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RATINGS: 377   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.12/5   SEASONAL: Series   EST. CALORIES: 405   ABV: 13.5%
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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4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
daknole (10941) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - JAN 20, 2013
From the box set tasting. Blackish pour. Loads of coffee, cocoa, fudge, brownies. Flavor is rich and full. Delicious. Loads of coffee and chocolate. Yes!

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
beerbaaron (1998) - Arizona, USA - MAR 20, 2015
Draft. Black. Tight lasting brown head. A nimble, easier drinking body. Coffee. Dark fruit. Bourbon barrel. Chocolate. Caramel. Awesome balance, nothing dominant. Fantastic aroma. Delicious! Warming alcohol. Tips towards sweet, just excellent. Like this a lot.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
zebra (2020) - Illinois, USA - JUN 19, 2015
375-ml bottle @ localoptionbier. it was nice to be back. chocolate nose, creamy, licorice, coffee, bourbon, some dark fruit as it warmed up, which took a lot of patience. wish more of these trains stopped in chicago. label said 13.5%.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Beerhunter111 (19201) - PCastle, GERMANY - JUL 11, 2015
Das Bier ist total schwarz und hat eine wunderschne braune stabile Schaumkrone. Geruch nach viel Kaffee, reife Frchte, Vanille, Holzfass, alkoholisch. Geschmack krftig rstmalzig, Kaffee, Vanille, Holz, reife Frchte, alkoholisch, dieses Bier ist wunderbar!

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
SteveOrz85 (245) - Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 27, 2015
12.7 oz bottle. Monks Cafe Philly. Shared two ways. Served in lost abbey glass. Fairly dark tan head goes down quick. Little bit of lacing. Beer is black. Aroma is malty with notes of coffee, toffee and molasses, chocolate and bourbon. Taste is bitter and acidic from coffee. Notes of coffee, chocolate, vanilla, and bourbon. Some sweetness. Full bodied, light carbonation. Fairly smooth finish. Overall a very strong and very complex beer. Very good.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Niller (1648) - Hammel, DENMARK - JAN 2, 2016
Bottle from Voldby. Pours pitch black with a brown head. Aroma and taste is roasted malts, dark chocolate, coffee, cacao, vanilla, dark fruits, bourbon. Full body. Oily texture. Thick creamy mouthfeel. Soft carbonation. Light bitter warming finish. Excellent.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
AdolfoCC (256) - Veracruz, Veracruz, MEXICO - AUG 4, 2016
Servida en un Spiegelau tulip. APARIENCIA: de color completamente negro, no pasa nada de luz a travs de ella; corona de espuma color marrn de burbujas compactas y abiertas, de baja retencin que rapidamente se disipa a slo un anillo alrededor de la bebida. AROMA: El aroma es dulce y licoroso; se percibe bourbon dulce, notas a vainilla y en menor medida coco y algo de madera, adems mucho chocolate amargo y semiamargo, ms sutilmente caramelo, melaza, cerezas negras, caf tostado, cuero y tabaco. Se alcanza a percibir el licor pero no es agresivo. SABOR: de inicio se siente dulce, al pasar el trago quedan las notas a chocolate amargo y semiamargo lo cual es dominante adems del bourbon, vainilla, ligeramente coco y madera, seguido de ms chocolate y bourbon, caramelo, melaza, cerezas negras, tabaco, cuero, en algunos tragos hay presencia del caf tostado marcado pero en otros no tanto. El retrogusto queda amargor medio bajo, dulce y con persistencia de las notas a chocolate y bourbon. SENSACIN: cuerpo medio con sensacin untuosa, baja carbonatacin. El alcohol no se percibe, slo el pasar el trago como una sensacin clida en garganta nada agresiva. RESUMEN: excelente cerveza, de lo mejor que he probado en el estilo.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
BroadestTom (435) - Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 31, 2017
Aroma bourbon, chocolate, coffee, roasty, alcohol, Appearance black, brown foam, Taste light sweetness, lightly bitter, Palate full body, thick, creamy, Overall this beer is amazing to me. It is so smooth and all the flavors are there. Rich and creamy this stout is worth the higher price tag. I would suggest this beer to a friend.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
lusikka (7793) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAY 11, 2012
Draught @ Copenhagen Beer Celebration 2012.
Pours a pitch black colour with a white foamy head which collapses quickly. The aroma is very intense; roasted malts, vanilla, bourbon and some sweet dried fruits. Flavour is even more intense; at first roasted malts, dark chocolate and sweet dried fruits, but after a while vanilla and bourbon take over. Mellow oaky notes in the finish, which create a dry and smooth finish. Full bodied, oily mouthfeel and soft carbonation. Awesome beer and clearly one of the best beers Ive ever tasted. Just wow.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Meilby (11234) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUN 26, 2012
Draught @ Copenhagen Beer Celebration 2012
Pours pitch black with a tan head. Aroma has notes of roasted malt, chocolate, cocoa, coffee, oak and alcohol. Taste is heavy sweet and light bitter with a long cocoa, chocolate and coffee finish. Body is full, texture is oily to sticky, carbonation is flat to soft.


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