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RATINGS: 202   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.07   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 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jake65 (2901) - 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.

   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

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BuckeyeBoy (3681) - 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

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
czar (5839) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - APR 9, 2015
on tap at lord hobo. very dark brown with an eternal crema head dense sweetish and bitter chocolate - some milk, fresh espresso coffee, truffles, vanilla, burnt caramelized hazelnuts - nutella-ish* TM, exceptionnal roasted profile, pine, umami, very lightly tart coffee berries, cream - vanilla shake. low carboantion, full body - sticky and syrupy; slightly boozy and sweet hazeulnut-coffee finish. excellent!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
maxwelldeux (4169) - Snohomish, Washington, USA - APR 8, 2015
Bottle. Pours a thick and near black color with a moderate light brown head on there. Nose is dry and heavily roasty with a lot of wood and whiskey notes coming through. Taste is very slightly sweet up front, but has a dry woody finish. I don’t get the cocoa in here, but a lot of coffee does come through. Very nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
stoutnick (749) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - APR 8, 2015
Very black pour, mild tan foam. Aroma - bourbon, marshmallow. Taste is very strong dark chocolate, strong bourbon, bitter coffee, lots of chocolate, tang of barrel, some sharp dark fruits, bitter oaky finish. Palate is medium carbonation. Overall goodish stout, much better than their serpents stout in my opinion, but far from world class. Just lacks a fair bit of care - seems thrown together like too many of the Lost Abbey darker strong ales.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
umich03jm (2842) - Flat Rock, Michigan, USA - APR 4, 2015
Bottle thanks to dogday. Black pour with a small creamy head that fades to a ring. Aromas are dark chocolate, roasted coffee, caramel, vanilla, and light bourbon. Taste is loaded with dark chocolate. Very nice bitter coffee too. Bourbon barrel influence is pretty subtle but very nice and smooth. Medium body. Light booze in the finish. Very nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Errl (2169) - Plano, Texas, USA - MAR 31, 2015
Bottle...Pour is dark black with a tan head..Nose is nice coffee, chocolate, bourbon, ...Taste is bourbon, coffee, chocolate, cream, spice,

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Minderbinder (2612) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 29, 2015
On tap at Lord Hobo. Pours very dark brown with low beige head. Aroma is of roasted malt, coffee. Taste is of lots of alcohol, coffee, roasted malt, chocolate, very slight acidity. Palate: Full bodied, soft carbonation. Overall: A sipper. Dirty. Good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
thornecb (4870) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 29, 2015
Pours black into a snifter. Mocha head with medium retention recedes to skim surface. Bourbon, vanilla and oak aromas. Thick with sweet vanilla upfront turning to bourbon-laced hot chocolate before the lasting espresso finish.

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