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RATINGS: 210   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.08   SEASONAL: Series   EST. CALORIES: 360   ABV: 12%
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 lbs of Ryan Brothers Coffee and 4 lbs of TCHO Cacao Nibs were added to the coffee and cacao to steep before packaging.

magdalar's rating

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
magdalar (516) - Zurich, - MAY 11, 2012
Draught at Copenhagen Beer Celebration. Pours black with a brown head. Smells amazingly of chocolate, coffee, bourbon, malt. Tastes of a heavy sweet, medium bitter. A well balanced creamy stout. Full bodied, soft carbonation, creamy texture. Simply lovely.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
AdiBeer (2311) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 10, 2015
Aroma: light bourbon, coffee, toasted malts, caramel, chocolate. Appearance: black, small, creamy, beige head. Taste: light sweet and bitter. Palate: intense coffee, dark chocolate, bourbon again, some vanilla. Overall: nice Imperial Stout, great aroma, decent palate. Pint at CBC, Clapham.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
sir__v (1216) - Lille, FRANCE - OCT 7, 2015
Tap @ Route CBC Craft Beer Co. Clapham, London - UK. Color: deep dark black beer with no carbonation and no foam. Smell: raisin coffee and alcohol. Taste: raisin and alcohol. Coffee and roasted malt. Chocolate finish. Aftertaste: alcohol coffee.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Lukasmh (716) - Aarhus, DENMARK - OCT 6, 2015
Tap, Pours thick pitch black with light brown head. Aroma is bourbon forward, coffee, dark malts, dark fruits, nutty, cake, vanilla, tons of chocolate, cocoa powder, bitter chocolate, coffee beans, fruity coffee al packed in that sweet bourbon vanilla loveliness. Taste is packed with toffee, vanilla, brunt sugar, char, sweet fruits, bourbon, bitter chocolate, cocoa powder, chocolate milk dark fruits and dark malts. Everlasting dry finish with roast and booze.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
teorn88 (4073) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 2, 2015
Keg at route CBC, London. dark brown brown head. Aroma is sweet chocolate coffee red wine tangy. Taste is sweet and boozy with chocolate cocoa and licorice and red wine. Overall, amazing

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
GenDV138 (3768) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - SEP 20, 2015
12.7 oz bottle poured into a Bruery tulip. 13.5% ABV listed on the label. Black with close to a finger of nice tan head. Aromas of dark chocolate, bourbon, roasted coffee, a bit of caramel and oak. Tastes of dark chocolate, bourbon, subtle dark fruit, roasted coffee, subtle hint of booze. Full body with a dry finish. Dangerously well masked alcohol for 13.5% ABV.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jrob21 (2972) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - SEP 20, 2015
Big beer a little boozy from the barrel. Rich chocolate flavor. A little molasses and a bittersweet finish. Intense and delicious. Just good barrel treatment with a full bodied chocolate impy stout behind it. Purple fruit.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
doublebock (532) - California, USA - SEP 20, 2015
Appearance: Black with thick tan head Aroma: Incredible. Like dipping a dark roasted chocolate bar into a cup of bourbon infused coffee Taste: Pronounced bourbon oakiness arrives upfront with the coffee at the back end. Reminiscent of a chocolate milkshake. Overall: Wet dream for fans of bourbon barrel aging.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
emartell (296) - Zapopan, Jalisco, MEXICO - SEP 5, 2015
Aromas increíbles dónde destacan los frutos secos, principalmente higos, nuez y avellana, así como las notas a Bourbon. Su color es completamente negro, carbonatacion baja y corona de espuma ligera de color café obscuro. En boca es aterciopelada, suave, frutal, alcohólica, etc. Complejidad increíble. Al paladar es una cerveza perfecta. Las notas a frutos secos y Bourbon se combinan con el café y el cacao dando un resultado genial. En resumen, una de las mejores cervezas que he probado.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
thomashall (359) - New Hope, Minnesota, USA - AUG 22, 2015
Bottle shared at tasting. Pours like motor oil with tan head. Strong bourbon booze aroma. Taste follows, very well balanced and booze is hidden well. Very good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BVery (8222) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - AUG 22, 2015
Bottle shared by Tom - thanks! Dense rich dark brown pour. Rich fudge, bourbon, wood, dense and slick. Killer beer.

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