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RATINGS: 272   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.11/5   SEASONAL: Series   EST. CALORIES: 360   ABV: 12%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Klimaet (1325) - Aarhus N, DENMARK - JAN 5, 2016
Bottle @ Dangerous Bottleshares #whoknowshowmany. Pours pitch black with a small dark brown head. Aromas of bourbon, coffee, chocolate, light tobacco, vanilla, dark fruits. Taste has coffee, bourbon, vanilla, dark chocolate, pepper, dark fruits. Wowza.

4.4
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
sjohnny (464) - - JAN 2, 2016
Heavy sweet dark fruit and chocolate aroma. Pours like motor oil with a thin quickly disappearing dark tan head. Hard candy. Cocoa. Dark fruit. Sweet malt. Boozy. Very good.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Niller (1249) - Hammel, DENMARK - JAN 2, 2016
Bottle from Voldby. Pours pitch black with a brown head. Aroma and taste is roasted malts, dark chocolate, coffee, cacao, vanilla, dark fruits, bourbon. Full body. Oily texture. Thick creamy mouthfeel. Soft carbonation. Light bitter warming finish. Excellent.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
ABT_S54 (351) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - JAN 1, 2016
37.5cl bottle served in a snifter. Pitch black, thick oily and a generous dark brown head which dissipates quickly. Aroma is heavy bourbon, vanilla, oak, chocolate, fruit cake and booze. Taste is upfront sweetness with the creamy buttery bourbon taste but slightly hotter than some barrel aged imperial stouts which holds up well against the extreme level of flavours. The barrel aging has taken the rough edges from the standard serpent’s stout and the added chocolate and coffee give an even more decadent backdrop of flavours. A thick and sticky mouthfeel with low carbonation but perfect for the style and as such gets a perfect score.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
RasmusOtt (1995) - Aarhus, DENMARK - DEC 31, 2015
Bottle at Dangerous Bottleshares #17. Pours black with a dark brown head. Aroma of vanilla, chocolate, sweet bourbon, coffee, cocoa, toffee and some weak smoke. All in such a nice balance with each other. Awesome aroma. The taste has roasted malts, vanilla, coffee, dark fruits, cocoa and some bourbon. Awesome stuff. Better than expected!

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bursprak (1913) - Aarhus, DENMARK - DEC 30, 2015
Bottle at Dangerous Bottleshares #17. Pitch black pour with a dark tan head. Notes of heavy roast, light soy, ground coffee, bourbon, cocoa and some prunes and light vanilla.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Vestergaard (1392) - Aarhus C, DENMARK - DEC 29, 2015
Bottle at Dangerous Bottleshares #17. Pours a pitch black with a nice, big, dark tan head. Aroma has lots of dark chocolate, bourbon, coffee, vanilla, figs, sweet bourbon, dark malts, caramel, toast. Taste is more dry coffee, dark chocolate, bourbon, caramel, booze, fairly sweet, light bitterness. Light fruity. Nice, full body and a fairly low carbonation.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
SteveOrz85 (196) - Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 27, 2015
12.7 oz bottle. Monks Cafe Philly. Shared two ways. Served in lost abbey glass. Fairly dark tan head goes down quick. Little bit of lacing. Beer is black. Aroma is malty with notes of coffee, toffee and molasses, chocolate and bourbon. Taste is bitter and acidic from coffee. Notes of coffee, chocolate, vanilla, and bourbon. Some sweetness. Full bodied, light carbonation. Fairly smooth finish. Overall a very strong and very complex beer. Very good.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Niko100 (2532) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 27, 2015
Rich dark brown/black color; Heavy slightly creamy body; Aroma of toasted malt, oak, dark chocolate, coffee, & some vanilla; Flavor of roasted sweet malt, oak, rich coffee, cocoa, dark chocolate, and some dark fruit; Warm finish; Nicely balanced & complex; Well done.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
gunnar (7394) - Sandnes, NORWAY - DEC 24, 2015
Bottle from Vinmonopolet. Pours thick black oily with a small creamy dark tanned head. Very intense and complex aroma, roasted malts, vanilla, liquorice, cocoa and chocolate, coffee and bourbon. Thick oily mouthfeel, soft carbonated. Taste is filled with the same, loaded with weak roasty malts, delightful vanilla and thick creamy chocolate, lingering and lingering, a prober celebration of

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