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


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 19/20
robertjm (798) - Albany, California, USA - MAR 25, 2012
(trade w/adneilsen) 2011 vintage 375ml bottle - Scant bit of foam after pouring into glass. Deep opaque brown body. Aroma very clearly vanilla from the time in barrels. Thick body. Flavors of raisins and plums. Boozy brandy aftertaste. This is one of those sipping beers!! Missed it on tap at Beer Revolution, which would have been interesting to compare this bottle to.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
gunnfryd (12614) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAR 24, 2012
Bottle. Black colour with a tan head. Aroma is caramel, roasted malt, coffee. Flavour is vanilla, bourbon, alcohol, brandy, coffee, roasted malt, caramel. Full body. Very nice beer.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
TheHopster (937) - Netcong, New Jersey, USA - MAR 22, 2012
(bottle). A generous pick from Keg_Juggler. Lots of cherry in aroma along with sweet malt. The flavor is intense with cherry, rich malt, prune, some cola and dried fruits which linger on palate. Not boozy for this ABV. Palate is very smooth. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
pushkinwow (2272) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 19, 2012
375ml bottle from bauermj. Dark brown with a hint of ruby, very faint tan head that leaves a ring around the glass. Interesting aroma - brandy, molasses, sweet malts, vanilla, slightly burnt caramel and oak; Low to non-existent carbonation but that is ok - not sure I would want this bubbly, moderate to full body, sweet and alcohol is present but not overwhelming, fruit is present - the angelís share seems to be more prominent though.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dixonian (1562) - Plano, Texas, USA - MAR 19, 2012
375ml bottle. Near black pour with no head to be found. Must be the Angelís Share portion. Both the aroma and flavor of this are layered and complex. Nose of oak, evidence of both bourbon and brandy barrel aging, toffee, and chocolate. Flavors of dark fruit, coconut, wood, and bourbon. Improved as it warmed.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
burtonbaton930 (102) - New Jersey, USA - MAR 19, 2012
375 ml bottle corked and caged poured into a snifter. Aroma is beautiful. Notes of raisins, dark chocolate, vanilla, and a huge complexity of oaky bourbon and brandy tones. The flavor mimics the nose with an added sweetness that compliments the amazing bourbon finish. Palate is exceptional with mild carbonation and a nice velvety texture. This is my first Lost Abbey beer that Iíve had... Iím floored this is quite possibly one of the best brews Iíve had to date. Absolutely outstanding. Well worth its hefty price tag. Cheers

3.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
thewolf (11553) - Kolding, DENMARK - MAR 19, 2012
Bottle, bought @ FishíníBeer, Cph.
Pours completely black with a small, frothy, and light creamy beige film head. Aroma is complex, sweet, vinious, chocolate, vanilla, ginger, light roasted. Medium carbonation, fine dry and very oily mouthfeel. Flavour is sharply vinious - quite alcoholic really. Roasted, chocolate, some oak. Very unbalanced when considering the high sweetness and the extreme alcohol presence. Not my kind of thing.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
PhillyBeer2112 (2653) - Oviedo, Florida, USA - MAR 18, 2012
Courtesy StefanSD. Dark barrel rum, figs and raisins, warm caramel sweetness. Cola colored with light carbonation. Warm tingly alcohol and lip smacking sweetness.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
poisoneddwarf (1981) - Rathdrum, Idaho, USA - MAR 17, 2012
12.7 oz corked and caged bottle. This was a runner-up for my 900th rating. Pours near opaque black with no head and a tiny beige ring of foam. Aroma is way strong in brandy, wood, vanilla, raisins, molasses, bread--powerful, almost overbearing at first but it either mellows out or I got used to it. Taste is sweet, tart, and meaty with no bitterness. Absolutely packed to the fucking brim with flavor--seriously, thereís no way they could have fit more into this little bottle. Licorice comes out pretty strong in the finish--almost Jagermeister-like in its impact on the palate. Carbonation is soft, body is obviously full, mouthfeel syrupy. This is one helluva beer. Definitely a sipper.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - MAR 17, 2012
UPDATED: AUG 12, 2012
Date: March 03, 2012
Mode: Bottle
Source: Hop City, Atlanta
Vintage: 2012
Appearance: open with a robust pop of the cork, black, frothy tan head, streaks of lace
Aroma: sweet caramel candy aroma, vanilla sweetness, roasted, bourbon and chocolate
Flavor: sweet caramel candy flavor, brandy and vanilla sweetness, touch of oak, light roasted comes in with a bourbon character, hint of dark chocolate, hot caramel

Date: May 16, 2012
Mode: bottle
Vintage: 2012
picking up a slight stinky feet funk thatís killing the sweetness and replacing it with a dry earthyness, light tartness, still the rich chocolate and now dry caramel, no brandy, no bourbon, no hot caramel, another one bites the dust,

Date: May 24, 2012
Mode: bottle
Vintage: 2012
not so funky but a light tartness and drier, burbon ia present but without the sweetness to pull out the richness,

Aroma: 8/10; Appearance: 8/10; Flavor: 8/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 17/20
Rating: 4/5.0
Drinkability: 8/10
Score: ***+ /4


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