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RATINGS: 199   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.07   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.


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JulienHuxley (4234) - Trois-Rivičres, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 24, 2015
On tap at Lord Hobo. Opaque black pour, super creamy dark brown foam really nice looking beer. Aroma is super rich, intense chocolate, dark chocolate, vanilla, light roasty notes. Taste is sweet, super chewy milk chocolate, vanilla, light coffee, black pepper spiciness. Palate is rich, heavy, full bodied with good med carbonation. Really tasty, chewy american imperial stout. Very nice.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
bb (7510) - Alamo, California, USA - MAR 24, 2015
Draft. Black beer with a tan head. Chocolate and bourbon aroma. Bourbon and chocolate flavor. Medium-plus bodied. Bourbon and vanilla lingers with chocolate and light caramel.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
gam (3596) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - MAR 23, 2015
Tan head darkest of pours soft carbonation aromas the bourbon so rewarding cocoa dried fruits liquorice caramel dark chocolate mild chili the flavours bourbon impressive full tasty barrelling notes cocoa raisins caramel coffee chocolate dried fruits tobacco plums roast note medium bitter the finish best tastes hops and bourbon mix sweet malts lovely tasting imperial stout

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
bytemesis (4599) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - MAR 22, 2015
Bottle from the box set, with thanks to cocoapuph! Pours inky black with a bit of secondary dark brown head and a touch of lacing. Aroma is rich and decadent bourbon, chocolate, vanilla, coffee. Flavor is medium sweet and light plus bitter, a really nice blend of barrel and chocolate stout, a touch of coconut present as well. Full body, creamy mouthfeel. Very nice.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
smcolw (600) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 22, 2015
Dark tan head. Thick and lasting, but a bit small. The liquid is very dark where no light shines through. Plenty of blanketing lace on the glass. The smell starts with a sweetness I didn’t expect. It’s almost like an after dinner drink. The taste is extremely rich, like biting into a rich brownie. Yet, it’s not so sweet. Lots of semisweet chocolate. Chewy in terms of body with a light carbonation touch. The aftertaste is of dark malt and is long lasting.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
markducommun (390) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 22, 2015
Deep opaque black brown, light tan head. Heavy vanilla, molasses, lightly roasted coffee, maybe cappuccino. Light grain. Quite bitter, good sweet body. Very acidic, high effervescence. Not overly heavy, yet still pretty oily. Long finish. Really nicely balanced. Excellent.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
vtafro (4827) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - MAR 21, 2015
Draft at EBF. Dark pour with a lacing. Coffee, roasted, chocolate and bourbon aromas. Nice chocolate, vanilla, coffee and roasted tones with a touch of bourbon. Smooth.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
WillRunForBeer (1420) - Massachusetts, USA - MAR 21, 2015
Sample at EBF. Pours nearly black with a coffee ice cream head. Aroma is chocolate, coffee, bourbon. Flavor is dark chocolate, bourbon, oak. A bit sharp.

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
beerbaaron (1675) - Arizona, USA - MAR 20, 2015
Draft. Black. Tight lasting brown head. A nimble, easier drinking body. Coffee. Dark fruit. Bourbon barrel. Chocolate. Caramel. Awesome balance, nothing dominant. Fantastic aroma. Delicious! Warming alcohol. Tips towards sweet, just excellent. Like this a lot.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Danyel (1335) - Colorado, USA - MAR 19, 2015
Bottle. Pours black with dark tan head. Aroma is very espresso, chocolate, sweet, vanilla. Taste is rich, very chocolatey, full bodied, medium carbonation. Overall, very delicious.


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