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RATINGS: 616   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.09   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.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
biggirlpanties (180) - Carlsbad, California, USA - MAY 3, 2011
Thanks to tarheels86. The pour is a moderately opaque dark brown with a frothy head that quickly disappears. Aroma is caramel is coffee, some roast, nothing too intense but definitely pleasant. Taste is caramel and lots of bourbon. You can definitely taste the Serpentís Stout in there as well, which I loved. Palate is great. Smooth, and full-bodied. I definitely enjoyed this one.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
GT2 (8276) - San Diego County, California, USA - MAY 2, 2011
375mL. The pour is a tepid, hazy, deep mahogany with a lively, small, deep yellow head. Little retention and lace. Nice, low carbonation for this style. Aroma is very full and rich: heavy buttery bourbon, rich coconut oil, cinnamon, apple butter, old port. Approaching a 9/10 on the nose. Taste is rich, chocolate, butter, hazelnut, Nutella, dark chocolate ganache. Palate is rich, full, sharp, lightly tannic, oily to the extreme. Soft. Mild alcohol warming and slight rich booziness. Really delicious. Reminds me a bit of BA Santaís Little Helper with less carbonation and little more alcohol kick. So good- I wish it came in 750s. Canít wait to try some more of this in a couple of months or so. Doesnít really need to cellar that much anymore. This is very much good to go.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
kramer (4866) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 26, 2011
Bottle. Pours a dark brown, almost black, with a small fizzy brown head that retained as a thin covering. The nose is quite dense with a hefty maltiness dueling it out with the barrel character. Thereís a bit more brandy barrel coming thru than bourbon. Rich vanilla and charred wood with deep burnt caramel and thick roastiness. The flavor comes across as quite boozy at first sip with thick syrupy malt. The flavor is definately leaning towards the Angels Share, but the deep roastiness is a nice addition to the mix. Lots of burnt caramel and heavy dark fruits. Quite decadent in itís intensity. Full bodied and thickly syrupy with nice slightly fizzy carbonation that helps cut the heaviness well. Long lingering warmth that you can feel all the way down your throat. This is actually one of the better Lost Abbey beers that Iíve had in a while. The small bottle format is welcome on this one though, a 750 of this might be a little tough to finish.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
minch25 (577) - Medford, Massachusetts, USA - APR 26, 2011
Real dark brown; thin brown head. Very dense sweet aroma, alcohol, bourbon, raisins, oak. Hot. Big punch of heat to the throat. Thick, dense, sweet. Very ballsy beer.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Beerdedone (2584) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 23, 2011
Corked & caged bottle. Pours a deep dark brown almost black with a creamy tan head. Sweet aroma of caramel, dark fruit, raisins, bourbon and chocolate. Very sweet and rich flavor of dark chocolate, overripe dark fruit, vanilla, caramel, bourbon/brandy, oak, and a hint of brown sugar with a nice warming alcohol finish, Excellent brew.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
blutt59 (5999) - Dallas, Texas, USA - APR 22, 2011
Bottle, thanks to thirdeye11, another one Fratto and I are at odds on, black wih no head, has a woody bourbon nose with chocolate, vanilla and more whiskey for flavors

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
AmEricanbrew (5645) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - APR 19, 2011
Almost black color with barely a tan head. Mild dark caramel, tart dark fruit, buttery, mild roast aromas. medium bodied. Decent buttery dark toffee, mildly tart dark fruit, chocolate flavors--lingering finish.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Fratto (2590) - Arlington, Texas, USA - APR 16, 2011
Bottle from thirdeye11. Dark pour with absolutely no head. Aroma is licorice and chocolate. Taste is crazy licorice, coffee, vanilla, and alcohol.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Pailhead (4633) - Brownstown, Michigan, USA - APR 16, 2011
Courtesy of Sean

On tap: The aroma consists of chocolate, caramel, vanilla, and bourbon. It pours a dark brown with a large beige head with excellent retention and lacing. The flavor chocolate, caramel, and maple syrup. The finish has light-moderate bourbon and vanilla. Medium-full bodied with soft carbonation and mouthfeel.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Cavie (3753) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - APR 14, 2011
Bottle courtesy thirdeye11. Dark brown color with a light amount of carbonation. Aroma is dark woody malts, raisins and plums, vanilla, dark malts. Flavor is dark chocolate and vanilla with a big tingle on the tongue. Woody flavors. Nice.


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