Serpent's Stout | The Lost Abbey

Serpent's StoutSerpent's Stout
BA SCORE
4.23/5
1,802 Ratings
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
Ranking:
#899
Reviews:
585
Ratings:
1,802
pDev:
8.27%
Bros Score:
4.25
 
 
Wants:
330
Gots:
439
Trade:
29
HISTOGRAM
 
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Photo of tylerstravis
4.42/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Grackos
3.81/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Hopheadjeffery
4.25/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

10 oz serving tasted in a snifter from draft at Half Day Brewing Company on September 15, 2017.

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Photo of Kuges
3.79/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of CoreyC
4.22/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

almost 4 years old, very good roasted malts, coffee flavor and dark slightly bitter chocolate

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Photo of ajm5108
2.54/5  rDev -40%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

The draft I had was pretty astringent & lacked a depth of flavor - lots of fusel, over-attenuated alcohol notes with very little complimentary flavors to balance it out. A little roasted malt, maybe some damp coffee filter but that is it - ond-dimensional and not a good one at that

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Photo of Kurmaraja
4.25/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of brother_rebus
3.63/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BergBeer
4.47/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of aztraz
4/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ricknelson
3.83/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of griffey123
4.74/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of arizcards
4.21/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Picked up a 750 ml bottle from TW Arrowhead 3-12-17 for $11.49. Vintage 2017 bottle.

Beer poured black as night with a beautiful brown head that has some great hang time.

Nose is light roasted malts with a touch of mocha.

Taste is a huge roasted malt base that blends very nicely with a generous hop addition to form a very easy drinking impy stout. No heat felt despite the high abv content.

Mouthfeel is full and smooth. Each sip is very satisfying.

Overall a very good beer that impy stout lovers will enjoy. Not sure why i had not tried this in the past but i do recommend this!

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Photo of joshautry
2.82/5  rDev -33.3%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of VashonGuy
4.19/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Redscot
4.32/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of StoutAtTheDevil
4/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of bschmidt_37
3.99/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Biggiekrock627
4.27/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mkh012
4.14/5  rDev -2.1%
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 least the bottle I have.

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Photo of ckollias
4.5/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Chiquitico
3.82/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 2 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Narthax
4/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of kell50
4.03/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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Serpent's Stout from The Lost Abbey
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