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RATINGS: 169   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.06   SEASONAL: Series   EST. CALORIES: 360   ABV: 12%
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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.


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4.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Adenila (1557) - - MAY 28, 2012
Tap at CBC shared with Beerbiker and evil stepdad. Black with a huge brown head. Heavy cocoa aroma, wood, toffee, coco chocolate and vanilla. Awsome. Fullbodied sweet complex toffee chocolate flavor powerfull and thick all the way through.


4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Zakoon (152) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - APR 26, 2015
375ml bottle enjoyed @ home. Pours really dark brown with a nice creamy brown head. Aroma is espresso, dark chocolate, roasted malt, liquorice, dark dried fruits, bourbon and wood. Flavour is medium bitter. Full bodied, creamy texture, soft carbonation. Finish is long and with a lot of coffee, dark chocolate and alcohol.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
asceticbrewer (67) - Arizona, USA - APR 24, 2015
Pours a deep dark brown with chocolate colored head. Aroma is alcohol, oak, and chocolate. Taste is coffee, chocolate, bourbon, oak. Slightly sticky texture.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DocLock (8341) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 24, 2015
16.9 oz cc bottle from Capone’s. Pours dark blackish with no head. Huge oak, bourbon, cognac, cacao, walnut. Tastes spirity, with oak, bourbon, cacao, dark malt. Dense and hot finish.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mathieuc (1898) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - APR 22, 2015
On tap at Lord Hobo. Pours a really dark brown with no head except for a small rim that leaves some lacing. Nose is of roasted malt, chocolate, coconut and vanilla. Dessert-like. Taste is lightly boozy and full of dark chocolate, caramel and coconut. Body is full and carbonation moderately low, a rich sipper. Overall a really nice dessert beer, alcohol doesn’t show too much at all.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ElManana (898) - Scheldewindeke, BELGIUM - APR 21, 2015
Bottle brouGht by BBQSlim. Thanks! Bourbon, vanilla, chocolate, nice. Very sweet but nice beer.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jtclockwork (10308) - , New Jersey, USA - APR 20, 2015
Draft - need label - please let me know if you have an empty - Pours black tan head. Nose/taste of bourbon, oak, vanilla, roast chocolate and coffee - Medium body.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DuffMan (7561) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - APR 16, 2015
Bottle, shared with Parksy and phantomhennes. Oily black pour, dense brown head. Rich dark roast coffee, bitter chocolate, and warm bourbon create a nicely balanced and full bodied drinking experience. Warm finish without becoming harsh. Really great.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jake65 (2851) - Boise, Idaho, USA - APR 15, 2015
Bottle, Boise imperial stout tasting. Dark brown color and small beige head. Nose is light roast, cocoa, and barrel. Sweeter, but enough roast to stand. Bourbon, chocolate, espresso, and vanilla flavors. Smooth and silky.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
HenryXXX (204) - British Columbia, CANADA - APR 13, 2015
The nose is booze, coffee and anise. The palette is booze, and vanilla; and finishes with bourbon, black licorice, coffee and then vanilla ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BuckeyeBoy (3177) - Boise, Idaho, USA - APR 11, 2015
375ml bottle thanks to Rick. Pours out thick black topped with a tan ring of head. Nose is heavy roast ccoffee malts vanilla cocoa barrel cinnamon. Taste is as the nose with roast cinnamon spice barrel goodness and lots of booze


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