riversideAK (6265) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - MAY 19, 2010
Lots of bourbon aromas, booze, oak barrel, dark charred roast, coffee, dark chocolate, and some underlying chocolate sweetness and light vanilla. Pours black with a nice bubbly creamy dark brown head and lace. The flavor is more bourbon on top of char and roast. Good alcohol, sharp wood and roast. Chocolate, vanilla, oak. Alcohol heat on the back end. Smooth creamy body on the lighter side of carbonated. vtafro (7444) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - MAY 19, 2010
Draft @ EBF. Black pour with tan head. Bourbon and oak add to flavor, including roasty and coffee, chocolate, some vanilla , mocha and alcohol presence. LtDan (1808) - Los Angeles County, California, USA - MAY 10, 2010
Appearance: Pours a midnight brown with a rich, creamy tan head.iowaherkeye (2804) - Ocean Beach, San Diego, California, USA - MAR 10, 2010
Aroma: Chocolate, roasted malt and a slight hint of booze.
Taste: Burnt roast, vanilla, chocolate and hot spice.
Mouthfeel: Warmth, creamy with low carbonation.
Overall: A hell of a beer, not much different from regular Serpent’s Stout, just maybe a hair spicier.
UPDATED: MAR 11, 2010 On tap at Blue Palms. Dark brown/black with a small tan head. Is this the same as the BA Serpent’s I had a month ago? Flavor is bourbon, roasted malts (with a little burnt acidity), dark fruits, light soy. Aroma has a lot more boozy bourbon and wood notes--not as bad as BCS. Still some dark fruits. Spicy alcohol burn through to the dry bitter finish, peaking at a 4. Low, smooth carbonation with a full body. Good, albeit boozy (but not really overbourbonated), Serpent’s. Now that I’ve reviewed this I think this is the same as the BA Serpent’s I already rated. BMan1113VR (7929) - Los Angeles, California, USA - MAR 10, 2010
On tap at Blue Palms. Listed as "100% barrel fermented" 11%. Pours with a small brown head over a pitch black body. Aroma of chocolate, ash, wood, coco, vanilla, campfire. Flavor is wood, chocolate, alcohol
and decadent. Woodsy notes and tannic. Light barrel character though. Hefty mouthfeel without to much burn. Creamy carbonation.
Rciesla (5607) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - MAR 10, 2010
EBF. Pours a black body with a coffee tan head. Bourbon and a malty sweetness Woody with nice subtle scotch tones, dry roast y coffee.l A modest warming that is dry and roast y. A very well done BA stout. PilsnerPeter (3050) - Flushing, New York, USA - MAR 4, 2010
EBF 2010 Session One: Opaque black pour with a thick brown head. Dry woody aroma with notes of cocoa, peat, mocha, tobacco and some ethanol presence as well. Warming slick body- the bourbon presence is hot with a burn. Lots of ethanol in the flavor- perhaps even fusels. Towards the back the nice qualities peak their head through displaying dry mocha, wood and chocolate to save this beer. Close to being good. j12601 (13099) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - FEB 28, 2010
Pouring at session one of EBF in Boston. Pours a hazy brown to black with a thin tan head. Smoky, chocolate, vanilla. Spicy chocolate and roast. Medium finish with more nice roast and a touch of vanilla.