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Box Set Track #10 - Bat Out Of Hell - The Lost Abbey

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Box Set Track #10 - Bat Out Of HellBox Set Track #10 - Bat Out Of Hell

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BA SCORE
98
world-class

106 Ratings
THE BROS
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(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 106
Reviews: 19
rAvg: 4.47
pDev: 7.38%
Wants: 75
Gots: 9 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
The Lost Abbey visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial Stout |  13.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

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

Formerly known as "Serpent's Stout - Bourbon Barrel Aged With Cocoa Nibs & Coffee"

A fresh track, Track 10 began as a fresh Serpent’s Stout base aged in bourbon barrels with oodles of coffee and cacao nibs added shortly before packaging.

Late in November of 2011, Mike Rodriguez our head brewer asked about creating a Coffee and Cacoa Nib version of Serpent’s Stout for the San Diego Strong Ale Festival. The beer was a hit with our fans. When we wrote up the syllabus for the Ultimate Box Set, we knew a version of this beer would be included.

We waited until the very end of the release schedule to put this beer in a bottle so that the coffee and cacoa nibs really come through. Four Bourbon barrels were selected for their rich and dense chocolate flavors. One week before packaging, we added 17 pounds of Ryan Brothers Coffee and 4 pounds of TCHO Cacao Nibs to steep before packaging.

(Beer added by: HopHead84 on 12-05-2011)
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starrdogg

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4.43/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Served alongside Serpent's Stout

Beer pours black with a thin off-white head. Smell is awesome - an excellent mix of coffee, oak and bourbon - it reminds me a lot of KBS. Flavor is very coffee-forward, but manages not to be too bitter because the oak balances out the flavors. Chocolate and bourbon come through on the finish. Mouthfeel is medium-full bodied with nice carbonation. This is one of the best coffee stouts I've had as the barrel aging manages to keep the coffee from completely overtaking the beer, but still gives it a phenomenal flavor.

Serving type: bottle

12-10-2012 01:58:14 | More by starrdogg
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Box Set Track #10 - Bat Out Of Hell from The Lost Abbey
98 out of 100 based on 106 ratings.