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RATINGS: 344   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 Serpents 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.

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4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bergstaden (2527) - Rros, NORWAY - DEC 2, 2016
Black with a dark brown head - Malt aroma with some wood aroma - Dark malt flavour with some coffee, chocolate and wood from the barrel and there is some alcohol heat as well - The flavours goes into teh finish with some nice warming alcohol in the back - This was real good

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
BucannonXC5 (1460) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 1, 2016
Type: 9-oz. draft Glass: Clear snifter glass From: Craft Kitchen in La Mesa (San Diego), Calif. Price: $8 Purchased: Nov. 17, 2016 Consumed: Nov. 17, 2016 Reviewed as: American Double / Imperial Stout Misc.: N/A Never thought I was going to be able to try this one, but saw it at Craft Kitchen and picked it over Angels Share - Brandy Barrel Aged. Thought about just getting the 4-oz. version for $5, but went with the 9-oz. for $8 instead. Poured an almost pitch black color with two fingers of khaki tan frothy head. Outstanding uneven foamy lacing. Outstanding retention. (Sight - 4.00) Smelled boozy bourbon (which smoothed out later), cocoa, milk chocolate, oak, toffee, caramel, hints of butterscotch, coffee late, espresso and vanilla. (Smell - 4.50) Tasted bourbon, vanilla, espresso, smooth milk chocolate, wet cocoa, coffee with creamer, toffee, hints of coconut, slight roastiness and some hazelnut. (Taste - 4.50) Full body. Creamy-to-slick texture. Average carbonation. Long, smooth warming finish. (Feel - 5.00) This was just a fantastic beer and I still think I underrated it a tad. Incredible. (Overall - 4.50) 4.52 100 A+

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Westchesterco (1883) - mclean, Virginia, USA - NOV 27, 2016
From a 12.7 oz bottle it is a briwnish black color with a tan head. The aroma is of cocoa and the taste is bourbon and oak with hints of chocolates Bitter roast, boozy finish.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
VamboladeTolly (1656) - Tartu, ESTONIA - NOV 26, 2016
Bottle. Pours deep dark brown with brown head. Aroma: roasted, cocoa, bourbon, coffee, toffee, butterscotch, Taste: well balanced, sweet with some sourness and bitterness, Well balanced again. Long sweetish finish. Warming alcohol.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
VsXsV (3985) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - NOV 26, 2016
Bottle. Opaque black liquid with small to medium tan head. Aroma of licorice, raw sugar, raisins, coffee, chocolate, booze and grain. Taste is medium sweet and light bitter with notes of raw sugar, chocolate and licorice. Full bodied with low to medium carbonation. Great stuff.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
zoucrew102 (1479) - - NOV 25, 2016
375ml corked bottle, 2015 vintage. Rich cacao and coffee aroma with bourbon, vanilla, dark fruit and oak. Pours black with a thin mocha brown head that has poor retention and some lacing. Starts with nice chocolate and coffee flavors with a little bit of dark fruit in there as well to go along with a rich, full body and smooth, viscous mouthfeel. Finishes very smooth with nice bourbon, vanilla and oak flavors. Rich, flavorful and wonderful.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Iphonephan (6402) - McLean/Jackson Hole, Virginia, USA - NOV 25, 2016
From a 12.7 oz bottle. Pours black with a tan head. Aroma of cocoa and pit fruits. Flavors of chocolate, bourbon and oak. Bitter roast, boozy finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jc1762 (948) - Washington DC, USA - NOV 20, 2016
Bottle into a snifter showing pitch black with very thin brown rims and no head. The nose shows a lot of deep cacao, dark chocolate, roasted malts and a strong bourbon background. The palate is full bodied and highly carbonated. Immediate flavors of dark cacao nibs followed by big bourbon notes of whisky, smoke, and vanilla on the mid-palate. Strong alcoholic spice appears throughout, Roasted malt burnt bitterness finish.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Stoned99 (1364) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 15, 2016
UPDATED: NOV 16, 2016 375ml 13.5% bottle from trade with JC shared with brother. Aroma: intense boozy, alcool, bourbon, chocolate, molasses. App: pitch black with minimal to no head leaving shy lacing. Taste and palate: full body, liquoreux, chocolate and intense alcohol burning finish. Overall: amazing! This is my kind of BA imperial stout. You must like booziness of course but this has exactly what I like. Its tasty, sweet but well balanced with the acidity and alcohol. Really really good. I need me more of this goodness.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
llkc (1626) - rhus, DENMARK - NOV 5, 2016
Duft ristet dyb intes duft chokolade kakao kaffe lidt kant af ROM egefade kAnt af soja, smag dyb intens smag vanilje chokolade ristet malt kakao lidt ristet


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