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RATINGS: 660   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 Serpent’s Stout, and part brandy barreled The Angel’s Share, this is our most anticipated release of the summer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
AmEricanbrew (6004) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Fratto (2654) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Pailhead (5062) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Cavie (3842) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
boamr (309) - Allentown, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 14, 2011
Pours black with a thin tan head. Has a vanilla, bourbon, booze, and some brown sugar in the smell. Taste is about the same but the ABV better hidden in the taste than smell. Very nice!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
kmweaver (3207) - Petaluma, California, USA - APR 12, 2011
375mL bottle from a while ago (summer 2010?; I’ve been slowly drinking through my Sinner’s allotment). Pours a deep, dark, cola-brown color; creamy, fine-bubbled light-tan head with modest retention and pretty damn fine lacing. Lots of alcohol present in the aroma, somewhat overshadowing the bitter chocolate, charred malts, and ash; layers of caramel and milk chocolate lurking underneath, but somewhat top-heavy with alcohol and burning. Full bodied; light carbonation; some immediate warming alcohol that doesn’t quite trek into fusel land. In the mouth, the initial alcohol isn’t as dominant, allowing the bitter and milk chocolate, caramel, burnt malts, and some red-fruit-centric vinous qualities to pop more overtly; the charred barrel character and spirit notes add a needed sharpness to what’s otherwise dessert; I’ve always really enjoyed this beer despite some of its rough edges; the Angel’s Share seems to be the more prominent part here, or at least the most forward one. Lasting, long finish of bitter chocolate, rich caramel, and some fine toastiness.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
beerbastard (726) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - APR 9, 2011
Drank this on a cold night, that really made it taste great. Very multi dimensional. Flavors and aromas allmost too many to mention. Burbon, vanilla, figs, chocolate, molasses, wood, and many more. Also got some wonderful alcohol burn, (helped to warm me up). Burbon still stands out the most. Palate not quite as thick as I would have expected.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
corby112 (2214) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 9, 2011
375ml received as an extra in a recent trade with PALMEJ1. Thanks again Jacob! Pours pitch black and completely opaque with a one finger light beige head that quickly settles into a thick lasting ring. Minimal spots of lacing left behind. Sweet boozy aroma with a strong barrel character giving off hints of boozy bourbon, earthy oak, vanilla, marshmallow and toasted coconut. Underneath there is some roasted malt with hints of oatmeal, dark chocolate, burnt toast and coffee bean. I’m not picking up much brandy and it’s a bit booze heavy in the nose but it still smells pretty good. Chewy full body that is pretty boozy with a nice balance of roasted malt, boozy bourbon and earthy oak. The barrel character is very prominent with a lot of dry, toasted oak balancing out the boozy sweetness. As the aroma suggests, there is more bourbon than brandy but I’m at least picking up some brandy flavor. Faint vanilla and coconut smooth things out a bit but this beer is still plenty boozy. Underneath, there is a roasted malt backbone that compliments the dry, toasted notes of the barrel very nicely. Hints of dark chocolate, oatmeal, toast and deep roasted coffee/espresso bean linger into a long dry finish. Although this beer is slightly hot with plenty of warmth in the finish, the ABV is relatively well masked and the complex flavors make it very quaffable. Overall, this beer was a very pleasant surprise. A lot of Lost Abbey’s big beers and non-sours have been very disappointing lately with all of the QC issues but this was a very good beer. Plenty of carbonation and not syrupy at all. I found it to be complex and very tasty. Recommended!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
JK (4603) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - APR 3, 2011
Black color. Low carbonation. The oak is prominent and the dryness overpowers any sugar. Bourbon and brandy are unmistakable, I might have liked it more with brandy only. Smooth finish and one of the better Lost Abbey beers I have had. High abv is well hidden.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
drowland (6155) - Valdosta, Georgia, USA - APR 2, 2011
3/18/11. 375mL bottle courtesy Tim! Opaque brown/red pour with a small tan head that fades fast. Big bourbon and brandy aroma with caramel and grapes. Sweet caramel aroma with apple, bourbon, brandy, coconut, vanilla, and more. Nice!

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