Serpent's Stout | The Lost Abbey

BA SCORE
93
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1,789 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
Ratings:
1,789
Reviews:
583
Avg:
4.2
pDev:
8.33%
 
 
Wants:
331
Gots:
438
For Trade:
30
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 1,789 |  Reviews: 583
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

Photo of AMCimpi
3.96/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of brewaddict
4.21/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Reviewed on 1/15/17
Bottled 2016

L - Pours a dark dark brown with a one finger mocha head
S - lots of coffee and mocha. The char adds some spiciness
T - I get dark roast coffee and chocolate with some vanilla creaminess . Slight bitter finish.
F - medium body and smooth
O - Very good non BA stout. Complex enough to be interesting.

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Photo of spursfaninla
4.15/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Too strong for me, honestly. This is a good example of how some imperial stouts are not a beginner drink, and I, alas, am still that. Still was very good, but overwhelmed me. Very strong, very thick. Not an easy drink to me, but very flavorful.

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Photo of rarigney
4.85/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of brianmandell
4.31/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Timtac
4.09/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Dizzy242
4/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Immortale25
4.5/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Shmizzen
4.22/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of Commandophile
4.47/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of ilikebeer03
4.25/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of alarmclock314
4.61/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

25.4oz bottle, stamped 'vintage 2016.' Pours jet black with a very large sized brown head; some lacing. Smells of mostly roasted malt, coffee, caramel, and cocoa with some earthy hops, oak, and molasses. The taste follows exactly with roasted malt, caramel, cocoa, coffee, oak, molasses, and earthy hops; great intensity and smoothness. Medium bitterness and light sweetness. Not much alcohol comes though. Above average body and high carbonation. Overall, this IS really nails the style in smell and flavor. The strong caramel presence is a nice addition. Less carbonation and a little more richness might elevate this to world-class. Definitely recommended.

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

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

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

Pours dark with a brown head with nice lacing. Aroma is burnt coffee beans, dark chocolate and licorice. Taste is strong espresso coffee, toasted malts, and some sweet hints dark fruits, molasses and a hint of vanilla. Very well made. Complex but very smooth. Look forward to more from them.

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

Photo of HopBomb515
4.2/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Black, bit thinner than full, small tan head and spotty lace. Aromas of burnt coffee grounds and cocoa. Notes of rich dark coffee, char, smoke, tobacco, and rich dark bitte chocolate. Top end of medium body, coats the pallet, drinks easy for the abv. Very nice stout.

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Photo of smithj4
4.24/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of madelf66
4.56/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Serpent's Stout from The Lost Abbey
4.2 out of 5 based on 1,789 ratings.
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