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RATINGS: 695   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 Serpentís Stout, and part brandy barreled The Angelís Share, this is our most anticipated release of the summer.


4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
HighWine (955) - Whalezbro, Illinois, USA - MAR 7, 2012
Tap at Map Room in Chicago. Dark brown pour with an off white ring around the glass for a head. Agave nectar and golden brown sugar in the nose with milder bourbon than I expected. Taste is brandy, bourbon, and coffee all blended into a highly drinkable and flavorful glass. Full in the mouth. Delicious.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
drabmuh (194) - Maryland, USA - MAR 7, 2012
I believe that this was bmanningís bottle, thanks. Very cool beer. Beer is black to brown and hazy at the corners with a thin tan head, no real lacing, moderate to low carbonation. WHOA...brandy...liquor and malt. Very strong. Beer is medium bodied and sweet with mild roast at the back. The liquor components in the mouth are there but it was much more obvious in the nose than the palate. Beer seems mildly hot. Drinkability is still quite good and I would recommend it and try it again, especially after a year. Serving type: bottle

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jbeatty (1180) - New York, USA - MAR 5, 2012
Bottle from 2010, 03/05/2012. Pours deep and dark with tiny fizzy foam bubbles, practically no head. In the nose, rich mixture of chocolate, molasses, plum, roasted malt, light vanilla brandy, hot bourbon finish. Taste is still hot and boozy, molasses and sweet chocolate burned away by bourbon heat, followed by intense vanilla oak aftertaste, brandy sweetness on the tongue. Still, creamy and silky in the mouth, lovely. A classic, I would never turn this down.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Peacehammer (624) - California, USA - MAR 2, 2012
dark pour with perfect one finger caramel head. Lots of bourbon and brandy sweetness on the nose. Surprisingly smooth mouthfeel, sort of a brandy start, with bourbon carrying it all the way to the finish, and some residual alcohol burn as it goes down. †Solid coffee aftertaste. As the beer warms, the coffee becomes a bit more pronounced, an the brandy sweetness does as well, thereís a lot going on with this beer.†All around impressive beer.†

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
thornecb (4736) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 2, 2012
Pours deep, dark mahogany into a snifter. Off-white head with excellent retention recedes leaving sheet lacing to coat surface. Pit fruit aromas. Dark bourbon cask soaked pit fruit upfront turning to resin in the lasting finish.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Caskalefan (155) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - MAR 2, 2012
This one is beautiful, and it doesnít make squeal like Maxwell the pig. :biggrin: Itís a blend of bourbon barrel aged Serpent Stout and brandy barrel aged The Angelsí Share. Thereís more brandy than bourbon in both the nose and the flavor, and the alcohol is very restrained for the 12.5% abv The flavor is immensely complex with brandy, chocolate, caramel, raisin, (big) plum, fig, date, pecan, leather, tobacco, vanilla, oak, rum, cardamom, and a touch of smoke. The body is more silky than syrupy, and the carbonation is very soft and minimal. This is a perfect marriage of the two beers, and I find it a notch or two better than even Firestone Walker 15, and definitely the best (non sour) beer that Iíve tasted from Lost Abbey.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
pilgrimoutlaw (841) - Wayne, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 2, 2012
On tap at Iron Abbey. I was surprised by how much I like this given that I donít like Angel Share. Pours black with tan head. Aroma of licorice, chocolate, bourbon, vanilla. Medium creamy body. Moderate sweetness complements aroma well. Dropped the rating a little bit because itís quite boozy. I expect that it would change with age.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
SSSteve (3917) - - FEB 26, 2012
bottle. incredible....two of my favorite beers blended together. like the day i found out that the allman brothers jammed with derek and the dominoes and recorded/released it. syrupy thick deep brown pour. so thick, it sticks to the sides of the glass like wine curtains. head is minimal. lots of caramel with sweet, candy-like, brandy notes. the flavor is very sweet with caramel and nuts. sweet nutty brandy and bourbon notes in the finish similar to crunch and munch with peanut clusters. carbonation is higher than i hoped with a bit of fizz in the mouth. full body. warm finish of course. a great one timer for me. these two beers are just too undeniable on their own. i wonít be wearing the surface off this beer like i did my "layla sessions" cd, but man it was good once.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
rivertranced (25) - Denver, Colorado, USA - FEB 19, 2012
Love this beer! Super sweet, plum filled aroma, with caramel notes. Big, sweet flavor, which is very smooth for a big Belgian yeast pitch. Wood like to see just a hair more head retention. This guy will get better and better with age.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
CaraCurtis (117) - Nevada, USA - FEB 18, 2012
Dark, minimal creamy tan head. Sweet aroma. Bourbon all over in all profiles. I get some vanilla. Full bodied, very smooth. Delicious.


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