magdalar (516) - Zurich, SWITZERLAND - JAN 4, 2012
Bottle. Pours pitch black with a thick tan head. Smells intense but subtle. The Angels share pops out first, full-on brandy complexity. Some sophisticated chocolate and word follows. Earthy. Bourbon. Prune. Vanilla. Brown sugar. A hint of pepper. So very complicated, and intricate.
The taste is a clear blend of the two beers, Angels Share followed closely by Serpent’s Stout, and finishes dry with a hint of dry semisweet fruity malty chocolate.
Very smooth creamy texture. Full bodied.
I think this may be the most complicated and best beer I’ve ever imbibed. I don’t have words to meet it. rangerbeer (4) - - JAN 1, 2012 does not count
This beer has just the right amount of alcohol flavor for a 12 percent beer. The carbonation is light as expected but the mouthfeel is not as thick as I imagined. The taste is good and complex, the bourbon and brandy are to thank, and they are not too overpowering. All in all a good beer but with a price this high it is good on occasion. However on harsh comparison it is hard to justify on taste alone, but when considering the effort required to make a blended barrel aged masterpiece, you wont think twice. egajdzis (6580) - Pennsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 1, 2012
Opaque black color with a thin, tan head that left light lacing on the glass. Aroma of dark fruits, roasted malts, red wine, vanilla, toffee, wood, and alcohol. Taste of red wine, roast, various dark fruits, vanilla, sherry wood, and some alcohol in the finish. mattyb83 (737) - Minnesota, USA - DEC 24, 2011
Bottle from vtafro. Deep brown in color with just a wisp of a khaki head. Very low, but still present, carbonation. Aroma has chocolate, oak, grahm cracker, grapes and apple skin, and some vanilla. Decadent to say the least. Taste is toffee, chocolate, vanilla, grapes, prunes, and some oak notes. This is great. Rich, warming, and a perfect mix of sweet and bitter. Bitzybrew (41) - New York, New York, USA - DEC 17, 2011
Opened this one as a night cap. After aging it for a year I thought it was time to finally try it. The beer poured an opaque dark brown to black with a thin layer of light brown head. Aroma includes: coconut, vanilla, dark chocolate, and hints of brandy. The taste is pretty much the same with slight hints of alcohol esters. Overall, the only criticism I have is that the body could be a little more thick for 12.5% ABV
Jlo7399 (218) - Florida, USA - DEC 6, 2011
Pours dark brown. Aroma is bourbon, dark fruits, sweet malts, and more bourbon. Taste is toffee, vanilla, caramel, dark fruits, and booze. Warm finish and smooth palate. neuromatt (1225) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 1, 2011
375 mL bottle from Plaza Liquors in Tucson, served in a branded stem glass. Pours chestnut-black with a small tan head. The head fades quickly and leaves a small amount of fine lace. On the nose, there are notes of bourbon, molasses, brandy, oak, roast malts, raisins, earth, herbs, alcohol and subtle smoke. The flavour is moderately sweet throughout with roasted stout notes, figs and chocolate, along with bourbon, brandy, oak and raisins from the nose. Towards the end, a mild earthy hop bitterness enters along with prominent pepper and spice. The finish is long, spicy and roasty with bourbon and brandy notes. On the palate, it is full in body, with a syrupy texture and soft carbonation. Overall, this is a truly beautiful beer that combines flavour notes from brandy-barrelled Angel’s Share and bourbon-barrelled Serpent’s Stout. Bourbon barrels predominate slightly, but the roast malts from the Serpent’s Stout provide a nice accent. This makes me wish I had more barrel-aged Lost Abbey brews! Truly excellent. 2011-12-01 Niko100 (2913) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 5, 2011
Dark brown/black color; Medium to heavy creamy body; Aroma of toasted sweet malt, molasses, vanilla, & some bourbon; Flavor of roasted sweet malt, molasses, syrup, chocolate, dark fruit, and some vanilla; Warm finish; Nicely balanced & complex; Very good overall. jsh12bama (681) - Alabama, USA - OCT 22, 2011
Bottle. Pours dark brown/black with thin tan head. Nice lacing. Carbonation...wow. Nice after the last Angels Share drain pour I had. Aroma has tons of toffee, caramel, vanilla, brandy and oak. Unreal nose. Taste of bourbon, vanilla, toffee, caramel, cherries and maple syrup. Full, thick, and creamy mouthfeel. Every taste is great. Tons of flavor with lots of bourbon and brandy. Love it. Top 5 for me. arondee (601) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - OCT 21, 2011
Pours a dark brownish black with a little to no head and low carbonation. Aroma is tobacco, brandy, cherries, and oak. The taste is amazing, thick and strong and sweet. Lots of alcohol as well. A perfect blend of two amazing beers.