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Serpent's Stout | The Lost Abbey

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4.23/5
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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:
#911
Reviews:
586
Ratings:
1,809
pDev:
8.27%
Bros Score:
4.25
 
 
Wants:
329
Gots:
437
Trade:
28
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Photo of TooManyGlasses
4.03/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750 ml cage and cork bottle - into red wine glasses. Pours a fantastic motor oil black with 1-2 finger mocha head. Smells of bitter chocolate, rich caramel malt, and licorice. Taste again is bitter chocolate, some dark fruit, a bit of cherry, and I get a fairly strong licorice on the finish. A smooth mouth feel, more bitter than usual for an imperial stout. Definitely liked this, more so as warmed, and I am a big licorice fan but found the licorice effect a tiny bit too much in this beer.

Funny finished bottle (last 8 oz) couple days later and found smoother with less intense licorice - would rate a bit higher.

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Photo of ladle69
3.88/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of JuiceMan818
4.27/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of mjpolzin
4.05/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of shelby415
4.19/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mmilyko
3.75/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

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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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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

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Serpent's Stout from The Lost Abbey
Beer rating: 4.23 out of 5 with 1,809 ratings
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