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RATINGS: 53   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.04   SEASONAL: Series   EST. CALORIES: 429   ABV: 14.3%
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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.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
illidurit (2157) - Petaluma, California, USA - JAN 30, 2013
Bottle shared at Santa Cruz boxset tasting. Massive vanilla and milk chocolate, syrupy sweet, cinnamon, light barrel coconut, bourbon, peppery booze. Luxurious and rich and sweet. Incredible.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
djd07 (3699) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAY 15, 2014
Bottle. Pours a very dark brown with paperthin beige head that diminishes to nothing. The aroma is strong cocoa, bourbon, toffee, and caramel. Thick mouthfeel with nice roast, cocoa, light boozy finish. Very impressive.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
pentaz (1240) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAY 4, 2014
Bottle @ Theis. Pours black with no head. Aroma is brandy, hard roasted malt, coconut, licorice, burnt malt, Allsorts artificial chocolate aroma, cocoa, oak, bourbon and boozy. Taste is heavy sweet and moderate bitter. Body is near full, texture is viscous, carbonation is soft. Finishes mouth drying with oak and coconut.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
rxeight (1365) - Illinois, USA - MAY 2, 2014
Bottle from I canít remember who. Ohio I think. Bourbon and chocolate aroma. Taste is mostly bourbon. Doesnít have the heat of the deliverance. Lots of chocolate on the back end. This is bourbon county good.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
bytemesis (3308) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - APR 29, 2014
Bottle. Pours cloudy mahogany with a small brown head that dissipates quickly and dissipates quickly. Aroma is rich vanilla, oak, bourbon, dark fruits, raisin, fig, chocolate. Wow. Flavor is medium sweet, very light bitter, tiny bit of astringence. Woody tannins, vanilla, rich HoTD like flavors going on here. Full body, creamy, perhaps a tiny bit chalky. This is a great great beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
RobertDale (3546) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - APR 17, 2014
375 ml. bottle. Thanks Mike! Pours black with a tiny tan head. Aroma of chocolate, bourbon, and caramel. Taste is bourbon, chocolate, sweet malt, caramel, dark fruit, and vanilla. Excellent!!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BoBoChamp (5541) - Gent, BELGIUM - FEB 10, 2014
38cl, new exclusive American blended brew Anno 2012, thx to Brent and Dirk for sharing!, very complex brew, roasted/alcoholic and slightly woody/fruity, yet not too heavy, balanced, cloudy, nearly no head, very good brew, WOW!

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
MadIndian (2410) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 7, 2014
Gift from SJ. This was AMazing. Toffee, roast, vanilla and wood. It was smooth and carried so much flavor as it warmed. One of the best brews I ever had. The aroma alone, chocolate, toffee and vanilla hooked me.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jackl (4671) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - FEB 5, 2014
Bottle @ The HUGE Tasting. The pourís brown with a small head. The nose is of red berry compote. Big roasted malts. Some sweet vanilla and brownie. The taste is similar. Hot wood. Rum raisin. Fudge, chocolate cookies. Red berry. A bit of hot barrel. Full body, soft carbonation. Oily. Thick, luxurious, decadent.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
madmitch76 (15309) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JAN 6, 2014
3rd January 2014
Mega Tasting at Bruceís pad. Opaque dark brown beer, residual pale tan head. Palate is slightly dry with modest carbonation. Clear and resonant note of dark chocolate. A little coffee and a whisper of bourbon. Tangy dark fruits and a very light touch of wood. Light semi dry finish. A fine and tasty beer!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Scopey (7054) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 5, 2014
Bottle, generously shared by Kenny at the BIG Friday tasting. It pours near black with a small tan head. The nose is rich-roast, dark chocolate explosion, treacle, oily, toast, vanilla, coconut and a touch of soy sauce. The taste is smooth, oily, dark chocolate, coffee, jammy dark fruits, toast,, treacle, sweet coffee, fudge, marshmallow and some alcohol warmth in finish. Full body, fine carbonation and oily mouth-feel. Flavoursome and good depth. Tasty.

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