RATINGS: 380   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.12/5   SEASONAL: Series   EST. CALORIES: 405   ABV: 13.5%
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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DSG (14922) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - MAY 17, 2012
[5/11/12] Draught sample at Copenhagen Beer Celebration. Black with a brown head. Aroma full of dark chocolate, some wood and bourbon. Sweet alcoholic chocolaty flavor with some bourbon. Full-bodied. Nice, a bit too boozy.

tkrjukoff (4335) - SWEDEN - MAY 16, 2012
CBC 2012. Pours pitch black with a small brownish head leaving some lace. Aroma is heavily cocoa coffee vanilla roasted malty and sweet fruity. Flavor is fullbodied sweet roasted coffee cocoa tingly pungent pleasantly bitter. Just great.

joergen (28456) - 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.

Dedollewaitor (16178) - 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.

yespr (45875) - 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.

_angst_ (4802) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAY 14, 2012
Sample @ Copenhagen Beer Celebration. Pours pitch black with a creamy and fizzy chocolate brown head that quickly dissipates while leaving some thick lacing on the glass. Smell is sweet with coffee, vanilla, chocolate, honey, roasted malts, dark sweet bread and bourbon. Taste is sweet and tiny bitter with roasted malts, coffee, rich chocolate, vanilla, resin, bourbon, wood and hints of peat and pine. Mouthfeel is creamy, smooth, tiny boozy and full bodied. Finish is sweet with coffee, vanilla, honey, chocolate and bourbon. Awesome!

Defreni (3255) - Husum, DENMARK - MAY 13, 2012
Fad: Kulsort øl med mokkabrunt skumhoved. Fantastisk duft af chokolade og vanilie. Smagen sidder også lige i skabet. Masser af vanilie. Potentielt lige så god som oak aged yeti. Aftenens øl? Det var det så.

olio (10374) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAY 12, 2012
UPDATED: MAR 25, 2016
375 ml bottle.
Very nice bourbon on the aroma, vanilla and chocolate sweetness, dark roasty malts with hints of coffee. Bitter malty palate, somewhat sweet vanilla and bourbon tingliness, alcohol burns at the end nicely. Excellent from the bottle as well, I like the bourbon-y side especially.
Rating: 9+4+9+3+18=43
Draught @ Copenhagen Beer Celebration.
Pours pitch black color with medium-sized beige head. Aroma of liquorice, sweetish caramel notes, dark roasted malts, dark chocolate, vanilla and bourbon. Flavor of sweet caramel, dark toasted malts, toffee notes, lots of vanilla, bourbon, mild coffee and some hints of syrup. Very complex brew but also very balanced brew with lots of layers. Definitely on my top10 at the time of rating. Majestic.

laiti (8481) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAY 11, 2012
UPDATED: SEP 13, 2015
Draught @ CBC ’12 as ”Lost Abbey Barrel Aged Serpents Stout with Cacao Nibs and Coffee”
Jesus vs. Serpentine vertical
Aroma has well roasted mocha coffee, vanilla and some dark chocolate. Really dry and roasted flavour with mocha coffee and vanilla. Warming and slightly stinging alcohol in the finish. Serpent wins.
37,5 cl bottle @ home as ”Track #10”, BBE
Aroma has alcohol, some rubbery tones, rhum and licorice. Flavour has alcohol, rhum, some licorice and mild mocha tones. Surprisingly low on coffee when looking at the earlier rating. Alcohol is strong here, it is mostly just balancing the sweetness but pushes also through on some sips. Actually I find it hard to believe this is the same stuff I had back in 2012.

lusikka (7814) - 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 I’ve ever tasted. Just wow.

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