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RATINGS: 216   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.09/5   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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kathouse (1368) - Nevada, USA - JUN 11, 2015
Think brown foam exudes a warm coffee, chocolate, and bourbon aroma. Boozy and syrupy. Cocoa and coffee are delicious and brown sugar flavor compliments well. Too big to drink more than one but who really cares?

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Kroney (230) - San Diego, California, USA - JUN 11, 2015
Wow. Appearance: black pour with a solid caramel colored head ringing the glass. Aroma: bitter chocolate and coffee, pleasant bourbon, sweet mild smoke/smoldering hard wood. Taste: huge bitter chocolate initially, but gives way to a balance of mocha espresso and bourbon. Finished with a nice bourbon/burnt sugar sweetness. Palate: mouthfeel is perfect, but thereís an astringent lingering on the tongue that isnít quite right. Overall a phenomenal bourbon stout.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dinkle50 (1182) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 7, 2015
Aroma of chocolate, bourbon and booze. Espresso head. Full mouth. Big time chocolate and lots of booze. Tons of bourbon notes, vanilla and a roasted coffee finish. Mouth is creamy. Itís like a mocha candy bar dipped in bourbon. Real nice beer.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
c0fein (392) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUN 5, 2015
375ml bottle from Saveur-Biere

Black colour with a tan small head. Bourbon, alcohol, cacao, dark chocolate, mild roastiness. Really good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
douglas88 (7582) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUN 4, 2015
12.7 ounce bottle. Pours a jet black color with a medium brown head. A big chocolate, licorice and bourbon nose. Huge coffee, roast, dark fruit, chocolates, very rich bourbon. Very smooth. Lots of balance achieved. The massive coffee deals so well with the bourbon. Awesome. Soft, huge dark fruit, really packs it all in. Wow. Very good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
JorisPPattyn (8793) - Ursel, BELGIUM - JUN 2, 2015
Fast gone dark russet-brown head, over virtually black beer. Very roasted/burnt nose, but also aromas of cocoa, chocolate, coffee, including hints @sweetness. Vanilla, oak and copra. Roasted/burnt, burnt cocoabeans, wood, Bourbon, vanilline, fusels. Filthily rich, viscous, near syrupy, huge concentrated aromas, velvety feel, alcoholheat. Wow.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Damico (3000) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 1, 2015
On tap at Memphis for the lost abbey event. Pours thick dark black midnight with a thicker but small burnt caramel colored head. Aroma brings amazing molten lava chocolate cake and fresh dough. Flavor brings sweet and thick chocolate liqueur and some brandy with the bourbon balancing well, a bit of spicy wood balancing out an awesome huge buddy.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
devman171 (1222) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - JUN 1, 2015
Bottle, black, solid coffee roast and chocolate, nice body and dry roasted finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
gEUS (1583) - Linden, BELGIUM - MAY 28, 2015
bottle at home. Pours deep dark brown with a thin quickly disappearing dark brown head. Aroma is dark roasted and chocolate malts, roasted coffee beans and a little fruity punch of fresh coffee beans, a tad of whisky-ish alcohol. Medium body, roast and sweet, high on the alcohol. Taste is dark chocolate and malts.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hopdog (10255) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 26, 2015
375ml, caged and corked bottle. Poured a black color with a smaller sized off white head. Wood, bourbon, coffee, dark fruits, and chocolate.

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