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RATINGS: 295   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.11/5   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 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 (535) - 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 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
slowrunner77 (9609) - Reno, Nevada, USA - MAR 1, 2015
UPDATED: AUG 6, 2015 This big oily black beer is definitely a sipper, but damn is it a good one. Loads of cocoa and coffee explode from the glass. Nose is fantastic. The bourbons character and the base beers are quite complex. I love serpent stout and older viscosity (the two bases) so no surprise there. Boozy on the palate, very warming going down. Only the lack of drink ability beyond 8-12 oz prevents an even higher score. Fantastic. Not consistent as subsequent bottle(s) were not quite as awesome. Shows a lot more heat. Still really nice.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ElManana (1728) - 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 (1190) - 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 (4259) - 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 (13969) - 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.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
egajdzis (6004) - Pennsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 30, 2015
Opaque black with a small, tan head that left nice lacing on the glass. Aroma of chocolate, coffee, roasted malts, dark fruits, wood, vanilla, bourbony alcohol. Taste of chocolate, roasted malts, coffee, charred wood, some vanilla, light alcohol in the finish.

4.4
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
sjohnny (481) - - JAN 2, 2016
Heavy sweet dark fruit and chocolate aroma. Pours like motor oil with a thin quickly disappearing dark tan head. Hard candy. Cocoa. Dark fruit. Sweet malt. Boozy. Very good.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Vells (1420) - Rīga, Latvija, LATVIA - JAN 15, 2016
Whoa.. one helluva beer. Seems so bold, yet very mild, all rounded, powerfull.. Perfect deep roasted malts all the way, but keeps solid smoothness, even more rounded when cocoa mildness comes in, some dried fruits, BA aspect and vanilla gives another dimension. Mostly sweet with decent bitterness. Perfectly sippable brew. Love it


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