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RATINGS: 323   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.11/5   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 Serpentís 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 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
maekchu (3460) - Hirakata, JAPAN - MAY 2, 2016
Bottle. Massive chocolate nose, with dark sugar and alcohol. Brown/gold color, with translucent edges. Chocolate, lightly scorched coffee, alcohol. The mid and final sweeten into chocolate cream pie. Medium body. Great chocolate flavors.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
KyotoLefty (9310) - Kyoto, JAPAN - APR 30, 2016
Bottle. Nose of bourbon, vanilla, chocolate, light berries. Black, flat. chocolate-marshamallow flavor bomb. Sweet and creamy, lots of vanilla and bourbon. Light, soft carbonation, oily body. A bit one-dimensional and over-religant on additives, but very likable nonetheless.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
italianjohn (2893) - Penndel, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 28, 2016
Black pour with a beige head and oily film and light lacing .... Aroma of oak, bourbon, coconut, roasted malts, coffee, cocoa and nougat .... Taste is of very dry oak, bourbon, coconut, vanilla, coffee and roasted malts .... Dry and very oaky with a abrupt finish .... Smells amazing very deep and complex brew the barrels in this beer were awesome choices

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
badpuppy69 (320) - orange, California, USA - APR 26, 2016
Pours a black with no head. Aroma dark chocolate covered fruit very complex my nose is not worthy. Taste follows the aroma very complex amazing stout. Medium to heavy mouth feel. Best stout Iíve had down! Wow!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
neepsntatties (1763) - Portland, Oregon, USA - APR 25, 2016
Bottle from Beer Junction in west Seattle ( just down the street from Seattle Fish Co., the best damn seafood biz in Seattle!). Colour...onyx with a corpulent tan head. Nose...coffee ganache and buttercream chocolate with hints of spice. Palate...muscular and intense with spiciness and dark chocolate. The mid palate is gripping and tight with peppery notes and a long bitter finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
DroolYeast (1066) - Aalborg, DENMARK - APR 23, 2016
Bottle @ basement beer bar, Aalborg. Aroma of coffee, cocao, bourbon, vanilla, roasted malt, burnt malt. Black with tan head, mostly diminishing. Taste is moderate+ sweet, moderate malt bitter, thick oily texture, avg. carb., sweet alcohol, bourbon chocolate, coffee malt finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Art (3121) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 19, 2016
On tap at GE. Pours a deep dark brown black with a thin dark brown head. Aromas of chocolate fudge, cocoa powder, slight vanilla. Taste is sweet with a boozy kick. Very well balanced for a big beer though. Well rounded flavor.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
pineypower (3078) - Ocean County, New Jersey, USA - APR 17, 2016
Bottle. 2015 vintage. Pours out an almost black color with a small tan head. Aroma is of some syrup, chocolate, dried dark fruit, oak, coffee, some light vanilla, mild alcohol. Taste is complex, smooth, full mouthfeel, licorice, chocolate, oak, coffee, dark fruit, light alcohol. Nice

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
gyllenbock (7804) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - APR 17, 2016
Bottle, thanks SirLimpsalot. Black with a small tan head. Aroma of bourbon, ash, dark chocolate, coffee and some hints of nuts. Similar taste. Also some hints of cocoa. The body was full and the carbonation soft. A beer to sip, lovely.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
SirLimpsalot (3808) - SWEDEN - APR 16, 2016
@ Basunen 16-4-16: Stor doft av kaffe och aska. Mycket fyllig smak av kaffe, aska och lite torv. Eftersmak av arrak och choklad. Fasiken va gott.

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