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

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221 Ratings
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Ratings: 221
Reviews: 40
rAvg: 4.44
pDev: 7.21%
Wants: 113
Gots: 92 | FT: 13
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:
Beer added by: HopHead84 on 12-05-2011

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.
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Photo of Raziel313
3.05/5  rDev -31.3%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Very bitter. Tastes like charcoal. Not my type of stout

Photo of SaltySizzle
3.25/5  rDev -26.8%

Photo of kscaldef
3.47/5  rDev -21.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Coffee has turned to green pepper on the nose, but tastes good. Harsh finish

Photo of antoines15
3.48/5  rDev -21.6%

Photo of CityofBals
3.5/5  rDev -21.2%

Photo of Eriktheipaman
3.5/5  rDev -21.2%

Photo of yourefragile
3.63/5  rDev -18.2%
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.

Photo of kdown
3.89/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Rollzroyce21
3.9/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

- 375mL bottle poured into Lost Abbey Teku on 30-Jan-15

Photo of Phelps
3.97/5  rDev -10.6%
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.

Photo of olradetbalder
4/5  rDev -9.9%

Photo of Thorpe429
4/5  rDev -9.9%

Photo of hopswap1
4/5  rDev -9.9%

Photo of coz
4/5  rDev -9.9%

Photo of illidurit
4/5  rDev -9.9%

Photo of Rempo
4/5  rDev -9.9%

Photo of dominic4beer
4/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of hockeyfighter19
4/5  rDev -9.9%

Photo of djrn2
4/5  rDev -9.9%

Photo of Sparky44
4/5  rDev -9.9%

Photo of Seattle_Suds
4.02/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of EB1
4.02/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Birmz
4.04/5  rDev -9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BowWowWowYippyYoIPA
4.04/5  rDev -9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4

No bottle date

Look - Pours like motor oil, deep black with only the faintest reddish hue when held up to light. Head is very effervescent and dissipates quickly. Leaves a ring of bubbles around the surface with a smattering of bubble islands the color of coffee with cream. No lacing. 4 paws.

Smell - Lots of coffee up front, with smoky, vinous undertones. A bit of vanilla bourbon character comes through as the beer settles down. In fact, it really takes over once the beer warms. 4.25 paws.

Taste - Lots of burnt coffee character, a bit astringent. Dark, dusty chocolate present as well. Slight vanilla, and hints of dark berries. Boozy finish. Chocolate prevails when held in mouth. 3.75 paws.

Feel - Luscious creamy viscosity, very smooth. Tingle towards the back of the tongue. 4.75 paws.

Overall - I was very much looking forward to trying this beer, and wanted to like it more than I did. I think this is the first Lost Abbey/Port barrel aged offering I've had that I haven't been completely delighted by. I remember being underwhelmed by Serpent's Stout, so perhaps I'm just not a fan of the base beer. This just came off too bitter and boozy. Still a thoroughly enjoyable beer, just not entirely world-class imho. 4 paws.

Photo of nesarebad
4.06/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

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