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Serpent's Stout - Bourbon Barrel-Aged - The Lost Abbey

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Serpent's Stout - Bourbon Barrel-Aged
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BA SCORE
94
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62 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 62
Reviews: 26
rAvg: 4.32
pDev: 9.03%
Wants: 64
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
The Lost Abbey visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial Stout |  11.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: rye726 on 03-04-2009)
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4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

11-09-2013 18:20:53 | More by Rhettroactive
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zestar

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4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

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Illinois

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4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

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4/5  rDev -7.4%

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New York

4.75/5  rDev +10%

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District of Columbia

4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

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California

4/5  rDev -7.4%

12-16-2012 17:58:08 | More by mbixler
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California

4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

12-12-2012 04:10:59 | More by t0rin0
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ehammond1


4.55/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

On Tap (Nitro)

Churchill's Pub & Grille
San Marcos, CA

A cascading jet black pour, though a substantial, surprisingly large, dark brown head persistently remains. The first sips were of nothing but foam. This leaves thick, chunky, sheets of lace down the glass. Surprising and wonderful, all in one.

Decadent, rich, earthy aroma of chocolate (lots of cocoa powder and dark chocolate), mixed with big notes of oak and vanilla from the bourbon, and mild dark fruit. A captivating, full, rich, aromatic experience.

The flavor is similarly nice; the cocoa powder flavors dominate, though they are delicious. The chocolate is complemented nicely by the barrel notes, a fairly strong bitterness, at least for the style, and mild dark fruit character. Still quite drinkable for the obvious heft, however.

Full in body, creamy, thick, and luscious. Decadent.

A wonderful nightcap to a wonderful evening.

Serving type: nitro-tap

11-15-2012 14:30:38 | More by ehammond1
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New Jersey

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Pennsylvania

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Missouri

4/5  rDev -7.4%

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EgadBananas

Louisiana

4.48/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to injuredreserve for sharing!

Pours black as night, with a slight dark khaki head. Looked mildly carbed. Aroma had a nice chocolate note, with a pleasant oak and bourbon, vanilla and toasted notes. The barrel was wonderfully pleasant, not overwhelming. Balance was nearly perfect.

Taste was wonderfully chocolatey, roasty, with some light coffee notes, vanilla, toasted oak and touches of bourbon. Again, brilliantly balanced, with no nuance overpowering another.

The little to no carbonation lends a nice smooth, creamy and chewy texture. Undeniably full-bodied and mouth coating.

Really, there wasn't much noticeable alcohol, so this was pretty easy to put away. This was a fantastic BA stout.

Serving type: bottle

04-07-2012 22:45:58 | More by EgadBananas
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injuredreserve

Louisiana

4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

04-07-2012 00:15:47 | More by injuredreserve
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MasterSki

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On-tap at City Beer. Served in a snifter.

A - Half-finger of lightly tan foam settles to a thick collar, a few wisps, and no lace. Pitch black body.

S - Vanilla, chocolate, roasted malts, oak, bourbon, dark fruits, dusted cocoa. Mike said this was really hot last summer, but it seems under control at this stage - there's still a bit of obvious alcohol but it's not offensive.

T - Roasty malts, bourbon, chocolate, vanilla, light oak, caramel, a bit of prunes and raisins, and perhaps some molasses as well. Alcohol is a bit better hidden here.

M - Medium body that seems a tad thin for 11%. Smooth texture, moderate warming alcohol, some light tannic dryness.

D - Quite good. Another sipper, as it took me a while to work through my 11oz pour, but a delicious one that I'd recommend seeking out. I enjoyed this quite a bit more than the bottled Barrel Fermented take on Serpent's Stout.

Serving type: on-tap

02-22-2012 07:11:41 | More by MasterSki
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California

4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

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Serpent's Stout - Bourbon Barrel-Aged from The Lost Abbey
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