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RATINGS: 279   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.11/5   SEASONAL: Series   EST. CALORIES: 360   ABV: 12%
Late in November of 2011, Mike Rodriguez our head brewer asked about creating a Coffee and Cacoa Nib version of Serpentís 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

   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 itís a damn tasty beer. A bit heavy, and sweet, but Iíd recommend anyone who likes their earthy coffee beers pick this bad boy up. Thanks David.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Benzai (12338) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - MAY 20, 2016
Bottle shared by Erwin Van Moll @ Brewpub Van Moll. Opaque very dark brown to black color, medium sized dense brown head that lasts for quite a while. Aroma is malts, dark malts, roasted malts, bourbon, some coffee, wood and more sweet vanilla bourbon. Delicious. Taste malts, roasted malts, vanilla, vanilla bourbon, lightly wood, some coffee again, sweetish vanilla bourbon, roasted malts mixed with bourbon vanilla sweetness and liquor perfectly and a perfect, suitable bitter finish. Absolutely delicious. Full body, suitable soft carbonation, oily texture. Absolutely delicious!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BOLTZ7555 (3014) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - MAY 13, 2016
Murky muddy brown with a small latte cap. Nose of bourbon, vanilla, Starbucks, spicy green pepper, and cocoa. Similar flavor with the green pepper more dominant. Love the deScription...just wish this one fit the bill.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
MotherBrother (883) - Aalborg, DENMARK - MAY 13, 2016
Pour opaque Black, with a small dark khaki head. Aroma has plenty of coffee, wood, bitter chocolate, green pebers. Taste is pretty bitter, with some slightly sweet notes to it. Semi full bodied, with a rather flat carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Hoprider (340) - DENMARK - MAY 13, 2016
Pours brownish black with a lasting beige head. Nose has clayish mineral green pepper notes.. Some coffee, some chocolate. Taste is fairly roasted with the vinous coffee notes coming through pretty strong. Mouthfeel is silky smooth with very little carbonation. Oaky finish but not too much bourbon. Aftertaste is lasting with some licorice and semi bitter dark chocolate.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
shoulderbroken (3430) - Tokyo, JAPAN - MAY 12, 2016
Bottle. Lovely, chocolate, marshmallow, boozy, sweet and smooth. Very easy. Caramel. Great.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
g_georgiou (437) - CYPRUS - MAY 9, 2016
Dark brown black body with a very thin brown head. Aroma is heavy malty, dark chocolate, roasted, bourbon, vanilla. Taste is sweet and medium bitter. Oily texture, medium full body, soft carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
maekchu (3241) - Hirakata, JAPAN - MAY 2, 2016
Bottle. Massive chocolate nose, with dark sugar and alcohol. Brown/gold color, with translucent edges. Chocolate, lightly scorched coffee, alcohol. The mid and final sweeten into chocolate cream pie. Medium body. Great chocolate flavors.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
KyotoLefty (8844) - Kyoto, JAPAN - APR 30, 2016
Bottle. Nose of bourbon, vanilla, chocolate, light berries. Black, flat. chocolate-marshamallow flavor bomb. Sweet and creamy, lots of vanilla and bourbon. Light, soft carbonation, oily body. A bit one-dimensional and over-religant on additives, but very likable nonetheless.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
italianjohn (2778) - Penndel, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 28, 2016
Black pour with a beige head and oily film and light lacing .... Aroma of oak, bourbon, coconut, roasted malts, coffee, cocoa and nougat .... Taste is of very dry oak, bourbon, coconut, vanilla, coffee and roasted malts .... Dry and very oaky with a abrupt finish .... Smells amazing very deep and complex brew the barrels in this beer were awesome choices

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
badpuppy69 (320) - orange, California, USA - APR 26, 2016
Pours a black with no head. Aroma dark chocolate covered fruit very complex my nose is not worthy. Taste follows the aroma very complex amazing stout. Medium to heavy mouth feel. Best stout Iíve had down! Wow!

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