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RATINGS: 1052   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.04   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
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The history of the bible and religion is indeed the struggle of good vs. evil. Our Serpent’s Stout recognizes the evil of the dark side that we all struggle with. This is a massively thick and opaque beer that begs the saints to join the sinners in their path to a black existence.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MaltOMeal (1092) - Land of Sugar, Texas, USA - MAY 9, 2008
UPDATED: JUN 16, 2008 750ml bottle. Pours dark as night with a beautiful brown head which lingered to produce great lacing. Smell was quite roasty malts. Taste is what makes this stout so impressive. This is such an exquisite mix of roast malt, coffee and chocolate that I was in heaven. Mouthfeel was medium-to-thick and chewy with a slight bitter finish. Loved this stout!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
scraff (2121) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAY 7, 2008
750mL bottle, courtesy of kmweaver. Thanks, Ken! Black, dark tan creamy head. Sweet coffee and dark chocolate aromas warm to fruity vinous-like notes. Stale roasted coffee and sweet charred chocolate flavors continue to balance over a dark fruit component. A touch of hops pulls it together nicely in the end. Medium to full bodied, soft carbonation, bittersweet finish. Nice stuff.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
desurfer (1245) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - MAY 7, 2008
Pours an opaque black with lots of floaties. Alcoholic, sweet aroma. Flavor of rich bittersweet chocolate and a somewhat tart finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
gsteph (321) - knoxville, Tennessee, USA - MAY 7, 2008
Oily and opaque , deep black pour. Decent sized mocha colored head with some staying power. Some lacing. So far, so good. Nose is not complex...but it is. Molasses, milk chocolate, alcohol laden plums and berries, espresso, soy, metal and peat. Sounds like it would be funky but all those aromas compliment each other nicely. A masterful nose palate. Sweet blackberries, molasses and chocolate flavor upfront. Soy twang muddled with cold espresso and plums in the middle and finishes bitter with burnt wood and sugar. Body is thick and chewy but very soft. Overall very roasty, sweet and a touch vinous. Alcohol is unobtrussive and a matter of fact...undetectable. I love it. Would probably age very well. Look forward to more from Lost Abbey.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beerguy101 (5319) - Newark, California, USA - MAY 6, 2008
This Imperial Stout pours an eclipse black color from a 750ml corked bottle. Large sized tan foamy head, with good retention and long lasting lacing. The aroma is chocolate, dark fruit and coffee. A medium to full bodied Imperial Stout. The malts are roasty, milk chocolate and coffee. The hops are floral and earthy. There is also a nice Belgian yeast and fruit aspect to this beer. Very smooth, this beer really hides the 10.5% alcohol well. It can perhaps stand some bottle aging, the flavors all seem a little sharp and distinct. Not that that is a bad thing, but some aging should mellow and smooth the flavors out. A very drinkable beer. Mouthfeel is full. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is slightly bitter.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Angeloregon (2055) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 6, 2008
On tap at Lost Abbey Brewery--Super dark body. No head. Viscous, sweet, malty, bold. Coffee, dark chocolate. Strong and complex flavors. Mild cherries up front. Nice. Very nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
ChainGangGuy (4486) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - MAY 5, 2008
Appearance: Pours an opaque black body with a small, short-lived, white head. Smell: Predominately roasty aroma with lesser notes of dark chocolate, smoked dark fruits, spiced espresso, and oven-roasted almonds. Taste: Roasty, burnt maltiness and a full taste of coffee and dark chocolate. Charred sugars and nuts. Slight berry-like fruitiness. A wisp of smoke. Earthy bitterness. The flavor grows increasingly roasty as it warms. Dash of spent espresso grounds. Sweetish, roast-packed finish. Mouthfeel: Medium-full body. Medium carbonation. Somewhat chewy texture. Drinkability: Roasty to the max, baby! A very tasty, highly recommended stout from the fine folks at Lost Abbey.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
pineypower (2660) - Pine Barrens, New Jersey, USA - MAY 5, 2008
Thanks to Zathrus13 for this bottle. Pours out black with a nice foamy almost brown head. Nice aroma of slightly roasted malt, dark fruits and some milk chocolate. Taste is complex with a smooth velvet-like mouthfeel. Flavors of roasted malts, toffee, slight caramel, chocolate and a little bitterness on the finish. Very nice creamy mouthfeel, another good effort from this brewery I wish would make a larger presence on the east coast.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BBB63 (6368) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - MAY 5, 2008
750ml corked bottle and served in my Stone IRS snifter: Pitch black with a good sized frothy tan head which left very good lace upon the glass. The aroma has notes of ashy charred and chocolate malting, light plum and molasses, coffee, grassy hops, and a dusty yeast ester.

The taste starts with a brash dark fruit, dark malt and biting alcohol overture with a melody of coffee, ash, and slight hop spice in complementary position. The mouth feel is nicely aggressive with carbonation and heat, a tad oily and metallic.

While a nice Impy right now, age should mellow out the brash edges I hope. Another fine effort from Tomme (I type that alot).

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - MAY 4, 2008
750 from Lost Abbey Saints Club. Wow, this is one oily, inky black pour. A fast-rising cappuccino head surprises as it tops the motor oil. The initial aroma is just a tad plummy, a nice Belgian quality mingling with the dense, roasted qualities of a conventional American imperial. The palate is amazingly creamy, just barely below the 5 rating, and it allows the flavors to emerge nicely. Some toffee notes, with a bit of pepper and cinnamon in there for kicks. A lot of things going on, and I’ll be interested to see how this one ages. Very enjoyable as is, though.

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