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RATINGS: 208   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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
blipp (7182) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 17, 2015
Bottle. Pours near black with a beige head. Rich coffee and chocolate sweetness, faint roasted malts, very mild bourbon, and a sweet espresso finish. Pretty good, maybe just a touch too sweet.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Beerhunter111 (11554) - Hasborn, GERMANY - JUL 11, 2015
Das Bier ist total schwarz und hat eine wunderschöne braune stabile Schaumkrone. Geruch nach viel Kaffee, reife Früchte, Vanille, Holzfass, alkoholisch. Geschmack kräftig röstmalzig, Kaffee, Vanille, Holz, reife Früchte, alkoholisch, dieses Bier ist wunderbar!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
vjohans (533) - SWEDEN - JUL 11, 2015
Bottle at mikkeller bar viktoriagade. Coffee, chocolate, can feel the alcohol in the aroma from barrel aging, not from being a strong beer. Black, with Brown head. Medium to heavy sweet. Medium bitter. Tons of coffee. Full body. Very long finish. Real good. You can feel the alcohol, but it is somehow balanced with the flavours. Impressing.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
popway (109) - California, USA - JUL 10, 2015
Pale brown head clings to edge of snifter dig the label artwork As it warms I get smoky wood aromas, nose dive 5th heaven trace the barrel coffee and bourbon on the palete, along with brown sugar, coffee on the back, alcohol bum medium body is frothy/fizzy. Wait, is that not an interesting combo? not the most intriguing component here not as heavy as a few others I’ve had the pleasure to have known in this realm but a good track

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Blairgus (3466) - California, USA - JUN 29, 2015
30 May 2015, bottle. black. Nose is huge nail polish alcohol, Dark stout. Med body and mildly fizzy. Sweet, oatmeal, Mocha. Nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
rouhlas (1465) - GREECE - JUN 21, 2015
From old notes. From tap at Copenhagen Beer Celebration 2012. Black color with beige brown head. Roasted malty aroma, chocolate, coffee, licorice, wood, vanilla, light alcohol. Sweet and bitter taste like aroma. Medium to full oily body with soft carbonation.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
rhsiung (1249) - USA - JUN 19, 2015
375-ml bottle @ localoptionbier. it was nice to be back. chocolate nose, creamy, licorice, coffee, bourbon, some dark fruit as it warmed up, which took a lot of patience. wish more of these trains stopped in chicago. label said 13.5%.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Travlr (16803) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUN 18, 2015
Draft. Very dark brown color, brown head. Aroma of boozy vanilla, rich chocolate, dark espresso. Taste has bourbon, vanilla, dark cocoa and coffee, some licorice. A big beer.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
gunnfryd (12953) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUN 18, 2015
Fonefan 201214. Black colour With no head. aroma is licorice, alcohol, coffee. Flavour is licorice, alcohol, coffee, Vanilla, bourbon, cocoa, chocolate . Full body . Very Nice beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
PriorL (2796) - Gent, BELGIUM - JUN 16, 2015
Tasting at Bjorn and Sanne’s place. Thanks for sharing the beers! APPEARANCE: pitch black beer, small unstable beige head. NOSE: alcohol, chocolate, mocha. TASTE: alcohol, chocolate, mocha, over the top

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