SSSteve (4006) - - FEB 26, 2012
bottle. incredible....two of my favorite beers blended together. like the day i found out that the allman brothers jammed with derek and the dominoes and recorded/released it. syrupy thick deep brown pour. so thick, it sticks to the sides of the glass like wine curtains. head is minimal. lots of caramel with sweet, candy-like, brandy notes. the flavor is very sweet with caramel and nuts. sweet nutty brandy and bourbon notes in the finish similar to crunch and munch with peanut clusters. carbonation is higher than i hoped with a bit of fizz in the mouth. full body. warm finish of course. a great one timer for me. these two beers are just too undeniable on their own. i won’t be wearing the surface off this beer like i did my "layla sessions" cd, but man it was good once. rivertranced (25) - Denver, Colorado, USA - FEB 19, 2012
Love this beer! Super sweet, plum filled aroma, with caramel notes. Big, sweet flavor, which is very smooth for a big Belgian yeast pitch. Wood like to see just a hair more head retention. This guy will get better and better with age. CaraCurtis (117) - Nevada, USA - FEB 18, 2012
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
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
[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 there’s much more complexity: dark roasted chocolate, big jammy fruits and cream. This is one big tastey brew, definitely one to sip and savor.
timfoolery (1126) - California, USA - FEB 14, 2012
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 I’ve had. Awesome beer.
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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
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. There’s 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
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 (1374) - Florida, USA - FEB 5, 2012
Couldn’t 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!