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:
1,044
Reviews:
149
Avg:
4.41
pDev:
6.8%
 
 
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260
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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

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

Photo of BEER88
4.54/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of ejimhof
3.12/5  rDev -29.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Sulty
4.57/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of YodersBeerEmporium
4.38/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Had been saving this one for a while. Still pretty boozy but lots of chocolate and slight coffee notes as well. One of those higher ABV beers that you can enjoy an ounce at a time over a solid 20-30 min

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Photo of nvbrew
4.1/5  rDev -7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of rodlavers
4.44/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Mwiggi1
4.14/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Mbo108
4.59/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Brewding_n_deep
4.46/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of mrmaps
4.72/5  rDev +7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 5

Pour: out of fridge into wine glass. Will let it warm over an hour. Purchased from local bottle shop. Never thought I would find this but the move to the NW has increased my beer access.

L: Dark black -- no light penetrates this beer to any appreciable depth. There is a slight reddish tinge where the beer meets the air. No foam. Another flat Lost Abbey -- this seems to be their signature style. I don't know why that is so hard to get right. Maybe the alcohol content won't permit secondary fermetiation -- or injection with CO2? It definitely detracts from the beer show.

S: While cold-- bourbon, oak, vanilla. Can definitely get coffee and coca == even when cold. That is pretty amazing. It must be loaded with coffee and coca

T: Bitterness of bourbon and coffee compete. A bit of a pucker when cold -- but the flavor lasts and morphs during a single sip. This is awesome. Beer really rounds out as it warms with all coming into alignment and balance. The flavor just lasts and lasts.

F: Well balanced. There is some tartness from the carbonation which is there but subtle and contributes to the mouth feel. This is a beer for small fine bubbles.

O: Nice balance of coffee and bourbon and coca. Let this thing warm as the bitters are not well balanced when cold. As it warms. An incredible beer all in all. It is hard to pull so many pieces together but LA somehow did it.

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

Photo of knicks19947
4.25/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Marius
4.64/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Bottle shared at August THT. Pitch black pour with a thin espresso head. Notes of bourbon, coffee, dark chocolate, molasses, vanilla and coconut. Full bodied, smooth mouthfeel, medium carbonation and a bourbon sweet finish.

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