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RATINGS: 66   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 Angel’s Share. We believe it’s 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 Serpent’s Stout and some Bourbon Barrel Aged Angel’s Share. It’s still an epic struggle between good and evil, only this time we slowed it down and played it in reverse.


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4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
illidurit (2227) - San Francisco, 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.


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DSG (7625) - Tel Aviv, - MAR 16, 2015
[2/22/15] Bottle at Port Brewing/Lost Abbey in San Marcos. Black with some brown foam. Lovely aroma of bourbon, vanilla, chocolate, cookies, a bit of cognac and some dark fruits notes. Great sweet flavor with chocolate, cookies, vanilla, caramel, dark fruit notes and an alcoholic note. Full-bodied, rounded mouthfeel. Great stuff.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
fonefan (38083) - VestJylland, DENMARK - MAR 15, 2015

Bottle 375ml. corked.

[ As Lost Abbey Box Set: Track #6 (Highway to Hell) ].
Clear dark black - red brown color with virtually no head. Aroma is heavy malty, roasted, chocolate, oak, vanilla, alcohol - bourbon. Flavour is light heavy sweet and light to moderate bitter with a long duration, vanilla, bourbon, chocolate, alcohol. Body is medium to full, texture is oily, carbonation is flat, finish feel is ligh to moderate alcoholic. Lovely :o) [20141220]

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
bartlebier (2459) - Belchium im Biersgau, GERMANY - JAN 25, 2015
12.7fl corked&caged bottle kindly hauled&shared by oldmanriver. Dubious label, flat dark brown oily pour without any head or action. Aroma drew me back in: rich bourbon vanilla and subtle Mon Chérie preserved black cherry in chocolate, bourbon-soaked butterscotch cake, some cognac and yet almost no abv burn. Taste is a lusciously layered symphony of dry and woody bourbon barrel tying in together decadant chocolate cherry, a dry raisin edge, before a second dessert of vanilla-dark chocolate ice cream cake kicks in, given depth by a fruity bourbon, more stone fruit and oak cask. Some tawny port character (red fruits), oily mouthfeel with no carbonation. Superb nectar, shame about the lack of "présence", but expert in packing & hiding so much chocolate liqueur/liquid candy in a very approachable beer.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Prufrockstar (1384) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 30, 2014
Bottle from JohnnyJ (thanks!). Dark near flat pour. Chocolate, bourbon. Brandy. Reminds me of HotD’s version of Pannepeuch. Sweet, toffee, roast -- stoutier than deliverance but in the same vein. Sweet, minimally bitter. I prefer deliverance, but this is alright.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
OldMrCrow (2112) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 28, 2014
Another late-in-the-tasting rating. Low carbonation. Alcohol very forward from the Angel’s share; chocolate, molasses. but where is the rich raspberry truffle coming from?

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Rasmus40 (12876) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - DEC 20, 2014
Bottle @ fonefan tasting. lack without head. Aroma is sweet, roasted malt, chocolate, wood and lots of bourbon. Flavor is very sweet and rather bitter. Sweet and rather bitter finish with warming alcohol. Oily and smooth. 201214

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
yespr (34303) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - DEC 20, 2014
37.5 cL bottle. Pours pitch black with a fully gone tan head. Aroma is roasted malty and liqourice. Sweet. toffee and chocolate. Smooth roasted and lingering caramelish. Lingering toasted malty and toffee finish.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
phaleslu (7226) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 12, 2014
Bottle shared by brew3crew - thanks again, Jason! Pours an opaque brown color with almost no head. Notes of vanilla, fudge, caramel, dark fruits (figs, raisins, dates), oak, earth, roasted and chocolate malts, and warming brandy and bourbon. Medium-bodied, with low carbonation and a sweet, rich, coating mouthfeel. Dangerously smooth, perhaps a little under-carbonated. But damn, I like this blend. Really rich and tasty.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
DrSilverworm (8150) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 10, 2014
12.7oz bottle, split with brew3crew and co. Near-black color. Very thin ring of off-white head, kind of bubbly upon pouring. Really nice aroma: dark chocolate, black cherries in the nose. Very cool bigger thicker chewy velvety texture. Kind of slick, lightly dry towards the finish. Lighter carbonation, perfect amount for this beer. Moderate to bigger bitter taste, moderate sweet. Some warmth with every sip, but it doesn’t bother me at all, and works great with the rest of the beer. Very interesting amount of barrel heat, some woody, mild spice, touch of apple, bit of vanilla. Really pleasant overall, perfect amount of both stout and barrel character. Wonderful taste, esp. for a 14%+ beer. Super nice, very enjoyable and impressive.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
luttonm (2908) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 8, 2014
Bottle at a Seattle tasting. Clean, dark brown, no head after a totally still cork. Dark soy, molasses. Deep chocolate. Great barrels, rich sweet, brandy. Really old sljivovica (plum brandy). Nice.


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