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

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BA SCORE
98
world-class

106 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 106
Reviews: 19
rAvg: 4.47
pDev: 7.38%
Wants: 77
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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4.64/5  rDev +3.8%

Black as pitch with a thin brown head that quickly dissipates. The nose is awesome, with huge coffee and cocoa flavors. Boozy bourbon, roast and caramel notes lend support. Palate is fantastic. The coffee brings a nutty/earthy character that works fantastically with the bittersweet chocolate. There's a ton of bourbon and a decent amount of heat. Roasty, caramelized and rich. This may be the best of the box set beers.

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Pours am opaque black with a foamy dark khaki head that settles to a film on top of the beer. Small streaks of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of dark roasted malt, cocoa, and coffee. Taste is much the same with a coffee flavor and an alcohol kick on the finish. There is a mild amount of roasty bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp and medium bodied mouthfeel. Overall, this is a very good beer with some great aromas and flavors that make it super easy to drink.

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Bottle shared thanks to starrdogg from an awesome trader in CA! Tried in order with all tracks in the series. This beer is nice, but if you are a coffee fan like starrdogg and Huhzubendah (Matt and Matt) are, you'd be in heaven with this one.

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Reviewing Track #10 (Bat Out Of Hell) from The Lost Abbey out of California. This is one of the entries in their rock-themed Ultimate Box Set collection. This beer is their Serpent's Stout, aged in bourbon barrels, with coffee and cacao nibs added.
Score: 97

2012 vintage bottle served in a 4 oz taster glass at FOBAB 2012 (11/17/12). Review is from iPhone notes.

Appearance: Jet black in color with thin layer of mocha head. Average lacing and retention. 3.5/5

Smell: Tons of coffee, then ample doses of chocolate. Molasses too. Faint vanilla. 4.5/5/5

Taste: Boat loads of coffee upfront and followed by cacao, milk chocolate and maple. Vanilla and bourbon comes through on the midpalate, followed by even more coffee in the finish. Has an aftertaste of "coffee breath." Truly divine! 4.75/5

Mouthfeel: Just shy of full bodied. Low carbonation. Excellent balance between the coffee bitterness and bourbon sweetness. 4.5

Overall: Is it world class? Absolutely. I believe that this was one of the five best beers at FOBAB, which was absolutely stacked with great beer. This beer reminded me a lot of (a good bottle of) CBS. On the other hand, was it worth the $35 per bottle that each beer in the Lost Abbey Ultimate Box Set ultimately costs? Not when beers like Eclipse 18 and Chocolate Rain cost the same price for twice as much beer.

Recommendation: If you have the cash to spare, this is a must-try brew.

Pairings: Waffles and syrup.

Cost: $35 for a 375 ml bottle ($450 for all 13 beers in the Lost Abbey Ultimate Box Set).

12-17-2012 00:08:53 | More by jegross2
Box Set Track #10 - Bat Out Of Hell from The Lost Abbey
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