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RATINGS: 315   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 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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
SteveOrz85 (210) - Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 27, 2015
12.7 oz bottle. Monks Cafe Philly. Shared two ways. Served in lost abbey glass. Fairly dark tan head goes down quick. Little bit of lacing. Beer is black. Aroma is malty with notes of coffee, toffee and molasses, chocolate and bourbon. Taste is bitter and acidic from coffee. Notes of coffee, chocolate, vanilla, and bourbon. Some sweetness. Full bodied, light carbonation. Fairly smooth finish. Overall a very strong and very complex beer. Very good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Niko100 (2659) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 27, 2015
Rich dark brown/black color; Heavy slightly creamy body; Aroma of toasted malt, oak, dark chocolate, coffee, & some vanilla; Flavor of roasted sweet malt, oak, rich coffee, cocoa, dark chocolate, and some dark fruit; Warm finish; Nicely balanced & complex; Well done.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
gunnar (7754) - Sandnes, NORWAY - DEC 24, 2015
Bottle from Vinmonopolet. Pours thick black oily with a small creamy dark tanned head. Very intense and complex aroma, roasted malts, vanilla, liquorice, cocoa and chocolate, coffee and bourbon. Thick oily mouthfeel, soft carbonated. Taste is filled with the same, loaded with weak roasty malts, delightful vanilla and thick creamy chocolate, lingering and lingering, a prober celebration of

my beer # 7000.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
The_Osprey (5954) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 21, 2015
Oct 2015 - Keg at Route CBC event as ’Lost Abbey Track #10 (Bat out of Hell)’. Black big foamy dark brown head. Aroma is typical American impy - meaty sugars and molasses. Also some woody bourbon and booze. Body is medium, smooth, soft carbonation. Taste is molasses, rich chocolate sauce, coffee, with some wood in the finish. Quite nice in small amounts, but too much like molasses to get a higher rating from me.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
ACHops (1328) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 18, 2015
On tap @ Chuck’s CD. Pours viscous super dark brown with very thin mocha head that fades quickly. Aroma is deep, roasted chocolate malt, dark chocolate nibs, vanilla, oak, lightly crisp hops on the back. Taste is endlessly rich and deep dark chocolate, fresh roasted coffee, port, bourbon, oak; tons of barrel-aged flavor. Dry clean finish. Hard to believe this was once Serpent’s Stout, and that’s an excellent beer. Just incredible depth and richness here.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tmrmwel (1720) - Bergen, NORWAY - DEC 17, 2015
Bottle. Pours pitch black, with a finger thick creamy brown head. Aroma is dark chocolate, coffee and bourbon barrels with vanilla and tobacco, as well as notes of liquorice. Full, velvety body, with very soft carbonation. Flavour is roasted malts with cocoa, liquorice, coffee and bourbon, as well as notes of lactose, dark fruits, wood and chilies. Lingering raw cocoa through the finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
nilsas (3329) - Bryne, NORWAY - DEC 14, 2015

Lukt: Kaffe, bek, lakris og sjokolade.
Utseende: Sort.
Skum/kullsyre: Tynt skum, heng langs kant.
Smak: Lakris, sjokolade, vanilje og bourbon.
Hvor: Nydt@Ølsmaking hos Bryne med Geir og Untapped Erik.
Medium: Flaske@330ml, ABV@13,5%, Når@12.12.2015

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
allmyvinyl (9336) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 4, 2015
Bottle at Craigs. Pours oily jet black with no head. Aromas of tar, prunes, leather, bourbon, coconut, soy sauce. Taste is bourbon, boozy, soy sauce. Rich texture. Oily texture, boozy chocolate finish.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
egajdzis (6067) - Pennsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 30, 2015
Opaque black with a small, tan head that left nice lacing on the glass. Aroma of chocolate, coffee, roasted malts, dark fruits, wood, vanilla, bourbony alcohol. Taste of chocolate, roasted malts, coffee, charred wood, some vanilla, light alcohol in the finish.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BenH (3438) - 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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