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RATINGS: 389   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 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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4.5
alteregoo (1746) - Kalisz, POLAND - MAR 23, 2017
Piana średnia, szybko opada do chmurki. Barwa prawie czarna, nieprzejrzysta. W aromacie piękne nuty wanilii, prażonych wiórków kokosowych, marcepanu, pralin, trufli, kakao, kawy, melasy, rodzynek, porto... Piękny, intensywny i złożony zapach. W smaku słodkie, palone, czekoladowe, delikatnie słonawe w pistacjowy sposób, są oczywiście wszystkie nutki z aromatu, jest potężne ciało, oleista faktura, solidna goryczka w kontrze. W posmaku z sos sojowy, bourbon i espresso (przy czym dwa pierwsze odrobinę zaburzają odbiór całości). Niskie wysycenie i przyjemne alkoholowe rozgrzewanie.
Bardzo udany, złożony i wybitnie deserowy RIS, z fajnie zaznaczoną beczką po bourbonie a przede wszystkim solidnym ciałem.

4.4
mkujon (109) - POLAND - MAR 17, 2017
Bottle from Bierland. 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. Very good!

4.3
wombat23 (1765) - Texas, USA - MAR 11, 2017
Shared 375ml bottle. Pours almost black with a tan head. Aroma of bourbon. roasted malt, chocolate. Taste is bourbon, roasted malt, dark chocolate, cacao, coffee, oak, vanilla. Excellent.

4.2
darbeer75 (987) - Round Rock, Texas, USA - MAR 7, 2017
Aroma: lots of cocoa with some dry stout underlying; yum; Appearance: pitch black with tan head that lingers; Taste: huge. Big imperial stout with bourbon, coffee and chocolate; Palate: heavy body with long, bourbon finish; Overall: quite delicious; would definitely get again.

4.3
Desverger (12915) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAR 7, 2017
[email protected], Copenhagen - black pour with nice tanned ringed head. Aroma and taste is intense resonating malty, with big rich opulent chocolate, caramel and toffee, some coffee, some bourbon soaked wooden accents into the close, beautiful!

4.5
ZodiacM (1280) - NETHERLANDS - MAR 5, 2017
LCI. Poured from the bottle. Like a bat out of hell... one awesome imp stout: bourbon, coffee, chocolate and..... booze. I love it! Awesome!

4.4
rosenbergh (11799) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAR 3, 2017
Draft at the Himmeriget, Copenhagen, Denmark. 2015 vintage. Jet black color with a small brown head. Sweetness, Bourbon, roasted malt and alcohol in the aroma. The flavor is Bourbon, roasted malt, dark fruits, sweetness, alcohol and fruit liqueur. Super rich and smooth. Strong Bourbon. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.2
pjotrapostou (361) - POLAND - FEB 14, 2017
W zapachu czekolada z wanilią, dużo beczki, ale nie jest zbyt dominująca. W smaku kawa, beczka, czekolada, wszystko bardzo dobrze ułożone. Słodycz perfekcyjnie komponuje się z wytrawnością. Struktura gładka, oleista, przyjemna. Bardzo dobre.

4.5
czlowiekmotyka (516) - Warsaw, POLAND - FEB 12, 2017
Bourbon in the aroma. Taste is very rich, first noble alcohol of bourbon, than vanilla and coffee in the after taste. Absolutely magnificent. A hint of roast, not too much. Wonderful.

4.1
demannu (451) - New Jersey, USA - FEB 9, 2017
Black with some brown hues near edges of pour, short lived slight brown head, no lacing. Aroma is bold with bourbon, chocolate, coffee, and some dark dark fruits (raisins come to mind). Taste is fairly sweet with bourbon and chocolate up front. Roasty light bitterness comes out in back half. Creamy full body. Very nice imp stout.


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