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RATINGS: 991   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 Serpentís 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.


5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Cybercat (3304) - Georgia, USA - FEB 12, 2011
Rich, smoky, sweet chocolaty aroma absolutely sent me into raptures. Appearance is fantabulous, too - opaque sable one scratch above black, with a thick, fluffy, fine-bubbled tan head. Flavor - oh, what flavor! Praise Bacchus that this beer is finally available in Georgia! However I pay for my sins in my mortal life, let it be in the realm of Bacchus, pouring beer for the blessed! Flavor is like a top-of-the-line mocha, coffee and sweet chocolate with smoky tones and a hint of molasses - seriously lip-smacking and utterly divine! Texture is silky smooth yet fairly tingly, leaving a sweet and fizzy finish. This serpent is sheer perfection! Again, my thanks to Bacchus/Dionysus for bringing this beer to Atlanta!

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
princevassago (7) - Poway, California, USA - SEP 1, 2013 does not count
I donít know what I can say... this was one hell of a way to kick off being 21.such a good beer.

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
gorditoabd (624) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 17, 2009
UPDATED: OCT 23, 2009 Excellent aroma that can be felt from 4-5 feet away. Nice thin head forms about 5 - 10 seconds after the pour. Flavor is very complex. Mixture of smokey sweetness (licorice, earth, and a nutty aspect that make it almost chewable) followed on by a wonderful dark chocolate finish that comes in late. This stout is by far my favorite. If you have the means, I highly recommend it. 2009 Vintage - Bomber. Pours dark black with a late-arriving finger or so of rusty brown head. Aroma is still awesome of mild coffee, cocoa chocolate, anise, and perhaps some dark fruit (a plum?). The flavor is flat outstanding. Matching the nose, it starts with the coffee, follows with the anise and plums, working in a roasted malt character along the way before settling into a "mix me with your Count Chocula instead of the milk" finish that actually just gave me a chill! Mouthfeel is excellent and fizzy (for a Impy Stout) and the booze is all felt in the warm burn going down the gullet, not in the palate. Still, my absolute favorite. For the price, thereís a lot of other crap out there that gets good press but doesnít come close to the excellent balance and character that this beer has.

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
patrickfannon (1240) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 13, 2009
Bottle. 25.4 oz. Pours deep, deep brown with a thick, creamy, beige head. Aroma of chocolate, coffee, roasted malt, barley, pepper, clove, cinnamon, and vanilla. Extremely unique nose. Firm, tight body with an amazingly smooth, crisp finish. Outrageous stout; one of the best I have ever tasted.

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
TonyDiUlio (650) - New Jersey, USA - FEB 28, 2010
UPDATED: MAY 25, 2010 enjoyed with james to celebrate our new life together. pours black with medium head. aroma is pure roasted malts. flavor is so smooth. full bodied. amazing stout.

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Petronius (55) - Seattle, Washington, USA - APR 18, 2012
Beautiful in the glass, very thick foam. Creamy on the palate. Dark chocolate, banana, a little alcohol, slightly bitter aftertaste. If this was a man, Iíd merry him right away.

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
SPDickerman (954) - Texas, USA - MAR 17, 2013
Pours pitch black with a small light brown head. Smells strongly of coffee, espresso, and chocolate, with hints of molasses and licorice. Taste is roasted coffee, espresso, licorice, hints of chocolate. Full-bodied with a slick texture and incredibly soft mouth-carbonation, Lost Abbey Serpentís Stout finishes with hints of bittersweet chocolate.

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Jimmythespoon (455) - CYPRUS - OCT 19, 2013
Wow this is a truly exceptional beer. Very dark oily bl;ack, very nice full body, with an amazing smooth long finish. I havenít had a beer that has impressed me this much in a while.

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
poisoneddwarf (1710) - Rathdrum, Idaho, USA - MAR 7, 2014
750 ml corked and caged bottle. No vintage on the bottle that I can see, but the price tag was put on this over a year ago, so itís at least that old. Aroma is so chocolaty and tobacco-y, yum...also, black coffee, 100-year old dead burnt-out old cabins, wickedness. Pours impenetrable black with a huge dark tan head with excellent retention, leaving some lace. Taste is imperial stout perfection--not too harsh with a nice smooth and mellow, yet strong flavor--perfect. Flavors of freshly chopped wood and some licorice come out as it warms. Iíve been disinterested in this style for about a year or so, which used to be my favorite. This is the best impy stout Iíve come across in quite a few years that doesnít have a strong barrel-aged character. I donít even know why itís taken me so long to pick up a bottle of this--Lost Abbey has always been a favorite brewery. Delicious, and goddamn near perfection in a glass.

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
KombatAle (118) - New Brunswick, CANADA - APR 6, 2014
750 ml bottle. Black with brown foam. Complex nose of chocolate, coffee beans, hops, caramel, dark fruits. Smooth full body with notes of dark chocolate, espresso, toffee, dark fruits. Bitter roasty end, long aftertaste, imperial stout in the sweet way.


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