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RATINGS: 79   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.12/5   SEASONAL: Series   EST. CALORIES: 429   ABV: 14.3%
For the past two years The Lost Abbey has released a winter barrel aged blended strong ale. This amazing blend of beer has focused on a marriage between Bourbon Barrel Aged Serpents Stout and Brandy Barrel Aged Angelís Share. We believe itís one of the most amazing barrel releases we do each fall. But in the spirit of old recordings and records I started thinking what would happen if we played this one in reverse? Would we hear the Demon himself on the record? So with that, we flipped the blend on its ears and spun it backwards. The result is a blend of Brandy Barrel Aged Serpentís Stout and some Bourbon Barrel Aged Angelís Share. Itís still an epic struggle between good and evil, only this time we slowed it down and played it in reverse.

50belair's rating

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
50belair (3426) - Florida, USA - FEB 5, 2013
Bottle. One of my favorites of the lot. Dark brown/black pour with no head. Huge caramel and chocolate aromas. Creamy and smooth with luscious chocolate and caramel notes. A little thin in the body, but still outstanding overall.....

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
hackobock (3570) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - OCT 15, 2016
October 15, 2016. Bottle.
Black with a very small tan head. Aroma is sweet and roasted with caramel, dark fruits, figs, dark chocolate, some coffee notes, bourbon, brandy and roasted oak. Taste is sweet, malty, roasted and light boozy. Finish is sweet caramel, raisins, vanilla, fudge, bourbon, bitter chocolate, hints of coffee, warming bourbon and light brandy notes. Medium to full bodied, soft carbonation, smooth texture.
Very nice!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
rlgk (18323) - GŲteborg, SWEDEN - OCT 15, 2016
Bottle at Linus tasting 161015. Black beer with a small head. Malty vanilla aroma, bourbon, raisins, figs, caramel, chocolate, caramel, some cocoa. Vanilla and bourbon flavor, raisins, oak, caramel, warming alcohol, cedar notes, some chocolate. Wonderful beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
tkrjukoff (4306) - SWEDEN - OCT 15, 2016
Bottle from shared box. Pours black brown with a small head. Aroma is malty fruity dark fruits oaky vinous syrup. Flavor is sooo velvety smooth balanced with dark malts barrel bitterness sweetnes. Well done indeed

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
linusb (899) - SWEDEN - OCT 15, 2016
A: Deep brown coloured with a thin brown lacing N: Toffee, coffee, bourbon, vanilla T: Vanilla, coffee, bourbon, fudge O: Very nice barrel aging! Deep and complex.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
_angst_ (4556) - GŲteborg, SWEDEN - OCT 15, 2016
Bottle bought through Drikkeriget. Pours viscous black with a very small mocha head that doesnít leave any trace on the glass while dissipating. Smell is malty with roasted malts, caramel, toffee, vanilla fudge, charred wood, dark roast coffee, dark chocolate, raisins, moist soil, bourbon alcohol and hints of brandy. Taste is sweet, slightly bitter, malty and boozy. Mouthfeel is viscous oily, round, tiny astringent, boozy and near full bodied. Finish is sweet and bitter with roasted malts, caramel, toffee, vanilla fudge, charred wood, dark roast coffee, rich dark chocolate, moist soil, roasted coconut, raisins and bourbon alcohol. Iím a huge fan of Deliverance and this inverted demon really delivers. Delicious!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
slowrunner77 (10244) - Reno, Nevada, USA - JUN 13, 2016
Big and boozy, but also super smooth. Been sittin on this for a bit - more barrel than beer, but I ainít complaining. Brandy twang and sweet sweet bourbon. Dark fruit, vanilla, oak - serpent stout still shows a little. Delicious brew.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
deyholla (10216) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - APR 1, 2016
Bottle shared by Adam, thanks! Pours black with no head whatsoever. Aroma has a good amount of dark grains, bourbon and chocolate with some oak supporting. Flavor is boozy with dark grains and bourbon up front supported by oak, nuts and chocolate.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TheAlum (6991) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - APR 1, 2016
375ml bottle acquired via trade on BA. Shared with deyholla. Pours a deeper dark blackish brown hue, opaque body shows some brownish toasty glow on the edges. A smaller brownish head atop dies down quickly, remains as a mellow ringer with subtle lacing overall. Aromas are big and rich, caramel and cocoa meet toffee, toast and biscuits. Vanilla and a decent oak presence show bourbon spirit, wet wood and some popping apple brandy appeal. Woody, sweeter, and tangy appeal on the nose. Initial is a bit deadened by the firm barrel presence, lots of vanilla, wet wood and tannic appeal. Some gentle warmth as the sweeter malts beneath peek through the wood work. Toasty, carmelized and biscuity as lots of vanilla, tannic wood really set the pace. A splash of marshmallow, carmelized and toasty malts. Earth, nougat, a but of nuttiness. This one is a bit overbarreled but it still seems to work. The brandy presence that shows a bit more assertively on the nose ends up a bit more nondeScript back here, showing firmer big woody presence. Some lingering body helps it hold on, cola-esque appeal with jabs of dark fruit, caramel and roasty black malts. Dark fruit, vinous appeal as we get into it. Pretty complex, lots of wood, an appealing nose and pretty pour. Really fun blend here with some jabby spirit, rich wood presence.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
andrewje41 (2961) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - DEC 20, 2015
Bottle poured and split. Much thanks to Tcon for the share. Congrats on writing the job too! Pours a jet black with zero head. Big oak forward, bourbon and spice aroma. Flavor is so smooth considering the heavy tag of abv. Dark fruit, smooth bourbon, a spices. Finishes on a dark fruit note that hints at the idea of being tart. Rich chocolate and bourbon. Canít go wrong. Excellent stuff.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
corby112 (2804) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 12, 2015
Pitch black and completely opaque with a one finger mocha head that slowly settles into a thin, lasting ring. Good retention for the style. Spotty lacing left behind. Very inviting aroma with a really nice barrel character that doesnít overpower the notes of the base beers. Plenty of roast, dark chocolate, gourmet coffee and caramel. Prominent toasted oak and a strong vanilla presence along with some marshmallow and toasted coconut mellowing out the spicy bourbon and brandy notes. Sweet and desert like silky malt backbone with bakerís chocolate, fudge and chocolate cake followed by some toffee and espresso. Smells amazing! On the fuller end of medium bodied with a really complex and delicious flavor profile. Really nice spirit presence thatís perfectly integrated into the dark malt elements of the base beers. Dry toasted oak, vanilla, marshmallow and toasted coconut along with spicy bourbon and sweet brandy notes. This is coutered by luscious dark chocolate, toffee, coconut, perfectly roasted espresso bean and vanilla bean. The malt backbone has a ton of fudge-y chocolate flavor that is such a perfect compliment to the barrel notes and sweet alcohol. The high abv is excellently masked making this complex and delicious beer dangerously drinkable. One of the best barrel aged beers Iíve had.

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