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RATINGS: 97   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.04   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.


4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Meilby (7384) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUN 26, 2012
Draught @ Copenhagen Beer Celebration 2012
Pours pitch black with a tan head. Aroma has notes of roasted malt, chocolate, cocoa, coffee, oak and alcohol. Taste is heavy sweet and light bitter with a long cocoa, chocolate and coffee finish. Body is full, texture is oily to sticky, carbonation is flat to soft.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ungstrup (29208) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JUN 10, 2012
Draft. A black beer with a brown head. The aroma has notes of roasted malt, chocolate, and coffee. The flavor is sweet with notes of chocolate, cocoa beans, roasted malt, and coffee, as well as hints of vanilla, leading to a bitter finish.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Christian (11052) - Odense, DENMARK - JUN 3, 2012
Copenhagen Beer Celebration 2012. Black with a small tan head. Roasted aroma with coffee, intense dark chocolate and a touch of charcoal. Sweetish chocolate and roasted malt flavour with a pleasant coffee note and warming alcohol in the finish

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
TheJestersBeer (2039) - SWEDEN - JUN 1, 2012
Draught. Pours almost black,with a brown head. Rich aroma, loads of coffee, roasted malt, oak, chocolate, ashes, faintly hoppy. Sweet, full bodied, medium bitterness, creamy CO2. Roasted, rich taste, coffee beans, chocolate, licorice, caramel, toffee, some astringency from the coffee. Long, warming finish. (2012-05-11)

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
fonefan (34595) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JUN 1, 2012

Draught @ [ Copenhagen Beer Celebration 2012 ] @ Spartas Lokaler, Faelledparken in Osterbro, Copenhagen, Denmark.

Clear dark black brown colour with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, roasted, chocolate, cacao, milk chocolate, coffee, dark chocolate, light vanilla - bourbon - sweet. Flavour is heavy sweet and moderate to heavy bitter with a long duration. Body is medium to full, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20120511]

4.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Adenila (1557) - DENMARK - MAY 28, 2012
Tap at CBC shared with Beerbiker and evil stepdad. Black with a huge brown head. Heavy cocoa aroma, wood, toffee, coco chocolate and vanilla. Awsome. Fullbodied sweet complex toffee chocolate flavor powerfull and thick all the way through.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
anders37 (16539) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAY 28, 2012
Draft @ CBC 2012. Rating #9900. Pours a black color with a small tan head. Has a roasted malty coffee and chocolate aroma with hints of bourbon. Roasted malty coffee and chocolate flavor with hints of vanilla and bourbon. Has a roasted malty coffee and chocolate bourbon and vanilla finish.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
sfhodense (4791) - Odense NØ, DENMARK - MAY 25, 2012
Pours black with a beige head. Aroma is roasted malt, cold coffee, cocoa, liquorish, chocolate and light oak. Flavour is roasted malt, cocoa, alcohol, cold coffee, liquorish and chocolate.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
thewolf (11149) - Kolding, DENMARK - MAY 22, 2012
Tap @ CBC, 2012.
Pours utterly, completely black with a nice, creamy, beige head. Aroma has vanilla, cocoa, coffee, light roasted, mild vinious. Medium carbonation, lovely dry and creamy mouthfeel. Flavour is really nice, nuts, chocolate, mild coffee, soft vanilla sweetness. Oak dryness. Very sweet, but maintains a very good balance with roasted malts and oakiness. Light warming vinious. Really well-balanced.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
chrisv10 (10871) - DENMARK - MAY 22, 2012
Tap @ Copenhagen Beer Celebration, 2012. Black with medium brown head. Aroma is roasted malts, chocolate, coffee and cocoa. Flavour is roasted malts, chocolate, coffee, medium sweet, cocoa, little dried fruits, hops, oak and a little bitter.


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