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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.


HonusWagner's rating

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
HonusWagner (1914) - 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.


4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jimhilt (2515) - Bow, New Hampshire, USA - FEB 8, 2016
Pours with a three finger light head that fades slowly leaving traces of lace. Black color, no highlights, ton yeast left in bottle. Good carbonation and medium bodied. Coffee nose and flavor is roasted coffee and chocolate, some dark fruit, the high ABV just about hidden. Decent Imp stout. Expensive at $18.99 for a 375ml caged & corked bottle from Julio’s Liquors Westborough, Ma.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
k0mpsa (2106) - Tuusula, FINLAND - JAN 30, 2016
Bottle from el cerrito, california. Black color, brown head. Aroma has coffee, whiskey, chocolate, roasty. Balanced taste, oak, coffee, chocolate, some whiskey notes.

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
That1Guy (2151) - Greeley, Colorado, USA - JAN 24, 2016
Bottle Crushed with Jakebra. Cool fuckin label. Bizarre deScription on the back. Aroma of ask tray, burnt wood, oak, and some bourbon. Quite boozy for sure. Flavor is more ash tray and wood. Rough one to get through.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Habanero (3569) - Tranbjerg, DENMARK - JAN 23, 2016
Bottled. Pours black with a small tan head. Aroma of roasted malt, chocolate, coffee, vanilla and bourbon. Sweet flavor that ends up more dry with some alcohol. Medium to full bodied oily texture and flat to soft carbonation. An excellent Impy indeed. 🌟🌟🌟🌟

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
klm1 (696) - - JAN 22, 2016
Pours oily black color, haze, with unstable foamy brown head, which transform itself to a tiny ring around the glass. Visually low carbonation. Aroma: intense aroma of bourbon, oak, vanilla, cacao, of dark malts, which takes on coffee and dark chocolate. Flavor: rich dark malts flavor, which takes on coffee, dark chocolate and cocoa. There also detectable additions, so Cacao nibs as Coffee, supported with notes of dark fruits, especially of prunes, cherries, plums, and supported with flavor of bourbon, vanilla and oak, which steps forward from the background. Taste is namelly malty sweet, than you detect gentle bitterness and discrete alcohol warmth, which immediately steps forward and lingering parallel with malt sweetness in finish. Finish is dry, sticky. Body is full, carbonation is low, texture is very smooth. World-class imperial stout/doubble american.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
zenkis (747) - Ogre, LATVIA - JAN 16, 2016
Had a few sips,
very flavor-full, like forest semisweet berries infused. Intense fruity-vinegard aroma notes, Full bodied, thick, oily texture. Nice one. Weird that I did not notice much of a cocoa and coffee notes.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Vells (1241) - 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

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
riversideAK (5942) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - JAN 14, 2016
Bourbon roast and chocolate with a moderate coffee presence. Way less assertive side by side with the victory. Black pour thinning head. Flavors of roast chocolate and bourbon mild coffee. Not bad just not as impressive as the victory. A little thin too. Boozy.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mR_fr0g (7237) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - JAN 14, 2016
Keg at Route CBC, CBC Clapham, 02/10/15. Attractive opaque black coloured pour with a dark tan head that lasts. Flavour is bourban Barrel, oak and vanilla, rich dark choc and coffee, coconut and dark choc. Lovely. Aroma is toasted coconut, warming alcohol, caramel. Palate is full and velvety smooth, warm,ing alcohol. Lingering bitter dark choc. Very good indeed.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Klimaet (1110) - Aarhus N, DENMARK - JAN 5, 2016
Bottle @ Dangerous Bottleshares #whoknowshowmany. Pours pitch black with a small dark brown head. Aromas of bourbon, coffee, chocolate, light tobacco, vanilla, dark fruits. Taste has coffee, bourbon, vanilla, dark chocolate, pepper, dark fruits. Wowza.


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