cbkschubert (2900) - BFE, Arizona, USA - MAR 15, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
375 ml bottle from Plaza Liquors - Pours a dark brown color with a 1/2 finger thick tan head. Yeah, we have carbonation. Very light lacing. Aroma is quite vinous with oak/bourbon and dark esters. Flavor is chocolate, light vanilla, esters, and oak. Quite nice. Medium to full body. Just a touch too hot for me. Still, a very nice beer.
badnewsbeers (2313) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAR 13, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
black pour. small khaki head. huge tobacco, sugar, milky caramel, alcohol in the finish..predictable and cloying..flavor of big licorice, tobacco, raisin, molasses, sweet bourbon. milky goodness. seems to slightly (and thankfully) separate itself from other big blends/stouts at such abv. creamy, dense mouthfeel. soft and nicely carbonated
argo0 (11562) - Washington DC, USA - MAR 12, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
375ml bottle, thanks Nickls. Small tan head atop black body. Aroma is moderately sweet, caramel, cocoa, Bourbon/Brandy. Taste is sweet, cocoa, some Brandy, light caramel. Medium-full body, some stickiness.
Travlr (12278) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAR 12, 2011
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle courtesy of Nickls, thank you sir! Hazy reddish brown, scant edge head. Aroma of port wine and Hersey’s syrup. Taste is dark milk chocolate and balsamic vinegar in a combination that somehow works, kind of like the chocolate and chilli in a nice Mexican mole sauce. Nice stuff.
skortila (4558) - Baarn, NETHERLANDS - MAR 11, 2011
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottled. The aroma has chocolate, raisins/dark fruits, light roast and bourbon. Dark brown - black coloured beer with a thin, off-white/beige head. The taste is sugarry sweet, has bourbon, chocolate, some vanilla, overripe dark fruits. Full bodied. Really a well designed blend.
Veldrid (120) - Canton, Ohio, USA - MAR 8, 2011
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Pours black with very thin beige colored head. The aroma is caramel, toffee, vanilla, oak, bourbon, raisins, dark fruits, and a bit of brown sugar. There is a lot of alcohol in the flavor from the bourbon but nothing that is too aggressive or distracting. The palette is attacked by vanilla, dark fruit, wood and cocoa flavors. There is a sweetness from the brandy that I love. This beer presents such a balance between the two base beers it’s awesome. I need to snag another bottle of this and cellar it for a bit and see how it matures because I can only see this beer getting better.
Rando7 (741) - Iowa, USA - MAR 7, 2011
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle pours purplish-brown with small tan head. Nice lacing. Aroma very nice combination of dark fruits, raisins and chocolate with a little bourbon. Taste dark fruits, chocolate, toffee and bourbon. Palate thick and surprisingly carbonated. Finish bourbon and slight hops. Alcohol very apparent. I really enjoyed this but some will find it too boozy.
Fred82 (2115) - Québec City, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 5, 2011
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
12oz bottle thanks to Sean9689
Appearance : Pitch black with a small head. Not much lacing.
Aroma : Rich and syrupy. Note soft licorice and spices. Nice light oxidation. Notes of roasted malt, raisins and chocolate. Very complex.
Taste : Nice raisins and roasted mat. Notes of licorice and chocolate. Finish has notes of dry dark chocolate. Very nice finish. Soft carbonation. Light oxidation notes.
Overall : Very nice stuff. Very complex. Nice presence of light oxidation. Great dark chocolate on the finish. I think it’s a nice blend. You get the syrupy sweetness of the Angel’s share balanced by the dry chocolate and roasted malt of the Serpent Stout.
trevor211 (1305) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAR 4, 2011
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAR 5, 2011 Big thanks to my (cool) aunt Ann for this one. Thank GOD this thing opened with a bit of a pop - I’m so sick of flat beers from Lost Abbey. Pours a deep, dark brown - black in the glass - with a tan head. Ooooh - they may have redeemed themselves with this one. Tons on the nose - brown sugar, booze-soaked dark fruits, some chocolate, molasses, ginger (something like a molasses cookie), a bit of vanilla and oak, and burnt caramel. Seriously complex, and the blend of Serpent’s and Angel’s is working beautifully. It’s boozy, for sure, but the flavor is pretty nice - roast counters dark brown sugar, and alcohol thins out the molasses quality. It has quite a bit going for it, but the more sips I take, the more I realize it’s just simply too boozy. Again - I’m astounded that Tomme finally got his act together and bottled something with a bit of carbonation - but you’d better be ready for this one, ’cause it’ll kick you in the ass. Hard.
suprchunk (2265) - Crestview, Florida, USA - MAR 3, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Black as oil. No head, looks like motor oil poured in my glass. Smells of molasses, pepper, alcohol, vanilla, bourbon. Tastes of sweet vanilla and chocolate-y blend of spiced molasses. Coats the mouth with a nice velvety chocolate mixed with a burn of alcohol. This beer is pretty damn good. If I wouldn’t get too tanked I could drink it all night.