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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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3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Marduk (7474) - Reval, ESTONIA - SEP 2, 2016
375ml bottle (thanks Mart). Murky dark brown color. Small size, brown head, stays. Bourbon, sweet, raw cocoa, alcohol, pig fat, roast in aroma. Cocoa powder, sweet, caramel, alcohol, vanilla in taste. Alcohol, caramel and cocoa in aftertaste. Cocoa beans bitterness. Sweet for me. Sweet and boozy brew.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
suurjuust (3504) - ESTONIA - SEP 2, 2016
Bottle shared by Mart, thanks! Dark brown beer, very small and quickly diminishing beige head. Nose is bourbon, booze, rubber, roast, some sweet notes, caramel, some rubber notes with beany coffee. Flavor is bourbon and roast, caramel, licorice. Finishes with roast and caramel, bourbon and booze. Lingering cocoa and bourbon. Pretty hot.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
sjogro (3754) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - AUG 26, 2016
Sampled at THT August. Bottle thanks to mariuspunari. Dark brown with light tan head. Big sweet roasted malts. Toffee. Over medium sweet, mild bitter. Medium body, low carbo.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jmgreenuk (9107) - 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 (5158) - 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 (10040) - Chiang Mai, THAILAND - 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 (2555) - 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 (4460) - 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 (7026) - 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


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