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RATINGS: 194   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.07   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.


4.4
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Huhzubendah (2942) - Washington DC, USA - DEC 9, 2012
Lost Abbey track beer tasting. The beer appears black with a thin beige cap. The aroma...wow! Coffee and roast - so fresh and wonderful. An instant 5 in the aroma category. Bourbon and oak come in after the delectable coffee, giving balance and complexity. The flavor does not disappoint. A remarkable beer. Bourbon is perhaps a bit overshadowed by coffee, but as a daily coffee drinker, I can’t complain. Medium bodied with masterfully disguised alcohol content. Shockingly good. Just outstanding. My highest recommendation.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Imperial_Scout (363) - Illinois, USA - DEC 11, 2013
Sampler at fobab. Pour dark brown with thin head. Nose is of chipotle coffee and chocolate. Peppery taste with exceptional balance.

4.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
tbergland (7) - San Francisco, California, USA - MAY 30, 2014 does not count
dark, thick, and oily -- like my men. chocolate and some vanilla bourbon with a nice long bitter finish. aroma surprisingly weak.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
tcon25 (227) - Duvall, Washington, USA - JAN 27, 2015
Draft pour at Beer Junction. Black pour with a little head. Chocolate and slit coffee aroma. Complex flavors of coffee, chocolate, barrel ageing.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ElManana (1017) - Scheldewindeke, BELGIUM - APR 21, 2015
UPDATED: MAY 6, 2015 Bottle brouGht by BBQSlim. Thanks! Bourbon, vanilla, chocolate, nice. Very sweet but nice beer.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Mep3222 (827) - East Greenbush, New York, USA - MAY 20, 2015
Very nice authentic bourbon aroma and nice cocoa roasted malt flavors. Taste is full Flavored bourbon coffee bourbon stout. Quite good. Smooth balanced and amazing. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Inbreak (2756) - Loddefjord, NORWAY - MAY 25, 2015
25.05.2015, 0,375l bottle @ home:
Nice brown slightly fizzy creamy mediumlasting head. Aroma is slightly rich and dry, dark malts, mild bourbon, cocoa, coffee, dark sugar, licorice, caramel, grassy chillies, oak, dark chocolate. Taste is slightly dry and sour-ish roasted, dark malts, mild bourbon, coffee, mild grassy chillies, cocoa, vanilla, dark sugar, minerals, hay, dark chocolate. Medium bitterness, slightly dry roasted mouthfeel with a nice very mild warming alcohol and chili touch in the back. Very nice and well balanced.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
gunnfryd (12273) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUN 18, 2015
Fonefan 201214. Black colour With no head. aroma is licorice, alcohol, coffee. Flavour is licorice, alcohol, coffee, Vanilla, bourbon, cocoa, chocolate . Full body . Very Nice beer.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
arminjewell (8582) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - APR 10, 2012
Pour on tap, Avery Strong Ale fest 2012. Dark murky black pour with thin to no dark head, aroma brought notes of thick chocolate, dark fruit, roast, bourbon and espresso, bringing back more chocolate, definitely heavier on that end. Taste was a bit on the sweet side but the chocolate was very authentic, mixing with the vanilla of the bourbon, a slight roasted coffee note helped balanced a bit. Dug this one.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
yespr (34764) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - MAY 16, 2012
From tap, RB #22000. Pours pitch black with a small tan head. Aroma is smooth roasted malty and cocoa mixed with coffee herbal notes. Thick malty, roasted and dense chocolate. Smooth. Toasted and coffee herbal. Chocolate and smooth coffee finish.


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