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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.


4.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
dwr1962 (47) - Wellsburg, West Virginia, USA - DEC 9, 2010
Look at otherís ratings for a description- no sense in repeating it here. When I opened this one, I thought it had the strangest aroma I have encountered (out of over 800 beers). It really smells like bourbon wine (if there was such a thing). The taste is amazing- very complex and balanced. This is maybe the most interesting beer I have ever had; It caught my attention and stands out in a crowded field of really good domestic beers. Iíd really recommend trying it once.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
dmac (3887) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - DEC 8, 2010
375 ml bottle shared at Paulís Thanksgiving weekend bash. Poured a deep dark brown oily body that left lots of slick lacing on my CCB snifter and there was also a tiny bit of beige head that quickly faded. Aroma had lots and lots of alcohol shinning through. Notes of wood, raisin, bourbon, vanilla, chocolate and lots of raosty malts throughout. The palate on this one is just plain HOT!!! Lots of alcohol comes screaming through with a chalky mouthfeel, barely any carbonation and loads of alcohol warming on the finish. Flavors of wood, bourbon, burnt toast and dry dark chocolate dominate. Very solid beer but much like the proverbial beast this one needs to be tamed.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ungstrup (29022) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - DEC 8, 2010
Bottled. A pitch black beer with no head - the bottle was absolutely flat when opened. The aroma has notes of roasted malt, caramel, wood, and alcohol. The flavor is sweet with notes of alcohol, roasted malt, and woo, as well as a light note of brettanomyces, leading to a dry, alcoholic, and roasted finish. The body is thick.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BuckeyeBoy (2606) - Boise, Idaho, USA - DEC 7, 2010
Little cork and cage bottle. Thanks to Toby for sharing this treat. Pours out a brown topped with a small tan head. Aroma was over the top tons of sweetness, chocolate, vanilla, bourbon, pit fruit, coffee, and brandy. Taste was good but not as good as the aroma. I could have my nose in the glass all day.

4.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
GreatLibations (1854) - Last Supper, Arizona, USA - DEC 6, 2010
Very dark in color with a pancake on top. Smells strong of sweet cocoa and whiskey. Full nectar with good carbonation. A strong whiskey essence overshadows the chocolaty malt yet balancing with peach nectar and wild green apples. The finish lingers.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bu11zeye (11929) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - DEC 5, 2010
(375ml bottle) Pours a hazy dark brown (near black) body with a spare beige head. Aroma of caramel, vinous, toffee, chocolate, raisins, vanilla, anise, and brown sugar. Flavor of vanilla, toasted coconuts, toffee, chocolate, light brandy, and caramel with a mostly flat mouthfeel and a lightly chalky finish.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DocLock (7682) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 3, 2010
UPDATED: DEC 10, 2010 12.7 oz corked caged bottle. From Capones. Pours hazy ruddy black with 1-finger brown head. Nose is port winet red skinned fruit, earthy tart sour mashy fruit, figs, hops. Tastes malty, fruity, dry red winey, earthy, complex and a bit hot, and finishes hot and heavy,.

4.4
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
zathrus13 (1703) - Mount Laurel, New Jersey, USA - DEC 2, 2010
Bottle. Pours black with a tan head. Aroma is brandy, dark fruit, bourbon, chocolate, and oak. Could just sit and smell this one for a while. Flavor is brandy, oak, bourbon, dark fruit, vanilla, and chocolate. Medium body. Alcohol is pretty well hidden. Ends a little dry.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
blipp (5826) - Newark, New Jersey, USA - DEC 1, 2010
Bottle at Paulís tasting. Pours darker brown with a beige head. Belgian and dark fruity aroma with a hint of bourbony booze, chocolate and a roasty hint. The flavor has raisin/figgy dark fruity notes, some candy sugar, a roasty hint, and bourbon. Bold and complex, but it didnít quite come together. Still enjoyable though. Thanks whoever shared this.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Thorpe429 (5012) - , Illinois, USA - DEC 1, 2010
Pours a dark chestnut brown with a tan head. Small amounts of lacing, but certainly respectable for a beer of this heft. Smell brings a lot, with brandy, bourbon, roasted malt, alcohol, dark fruits, and candied sugars all playing a role. Taste is quite similar, although everything isnít quite as integrated in that respect, and the alcohol heat plays a bigger role, which degrades a bit from the mouthfeel. Drinkability is very nice, as this is quite complex. I think age will absolutely do wonders to this one. Serving type: bottle Reviewed on: 09-24-2010


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