Box Set Track #10 - Bat Out Of Hell | The Lost Abbey

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Box Set Track #10 - Bat Out Of HellBox Set Track #10 - Bat Out Of Hell
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
The Lost Abbey
California, United States
lostabbey.com

Style: American Double / Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 13.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Formerly known as "Serpent's Stout - Bourbon Barrel Aged With Cocoa Nibs & Coffee"

A fresh track, Track 10 began as a fresh Serpent’s Stout base aged in bourbon barrels with oodles of coffee and cacao nibs added shortly before packaging.

Late in November of 2011, Mike Rodriguez our head brewer asked about creating a Coffee and Cacoa Nib version of Serpent’s Stout for the San Diego Strong Ale Festival. The beer was a hit with our fans. When we wrote up the syllabus for the Ultimate Box Set, we knew a version of this beer would be included.

We waited until the very end of the release schedule to put this beer in a bottle so that the coffee and cacoa nibs really come through. Four Bourbon barrels were selected for their rich and dense chocolate flavors. One week before packaging, we added 17 pounds of Ryan Brothers Coffee and 4 pounds of TCHO Cacao Nibs to steep before packaging.

Added by HopHead84 on 12-05-2011

BEER STATS
Ratings:
1,026
Reviews:
143
Avg:
4.41
pDev:
6.8%
 
 
Wants:
192
Gots:
265
For Trade:
31
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Photo of mrcraft
4.5/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of carlso_aw
4.16/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Beernoobie
4.5/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of bshefftz
4.66/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of alcohline_trip
4.4/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of CAMRAhardliner
4.38/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Pours obsidian black with a smallish espresso crema head that quickly dissipates. Lots of foam sticks to the glass on the way down. Big coffee, chocolate mix with toasty bourbon notes in the nose. The taste is of gigantic, chewy, chocolatey dark malts drenched in amaretto. Creme brullee sweetness and oaky vanilla in there too. Numbing alcohol heat is complimentary and low profile for the strength. Thick, viscous, near syrupy mouthfeel with a sparse, light carbonation. Light bitterness is completely overwhelmed by huge molasses, chocolatey malts.

A fantastic Imperial Stout. Super decadent and complex. This brewery is one of the best in the world - so many world class beers.

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Photo of madelf66
4.56/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Robomunky
4.75/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of paresis
4.42/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Cooper925
4.27/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Amguerra305
4.31/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a touch thin and sits like an abyssal black depth in the glass with just a bit of light passing through the edges. Absolutely no head that lingers and not even a half inch that quickly dissipates from an aggressive pour. Smooth black surface. The barrels notes are most prevalent with some woodsy vanilla and a touch of booze. You also get some noticeable chocolate notes but the coffee is kind of lost. The taste is not as balanced as the nose. Malt back bone is by far the most prevalent thing about this beer. Not much nuance from the adjuncts just a hint of chocolate and coffee on the back end with a little alcohol burn. The feel is smooth but a bit light especially considering the ABV. I think this beer would have been better fresh as I may have let it sit a bit too long and the adjuncts kind of got lost. Still a very good beer but the malty nature might be a bit too much for my own tastes.

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Photo of Fantific
4.6/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Scarfer_Brad
4.34/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of DrBier
4.35/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of pcshotsauce33
4.65/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of RichH55
4.25/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Kuoinetown
4.77/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of MattMorin
3.75/5  rDev -15%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of robgage
4.31/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of g00ey
4.17/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Excellent bourbon barrel aged stout. Just not quite as interesting as Bourbon County Brand.

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Photo of Lingenbrau
4.28/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Pours pitch black with a dark tan and creamy head that stays around the ring. Lots of rust colored sediment sinks to the bottom of the glass. Laces well. Smells of straight bourbon! Some vanilla and chocolate shine through, but this is a booze bomb. Tons of oak and bourbon in the flavor, chocolate and vanilla follow, and the slightest trace of chili spice finishes it off. Surprisingly not overly sweet. The texture is incredible. Rich and viscous, almost fudgey. Slick and coating, lots of boozy warmth and the spices leave minimal heat presence. Overall, this is good, but if you don't like oak and bourbon, you may want to refrain. Cheers!

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Photo of npachl
4.68/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Nunya
4.3/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of KidSalami
4.4/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of WOLFGANG
4.92/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

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