roasted malt, dark bread, smoke, molasses, light char, raisin, plum, light licorice, herbal, and roast/smokey earthiness on the finish for a while. Incredible complexity, robustness, and balance of intense dark/roasted malt, light-moderate fruitiness, and light earthy hop flavors; with an awesome roasted bitterness/sweetness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and very full bodied; with a very smooth, creamy, and moderately slick/chalky mouthfeel that is great. Alcohol is well hidden with only a light warming present after the finish. Overall this is an absolutely incredible imperial stout! All around amazing complexity, robustness, and balance of intense dark/roasted malt, light-moderate fruitiness, and light earthy hop flavors; and very smooth to sip on for the big ABV. An extremely outstanding offering.

superspak, Aug 09, 2014
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Serpent's Stout from The Lost Abbey
94 out of 100 based on 1,403 ratings.