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RATINGS: 714   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.1   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 375   ABV: 12.5%
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Our first release of the embodiment of good versus evil in a barrel-aged blend. Part bourbon barreled The Serpent’s Stout, and part brandy barreled The Angel’s Share, this is our most anticipated release of the summer.


4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
MarcoDL (2966) - NETHERLANDS - JUN 27, 2015
Bottle @ ZEBF 2015. Black pour, as almost everything at ZEBF. Deliciously rich aroma of vanilla bourbon, chocolate and coffee. Taste is thick and full, with bourbon vanilla, some boozy grape, coffee, cacao and oak. Fantastic.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Abio (1784) - Waasland, BELGIUM - JUN 21, 2015
This one was a good surprise. Better as expected. But ofcourse the beer is a blend of 2 very nice brews.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Barrelbelly (712) - BELGIUM - JUN 21, 2015
Great blend. Wood, bourbon, and a great strong malt sirup taste. Warm alcohol finish.

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
MRodgers1982 (111) - USA - JUN 18, 2015
Small bottle like a wine bottle split. Big caramel and sweet chocolate aroma. Taste very rich molasses and some chocolate. Mostly caramel and molasses. Flavor slightly sweet and complex. Finishes very malty with probes and some mellow coffee.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
maximet (144) - Quebec, CANADA - JUN 16, 2015
Black brew with a tiny brown ring. Slightly burn caramel, roasted hint, alcohol heat, light coffee, vanilla and bourbon. Sweet with some bitterness flash. Full body with a soft carbonation, alcohol heat, thick with a long, strong caramel finish. It is a heavy brew.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
beechner224 (957) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - JUN 12, 2015
Bottle to glass. Pours a black color, not much head, almost flat. Aroma is of booze, bourbon, raisin. taste is bourbon, oak, raisin, coats the mouth a bit.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
JulienHuxley (4319) - Trois-Rivières, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 11, 2015
Bottle thanks to chebyshev, shared with Luk. Deep mahogany brown pour with thin straw foam. Decadent chocolate booze winey aroma, light bourbon, vanilla, figs, brown sugar, molasses and light anise notes. Taste is rich, sweet, very tasty, great intensity of flavor. Palate is full bodied and chewy with just enough carbonation to make it drinkable. Great sipper.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Mr_Pink_152 (2017) - Lincoln, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - MAY 27, 2015
375ml bottle from Beers of Europe. Black colour no head. Aroma is roasted malt chocolate, and coffee deep dark fruit. Taste is medium sweet and spice. Finish is warming. Exceptional beer.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
thome50 (1233) - Morro Bay via Orange County, California, USA - MAY 26, 2015
Bottle from a while back, via notes. Pours deep black with no head. Aroma is brandy, chocolate, slight coffee. Taste is very barrel forward with the vanilla, chocolate, some coffee. Raisin comes in there a little too. Nice bottle though the carb is a little bit of an issue.

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Alengrin (3401) - BELGIUM - APR 26, 2015
Apparently a blend of a barley wine and an imperial stout aged on bourbon and brandy barrels - sounds promising. Vintage bottle of a few years of age, but the bottling date is unfortunately not mentioned anywhere. Deep brownish beige head, thin and creamy, needing some forcing to develop and breaking open in instants, but retaining well around the edges; colour is a very, very dark mahogany, almost opaque jet black. The bouquet is simply heavenly: a rich and absolutely beguiling perfume of warm chocolate sauce with cognac, cocoa, espresso, whisky, lovely vanilla tannins, candied dates and raisins, orange liqueur accent, liquorice, gingerbread, black pepper, old tawny port, pipe tobacco, dusty cellar but in a ’noble’ kind of way fitting in wonderfully, banana, cloves, aniseed... Unbelievably rich and stunning taste as well, starting with a deep ’bonbon’- and subtly banana-like candied sweetness with sourish accents (candied lemon, but very subtle) as well as a finely tingling effect of both alcohol and carbonation, candi sugar sweetness but right in place (i.e. not cloying), plunging into an abysmal world of malts, very chocolatey, caramelly, nutty, with a very oily, ’fat’, thickly vinous and filling body, evolving into a big finish of roasted malt bitterishness, yet gently so and not overly coffeeish, bitter chocolate, lots of oaky woodiness and tannins, peppery hops and of course a big deal of cognac-like alcohol, warming the throat and chest and ’stinging’ a little bit, yet still not becoming too obnoxious. I can see how this holds the middle between an impy and a barley wine. This is the beer equivalent of the finest liquor, be it cognac or single malt; absolutely perfect for a rainy Sunday afternoon. Simply divine.


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