mcberko (5197) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 6, 2010
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: AUG 24, 2012 Bottle split with manuchampions, pours very dark brown / black with a coffee / tan head.Aroma of bourbon, oak, smoke and molasses. Flavour is sublime - chocolate, bourbon and lots of the oak at the finish. Alcohol burns a little on the finish, as expected. Excellent - very complex.
holdenn (2077) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 5, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle thanks to Andrew for sharing this. Dark brown black pour with a beige ring. Strong nose of oxidized malts, heavy on the angel share waft off the glass at first. Doughy caramel with burnt roasted malts and bourbon make their grand presence known in due time. Bourbon richness with lots of burnt malts bourbon finish. The brandy seems kinda lost in here. The burnt malts are strong but overall good. 8/4/8/4/16
joergen (19343) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - NOV 3, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at PapsÝ.
Hazy dark brown coloured with a small off-white head.
Sweet and roasted aroma of caramel, dark chocolate, liquorice, oak and vanilla.
Sweet and roasted flavour of dark chocolate, liquorice, oak and vanilla with notes of alcohol-
Sweet, roasted and warming alcoholic finish.
madsberg (9530) - SÝborg, DENMARK - NOV 2, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled. Black coloured. Dense brown head. Aroma of alcohol, sweetness, ripe fruits, spice, . Ripe fruits, spice, wood, alcohol, prunes, sweetness, spiced. Full bodied. Fruity and alcoholdense end.
yespr (29414) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - NOV 2, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
37.5 cL bottle. Pours pitch black with no head. Aroma is dark malty and fruity. Light yeasty note. Dark roasted malt, fruity and wooden. Dark malty and overripe fruity flavoured. Lingering dark malty. Alcohol and dark malty lingering smooth finish.
Papsoe (25094) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - NOV 2, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle 37,5 cl. Courtesy of Sean9689. Pours pitch black with a tiny, tiny off-white head. Very sweet aroma of licorice allsorts (brown) and Bourbon. Solid body, close to flat, some hard roast, dark sweet pruney fruits and dark chocolate. Lots of Bourbon. Warming alcohol finish. 021110
Beerlando (3342) - Orlando, Florida, USA - NOV 1, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
375ml bottle, courtesy juiceisloose. The pour yields a dark cherrywood to mahogany body with glints of deep red coming through when strongly backlit. Just a tiny, dark khaki film with a thin edge shows at the head. Though minimal spotting remains behind on the glass, it is preceded by some dense, viscous, glass-staining sheeting, indicating the relative heft of the body. Aromas are really enticing, based in a rich blend of fresh toffee, toasted caramel, and milk chocolate malts. Maple syrup and vanilla deepen the decadence, as notes of apple brandy, wood, and bourbon lend complex, boozy intricacies. Though primarily sweet, with little roast character, I must say that the nose is incredibly well pulled together and inviting. Flavors arenít as focused, as some of the alcohol begins to push forward and head off the underlying malts. Sour mash bourbon brings hints of peanut skin, as the brandy brings boozy caramel-apple character. Burnt toffee and semi-dry, milky chocolate are still there, but just donít seem as prominent as the nose would suggest. There is some remainder hop bitterness, primarily earthen in character and not very prominent, but present nonetheless. Moderately charred oak and vanilla both play a role. On the palate, the body proves dense and warm, almost hot really, as the sticky sugars and warming alcohol work through the balanced carbonation. The finish is a little too cloying for my liking. Still, despite a few flaws, it is an overall fine beer that Iíd gladly imbibe again any time. I must say that I prefer both Angelís Share and Serpentís Stout separately.
5000 (5980) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - NOV 1, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle:   Nearly pitch black, thin frothy brown head, fairly sticky lacing.   Strong Bourbon nose, woody, sweet roasted malts, caramel malts, and just general wet dreaminess.   Very warming on first sip, bourbony, vanilla, graham cracker, sweet malty caramel roasted malts.   Did I mention Bourbon?   Siding on the Angels Share versus the Serpents Stout.   Thick heavy Bourbon and graham cracker biscuitiness dominate.   This is very tasty!   Its also very very warming.   Sweet caramel breadiness lingers, roasted malts, bourbon, vanilla, graham cracker... man o man is this good!   Canít stop smelling this one.   Thanks drfabulous for the trade!
fidel (1302) - Livermore, California, USA - OCT 30, 2010
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Poured dark brown, dark fruit, molasses, chocolate, roasted malts, little wood, little bourbon, little brandy, little vinous, lightly (perfectly)carbonated.
badlizard (5540) - Berkeley, California, USA - OCT 30, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark brown with almost no head or carbonation. Curse you Tomme. Big alcohol aroma of bourbon brandy oak and dark fruit. Silky if flat palate. Tastes of chocolate currants raisin brandy bourbon vanilla and oak with a warming alcoholic finish. Nice complexity.