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RATINGS: 97   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.04   SEASONAL: Series   EST. CALORIES: 360   ABV: 12%
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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.


4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
fonefan (35066) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JUN 1, 2012

Draught @ [ Copenhagen Beer Celebration 2012 ] @ Spartas Lokaler, Faelledparken in Osterbro, Copenhagen, Denmark.

Clear dark black brown colour with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, roasted, chocolate, cacao, milk chocolate, coffee, dark chocolate, light vanilla - bourbon - sweet. Flavour is heavy sweet and moderate to heavy bitter with a long duration. Body is medium to full, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20120511]

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
yespr (31220) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - MAY 16, 2012
From tap, RB #22000. Pours pitch black with a small tan head. Aroma is smooth roasted malty and cocoa mixed with coffee herbal notes. Thick malty, roasted and dense chocolate. Smooth. Toasted and coffee herbal. Chocolate and smooth coffee finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ungstrup (29332) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JUN 10, 2012
Draft. A black beer with a brown head. The aroma has notes of roasted malt, chocolate, and coffee. The flavor is sweet with notes of chocolate, cocoa beans, roasted malt, and coffee, as well as hints of vanilla, leading to a bitter finish.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
joergen (20807) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAY 16, 2012
Draught at CBC 2012. Pitch black coloured with a small beige head. Sweet and roasted aroma of caramel, dark chocolate, oak and vanilla. Sweet and roasted flavour of caramel, vanilla and dark chocolate with notes of alcohol. Sweet and roasted finish.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
anders37 (16694) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAY 28, 2012
Draft @ CBC 2012. Rating #9900. Pours a black color with a small tan head. Has a roasted malty coffee and chocolate aroma with hints of bourbon. Roasted malty coffee and chocolate flavor with hints of vanilla and bourbon. Has a roasted malty coffee and chocolate bourbon and vanilla finish.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
madmitch76 (15073) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JAN 7, 2014
3rd January 2014
Mega Tasting at Bruce’s pad. As ’Track #10’. Opaque dark brown beer with a small pale tan head. Palate is softish and semi dry. Fine carbonation. Rich dark chocolate, little coffee. Light bourbon and tangy dark fruits. Coffee becomes earthy before tge semi dry finish. Very nice.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Dedollewaitor (13922) - Odense, DENMARK - MAY 16, 2012
UPDATED: JUN 17, 2013 Copenhagen Beer Celebration, 2012. Pours black with a creamy beige head and lacings. Roast, cocoa, wood, coffee-mocha, chocolate and vanilla. Slick and soft. This is really amazing! As a part of the thirteen tasting, Odense 2013. Same notes - amazing beer.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
yngwie (13567) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - OCT 2, 2012
On tap at Copenhagen Beer Celebration 2012. A black one, topped by a small, tan head. The aroma has lots of coffee, a touch of licorice, some dark chocolate and cocoa, and quite a lot of roasted malts. It’s lightly warming on the palate, sort of boozy so I guess the barrel has some influence, full-bodied, dryish and still sweet. Loads of dark chocolate and cocoa in the flavor, with coffee blending in between. Lasting finish where the coffee are more pronounced than in the aroma and initial flavor, but with the same lovely dark chocolate and coffee. Wow, this is one hell of a beer.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Theis (13410) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAY 17, 2012
Draught at CBC 2012. Pitch black - brown head. Cacao, coffee, burned notes, nice oakey, fruity, high malty, light hoppy, nice sweetness, chocolate, bourbon, vanilla, dry cacao. Fantastic balance.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Rasmus40 (11203) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - MAY 21, 2012
CBC. Black with a small dark brown head. Aroma is sweet, roasted malt, heavy coffee, chocolate, cocoa and alcohol. Flavor is very sweet and rather bitter. Dry and rather bitter finish. Oily and smooth. 110512


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