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RATINGS: 241   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.1/5   SEASONAL: Series   EST. CALORIES: 360   ABV: 12%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Marheb (3896) - 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 (1951) - 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.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Dr_Fellini (1018) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - FEB 21, 2015
Bottle to glass. Pours a thick deep black color with a creamy light brown head. Aroma is roasted malts, big bourbon, boozy. Flavor has excellent barrel characteristics, with vanilla, chocolate, light coffee. Thick and creamy body. So delicious!

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
wheresyourball (565) - El Cajon, California, USA - MAR 6, 2015
Bottle. Dark black pour with a chocolate head. Big coffee aroma; flavor is roasted malt, caramel, chocolate, coffee. Great buttery mouthfeel and carbonation. Very good, though too expensive for the small amount you get.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Bule (1525) - California, USA - MAR 9, 2015
375ml bottle pours a thick black color with a bit of brown head. Smooth chocolate a coffee. Bourbon overpowers a little. Smooths with some time to breathe.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
bytemesis (5559) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - MAR 22, 2015
Bottle from the box set, with thanks to cocoapuph! Pours inky black with a bit of secondary dark brown head and a touch of lacing. Aroma is rich and decadent bourbon, chocolate, vanilla, coffee. Flavor is medium sweet and light plus bitter, a really nice blend of barrel and chocolate stout, a touch of coconut present as well. Full body, creamy mouthfeel. Very nice.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Lukasmh (780) - Aarhus, DENMARK - OCT 6, 2015
Tap, Pours thick pitch black with light brown head. Aroma is bourbon forward, coffee, dark malts, dark fruits, nutty, cake, vanilla, tons of chocolate, cocoa powder, bitter chocolate, coffee beans, fruity coffee al packed in that sweet bourbon vanilla loveliness. Taste is packed with toffee, vanilla, brunt sugar, char, sweet fruits, bourbon, bitter chocolate, cocoa powder, chocolate milk dark fruits and dark malts. Everlasting dry finish with roast and booze.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
NikkTwist (2241) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 28, 2015
Draft at Khyber Pass. Pitch black pour. Impressive thick brown foam on top. Smooth dark cocoa with swirls of Bourbon. Turkish coffee. Black liquorice. Burnt gingerbread. Dark roasted hazelnuts. Blackberries. Molasses. Complex sugary malts but with such a thick silky body it finishes easy and balanced. Another tremendous effort from Lost Abbey!

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
GlasgowTAD (945) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - NOV 24, 2015
Bottle thanks to stu666! Pours opaque black with no head. Aroma is vanilla, oak, sweet molasses, chocolate and slight coffee. Taste is sweet chocolate, sweet vanilla, roasty, bitter coffee, oak, leather, sweet molasses.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BenH (3439) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 24, 2015
Bottle. Black with tan head. Aroma of coffee, chocolate and coconut. Similar taste, coffee, chocolate, coconut and vanilla. Heavy coconut vibe, my thang. Delish


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