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Serpent's Stout - The Lost Abbey

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

1,325 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 1,325
Reviews: 529
rAvg: 4.24
pDev: 8.49%
Wants: 277
Gots: 314 | FT: 26
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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4/5  rDev -5.7%

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AltBock

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

On tap at Willard's Tap House for their 3rd Anniversary party on Feb 16 2013. Willard's said that this keg was from 2010. They served it to me in a Peg's Catina Snifter.

Willard's isn't the most well lit place around, but I found enough light to tell me that this beer poured a thick motor oil black. What light I could find bounced right back into the lightbulb. Sitting on top of this thick black brew was a creamy 1/2 an inch dark beige almost coffee colored head of foam. It had great retention that left behind a big string of foamy rings and a ton of sticky streaks of lace around the glass. Beautiful!

Despite it being from 2010, this beer smelled fresh. It smelled like it was brewed yesterday. It had a nice thick roasted aroma of dark roasted malt, quality dark roasted coffee beans, dark chocolate, a wide range of fresh dark fruits like plum and black cherry, a drop of anise, a dab of brown sugar, and a whiff of black licorice. The aroma was as nice as the appearance.

The taste was just as thick and roasted as the appearance and smell. First off in the taste was the dark roasted malts. Following the malts was the dark chocolate and the quality dark roasted coffee beans. The coffee flavor lasts for a little bit before it gives way to the dark fruits. The dark fruits consisted of raisins, plums, and black cherry. After the fruits had their fun, the beer then finishes with a slight roasted hop bitterness.

The mouthfeel was thick and roasted like everything else. This flavorful aftertaste consisted of roasted malt and coffee, dark chocolate, and dark fruits. This aftertaste will linger on for a few minutes. 11% ABV? I didn't feel that. This is a sneaky little beer.

I'm glad I had the opportunity to have a glass of the 2010 Serpent's Stout on tap. I would go for another glass of this fine brew, but there are other things on tap that I would like to try.

Serving type: on-tap

02-19-2013 05:35:42 | More by AltBock
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4/5  rDev -5.7%

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Virginia

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Washington

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Pennsylvania

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Washington

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Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

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California

4/5  rDev -5.7%

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California

4.24/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Had on tap at Beer Revolution.

A: Pours a very dark brown/black with a fantastic looking dark brown chocolate 2 finger head.

S: Tons on chocolate, chocolate malt, some grain in the middle, roasted coffee and Brown sugar.

M: Rich and full bodied. Slight alcohol warming and perfect amount of carbonation.

O: Excellent beer, my favorite from Lost Abbey. Highly drinkable for 11%

Serving type: on-tap

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Rhode Island

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Texas

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Serpent's Stout from The Lost Abbey
94 out of 100 based on 1,325 ratings.