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:
1,034
Reviews:
146
Avg:
4.41
pDev:
6.8%
 
 
Wants:
193
Gots:
263
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29
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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

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

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

Photo of rypkr
4.29/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

No bottle date. Presumably a 2016. Snifter pour yields heavy creamy khaki head and motor oily like consistency.

Smells like a ton of bourbon, load of raisens, generous amount of vanilla and no lack of mocha. Smells slightly tart... yikes. I expect this to be rich and sugary along the lines of bcbs.

Called that. Very bcbs reminiscent on taste and flavour aside from having a bitter more bitter chocolate and coffee. Still a very sweet beer though. The faint tartness on the nose is present in the flavour. I don't know if this is intentional or not but it's subtle. I'd prefer it not there but this is still outstanding in the presence of it.

Mouthfeel is great. Heavy, chewy and spicy from the alcohol.

Overall very, very good and I will buy in a heartbeat if I see it again.

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Photo of wanderingpints
4.58/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

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

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

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

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

Photo of KevinMc
3.98/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of SMZBrew
4.2/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Flavor bomb! Dark, thick, syrupy pour. Brown head dissipates immediately. This is dark as night. Aroma is a hint of coffee, bourbon, chocolate, yeast, and surprisingly a good bit of rye - you can tell this one is going to be awesome. Taste is chocolate, bourbon, and some coffee. The bourbon does not overwhelm the palate and there is nice bitterness to balance this out. I really enjoyed this! It's pretty boozy so it is a slow sipper and perhaps not as smooth as some of the similar beers I tried. A minor flaw that gives this some character.

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Photo of WolverineFan1243
4.46/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of runeatdrink
4.74/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Jkolls
4.39/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of TheEpeeist
4.33/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of pezhead_79
4.09/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of smi69
4.36/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Box Set Track #10 - Bat Out Of Hell from The Lost Abbey
4.41 out of 5 based on 1,034 ratings.
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