Serpent's Stout - The Lost Abbey

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

1,455 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 1,455
Reviews: 538
rAvg: 4.24
pDev: 8.49%
Wants: 288
Gots: 334 | FT: 30
Brewed by:
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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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4.28/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Utterly black. Thick, viscous, almost-syrupy. This beer is topped with a dark tan head. Nice appearance. The smell has a smoke and booze quality about it...heavily roasted malt and grain. Some wood and dark-roast coffee notes. The taste, however, really stands out. Bitter, rich, intense, and deep. The coffee and grain qualities really come out. Lots of warmth. I'm having this in the wrong season...it would be great in the winter. Thick and mougthfilling. I sincerely enjoyed this one.

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4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -11.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -11.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -11.6%

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4/5  rDev -5.7%

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4.75/5  rDev +12%

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4.58/5  rDev +8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Review from 7/2010 notes. Poured into a Gulden Draak tulip. Pours a dark brownish black with a medium tan head with no lacing. Aroma of dark roasted malt and dark fruit. Flavor is delicious chocolate, dark roasted malts, hops and fruit. A bit boozy in the malt and hop finish. Very nicely made.

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4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

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4/5  rDev -5.7%

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4/5  rDev -5.7%

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4/5  rDev -5.7%

Photo of Alieniloquium
3.63/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

750 mL bottle poured into a taster glass. This bottle is at least two years old, but there's no bottle date. Reviewed from notes.

Appearance - Black with a nice khaki head and decent retention. Coats the glass nicely.

Smell - Roasty. Nice. Boozy, even after two years. Coffee aroma and not a whole lot else.

Taste - Roasty malts. Not a lot of complexity to it. Bitter roasted coffee follows with a chocolatey finish. Bitter, but not really a hop bitter.

Mouthfeel - Taste a touch boozy. Not enough sweetness to really justify it, though. The lack of sweetness emphasizes the bitter finish.

Overall - Good roasty flavors. To much alcohol and not enough complexity. The good side of decent, but not something I'm going to go out of my way for again.

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4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -17.5%

Serpent's Stout from The Lost Abbey
94 out of 100 based on 1,455 ratings.