Serve in Snifter


on tap

Broad Distribution

Add Distribution Data
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 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DYCSoccer17 (3498) - Woodland, California, USA - MAR 28, 2015
5 ounce sample on tap at Davis Beer Shoppe. Aroma is full of semi sweet cocoa powder. Not much else. Quaffable enough. Opaque inky black with a medium brown head. Good lacing. Starts with lots of unsweetened chocolate. Becomes a bit chalky and roasted in the middle with coffee flavors. Finish is warming, with somewhat harsh bitter roastiness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tom10101 (4019) - Quebec, CANADA - MAR 27, 2015
On tap @ Lord Hobo.

Appearance: Pitch black with a creamy dark brown head and little lacing.

Aroma: Burst of chocolate and cacao along roasted malt, coffee beans, vanilla, bourbon, caramel, light spiciness and tobacco. Rich and complex.

Taste: Taste is even richer than the aroma. Massive chocolate and coffee presence along vanilla, bourbon, caramel, tobacco and oak. Medium to heavy sweetness, balanced by the alcohol and the rich flavors.

Palate: Full body. Medium carbonation. Rich and thick mouthfeel. Warming finish. Lingering chocolate, coffee and tobacco finish.

Overall: Impressive RIS by Lost Abbey. Really tasty, rich and flavorful but also quite well balanced and cohesive. Loved it.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jkwood04 (4814) - Connecticut, USA - MAR 26, 2015
375ml bottle in a tulip. Pours black with a tan head. Aroma of roasted malts, bourbon and oak, coffee, chocolate, some light dough and light bitterness. Flavor the same with a nice blend of everything. Thick texture. A really good beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JulienHuxley (4319) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
bb (7644) - 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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
gam (3641) - 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

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
bytemesis (4750) - 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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
smcolw (601) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
markducommun (449) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
vtafro (4929) - 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.

We Want To Hear From You

Join us! RateBeer is made by beer enthusiasts for the craft beer community. Your basic membership is free and allows you to read all beer ratings. Click here to create your account... and give your opinion!

Join Us »

Page  1 « 3 4 5  6  7 8 9 » 21

Tick this beer

for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Copyright © 2000-2015,
RateBeer LLC. All rights
about us
About RateBeer
New Beers
Advanced Search
Add A Beer
Add A Brewer
Add A Place
Log In
Edit Personal Info
Buy Premium Membership
Your Messages
the best
RateBeer Best
100 Beer Club
The Top 50