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Serpent's Stout | The Lost Abbey

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BA SCORE
4.23/5
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1,802 Ratings
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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:
#899
Reviews:
585
Ratings:
1,802
pDev:
8.27%
Bros Score:
4.25
 
 
Wants:
330
Gots:
439
Trade:
29
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4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

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4.75/5  rDev +12.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -11.3%

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4/5  rDev -5.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

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4.23/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: Pitch black color. The carbonation was pleasant with a thin head on it. Was able to get a more aggressive head on the second pour out of the bomber. Lacing stuck well to the glass making this beer a very visually appealing experience.

Smell: The alcohol was strong here. It dominated the aroma but there was also some dark exotic fruits on the undertones. Dark chocolate with a nice burnt/charred aroma.

Taste: A nice smokey taste with this stout. A subtle darkness looms throughout this beer. The alcohol plays its role and is most noticeable at the end, along with a heavy blast of hops.

Mouthfeel: The mouthfeel is very light compared to all the other characteristics in this beer. The hops stick around on the palette for a long time. A sweet nutty malt feeling with this beer going down.

Overall: Very good. This beer was bottled almost a year ago and had a very subtle taste compared to a bottle of this beer I've had before. I've always been happy with the Lost Abbey line, never blown away but very happy.

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4.75/5  rDev +12.3%

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4.75/5  rDev +12.3%

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3/5  rDev -29.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -11.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -11.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

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4/5  rDev -5.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -11.3%

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4/5  rDev -5.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

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4/5  rDev -5.4%

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4.75/5  rDev +12.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

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4.28/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

I must say that I am rather impressed with this one. It's a very fluffy, full-flavored stout. All of the things we love about imperial stouts are there. The malts mesh perfectly. There is just enough hops to give it that dark chocolate/dark coffee bitterness. It's ridiculously drinkable for such a strong beer. After sharing one bottle with a friend, I can't say I can totally distinguish it from other great imperial stouts, but I wouldn't hesitate to grab one again and try.

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Serpent's Stout from The Lost Abbey
Beer rating: 4.23 out of 5 with 1,802 ratings
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