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RATINGS: 738   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 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
thewolf (11930) - Kolding, DENMARK - MAR 19, 2012
Bottle, bought @ Fish’n’Beer, 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
PhillyBeer2112 (2720) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
poisoneddwarf (2222) - 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, there’s 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.

   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 that’s 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

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
joshj2176 (103) - California, USA - MAR 17, 2012
Deep amber with a little bit of head. Decent lacing.The nose is a nice mix of both bourbon and brandy.T aste is cherries and vanilla first, followed by some milk chocolate and caramel. The oak is present, along with a sweet sugary quality of brown sugar. Full mouthfeel.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MotherBrother (891) - Aalborg, DENMARK - MAR 15, 2012
Shared with Steffen and Stefan. Pour murky brown, with a small off-white head. Aroma is really complex, with lots of barrel, bourbon, vanilla, and plenty of brandy/bourbon soaked prunes, dates. Taste is sweet and complex. Semi-full body, with an average carb. (Can really both taste and feel the "Angels Share" in this one)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
onceblind (6739) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAR 13, 2012
At Avery’s 2012 Strong Ale Fest. Black with a thin light tan head. Nose is Pretty boozy chocolaty, with a molasses undertone with a touch of oak. Flavor is big and rich, a little overly sweet, with molasses, dark chocolate, booze, oak, with a chewy long sweet chocolaty aftertaste

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Scopey (11740) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 13, 2012
Tap at PPCB. It pours very dark brown (nr black), with a thin off-white head. The nose is vanilla, wood, whiskey, roasted malt, alcohol, coconut, toffee and liquorice. The taste is roasted malt, salted caramel, toffee, wood, vanilla, whiskey, molasses, petrol, dark chocolate, liquorice, pepper and smoke, with a long warming, dry finish. Full body and moderate carbonation. There is a lot going on in this one, but thankfully the balance is there. Good stuff.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Camons (9613) - Hasselager, DENMARK - MAR 12, 2012
Tap @ Avery, doing the 10th Annual Boulder Strong Ale Festival. Pours hazy dark brown with a small light brown head. Aroma of roasted malts, bourbon, oak, vanilla, raisins and other dark fruit, chocolate, caramel. Taste is malts, caramel, dark chocolate, raisins, plums, cherries, bourbon, aok, port notes, vanilla. Full body, low carbonation, long bourbon finish. Just WoW. 090312

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
cooplander (543) - Florida, USA - MAR 11, 2012
dark brown almost black color, aroma of bourbon, cola, vanilla, dark fruits, flavor is bourbon, oak, vanilla, cherry, raisin and other dark fruits, toffee, chocolate, alcohol spice on the finish, taste almost like a rum and coke, incredible stuff

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