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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 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Adenila (1560) - 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.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
emartell (306) - Zapopan, Jalisco, MEXICO - SEP 5, 2015
Aromas increíbles dónde destacan los frutos secos, principalmente higos, nuez y avellana, así como las notas a Bourbon. Su color es completamente negro, carbonatacion baja y corona de espuma ligera de color café obscuro. En boca es aterciopelada, suave, frutal, alcohólica, etc. Complejidad increíble. Al paladar es una cerveza perfecta. Las notas a frutos secos y Bourbon se combinan con el café y el cacao dando un resultado genial. En resumen, una de las mejores cervezas que he probado.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Cybercat (4287) - 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 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
magdalar (516) - Zurich, SWITZERLAND - MAY 11, 2012
Draught at Copenhagen Beer Celebration. Pours black with a brown head. Smells amazingly of chocolate, coffee, bourbon, malt. Tastes of a heavy sweet, medium bitter. A well balanced creamy stout. Full bodied, soft carbonation, creamy texture. Simply lovely.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Plovmand (7184) - Helsinge, DENMARK - MAY 22, 2012
On tap at CBC. Pours pitch black with a denste tan head. The aroma is bourbon, chocolate, caramel, fruit, wood, oak and light coffee. The flavour is chocolate, vanilla, hard roasted malt, caramel, fruit and oak. Extremely tasty and well balanced. Wow!!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
daknole (10350) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - JAN 20, 2013
From the box set tasting. Blackish pour. Loads of coffee, cocoa, fudge, brownies. Flavor is rich and full. Delicious. Loads of coffee and chocolate. Yes!

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
beerbaaron (1816) - 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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
rhsiung (1286) - USA - JUN 19, 2015
375-ml bottle @ localoptionbier. it was nice to be back. chocolate nose, creamy, licorice, coffee, bourbon, some dark fruit as it warmed up, which took a lot of patience. wish more of these trains stopped in chicago. label said 13.5%.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Beerhunter111 (12282) - Hasborn, GERMANY - JUL 11, 2015
Das Bier ist total schwarz und hat eine wunderschöne braune stabile Schaumkrone. Geruch nach viel Kaffee, reife Früchte, Vanille, Holzfass, alkoholisch. Geschmack kräftig röstmalzig, Kaffee, Vanille, Holz, reife Früchte, alkoholisch, dieses Bier ist wunderbar!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
onceblind (6111) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAR 13, 2012
At Avery’s 2012 Strong Ale Fest. Black with no head. Aroma of wood, Hershey’s chocolate, maybe some anise, but mostly smells like barrel aged hersheys. Taste starts smooth but gets a little oaky, with lots of chocolaty sweetness and delicious black roast coffee. Smooth and sweet, slightly boozy and a firm oak tone throughout.

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