ACHops (946) - Seattle, Washington, USA - NOV 24, 2012
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
On tap @ Bottleworks. Pours dark brown with a reddish tint. Thin creamy mocha head that laces well. Aroma is big syrupy sweet and boozy. Notes of brandy, port, licorice - no stout to speak of so far. Taste is similar though the boozy barrel aged flavors are mostly up front balanced by rich chocolate malts on the back. Perfect balance in the finish. Opens as it warms, oak, leather, earthy notes are present. Clearly strong but you don’t notice the 12.5%. Pretty much what you’d expect from blending Serpents Stout and Angels Share, with the best qualities of both. Outstanding. Bonus points for the 6oz pour, you don’t need much more than that.
drpimento (2460) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 28, 2015
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
The barrel qualities are somewhat muted but the malt qualities are just over the top. This beer is so rich, luxuriant & smooth. Perfectly balanced.
thomashall (299) - New Hope, Minnesota, USA - JUN 27, 2015
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle shared by Brian...thanks buddy. Black pour with almost no head. Aroma is mostly the brandy barrel. Taste is a little boozy but nice finish. Really good stuff.
MarcoDL (2830) - NETHERLANDS - JUN 27, 2015
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle @ ZEBF 2015. Black pour, as almost everything at ZEBF. Deliciously rich aroma of vanilla bourbon, chocolate and coffee. Taste is thick and full, with bourbon vanilla, some boozy grape, coffee, cacao and oak. Fantastic.
Abio (1770) - Waasland, BELGIUM - JUN 21, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This one was a good surprise. Better as expected. But ofcourse the beer is a blend of 2 very nice brews.
Barrelbelly (702) - BELGIUM - JUN 21, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Great blend. Wood, bourbon, and a great strong malt sirup taste. Warm alcohol finish.
MRodgers1982 (108) - USA - JUN 18, 2015
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Small bottle like a wine bottle split. Big caramel and sweet chocolate aroma. Taste very rich molasses and some chocolate. Mostly caramel and molasses. Flavor slightly sweet and complex. Finishes very malty with probes and some mellow coffee.
maximet (135) - Quebec, CANADA - JUN 16, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black brew with a tiny brown ring. Slightly burn caramel, roasted hint, alcohol heat, light coffee, vanilla and bourbon. Sweet with some bitterness flash. Full body with a soft carbonation, alcohol heat, thick with a long, strong caramel finish. It is a heavy brew.
beechner224 (904) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - JUN 12, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle to glass. Pours a black color, not much head, almost flat. Aroma is of booze, bourbon, raisin. taste is bourbon, oak, raisin, coats the mouth a bit.
JulienHuxley (4136) - Trois-Rivières, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 11, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle thanks to chebyshev, shared with Luk. Deep mahogany brown pour with thin straw foam. Decadent chocolate booze winey aroma, light bourbon, vanilla, figs, brown sugar, molasses and light anise notes. Taste is rich, sweet, very tasty, great intensity of flavor. Palate is full bodied and chewy with just enough carbonation to make it drinkable. Great sipper.
Mr_Pink_152 (1799) - Lincoln, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - MAY 27, 2015
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
375ml bottle from Beers of Europe. Black colour no head. Aroma is roasted malt chocolate, and coffee deep dark fruit. Taste is medium sweet and spice. Finish is warming. Exceptional beer.