CaraCurtis (117) - Nevada, USA - FEB 18, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Dark, minimal creamy tan head. Sweet aroma. Bourbon all over in all profiles. I get some vanilla. Full bodied, very smooth. Delicious.
kylefleeger (105) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - FEB 18, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Dark with tan head. Smell is sweet, smpkey and woody with a presence of alcohol. Tastes like chocolate, caramel and sweet liquor flavors. Amazing
BeerLimey (2154) - California, USA - FEB 16, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
[Bottle] Dense black appearance, modest head formation. Big creamy vanilla bourbon aroma, alcohol very prevalent. Alcohol and bourbon notes defintely prevalent on the palate too but thereís much more complexity: dark roasted chocolate, big jammy fruits and cream. This is one big tastey brew, definitely one to sip and savor.
timfoolery (1124) - California, USA - FEB 14, 2012
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: FEB 20, 2012 Bottle from Bev4less. Strong aroma of bourbon is pretty much the gist in the nose. Flavor is much more full and accommodating of the entire palate. Deeply complex chocolate, molasses, caramel, cream, vanilla, etc. notes in the mouth. I can only liken this to Founders KBS, as that is the most similar beer Iíve had. Awesome beer.
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Nik925 (770) - USA - FEB 14, 2012
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
A bit muted on the aroma. A fantastic mellowness to this huge damn beer. The alcohol is definitely there, but it all comes together. The barrel flavor is balanced nicely, the burbon and brandy are not directly tastable. Regular lineup of flavors for Angles Share & Serpents, but a lot more body and sweetness come out. Sweetness kept in check by the other elements and together balance out the alcohol flavor leaving a nice presence.
DeputyAndy (636) - Ambler, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 10, 2012
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Finally rating this. Draft at iron abbey. Pitch black pour with a very nice fluffy head. Aroma is heavy alcohol with some smooth chocolate. Taste has some hotness to it but is nicely rounded with a hefty body. The creamy texture is fantastic. Thereís a mild fruitiness that I attribute to the brandy portion. I snagged a few bottles of this to age.
msojka (457) - New Jersey, USA - FEB 5, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pour is jet black with a tiny tan ring around the glass. Nose is of bourbon mostly. Taste is almost similar to that of a bourbon barrel stout. thought not at all classified that way. definetly a worthwhile, and full bodied beer.
OmegaX (1340) - Florida, USA - FEB 5, 2012
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Couldnít wait to try this one. Snifter pour. Nose is full of port and red wine notes, with some slight cherry and plum notes. Alcohol was everyone in the nose. Bourbon and vanilla was in the mix as well. The smell alone was intoxicating and enjoyable. The body was a deep, dark red and brown mixture, hinting at black but not quite there when looked at in the light. Miniscule brown head. The taste was full of port wine flavor with some booze (less than I expected) and butterscotch. Vanilla and some red fruits also were in the mix. This one was very enjoyable and easy to drink for the ABV. Next up - Angels Share!
Chipalsa (1311) - Florida, USA - FEB 4, 2012
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Damn... This brew was f*cking amazing. The body was a deep red with nothing much of a head. Aromas were reminiscent of a port with a nice cherry candy twang. Tasted phenomenal; tons of rich malts and cherries with a nice boozy undertone. Finished nice and sweet with a mellow and heavy malty flavor. While complex and heavy - this brew was quite the drinker and would accommodate a heavy meal very nicely. Hints of cocoa and other roasted malts were apparent in the background as well. A BIG thanks to OmegaX for sharing this one.
drunkenpolack (319) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - FEB 3, 2012
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Deliverance pours an almost black color. Very very dark brown. A small one finger head is poured but quickly disappears. Yes people itís carbonated. Clap! Clap!
With the smell you can definitely tell that the Angelís Share took over this beer. If I would guess on the blend I would say 75% AS and maybe 25% Serpents Stout. Still itís pretty damn unique and amazing. The Brandy presence comes through nicely, mixed in with a butterscotch aroma, caramel, dark fruits, vanilla, and oak. Small amount of booze. Itís lovely.
Taste is just as good. Itís a nice and sweet taste. Once again the inviting presence of butterscotch. Chocolate, Caramel, brown sugar, dark fruits, vanilla, bourbon, brandy, and oak. Itís complex. The alcohol is more noticeable in the taste. But sitting at 12.50% what do you expect. Itís a sipper. Itís to be enjoyed over a long period of time. No need to rush with this one.
Mouthfeel is thick, smooth, and creamy. It coats the tongue and just sits there.