Serpent's Stout | The Lost Abbey

Serpent's StoutSerpent's Stout
1,802 Ratings
Serpent's StoutSerpent's Stout

Brewed by:
The Lost Abbey
California, United States

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

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

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look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Dark black with a finger of frothy khaki-chocolate head. Fades fairly slowly.

S - Chocolate and dark caramel malts, molasses, vanilla, black licorice, vanilla, coffee, and a bit of booze.

T - Dark caramel and chocolate malts, molasses, vanilla, black licorice, roasted coffee, vanilla, dark fruits, and some booze.

M - Full bodied with moderate carbonation. Smooth and a touch thick with a roasted, sweet, and warming finish.

D - Great imperial stout. Good overall balance and mouthfeel.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

A: One finger head, black, caramel color up to bright light. It looks thick when pouring.

S: Caramel, light brown sugar, toast, and something spicy, like a kiss of anise.

T: Boozy upfront and on the finish. I don't notice the anise like I did in the smell. The 11%abv is not hidden well but it doesn't take away from the beer. Caramel is there, and a very nice toffee flavor that I haven't noticed in many stouts. A hint of tobacco. Big malts. There is almost a sourness/heat that lingers.

M: Big. I want to chew this beer. It's heavy but not muddy. Very fine carbonation really cuts the thickness of the brew nicely. For such a thick beer it really leaves a wet mouth.

O: I'll buy this again. It's big in a lot of ways, and is certainly unique. Between the toffee flavor and sour backend, you're going to get something different here. It's a refreshing taste from the smooth, caramel, coffee stouts. If you're looking for a quality stout and something different, this is it.

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A: Pours a murky opaque black with a small amount of tan head. A thin patchy film retains, and leaves some spots of lacing.

S: Sweet molasses, vanilla, and cocoa, with a touch of smoke.

T: Starts full and sweet, leading into a fairly bitter roasted note which balances it pretty nicely.The overall flavor is very full and complex.

M: Full body, light prickly carbonation.

Overall, an enjoyable very full flavored strong stout.

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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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