Serpent's Stout | The Lost Abbey

BA SCORE
93
outstanding
1,784 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:
1,784
Reviews:
583
Avg:
4.2
pDev:
8.33%
 
 
Wants:
330
Gots:
437
For Trade:
31
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 1,784 |  Reviews: 583
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4/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of bgold86
4.75/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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

Photo of izzyismyrott
3.94/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ReviewingUnderInfluence
4.32/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

A beer as dark as it's name! Forgot to pick this one up at their brewery, so I made a quick stop at Costco and picked up the 750 ml for -$10! I love America... Huge dark fruit, dark chocolate and generally dark flavours. Hints of vanilla and smoke in the background. One of the best looking beers I've ever seen!

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Photo of AlpacaAlpaca
4.22/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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

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

Photo of TheSchwartz
4.28/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

On tap at Growler Grlz in Durham

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Photo of TBoneJones
3.86/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Solid burn-fest imperial stout, charry, roasty, anise hints, medium/ sticky mouthfeel. Not sweet/ dry in finish. A fair big stout.

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

Photo of jayhunter357
4/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Just opened a bottle of Serpents Stout.
It pours black and oily looking. It has a dark brown half finger
head. The smell is chocolate, coffee, malts, toffee, and licorice.
The taste is strong espresso coffee, toasted malts, and some sweet hints dark fruits like plums.
The feel is a nice medium chewy feel. The alcohol is well hidden, for a 11% abv.
Overall, this is a very well made Stout by Lost Abbey.

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4.22/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BucannonXC5
4.33/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Type: 750-ml. bottle
Glass: AleSmith Barrel-Aged Reserve snifter glass
From: Barons Market in Alpine, Calif.
Price: $12.99
Purchased: June 18, 2016
Consumed: June 25, 2016
Misc.: Received from Rachel for Father’s Day; No BOD on bottle; Cork and cage top

Thanks, Rachel!

Got this and another good one from Rachel for Father’s Day. Surprised that I had never had this one. I always think that the Los Abbey is a bit pricy across the board, but I thought I would have tried this by now. Have some high hopes. Bummed that there was no bottled on date.

Poured a pitch black color with two fingers of frothy tan head. Very serene setting. Lovely. Good-to-very good spotty lacing. Excellent retention. (Sight - 4.50)

Smelled dark cocoa nibs, milk chocolate, almost a chocolate cake feel, toffee, caramel, roasted coffee malts, light molasses and hints of licorice. (Smell - 4.50)

Taste follows the nose nicely, maybe not quite as good. Chocolate cake, milk chocolate, dark cocoa, roasted nuts, bitter dark roasted coffee (but not overwhelming), roasted toffee, molasses, black licorice, char wood, malt chocolate and dark espresso. Not boozy at all. (Taste - 4.25)

Full body. Creamy-to-sticky texture. Average carbonation. Long, smooth finish. (Feel - 4.25)

This was very good, much better than I even thought. Would recommend it to anyone. (Overall - 4.25)

4.33 | 96 | A

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

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3.98/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of That_Bearded_Guy
4.1/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of South2NW
4.28/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of CraftBeerRunner
4.21/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Post m2b marathon. A great recovery beer :-) A: black, minimal head S: don't recall T: rich coffee hops chicory almost M: thick, robust creamy O: very very good. Not Yeti, but a good second for me. Barrelhouse 101, Ventura CA, May 2016

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

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

Photo of DOCRW
4.74/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Serpent's Stout from The Lost Abbey
4.2 out of 5 based on 1,784 ratings.
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