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RATINGS: 216   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.09/5   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 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 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
boxofrane (2553) - Spring City, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 15, 2015
Draft at blue dog. Pours pitch black with minimal head. The aroma is roasty, chocolate, slight booze. The taste is roasted malt, milk chocolate, light booze.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
skmikeg (1472) - Cherry Hill, New Jersey, USA - MAR 15, 2015
Pours pitch black with a one finger tan head which fades to just a little lacing. Aroma is of roadrwd malts, bourbon, spicy dark chocolate, coffee, dark fruits, anise, licorice, and some light booze. Taste is bourbon, spicy coco, dark fruits,roasted malts, dark roasted coffee, licorice, anise, woody notes, and some light booze in the finish. Has a medium-full body with a creamy mouthfeel,and a semi bitter, warming, slightly hot, long, lingering finish overall, excellent BBA imperial stout that features coco nibs nicely and hides its high abv pretty nicely

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Reynolds314 (2988) - Connecticut, USA - MAR 14, 2015
Nice bba imp stout courtesy of ernesto. Aroma is roast, brownie batter, vanilla whiskey and tobacco. Taste is moderat sweet and delectable. Tons of brownie batter.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Cybercat (4288) - Georgia, USA - MAR 14, 2015
Pours rich coffee brown with a fairly thick dark tan head. Smoky malt aroma has strong overtone of high-quality coffee plus cocoa, earthy, bourbon and woody hints. Flavor is a symphony of roast malt, quality coffee, bourbon, chocolate, woody, earthy and molasses tones. Texture is firm and viscous, though fizz is none too strong; finish is smoky and earthy. Go like a bat out of hell to any bottle shop that has this available!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
beerbastard (819) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - MAR 13, 2015
Bottle poured black with dark tan head. Fresh cut wood with Bourbon, followed with chocolate and alcohol. Love the balance of flavors. A rich blend of Oak, Bourbon, chocolate, vanilla. Great full palate. Smooth with burn. This would get better with a year of age. Must fine another bottle to save. Love the label.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fiulijn (16924) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 13, 2015
Tasting at Matt’s, corked bottle, 13.5% ABV
Black color, brown head. Rich aroma of dark fruits, some roasted malt, and a prelude to the sourness. Smooth mouthfeel, rich chocolate flavor, a lot of tobacco, too much alcohol presence; some sourness from the dark malts, light liquorice, cocoa and coconut, a fruity note.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ferris (8954) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 11, 2015
Bottle - Rich dark roast and roast coffee. Jet brown with a brown head. Light boozy, dark roast with a coffee, oily mouthfeel and a long finish. Nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mcberko (10569) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 11, 2015
375mL bottle, pours black with a small tan head. Aroma brings out lots of cocoa nibs and coffee upfront, followed by elegant bourbon barrels, and a slight touch of vanilla. Flavour is robust, with coffee upfront, followed by bourbon oak barrels and dry cocoa nibs. The coffee is the most dominant thing, the cocoa being second. All the elements are very cohesive and harmonious. Excellent stuff, just not worth $18 for a 375mL.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Ernesto987 (4965) - Arizona, USA - MAR 10, 2015
bottle, this was very nice. Good thick rich cococa body, good coffee flavor, then brownie batter bourbon treatment, warming alcohol on finish. Loved it.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Bule (1405) - California, USA - MAR 9, 2015
375ml bottle pours a thick black color with a bit of brown head. Smooth chocolate a coffee. Bourbon overpowers a little. Smooths with some time to breathe.

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