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RATINGS: 371   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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4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
VamboladeTolly (1848) - 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 (4088) - 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 (1673) - - 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 (6645) - Jackson Hole/McLean, 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 (1165) - 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 (1454) - 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 (1830) - 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

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Mesjasz (1332) - Lodz, POLAND - NOV 3, 2016
Aromat jest zajebiscie pralinkowy, z nutką wanilii, kokosa i kawy. Smak słodki, przełamany lekką goryczką ktra ujawnia się głwnie przy końcu i w posmaku. Smak mocno kakaowy, pralinkowy, trochę kawy, z ktrej też występuje lekki kwasek. Mocno bourbonowo drewniana nuta, wanilia, paloność. W gardle ujawnia się alkohol i lekko piecze. Posmak kawowy, palony z nutką ził. Ciało jest pełne, faktura gładka.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
weark (740) - Morges, SWITZERLAND - OCT 28, 2016
UPDATED: OCT 28, 2016 Bouteille achete au PiBar - De couleur noir avec une belle mousse brune qui laisse de jolie marque sur le verre - Au nez de puissant armes de chocolat, de cacao, de caf, de vanille, de malt torrfi, d?alcool, de bourbon, lgrement sauce soja et bois, au bout d?un moment dans le verre l?alcool s?installe bien, c?est complexe et puissant - En bouche l?alcool attaque directement, puis cacao, caf, fruits rouge, fort noir, l?alcool est tres present difficile de tout cerner a la premire gorge, une bonne amertume terreuse, sucre - Full body, amertume forte, carbonation correcte, huileuse et visqueuse, final caf chocolat alcool - Trop d?alcool a mon got, ca mriterait quelques annes en cave, sinon elle est parfaites

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
fkoolen (1108) - Maastricht, NETHERLANDS - OCT 27, 2016
UPDATED: OCT 27, 2016 37,5cl bottle at home, 13.5% alcohol. Nice artwork. Pours a pitch black colour, beige creamy lacing, no real head. Really rich bourbon, vanilla, chocolate and coffee notes fill the nostrils. Taste is intense aroma notes, toffee, butterscotch, maybe a bit red fruits. Finish is quite alcoholic and bitter, leather but very well balanced. Lingering roasted malty, bourbon aftertaste. Big body, low carbonation, velvety soft mouthfeel. Incredibly good!


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