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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 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.

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3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jmgreenuk (8013) - Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - AUG 26, 2016
Bottle at the August THT, Den Haag. Poured a clear dark brown with a round tan head. The aroma is rich roasty toffee caramel vanilla. The flavour is moderate liqourice bitter, light sweet with a rich roasty alcohol liqourice red berry fruit palate. Full bodied with flat carbonation.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Maakun (4224) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - AUG 26, 2016
Bottle at THT. Black with light brown head. Lots of coffee and cocoa, quite some bourbon, sour red berries, strong roasted malts, marzipan. Over medium sweet and bitter. Over medium bodied.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
deanso (9493) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - AUG 26, 2016
bottle shared at August THT. Very thin tan head. Clear black pour. Very nice.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mariuspoenari (1835) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - AUG 26, 2016
Bottle shared at August THT. Pitch black pour with a thin espresso head. Notes of bourbon, coffee, dark chocolate, molasses, vanilla and coconut. Full bodied, smooth mouthfeel, medium carbonation and a bourbon sweet finish.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Vaiz (4429) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - AUG 26, 2016
Bottle at THT tasting. Black pour, no head. Aroma of coffee, licorice, burnt malts and quite spicy. Flavor is very dry, roasted, rubbery and burnt. Thick body.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
caesar (6748) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - AUG 24, 2016
Bottle thx to skortila, small sample. Dark color, short frothy head. Aroma of coffee, roast, bourbon, cookie, vanilla. Bit sweet, bit boozy, roast, choc. Lovely.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
yiannnos (1254) - , CYPRUS - AUG 18, 2016
Bottle, black colour full bodied bourbon oak vanilla chocolate, sweet finish, delicious

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Clownoisseur (428) - Buchanan, Michigan, USA - AUG 16, 2016
Bottle split 2 ways. Pours nearly opaque, thin brown head that fades to a thin ring. Very oily in appearance with a bit of a bourbon hue to the edges. Aromas of Bourbon-soaked oak, wet oak, light cocoa, light coffee, dark fruits - raisins, dried plum/ Taste follows the nose with cocoa/coffee upfront, but working though oak accents and dried fruit, toffee, vanilla, earth, most soil, molasses and raisin. Alcohol is fairly well hidden. Solid Imperial Stout

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TET (2740) - Kaarina, FINLAND - AUG 14, 2016
A black beer, a head is small and light brown. Aroma has roastiness, riped fruitness, some salt liquirice, notes of barrels and alcohol are quite strong. Taste has chocolate, roastiness of coffee, some fruitness notes of alcohol, quite much of sweetness. Almost full boides, low carbonation, not stickyness. Maybe slightly too dominating barrel aging. Anyway, tasteful beer.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Pilsnertest (141) - SWEDEN - AUG 13, 2016
Bottle @ home. Thick and oily. Taste is coffee, dark chocolate, bourbon, black pepper, fudge, brown sugar and hints of farmer's cheese. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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