iowaherkeye (2691) - Ocean Beach, San Diego, California, USA - DEC 21, 2010
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
375mL bottle, no date from Julio’s for $17.99 or so. Hazy deep mahogany with a 1/2 finger tan head, creamy and fading to a thick ring rather quickly. A small head does rouse, but still fades quickly. Quite a bit of roast and chocolate in the nose up front with lots of woody bourbon--more bourbon than the brandy near as I can tell. There is some sweet moist tobacco leaves and rich caramel notes from the Angel’s Share in there, and make it tastier. Flavor is quite boozy and hot, still plenty roasty with the Serpent’s Stout shining through more so than the AS. Not as much caramel or tobacco notes, as the peppery roast and light burntness dominate. Woody hot boozy dry finish, bitterness at a 3 and ashy. Low carbonation with a full body. Good, but I prefer AS. If not for the booze I might prefer it to BA Serpent’s as well.
Dr_Fellini (432) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - SEP 24, 2014
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle to glass. Pours a pitch black color with a creamy brown head. Aroma is roasted malts, vanilla, molasses. Flavor is strong roasted malts, vanilla, bourbon, chocolate. Lingering bourbon and vanilla with a creamy mouthfeel. Extremely tasty!
HopRedHead (367) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - SEP 13, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Mane Liquor. Pours black with an oily slick and no head. Big aroma of rum and raisins, molasses and dark fruits. Very sweet. Taste has lots of cherries, fig and bubblegum. Low carb makes this really syrupy. Bit too sweet for me but still enjoyable.
Vells (696) - Riga, LATVIA - SEP 13, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Definitely huge brew, but kinda dint worked out for me.. Moderate roasted malts, licorice, dried fruits, bourbon, choco, wood, vanilla. Its quite complex, but in same time too monolith, even boring. Mostly sweet with moderate bitterness. Nice sipping beer, but I prefer each of two brews in this one separate.
kevinsenn (1080) - Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 12, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Jane’s Beer Store, Mountain View. Boozy marshmallow dark fruit aroma. Similar taste. Very nice.
tectactoe (1943) - Michigan, USA - SEP 11, 2014
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle: Thanks, Kevin. Looks like Coca-Cola with no head. A couple small bubbles, maybe. Sticky toffee & caramel candy aroma with light fudge, molasses, raisins, figs, mild anise, & brown sugar in the aroma. Boozy, lots of brandy & alcohol that stings the nostrils. Very, very sweet, too. Taste is the same way. Boozy. Sweet. Huge amount of residual sugars. Dat brewing efficiency. Fusel heat, molasses, faint char & roast, cocoa dust black licorice, burnt caramel. Seems Serpent’s Stout is more relevant on the palate. A bit of raisin, brandy, brown sugar, toffee, anise, & char in the finish. Lingering heat from the booziness, leaves a sticky coating on your teeth. Not bad but really too boozy & sweet to enjoy in any decent quantity.
Stuu666 (2328) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 8, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at home. Pours black, nose is dark fruit, light smoke, toffee, vanilla, taste is sweet, chewy, toffee, bourbon, fruity.
BrewDad (5003) - Olympia, Washington, USA - SEP 4, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Beer Bloggers Conference - San Diego - Super American strong ale. Nice barrel aging qualities this was very tasty
BarrelAged1991 (2) - - SEP 4, 2014 does not count
4.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Wine glas, bought a bottle at slijterij paauwenburg, Vlissingen, The Netherlands.
Great taste of strong coffee and sweet Caramel. Very complex with a nice hoppy flavour at the end!
CObiased (21) - - SEP 2, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Sipped from a tulip glass. Pours thick and looks just like coffee. The nose is rich with roastiness, malt, mushrooms and mahogany notes. The layers of flavors are numerous with espresso, oak, cocoa, dates and rich brown booze. Wow this beer is beyond the limits
AWISLguy (1302) - Wisconsin, USA - AUG 31, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
375ml bottle from Andersonville Wine & Spirits, cellar aged 4 months and shared with ck1. Pours is almost black, with light ruby highlights. WOW!, aroma has chocolate and cherries and vanilla. The bourbon is a bit understated in the taste; just smooth chocolate, caramel and molasses, with touches of fruit. Very, very nice! 17.1