artmcd8 (640) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 21, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle thanks to danielcurtis81. Bottle pours a dark brown to black with little to no head. Aroma of sweet bourbon and malts. Tastes sweet with an alcohol burn on the back end. I guess this could use some more time but I was excited to open it.
Brouwerij (407) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - APR 19, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours a very dark, opaque brown with minimal tan head. Essentially no retention or lacing, as expected of a beer of this strentgh. Aroma is chocolate, heavily roasted malt, tobacco, bourbon, brandy, smells intense. Flavor is bourbon, oak, brandy up front with a mildly roasted, dark malt, and dark chocolate finish. Alcohol is well masked despite the obvious spirit flavors, quite approachable considering the abv. Oaky, vanilla aftertaste that lingers. Soft carbonation, medium to full body, and a smooth texture. A very intense, enjoyable, complex, strong beer.
NikkTwist (880) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 17, 2013
4.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Draft at Monks Cafe in Philly. Opaque brown pour with a silky body and a tight foamy brown head that left swaths of lace around the glass. Like a fancy box of rich bourbon centered chocolates. Delicious! High ABV is well hidden - it adds to the richness but does not detract from its smoothness or drinkability. You do not have to be some highfalutin connoisseur to love this! One of the best stouts out there in general and to me 2nd maybe only to the Bourbon Barrel Angels Share (also from Lost Abbey.) Tremendous! Well worth one of the highest ratings I have ever given.
bp (718) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 13, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle: pours dark black with no head, boozy aroma, taste is dark fruit, coffee, boozy, a little flat tasting as well due to the lack of carbonation. Strong stuff.
pablothirteen (36) - - APR 12, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
nice strong ale
vvesside (147) - California, USA - APR 7, 2013
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Delicious! The bourbon barreled The Serpentís Stout and brandy barreled The Angelís Share play very well together. Huge flavor malt, chocolate, toffee, and fine alcohol flavor all add up to a great beer.
bikeclj (13) - Virginia, USA - APR 6, 2013
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Dark and delicious. No head tiny bubbles and legs on this give evidence to the strength in this viscous brew. Chocolate and oak and dark berries. This sucker is complex.
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rxeight (427) - Illinois, USA - APR 6, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
2013 Bottle. Lots of booze on this one, in a good way. Not really versed in brandy, but i believe that was the dominamt aroma and flavor, but tasted some bourbon inside. Nice and complex. Fantastic to sip on.
adamjackson (1229) - Canaan, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 30, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured a midnight black, almost no head formed. Smells like hot chocolate mixed with brandy followed by whiskey. Are we sure this is an American strong ale? Notes of chocolate, roasted malts and a heavy similarity to an imperial russian stout. Brandy is the most dominating feature of this which is a shame since I hate brandy. vanilla, raisins and some cherries. Not very much carbonation.
GothGargoyle (565) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 28, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle of the 2011. Deep brown with a nice beige head. Aroma is chocolate, liquorice, vanilla, oak, dates, molasses, booze. Thick and oily mouthfeel, sweet on the palate with a slightly boozy finish. Taste is chocolate, vanilla, bourbon, liquorice, dates, hint of soy sauce.