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RATINGS: 289   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.


4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
arminjewell (9237) - 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 (39627) - 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.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
chrisv10 (14644) - 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.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
thewolf (11931) - 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 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
fonefan (43243) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JUN 1, 2012
UPDATED: DEC 28, 2014
Draught @ [ Copenhagen Beer Celebration 2012 ] @ Spartas Lokaler, Faelledparken in Osterbro, Copenhagen, Denmark.

[ As Lost Abbey Barrel Aged Serpents Stout with Cacao Nibs and Coffee ].
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]
9-4-8-4-18

Bottle 375ml. corked.

[ As Lost Abbey Box Set: Track #10 (Bat out of Hell) ].
Clear dark black brown color with virtually no head. Aroma is heavy malty, roasted, chocolate, coffee, cacao, bourbon. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and moderate bitter with a long duration, cacao, coffee, wood, bourbon, vanilla, chocolate. Body is medium to full, texture is oily, carbonation is flat, finish feel is light alcoholic. [20141220]
9-3-9-4-18

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
phaleslu (9021) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 19, 2013
Sample from a bottle at FOBAB 2013. Pours a deep, dark, opaque brown with a sizeable brown ring for a head. Very, very rich- roasted malts, dark chocolate, coffee, cacao nibs, vanilla, burnt brown sugar, toasted oak, fudge, and molasses. Full-bodied, with a smooth, rich, coating mouthfeel and moderate carbonation. Very good take on Serpent’s Stout, which I love. So I wouldn’t call it an improvement but it’s also no worse. Beat the hell out of Track 13 next to it.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
HonusWagner (1978) - Florida, USA - DEC 17, 2013
This owns. The coffee still remains. The cacao is a bit less notable but it’s a damn tasty beer. A bit heavy, and sweet, but I’d recommend anyone who likes their earthy coffee beers pick this bad boy up. Thanks David.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
48FanInCali (848) - California, USA - JAN 20, 2015
Viscous pitch black pour with mocha head. Yes. An LA BA Stout with head. Nose of dark roasted coffee, roasted malt, chocolate and booze. Taste follows the nose with some nice coffee bitterness with plenty of sweetness to balance it out. Chocolate is there for sure as well. Thick and oily on the palate as I would hope for and expect. Very well done. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Marheb (4504) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 29, 2015
Un nez volcanique chocolatée, beaucoup de chaleur et de bourbon. RN bouche ça se place et le chocolat prend le dessus avec la vanilline de la barrique. Le corps est moyen avec un forte richesse et une fine carbonatation. Relativement facile à boire comparativement à ce que le nez annonçait

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
GothGargoyle (2300) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 15, 2015
Black/brown with a light brown head. Aroma is coffee, chocolate, toffee, dark fruits, touch of earth. Medium-full bodied, slightly creamy mouthfeel, lightly sweet on the palate with a balancing roastiness. Taste is coffee, chocolate, vanilla, bourbon, dates, figs. Delicious.


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