tgncc (2998) - Bellmore, New York, USA - MAR 9, 2012
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Via trade with Mashmaster. The aroma is gorgeous. A mix of oak, vanilla, brandy, bourbon, fruit, molasses. The appearance is stout like, deep black, light tan head, oily film on the glass. The flavor is oak, vanilla, boozy, fruit, chocolate, molasses. The finish is booze, fruity sweet, light pine. Mdium/thick in body. Excellent. Thanks, Tom.
acecrx (1) - California, USA - MAR 9, 2012 does not count
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours evenly without much head, of tan color. Black to brown in appearance. Aroma of raisin and bourbon. Complex flavors of bourbon and raisin at first, then after taste of coffee and chocolate. Smooth and silky. Good beer.
HighWine (955) - Whalezbro, Illinois, USA - MAR 7, 2012
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Tap at Map Room in Chicago. Dark brown pour with an off white ring around the glass for a head. Agave nectar and golden brown sugar in the nose with milder bourbon than I expected. Taste is brandy, bourbon, and coffee all blended into a highly drinkable and flavorful glass. Full in the mouth. Delicious.
drabmuh (194) - Maryland, USA - MAR 7, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
I believe that this was bmanning’s bottle, thanks. Very cool beer.
Beer is black to brown and hazy at the corners with a thin tan head, no real lacing, moderate to low carbonation.
WHOA...brandy...liquor and malt. Very strong.
Beer is medium bodied and sweet with mild roast at the back. The liquor components in the mouth are there but it was much more obvious in the nose than the palate. Beer seems mildly hot. Drinkability is still quite good and I would recommend it and try it again, especially after a year.
Serving type: bottle
jbeatty (1182) - New York, USA - MAR 5, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from 2010, 03/05/2012. Pours deep and dark with tiny fizzy foam bubbles, practically no head. In the nose, rich mixture of chocolate, molasses, plum, roasted malt, light vanilla brandy, hot bourbon finish. Taste is still hot and boozy, molasses and sweet chocolate burned away by bourbon heat, followed by intense vanilla oak aftertaste, brandy sweetness on the tongue. Still, creamy and silky in the mouth, lovely. A classic, I would never turn this down.
Peacehammer (624) - California, USA - MAR 2, 2012
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
dark pour with perfect one finger caramel head. Lots of bourbon and brandy sweetness on the nose. Surprisingly smooth mouthfeel, sort of a brandy start, with bourbon carrying it all the way to the finish, and some residual alcohol burn as it goes down. Solid coffee aftertaste. As the beer warms, the coffee becomes a bit more pronounced, an the brandy sweetness does as well, there’s a lot going on with this beer. All around impressive beer.
thornecb (4740) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 2, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours deep, dark mahogany into a snifter. Off-white head with excellent retention recedes leaving sheet lacing to coat surface. Pit fruit aromas. Dark bourbon cask soaked pit fruit upfront turning to resin in the lasting finish.
Caskalefan (155) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - MAR 2, 2012
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
This one is beautiful, and it doesn’t make squeal like Maxwell the pig. :biggrin:
It’s a blend of bourbon barrel aged Serpent Stout and brandy barrel aged The Angels’ Share.
There’s more brandy than bourbon in both the nose and the flavor, and the alcohol is very restrained for the 12.5% abv
The flavor is immensely complex with brandy, chocolate, caramel, raisin, (big) plum, fig, date, pecan, leather, tobacco, vanilla, oak, rum, cardamom, and a touch of smoke.
The body is more silky than syrupy, and the carbonation is very soft and minimal.
This is a perfect marriage of the two beers, and I find it a notch or two better than even Firestone Walker 15, and definitely the best (non sour) beer that I’ve tasted from Lost Abbey.
pilgrimoutlaw (841) - Wayne, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 2, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at Iron Abbey. I was surprised by how much I like this given that I don’t like Angel Share. Pours black with tan head. Aroma of licorice, chocolate, bourbon, vanilla. Medium creamy body. Moderate sweetness complements aroma well. Dropped the rating a little bit because it’s quite boozy. I expect that it would change with age.
SSSteve (3917) - - FEB 26, 2012
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
bottle. incredible....two of my favorite beers blended together. like the day i found out that the allman brothers jammed with derek and the dominoes and recorded/released it. syrupy thick deep brown pour. so thick, it sticks to the sides of the glass like wine curtains. head is minimal. lots of caramel with sweet, candy-like, brandy notes. the flavor is very sweet with caramel and nuts. sweet nutty brandy and bourbon notes in the finish similar to crunch and munch with peanut clusters. carbonation is higher than i hoped with a bit of fizz in the mouth. full body. warm finish of course. a great one timer for me. these two beers are just too undeniable on their own. i won’t be wearing the surface off this beer like i did my "layla sessions" cd, but man it was good once.