Serpent's Stout | The Lost Abbey

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Serpent's StoutSerpent's Stout
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
The Lost Abbey
California, United States
lostabbey.com

Style: American Double / Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 11.00%

Availability: Winter

Notes / Commercial Description:
The history of the bible and religion is indeed the struggle of good vs. evil. Our Serpent’s Stout recognizes the evil of the dark side that we all struggle with.This is a massively thick and opaque beer that begs the saints to join the sinners in their path to a black existence.

Added by BeerBeing on 06-10-2007

BEER STATS
Ratings:
1,784
Reviews:
583
Avg:
4.2
pDev:
8.33%
 
 
Wants:
330
Gots:
438
For Trade:
32
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Photo of Biggiekrock627
4.27/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mkh012
4.14/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

750 ml. bottle poured, at 52°, into a tulip. No date on the bottle.

Pitch black with two fingers of reddish head that are reduced to lacing within a few minutes.

Nose is huge. Alot going on. Chocolate-covered cherries and woody, earthy malts. Liquor, raisins, and smoke.

Flavor is lighter than expected. balanced for an 11% stout. Big but not too intense. A cascade of dark chocolate, cherry, and plums. Cherry cola, earth, and anise. There's an aftertaste I can't really pinpoint though, maybe best described as soapiness. Not the best finish.

Mouthfeel is medium.

Overall, pretty good. Above average drinkability for an imperial stout, and fairly complex. But lacking some roundness on the finish - at the least the bottle I have.

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Photo of ckollias
4.5/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Chiquitico
3.82/5  rDev -9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 2 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Narthax
4/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of bshefftz
4.42/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of kell50
4.03/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of dpgoblejr
4.77/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of eldoctorador
3.5/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of mflamar
4.25/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of WilliamBrasky
4.23/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of johlac66
4.49/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Paul_Andrews
4.75/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Pours dark and thick, with a creamy mocha-colored head and aromas of roasted malts, dark chocolate and french roast coffee. The feel is full, smooth and round on the tongue. The taste is rich with deep roasted malts, cocoa, coffee and a touch of vanilla balanced perfectly against the alcohol.

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Photo of MidwestBA
3.75/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Taybeh
4.27/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of sjrider
4.19/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of micropale
4.25/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of dsa7783
3.95/5  rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

On tap at Bonds Tavern in West Orange. Pours a thick, viscous ebony hue with moderate frothing. Chewy aroma replete with hints of chocolate, cocoa and molasses. Not bad.

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Photo of beaver69693
4.73/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of muchos
4.44/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Ssippisam
4.25/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of SoCal_Matt
4.4/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of dro7
3.86/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Aroma: roasted malts and chocolate. Taste: thick chocolate, dry roasted malts. Overall: it's a simple Russian imperial stout, but good nonetheless.

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Photo of dshansen1184
4.16/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MTKATL
4.28/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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