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RATINGS: 709   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.


4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Beerconnaiseur (166) - BELGIUM - FEB 10, 2015
Rich nose! Cherry, dried dates, oak, wet wood, caramel, vanilla: phew! Very viscous and boozey taste, filled with forest fruit in aftertaste, milk chocolate hints, alcohol of brandy and whiskey. Phenols and esters are strong, especialy the ethyl hexanoate : lovely anis binded to the sugar spectrum! Lots of potential... yes, very sugarry aftertaste and the booze overstems the combination of flavours. Still amazing when aged!

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DSG (8448) - Tel Aviv, - FEB 6, 2015
Bottle shared at a tasting at the Beer & Beyond shop. Black with a brown head. Aroma of cocoa, dark chocolate, cookies, vanilla and a dark fruit note. Sweet flavor with chocolate, cookies, dark fruits, vanilla, wood, bourbon and a slightly alcoholic warming finish. Full-bodied. Really good.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mstrcrwly (667) - New York, USA - JAN 24, 2015
UPDATED: JUL 10, 2015 2014 bottle poured into a snifter..jet black with a thin khaki head..aroma of booze,coffee,caramel,dark fruits,molasses..taste of vanilla,caramel,oak,toffee and as it warmed coffee,chocolate,cherry notes come through..good stuff.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kerenmk (3264) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - FEB 18, 2015
Bottle sample at a tasting at the Beer & Beyond shop. Thanks DSG. Black and opaque.Petrol, ink and salt aroma, bitter, a little salty but also lots of chocolate in the mouth. Full body, chocolatey and salt aftertaste.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Swaroga (1758) - Brussels, BELGIUM - FEB 16, 2015
Butelka 375ml. OCZY : piwo jest czarne o niewielkiej pianie. Piana jest brązowa. NOS : aromat jest średnio intensywny ze względu na śladowe nasycenie ale jest wyraźny : dominujące nuty to czekolada, bakalie, wanilia i alkohol podkreślony nutami bourbona i brandy od beczek z odzysku. Całość jest baaardzo przyjemna i ułożona. Łączy to wszystko głębia lekko dymionego i starego drewna plus ciemnego miodu. USTA : nasycenie jest bardzo delikatne o drobniutkich bąbelkach. Tłuste i gęste jak śmietana. Piwo jest słodkie ale nie lepkie. Występuje pewna wytrawność alkoholowa o nutach w stylu bourbona do której można dodać zwietrzałe rodzynki. Gorzkość jest również delikatna o nutach podobnych do czarnej czekolady. Posmak jest głęboki ale aksamitny bo nic nie zalega, ani nie jest cierpkie ani ziemiste. ODCZUCIA : jest to prawdziwy rarytas, trunek, na który warto wydać pieniądze. Więcej w nim polotu niż w niejednym szlachetnym alkoholu. Polecam gorąco dla amatorów piw leżakowanych w beczkach z odzysku. OCENA : smak : 9/10 pijalność : 5/10 styl : +2

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jrob21 (2928) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - FEB 8, 2015
Complex and intense form start to finish. Lots of fruit and woody oaky notes in the aroma. Flavor has a lot of red fruit again and that brandy sweetness. Little bit of a gritty cocoa texture going on. Reminds you that the stout is there. Everything comes together pretty well but the barley wine and apple barrel kind of dominate. Had a similar blended beer a day or two ago and this one kills it.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Jayb0 (1093) - Cherry Hill, New Jersey, USA - FEB 13, 2015
Draft. This was pretty excellent. Cherries, brandy, wood, malt, roast, vanilla, fig, it just goes on and on. No need for dessert, just savor this after a meal.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
adster (511) - HUNGARY - FEB 6, 2015
Mélybarna, imperial stout-szerű ital gurul ki a nagyszabású üvegből, gyűszűnyi, de mégis sokatmondó, marcona italokon rendre felbukkanó típusú habkéreggel. Nagy formátumú, strukturált, magas százalékú alkoholok detonációja érkezik meg aztán lehengerlő erővel, az illatmolekulák egyszerűen belefúródnak a receptorainkba. Tüzes bourbon-aromái konyakkal átitatott faháncs, forró étcsokoládé, karamellás-kakaós-kókuszos-vaníliás belga édességek hangulatát egyszerre idézik meg; sötét és rabul ejtő a kezdés. Mint az várható volt, a kortyok önálló életre kelnek, és bár az alkohol masszív jelenléte a whiskys, brandys jegyekkel felülírhatatlan, sokszínű és megfejthetetlenül összetett jellege mentén lenyűgöző karakterek sokasága tárul elénk. Bár a jellemvonásai közeli rokonságot mutatnak egy vérmesebb imperial stouttal, kevésbé testes és mérsékeltebb módon szirupos jellege megdöbbentőbb vadsággal párosul. Mindez a kolosszális szerkezet egy bársonyosan szétterülő kakaós lepelbe van burkolva, mely simulékony étcsokoládés jegyekkel csalogat, a masszív alkoholos test vaníliás bourbon fergetege azonban megmutatja igazi erejét. Szeszben ázott fahordó füstös malátás zamatainak élét sós karamella lágysága puhítja, majd keserű likőrök zord lecsengése karcolja össze a képet. Kaliberénél fogva fontos alkalmak méltó kísérője lehet.

4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
zoucrew102 (871) - - FEB 1, 2015
375ml corked bottle, 2014 vintage. Another great beer from lost abbey! Great aroma of bourbon, oak, vanilla, dark fruit and a little bit booze. Pours black with virtually no head but what's there is light brown with no lacing. Starts with dark fruit and bourbon flavors with hints of vanilla. Finishes extremely smooth with oak flavors joining the party with some booze lingering on the palate. Great beer, rich and flavorful.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
IvoR (89) - New Jersey, USA - JAN 27, 2015
One of the most amazing beers I’ve had. This brew has it all: maltiness, fruit, oak, and even a touch of citrussy bitterness from the hops. Leaves a nice but not overwhelming finish. Outstanding!


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