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RATINGS: 735   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 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.

   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

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Jlo7399 (218) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
neuromatt (1225) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 1, 2011
375 mL bottle from Plaza Liquors in Tucson, served in a branded stem glass. Pours chestnut-black with a small tan head. The head fades quickly and leaves a small amount of fine lace. On the nose, there are notes of bourbon, molasses, brandy, oak, roast malts, raisins, earth, herbs, alcohol and subtle smoke. The flavour is moderately sweet throughout with roasted stout notes, figs and chocolate, along with bourbon, brandy, oak and raisins from the nose. Towards the end, a mild earthy hop bitterness enters along with prominent pepper and spice. The finish is long, spicy and roasty with bourbon and brandy notes. On the palate, it is full in body, with a syrupy texture and soft carbonation. Overall, this is a truly beautiful beer that combines flavour notes from brandy-barrelled Angel’s Share and bourbon-barrelled Serpent’s Stout. Bourbon barrels predominate slightly, but the roast malts from the Serpent’s Stout provide a nice accent. This makes me wish I had more barrel-aged Lost Abbey brews! Truly excellent. 2011-12-01

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Niko100 (2554) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 5, 2011
Dark brown/black color; Medium to heavy creamy body; Aroma of toasted sweet malt, molasses, vanilla, & some bourbon; Flavor of roasted sweet malt, molasses, syrup, chocolate, dark fruit, and some vanilla; Warm finish; Nicely balanced & complex; Very good overall.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
jsh12bama (681) - Alabama, USA - OCT 22, 2011
Bottle. Pours dark brown/black with thin tan head.  Nice lacing.  Carbonation...wow.  Nice after the last Angels Share drain pour I had.  Aroma has tons of toffee, caramel, vanilla, brandy and oak.  Unreal nose.  Taste of bourbon, vanilla, toffee, caramel, cherries and maple syrup.  Full, thick, and creamy mouthfeel.  Every taste is great.  Tons of flavor with lots of bourbon and brandy.  Love it.  Top 5 for me.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
arondee (599) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - OCT 21, 2011
Pours a dark brownish black with a little to no head and low carbonation. Aroma is tobacco, brandy, cherries, and oak. The taste is amazing, thick and strong and sweet. Lots of alcohol as well. A perfect blend of two amazing beers.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
cakanator (452) - South Hadley, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 19, 2011
375ml. Pricy bastard, lets see if it’s worth it. Pours a black body, minimal head, however carbonation is better than expected. Aromas are vanilla and bourbon really pulling through, overwhelming which I enjoy. Very smooth and balanced, the sweetness from the bourbon goes straight through the palate, creamy and long finish. ABV is well hidden for sure. Excellent offering.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
wedgie9 (2577) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - OCT 12, 2011
Tasted on 10/12/11 from a corked and caged 375mL bottle. Pours completely opaque, nearly black, with a thin tan head that leaves whispy lace, and a nice collar. The nose is dusty milk and dark chocolate, with tons of oaky vanilla, bourbon, molasses, maple, a hint of coffee, and a light earthy aroma that really rounds everything out nicely. The flavor is darker, but with the same profile. Dark chocolate, coffee, loads of oaky vanilla, molasses, sweet licorice, maple, and the same earthy note all come through nicely, all balanced by light bitterness. The body is full, with light (but just right) carbonation, and a long chocolate, coffee, earthy oak, sweet licorice, and lightly tannic finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Sledutah (6758) - Utah, USA - OCT 10, 2011
12oz bottle from NobleSquirrel, thanks Brian
Appearance: Black with a small dark tan head with some spotty lacing
Aroma: Dark fruit, milk chocolate, bourbon, oak with some hot alcohols
Taste: Silky mouthfeel of roasted malts, vanilla and woody
Very nice and drinkable, this would have held up and been even better in a few years.

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