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RATINGS: 281   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.11/5   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.


4.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
ACHops (1247) - 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.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tmrmwel (1645) - 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.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
nilsas (3058) - 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

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
allmyvinyl (8809) - 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.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
egajdzis (5904) - 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.

4.3
   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

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
McNeillR (2142) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 24, 2015
Thick dark brown with no head. Nose is a cough syrup sweetness and dark berry coconut. Initial taste is rich liquorice and tease of thick roast. Soft carbonation and thickest mouthfeel. Finishes pinches of spice and wafts of sweetness,lingers a bit hit but coconut and rich choc.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
cgarvieuk (20240) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 24, 2015
bottle at home ... dark black ... thin tan lacing ... dark chocolate roast ,, big meaty malt .. dark chocolate nose ... dark sweet chocolate roast nose .. dark malts .. massive chocolate roast .. massive roast ... big chocolate ...dark roast ... big meaty malts ... dark roast ... dark malts ... rich chocolate roast .. big meaty malts .. ligth boubon ... sweet rich roast

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
GlasgowTAD (1212) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - NOV 24, 2015
Bottle thanks to stu666! Pours opaque black with no head. Aroma is vanilla, oak, sweet molasses, chocolate and slight coffee. Taste is sweet chocolate, sweet vanilla, roasty, bitter coffee, oak, leather, sweet molasses.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Stuu666 (9537) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 24, 2015
Bottle at craig’s. Pours black, nose is chocolate, cacao, toffee, vanilla, taste is rich cocoa, chocolate, boozy bourbon, sweet oak.


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