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RATINGS: 735   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.09/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 375   ABV: 12.5%
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
anders37 (21888) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAY 4, 2012
Bottle. Pours a black color with a small off-white head. Has a roasted malty bourbon and chocolate aroma. Roasted malty bourbon vanilla flavor with hints of licorice. Has a roasted malty bourbon vanilla and chocolate finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sean9689 (285) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 3, 2012
I’ve had this beer a bunch of different times, on draft and out of the bottle. Figured I might as well finally review this while it’s current on-tap at my house. Poured from the kegerator into a Bruery tulip. 2010 vintage. A - Pours black, mocha-colored head, thin film on top, spotty lace, thick collar. S - Big chocolate, both milk and dark, booze, vanilla, brownies, and oak. Still pretty boozy, even after a year and and half worth of age, but it’s definitely smoothed out since it was fresh. Very sweet, reminds me of a rich dessert. T - Chocolate syrup on top of chocolate brownies with a small side of bourbon. There’s a touch of oak and vanilla in there as well. The alcohol bite makes the finish bitter and boozy, yet still remaining somewhat sweet. M - Full, rich and smooth, good carbonation, creamy finish. Even after almost two years, this one is still quite boozy. That said, it’s really smoothed out since I had it fresh, and it’s definitely more enjoyable now then ever. I think another year will do this some more good...might be perfect by then!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Strykzone (6211) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - MAY 2, 2012
Sampled at an esbls tasting. Very dark brown with a small tan head. The barrel brings so much aroma. Red wine and wood notes. Beginning is so smooth. Hot but somehow it is ok. This could sneak up on a guy. Flavor is more subtle than expected but is still really nice. A wow.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
kayres (753) - , Georgia, USA - APR 28, 2012
Pours black with a medium tan head. Rich coco flavors. Sweet silky. Bit of bourbon and vanilla. Very very tasty ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Smeade (80) - Illinois, USA - APR 27, 2012
S: black, light brown head, solid collar, decent lacing A: strong, sweet, Boozy, caramel T: toasted marshmallow? Taste follows nose - Strong, sweet, caramel O: damn good, it's a big boy, it delivers, warming ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
That1Guy (2191) - Colorado, USA - APR 23, 2012
Crushed with TheRon and HeyZues. Pours a dark brown/black. Bourbon, wood, and some cardboard on the nose. Flavor is some bourbon, a bit of soy sauce, and cardboard. Oxidized as hell. Want to try fresh.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Marheb (4329) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 21, 2012
Je la verse: Beaucoup d’effervescence comparativement à la Angel share (yen avait pas du tout). Belle robe bourgogne surmonté d’un douillet collet. Je la respire: Vanille, brandy, marmelade et beaucoup de notes boisés. Je la bois: Bien onctueux, assez collant avec le chocolat qui s’ajoute à ce que le nez amenait. Belle offrande.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Cybercat (4736) - Georgia, USA - APR 20, 2012
Pours a deep sable a scratch above black with a thick, if not persistent, tan head. Malty aroma has a strong overtone of bourbon-soaked wood and hints of toffee and chocolate. Distinctive flavor has malty, bourbon, woody, molasses, coffee, fruity - how many notes are there? I seem to get different ones with each sip! And whoa, what an alcohol bite, like a liquid pit bull that has decided your tongue is a juicy steak! Texture has firm body and plenty of fizz and sass, and the tingle it leaves behind decided to sit for a spell. This beer is worth going through hell, high water, airport security and over-affectionate great aunts to get.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
uncben87 (68) - Wiesbaden, Hesse, GERMANY - APR 16, 2012
From bottle to tulip. Pours a dark brown with the a hint of red shining through the edges with a large mocha head. Smells of oak, bourbon, chocolate, soy sauce, and alcohol. Tastes of sour dark fruit, dark chocolate, and bourbon with a nice alcohol burn. Good carbonation, more than I expected but it helps with the alcohol. Overall I was pleasantly surprised with this one, starts with the sour fruit and finishes with a chocolatey alcohol burn. Very nice.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
maekchu (3240) - Hirakata, JAPAN - APR 16, 2012
Bottle. Sweet fumes rise into the nose -- barrel notes, bourbon. Dark, opaque brown. Rich dark fruit flavors and a smooth satisfying aftertaste. Full bodied, warming, and rich. The barrel flavors predominate in a good way, accentuating the beer nose and taste -- and not overwhelming them. Great!

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