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:
266
For Trade:
31
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Ratings: 1,026 |  Reviews: 143
Photo of aszatk01
4.5/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of yllib
3.83/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of Zhillsgator
4.05/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of stortore
4.43/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of GreatStoutman
4.69/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Pours thick as motor oil and dark as night. Nice brown head sets down after a few minutes and leaves no lacing.

Smells of lots of cocoa and coffee... some vanilla notes that I suspect are from the bourbon. Kind of boozy but in a good way. Taste is very similar, except the bourbon really comes out in the end.

The feel is very nice; thick and oily. Chewy finish with a wave of flavors that finish with a nice bourbon kiss. This is one that should get a lot more love from the barrel aged crowd.

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Photo of JISurfer
4.33/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

My first barrel aged stout from Lost Abbey. Really liked the depth and complexity of this one. Should of gotten another one. Very well blended, not overly boozy at all.

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Photo of JRod1969
4.5/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of johnlatona
4.48/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Tyecko
4.63/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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

Photo of kash2112
4.34/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

This is a KBS clone. Taste like fudge brownies spiked with bourbon. This beer deserves it's lofty place on the BA top 250 list, but I'm lost as to why it's not in the top 50. Side by side I wouldn't be able to pick KBS out over this beer, and it's packaged in a much more attractive bottle. Where has this beer been my entire life? I sincerely hope there are more bottles of this beer in my future.

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

Photo of Uconnelmo
4.54/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of ptykozoon
4.08/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Heavy sediment, dark caramel ring around the dark brown grog.

Vanilla, dark chocolate, honey, fudge brownies.

Milk chocolate, oak, burnt roasty coffee beans. Very good.

Medium mouthfeel. Low carbonation. ABV tastes around 11%.

Very tasty brew.

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Photo of FreshZ
4.48/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of ZenBiscuits
5/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of cducap
4.31/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Biggiekrock627
4.71/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Radcpa
4.86/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Very dark appearance. Nice coffee and bourbon blend aroma. Very smooth bourbon and coffee flavor without an alcohol aftertaste. . A Lille on the spendy side but well worth it.

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Photo of Kavinci
4.65/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of Mashbrew
5/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This is one of the best stouts I've ever tasted. The coffee is perfectly roasty and not overly bitter, the cacao nibs give it a beautiful dark chocolate maltiness. The bourbon barrel aging gives it the perfect texture and completes the flavor. This beer is delicious

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Photo of PVMT
4.43/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Box Set Track #10 - Bat Out Of Hell from The Lost Abbey
4.41 out of 5 based on 1,026 ratings.
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