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
Ranking:
#282
Reviews:
158
Ratings:
1,092
pDev:
6.82%
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Photo of laketang
4.35/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

In the glass a look of deep in ya with a tiny brown head. Has a shiny black marble look. Roast in the smell and of course both chocolate and coffee. The taste of the coffee is , for me, nicely done, with a little bitter tinge. Also ginger snap entered my mind. Has a thick, rich mouthfeel , deep textures.

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Photo of Samdaddy
4.13/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of superspak
4.38/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

375 ml bottle into snifter, 2018 vintage bottling. Pours dense pitch black color with a 1 finger dense and rocky tan head with great retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings around the glass. Fantastic appearance. Aromas of big nutty dark roast coffee, milk/dark chocolate, cocoa, caramel, molasses, toffee, marshmallow, fudge, brownie batter, vanilla, bourbon, toasted oak, and dark bread; with light notes of coconut, licorice, smoke, leather, tobacco, dark fruit, and roast/toast/oak earthiness. Touch of booze in the aroma as it warmed, but not overwhelming. Damn nice aromas with great balance and complexity of dark/roast/bready malt, coffee, cocoa, and bourbon barrel notes; with great strength. Taste of huge nutty dark roast coffee, milk/dark chocolate, cocoa, caramel, molasses, toffee, marshmallow, fudge, brownie batter, vanilla, bourbon, toasted oak, and dark bread; with light notes of coconut, licorice, smoke, leather, tobacco, dark fruit, and roast/toast/oak earthiness. Very mild roast bitterness and bourbon/oak spiciness on the finish. Lingering notes of nutty coffee, milk/dark chocolate, cocoa, caramel, molasses, toffee, marshmallow, fudge, brownie batter, vanilla, bourbon, toasted oak, dark bread, light dark fruit/smoke, and roast/toast/oak earthiness on the finish for a while. Amazing complexity, robustness, and balance of dark/roast/bready malt, coffee, cocoa, and bourbon barrel flavors; with a solid roasted bitter/sweet and bourbon/oak spiciness balance; with zero cloying/acrid flavors after the finish. Mild carbonation and very full body; with and extremely rich, creamy, silky, velvety mouthfeel that is amazing. Minimal chalky roast, oak tannins, or dryness. Mildly increasing warmth of 13.5%, with zero barrel booziness lingering after the finish. Overall this is an amazing barrel aged coffee stout! All around incredible complexity, robustness, and balance of dark/roast/bready malt, coffee, cocoa, and bourbon barrel flavors; very smooth and dangerously easy to sip on for the huge ABV; with the minimally bitter finish. Mind blowingly rich and complex flavors. Amazing balance of fruity/nutty coffee, cocoa, and malts; with perfect barrel integration. Not overly roasty on malts, nor tannic on the barrels. A highly enjoyable offering, and pristine style example. One of the smoothest stouts I've ever had at this ABV, which is even more impressive considering this is a fresh batch.

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4.08/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Cpmitchno1
4.06/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of reebtaerG
4.42/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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4.48/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of TylerJ
4.59/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of brittanylicious
4.25/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of heysuz
4.25/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of GregSemenza
4.5/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of peterpunk15
4.35/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of Kmkapalka
4.5/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Dougwillhike
4.91/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of grapeshops
4.5/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of paulish
4.5/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Beerdudenumberone
4.25/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of redfox405
4.5/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of q33jeff
4.25/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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03/23/18
Bottle to snifter.

Borgata drinking with MCD and DS.

LOOK: dark black, medium off white head
AROMA/TASTE: Very sweet, chocolate, raisin, hints of bourbon, hints of fig, little bit of caramel,
FEEL: silky smooth

good beer.

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Photo of hozersr
4.56/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Wizzle32
4.63/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of cakutscher4
4.43/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Doesn't have a bourbon flavor the comes out and punches you in the face. More like a subtle bourbon caress that holds you like a gentle lover. Not like that whore, KBS! Really liked this beer though. From the cork, to the cool art, and the overall flavor of the beer. Everything blends together well and you get a little sweetness the comes at you at the end.

P.S. I'll always love you, KBS.

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Photo of rarigney
4.9/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of LarrysDeerGut
4.71/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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