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

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106 Ratings
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Ratings: 106
Reviews: 19
rAvg: 4.47
pDev: 7.38%
Wants: 81
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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3.61/5  rDev -19.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle.

Pours a thin dark chocolate brown with a thin light tan/mocha head that fades to a thin collar and splotchy film. Aroma of vanilla, fresh roast coffee, cocoa, baker's chocolate, mocha, rubbing alcohol and maybe there is some beer underneath this somewhere. Flavor is thin and mocha coffee like, powdery and boozy. Bourbon, vanilla and milk chocolate predominant. Let's be honest, there isn't much here that tastes like beer, just an amalgamation of flavors that taste good in any context (ice cream, coffee, cake, raw, a hooker's abdomen), that EVISCERATE the base beer.

yourefragile, Feb 23, 2013
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3.98/5  rDev -11%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle, poured into Lost Abbey stemware.

Black as night; thick as hot cocoa. An incredibly dark, foamy head subsides to a graham cracker ring within a few seconds.

Almost acidic nose. The coffee in this is like torched espresso. Huge vanilla, vinous oak, chocolate syrup. A touch of dark cherry. Something harsh within.

Massive chocolate sweetness rounds out what seems like will be a continuation of the acrid nose. A touch of smoke, a lot of ethanol. Green oak, chocolate crumbles, vanilla bean. Just a touch too green in the oak. Sweet, balanced finish.

Flawless victory. Delicious. Not incredible, needs a little more depth. But a nice dessert treat.

Phelps, Nov 22, 2012
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4.1/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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Black as you can get on the pour, a minimal tan head. The chocolate and coffee really add something to this and take away a bit of the booziness. Lots of whiskey and vanilla notes are still present, however. A touch of dark fruit in the background. The whiskey still cuts through the flavor along with some vanilla. Heavy on the chocolate and coffee with notes of raisin and burnt sugar.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours black and opaque with dark brown layer of head, minimal retention. Aroma had an onslaught of bold gourmet coffee. Incredibly roasty, mild waves of vanilla and chocolate. Taste is coffee forward with heavy chocolate. The coffee overwhelms everything (which I like), and leaves the barrel character out. Perhaps a bit of char but minimal vanilla. Mouthfeel is thick an mildly carbonated. Over, aroma is killer... Very bold, just lacking in the barrel department.

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