Nik925 (800) - USA - FEB 14, 2012
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 (1383) - 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! Chipalsa (1310) - Florida, USA - FEB 4, 2012
Damn... This brew was f*cking amazing. The body was a deep red with nothing much of a head. Aromas were reminiscent of a port with a nice cherry candy twang. Tasted phenomenal; tons of rich malts and cherries with a nice boozy undertone. Finished nice and sweet with a mellow and heavy malty flavor. While complex and heavy - this brew was quite the drinker and would accommodate a heavy meal very nicely. Hints of cocoa and other roasted malts were apparent in the background as well. A BIG thanks to OmegaX for sharing this one.
drunkenpolack (322) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - FEB 3, 2012
Deliverance pours an almost black color. Very very dark brown. A small one finger head is poured but quickly disappears. Yes people it’s carbonated. Clap! Clap! arkurzynski (2461) - Combined Locks, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 29, 2012
With the smell you can definitely tell that the Angel’s Share took over this beer. If I would guess on the blend I would say 75% AS and maybe 25% Serpents Stout. Still it’s pretty damn unique and amazing. The Brandy presence comes through nicely, mixed in with a butterscotch aroma, caramel, dark fruits, vanilla, and oak. Small amount of booze. It’s lovely.
Taste is just as good. It’s a nice and sweet taste. Once again the inviting presence of butterscotch. Chocolate, Caramel, brown sugar, dark fruits, vanilla, bourbon, brandy, and oak. It’s complex. The alcohol is more noticeable in the taste. But sitting at 12.50% what do you expect. It’s a sipper. It’s to be enjoyed over a long period of time. No need to rush with this one.
Mouthfeel is thick, smooth, and creamy. It coats the tongue and just sits there.
Sample at Central Waters anniversary party. Deep brown/black with no head. Soft cocoa, lightly roasted malts, sweet vanilla, and faint bourbon. Flavor is velvety chocolate, lightly sweet residual malt, a touch of roasted malt, vanilla, bourbon, and faint dark fruit. Palate is ultra smooth and feels thinner than expected. Residual cocoa and sweet, stick malt. Dangerously drinkable. Getbetter (1033) - East Palo Alto, California, USA - JAN 27, 2012
From a tap,dark red in color,minimum brownish head,bourbon notes,it’s ok but definitely not worth $15 a 350ml bottle. socaltay (204) - Ventura, California, USA - JAN 22, 2012
Aroma is full of bourbon and brandy notes that intertwine and really make the boozy nature of this beer apparent. The appearance of this beer is a deep dark brown color that is almost black but not. It pours with a brown/mocha colored head that fades away quickly. The taste is really very interesting. You can taste the two beers individually in each sip. When you take a sip you first are blasted with the brandy barrel-aged Angels share which is quickly soothed by the smooth texture of the bourbon barrel-aged serpent stout. It is a wonderfully complex beer that even at the 12.5% ABV makes me wonder if that is simply what the blend is before going into the barrel together. Chalsk (1104) - North Caldwell, New Jersey, USA - JAN 20, 2012
Bottle. Pours a murky brown with caramel colored head. Aroma of roast, caramel, chocolate, and dark fruit. Some vanilla notes and earthiness. Sweet roasty chocolate taste with dark fruit, bitters, and vanilla notes on the back end. Spice from the barrel. This one is hot. Very good. But should age gracefully. Smooth out some.