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RATINGS: 706   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!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jrob21 (2897) - 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.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
adster (510) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DSG (8346) - 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.

4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
zoucrew102 (839) - - 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 (83) - 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!

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
mstrcrwly (646) - New York, USA - JAN 24, 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..top notch.

4.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
OKBeerFan (62) - - JAN 23, 2015
2013 vintage. Wonderful brew. Nice barrel character accompanied with dark fruits, plum, raisin, prunes, figs, dates, and toffee and dark brown sugar. Well crafted brew. Wish I had more than 1. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
WABeerFiend (321) - - JAN 16, 2015
Poured into a wine glass on 05.19.14. A: Midnight black with no red in the glass. No head, only a tan ring at the top, typical of Lost Abbey. S: Strong vanilla, brandy, bourbon, wood barrel. Amazingly complex! T: Vanilla, dark cherry, plum dominate. Oak barrel, milk chocolate, raisin are subtle. M: SIlky smooth. It’s like velvet. Somewhat chewy. O: This is a beer for a special event. To say that it is complex does not do it justice. I got a wash after wash of flavor. It was very difficult to pick apart. I didn’t think that the blend of Serpent’s Stout and Angel’s Share would work, but oh man it does.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
weark (422) - Morges, SWITZERLAND - JAN 4, 2015
Bottle from Erzbierschof - Black color with a fast disappearing brown head, small lacing - Aroma is powerfull, vanilla, bourbon, oak, chocolate, cherry, coffee, roasted malt and alcohol really entertaining - Flavor is cherry chocolate, vanilla, oaky, dried fruits, alcohol, amazing - Full body, medium bitterness ( problably more, well hidden by the alcohol), flat carbonation, sweet and silky, long cherry chocolate finish - so good, the blend is well balanced, exciting beer really complex


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