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RATINGS: 692   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.


4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Jesterdeal (1984) - Marlton, New Jersey, USA - JAN 16, 2012
Aroma of cherry, molasses, vanilla and strong toffee. Pours deep black/red with a medium tan head. Tastes delicious with coffee, chocolate cherries and just a hint of toffee. Fantastic brew and a little too easy to drink. I want more of these!

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
mixmasterob (927) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JAN 8, 2012
Bottle thanks to Santa. Huge thanks! Almost black pour, opaque with some good signs of carbonation. Thanks Lost Abbey! Left a small beige head that faded quickly to thin collar. The Angels Share jumped out of the glass first with big notes of brandy, wood and caramel. The SS lingered in the background with small hints of chocolate. Flavors were quite boozy. Lots of caramel, brandy, hints of wood and a mild cocoa finish. The SS added a roasty complexity to the mix of sweet boozy goodness that is Angels Share. Overall this blend worked nicely, quite complex with lots going on. Canít wait for another bottle...

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Smurf2055 (1400) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 6, 2012
Poured into snifter, no head, dark but not impy stout dark. Strong brandy vanilla head, reminiscent of the angels share. Bold smokey flavors up front, vanilla and oak, bourbon and brandy, getting a lot more of the strong ale than the stout. Very interesting, will try it again, despite the price tag.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Theis (14037) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JAN 5, 2012
Bottle at home - shared with Mette. Almost black - offwhite head. Bourdon, coconut, light burned notes, roasted, fruity, raisins, dried fruits, dark sugar, vanilla, light boozy notes, wooden, high sweetness, light sharpness, light bitterness, licorice. Low carbonation. Nice.

4.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
magdalar (516) - Zurich, SWITZERLAND - JAN 4, 2012
Bottle. Pours pitch black with a thick tan head. Smells intense but subtle. The Angels share pops out first, full-on brandy complexity. Some sophisticated chocolate and word follows. Earthy. Bourbon. Prune. Vanilla. Brown sugar. A hint of pepper. So very complicated, and intricate. The taste is a clear blend of the two beers, Angels Share followed closely by Serpentís Stout, and finishes dry with a hint of dry semisweet fruity malty chocolate. Very smooth creamy texture. Full bodied. I think this may be the most complicated and best beer Iíve ever imbibed. I donít have words to meet it.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
rangerbeer (4) - - JAN 1, 2012 does not count
This beer has just the right amount of alcohol flavor for a 12 percent beer. The carbonation is light as expected but the mouthfeel is not as thick as I imagined. The taste is good and complex, the bourbon and brandy are to thank, and they are not too overpowering. All in all a good beer but with a price this high it is good on occasion. However on harsh comparison it is hard to justify on taste alone, but when considering the effort required to make a blended barrel aged masterpiece, you wont think twice.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
egajdzis (5487) - Pennsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 1, 2012
Opaque black color with a thin, tan head that left light lacing on the glass. Aroma of dark fruits, roasted malts, red wine, vanilla, toffee, wood, and alcohol. Taste of red wine, roast, various dark fruits, vanilla, sherry wood, and some alcohol in the finish.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
mattyb83 (737) - Minnesota, USA - DEC 24, 2011
Bottle from vtafro. Deep brown in color with just a wisp of a khaki head. Very low, but still present, carbonation. Aroma has chocolate, oak, grahm cracker, grapes and apple skin, and some vanilla. Decadent to say the least. Taste is toffee, chocolate, vanilla, grapes, prunes, and some oak notes. This is great. Rich, warming, and a perfect mix of sweet and bitter.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Bitzybrew (41) - New York, New York, USA - DEC 17, 2011
Opened this one as a night cap. After aging it for a year I thought it was time to finally try it. The beer poured an opaque dark brown to black with a thin layer of light brown head. Aroma includes: coconut, vanilla, dark chocolate, and hints of brandy. The taste is pretty much the same with slight hints of alcohol esters. Overall, the only criticism I have is that the body could be a little more thick for 12.5% ABV

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Jlo7399 (217) - Florida, USA - DEC 6, 2011
Pours dark brown. Aroma is bourbon, dark fruits, sweet malts, and more bourbon. Taste is toffee, vanilla, caramel, dark fruits, and booze. Warm finish and smooth palate.


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