ACHops (895) - Seattle, Washington, USA - NOV 24, 2012
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
On tap @ Bottleworks. Pours dark brown with a reddish tint. Thin creamy mocha head that laces well. Aroma is big syrupy sweet and boozy. Notes of brandy, port, licorice - no stout to speak of so far. Taste is similar though the boozy barrel aged flavors are mostly up front balanced by rich chocolate malts on the back. Perfect balance in the finish. Opens as it warms, oak, leather, earthy notes are present. Clearly strong but you don’t notice the 12.5%. Pretty much what you’d expect from blending Serpents Stout and Angels Share, with the best qualities of both. Outstanding. Bonus points for the 6oz pour, you don’t need much more than that.
BIK89 (26) - SWEDEN - MAR 28, 2015
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Testad på Linköping Beer Expo. Härliga dofter av torkade frukter men också lite ek och bourbon. Känns mycket len i munnen och smaker av vanilj och choklad. Mycket god öl!
smcolw (567) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 22, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours deep dark brown where no light shall pass. No head and no lace. It looks like an after dinner beverage.
Very see et, like a cross between a port and a Framboise (with no sourness).
Strong alcohol and cloyingly sweet dark cocoa flavor. Definitely a "beer" to drink by the fire. Think brandy snifter with a carbonated, raspberry tinged after dinner liqueur. Rich, rich body but with a decent level of carbonation. Long raisiny aftertaste.
lillunken (29) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - MAR 28, 2015
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Underbar doft av dadlar, fikon, russin, bourbon och konjak som samsas med svagt rostade ek- och vaniljtoner. Smaken är en balanserad sammansättning av ovanstående smaker och som bärs upp av en värmande alkoholhalt. Mycket, mycket god.
Berard (413) - Salem, New Hampshire, USA - APR 14, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours black with zero head. Molasses aroma over mild carbonation. Rich and chewy mouthfeel. Boozy in all the right ways.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
J_man (773) - Tustin, California, USA - APR 9, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Strong dark chocolate and charred wood aroma. Nearly opaque black with almost no head. More dark chocolate in the taste with dark cherries, licorice, molasses and black jelly beans. Noticeable alcohol bite, but not nearly what I would expect at 12.5% ABV. Leaves a dry, sweet, chocolate and charred taste behind. Unlike other beers in this league (I’m looking at you, The Beast), this is incredibly drinkable for how heavy and massive this beer is.
williamstome (1212) - Somerville, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 20, 2015
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black pour, nice brown head. Aroma is amazing, bourbon, oak, chocolate and vanilla. Flavor is chocolate, cherries, booze, and fruit. Smooth full body.
rdixon77 (1396) - Georgia, USA - MAR 14, 2015
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Ancient rating from Hunahpu’s Day 2012, I recently found my tasting notes. Figured why waste good ticks…remember how complex this tasted. Caramel, grapes, brandy and bourbon both distinct, vanilla, woody. Intense and great.
AndresTM (350) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAR 27, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAR 29, 2015 Sweet, woody nose with caramelized sugar, oak, vanilla, a bit of brandy, dark fruits, and powdered cocoa in the background. The mouthfeel is stiff, with a medium-to-viscous body, peppery alcohol, and low carbonation. Hot, hot in the mouth. The taste is woody, malty sweet with moderate but sustained bitterness and a subtle, fruity finish The alcohol is dominant here, though: on the back of the palate, it feels like blowing cool air on skin with rubbing alcohol on it. I think it needs to be mellowed down by age for full enjoyment.
BiiruBierBeer (468) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - MAR 20, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Batch 1. Smells like malt. Taste is malt, booze, and bourbon. Almost no carbonation.
Zakoon (144) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - APR 21, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
375ml bottle enjoyed @ home. Pours deep dark brown with an almost invisible light brown head. Aroma is light roasted malt, chocolate, coffee, wood, molasses, figs, raisins, bourbon and vanilla. Flavour is medium sweet with some heat. Full bodied, motor oil texture, carbonation is soft. Finish is complex and warming with a small alcohol kick.