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RATINGS: 202   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.07   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.


illidurit's rating

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
illidurit (2244) - San Francisco, California, USA - JAN 30, 2013
Bottle shared at the Santa Cruz boxset tasting. Aroma of coffee grounds and dark chocolate. Flavor is sweet iced coffee. That’s basically it. Good though.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
thomashall (336) - New Hope, Minnesota, USA - AUG 22, 2015
Bottle shared at tasting. Pours like motor oil with tan head. Strong bourbon booze aroma. Taste follows, very well balanced and booze is hidden well. Very good.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BVery (8056) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - AUG 22, 2015
Bottle shared by Tom - thanks! Dense rich dark brown pour. Rich fudge, bourbon, wood, dense and slick. Killer beer.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kbudd19 (899) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 6, 2015
Bottle, thick black pour with deep mocha head. Aroma is oak, chocolate fudge, vanilla, and coffee roast, this smells great. Taste is oak, vanilla, fudge, and coffee. Incrediblely good aroma, this is one very decadent beer, wonderful balance between the base beer and all the other stuff they have added to this.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
jredmond (6383) - Manhattan, New York, USA - JUL 22, 2015
Bottle via trade with BHensonB shared with Paul. Pours a deep blackish brown body with thin tan lacing. Super dark, oily body. Mouthfeel is medium to full-bodied with notes of rich, chocolate brownie, melted fudge and severe alcohol burn in the finish. This would be absolutely killer if it didn’t feel like vodka on the palate towards the end.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
blipp (7083) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 17, 2015
Bottle. Pours near black with a beige head. Rich coffee and chocolate sweetness, faint roasted malts, very mild bourbon, and a sweet espresso finish. Pretty good, maybe just a touch too sweet.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Beerhunter111 (10950) - Hasborn, GERMANY - JUL 11, 2015
Das Bier ist total schwarz und hat eine wunderschöne braune stabile Schaumkrone. Geruch nach viel Kaffee, reife Früchte, Vanille, Holzfass, alkoholisch. Geschmack kräftig röstmalzig, Kaffee, Vanille, Holz, reife Früchte, alkoholisch, dieses Bier ist wunderbar!

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
vjohans (512) - SWEDEN - JUL 11, 2015
Bottle at mikkeller bar viktoriagade. Coffee, chocolate, can feel the alcohol in the aroma from barrel aging, not from being a strong beer. Black, with Brown head. Medium to heavy sweet. Medium bitter. Tons of coffee. Full body. Very long finish. Real good. You can feel the alcohol, but it is somehow balanced with the flavours. Impressing.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
popway (107) - California, USA - JUL 10, 2015
Pale brown head clings to edge of snifter dig the label artwork As it warms I get smoky wood aromas, nose dive 5th heaven trace the barrel coffee and bourbon on the palete, along with brown sugar, coffee on the back, alcohol bum medium body is frothy/fizzy. Wait, is that not an interesting combo? not the most intriguing component here not as heavy as a few others I’ve had the pleasure to have known in this realm but a good track

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Blairgus (3388) - California, USA - JUN 29, 2015
30 May 2015, bottle. black. Nose is huge nail polish alcohol, Dark stout. Med body and mildly fizzy. Sweet, oatmeal, Mocha. Nice.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
rouhlas (1282) - GREECE - JUN 21, 2015
From old notes. From tap at Copenhagen Beer Celebration 2012. Black color with beige brown head. Roasted malty aroma, chocolate, coffee, licorice, wood, vanilla, light alcohol. Sweet and bitter taste like aroma. Medium to full oily body with soft carbonation.


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