Serpent's Stout | The Lost Abbey

Serpent's StoutSerpent's Stout
BA SCORE
4.23/5
1,802 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
Ranking:
#900
Reviews:
585
Ratings:
1,802
pDev:
8.27%
Bros Score:
4.25
 
 
Wants:
330
Gots:
439
Trade:
29
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look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

750ml vintage 2013 bottle poured into a pint glass
A: Pitch black with a monsterous billowing three-finger head that lingers on and on
S: Lots of rich roasted malt with just a hint of cocoa/coffee
T: Dark with tons of roasted malt, coffee, bitter hops, cocoa, and oak
M: Full-bodied, viscous, almost a bit too oily
O: Big. Very big. Tasty well-made overall

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

A: pours a deep black, with a massive 3 fingers worth of thick and foamy dark brown head formation. The lacing is phenomenal and the head doesn’t seem to dissipate.

S: getting bold dark chocolate and coffee grounds, roasted malt and a slight smokiness. There is a nice sweetness in the form of vanilla that helps brings this one to a very nice balance.

T: identical to the nose. Some bitter dark chocolate, coffee, roasted malts and sweet vanilla.

M: this is the shining moment of this brew. It’s a solid full bodied brew, and the viscosity is nice a slick along the palate leaving a nice flavorful dose of chocolate, coffee, yet subtle sweet vanilla sweetness. Just a mild burn of alcohol is felt on the palate. But it’s inviting

O: ok, so I will admit that I am not the biggest fan of LA. But this is definitely an awesome brew, and definitely worth a try. It lacks the complexity that I seek out in this style, but it is very well balanced.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

750ml C&C bottle. Vintage 2013. Served in a snifter.

Pours the darkest of opaque browns with about a finger of dark mocha foam. Settles to a creamy ring. A few strands of lacing.

Aroma of roasted coffee, dark chocolate, toasted brown bread, and vanilla. Moderate sweetness. Mild floral hops. A good dose of alcohol as well.

Flavor starts with a ton of roasted coffee. Sweetens up a little in the middle and finishes with long lingering roastines, pretty much burnt malt. Lots of bitterness from the roast. Alcohol is present, but blends with the other strong flavors.

Full bodied and well carbonated. Rich and creamy feel, but doesn't get too heavy.

This is a nice alternative to the sweeter and barrel aged stouts out there, and delivers straight forward bold roast stout flavor.

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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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