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RATINGS: 123   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.03   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.


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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
valpoaj (655) - Valparaiso, Indiana, USA - DEC 15, 2012
Sample FOBAB ’12 - Went for this one pretty early in the game - pours brown/black with a thin head. Aroma is rich and fits the description - coffee is enticing and rich, chocolate is evident, even if in the backseat - high level of pleasant roastiness. Flavor is also nicely done - coffee still definitely driving this car, but it is balanced well by some cocoa, vanilla, light bourbon, sweet/roasted malt and a bit of oak - melded nicely. Palate good for the style - this was a fine offering from LA

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
nightrider (754) - encinitas, California, USA - JAN 19, 2013
Pour from a bottle gave a pitch black beer with a small tan head. Huge cocoa and coffee aromas. Medium mouthfeel . Flavored of dry dark chocolate, oak vanilla, and black coffee. Finish is long lean and on the drier side.Good beer.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
alexsdad06 (6284) - Ohio, USA - MAR 24, 2013
Sampled at FoBAB ’12. Pours near black with a medium sized tan head. The aroma had roasted malts, coffee, chocolate with mild barrel notes. The flavor had more coffee and chocolate than the nose indicated, roasted malts, bourbon and vanilla with a touch of char at the finish. I thought this was very solid, but more about the treatments than the base beer.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Staffan47 (887) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - DEC 10, 2013
"Bat out of hell" från Lost Abbey boxen, (som tydligen var alias med denna). Aska kaffesump och nyskuren chili. Intensiva smaker av kaffe som hänger i. Viss beska mot slutet. Lite småvass. Bourbon kan anas.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
drsordr (1323) - Loveland, Ohio, USA - DEC 11, 2013
Bottle sample at FoBAB 2013, pours opaque black. Nose bourbon some coco. Almost pepper smell. Taste chocolate and coffee come through in the taste. Bourbon adding chartacter not overpowering. Roasty finish.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BoBoChamp (5758) - Gent, BELGIUM - FEB 10, 2014
38cl, at 13.5%Vol, as Lost Abbey Track #10, new exclusive American brew Anno 2012, with coffee and cacao, thx to Brent and Dirk for sharing!, very complex sweet Stout, roasted/alcoholic and slightly spicy/bitter, yet not too heavy, balanced, hazy, small head, very good brew, WOW!

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
after4ever (6397) - Brier, Washington, USA - JAN 31, 2015
375, corked and baled. Thanks, J! Pours an opaque black with a dense and creamy dark tan head that fades quickly to nothing. Huge apricot, dark chocolate, and vanilla nose. Sticky thick near-flat body. Dense creamy dark chocolate, apricots, and vanilla mid palate. Long dark chocolate finish.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
X (34) - California, USA - FEB 8, 2015
Lots of coffee and cocoa, bourbon very faint. Top shelf stuff. Bit of a sticky sweet finish. Good beer for a sunday morning.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
RobertDale (3854) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - FEB 9, 2015
375 ml. bottle. Pours black with a nice brown head. Aroma of malt, coffee, and chocolate. Taste is roasted malt, coffee, dark chocolate, bourbon, and vanilla. Well balanced. Excellent.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
NeuroPliny (204) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 12, 2015
Taster glass at The Beer Store. Pours dark brown-black with a brown foamy head. Nose is dark chocolate, molasses, bourbon, vanilla, dried dark fruit, and apricot. Flavour is dark roasted malts, expresso, mocha, raisin, fig, dried apricot, with mild hops on the finish. Superbly balanced. Moderate body. Awesome.


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